Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Viewing (at a living room near you)

Our family enjoys television, movies and books. And summertime is a great opportunity to catch up on all three. 

Dave and I have been re-watching a favorite series from Masterpiece Mystery, Foyle's War. Have you seen it?

Chief Inspector Christopher Foyle
Set on the south coast of England in the 1940's, Foyle's War is a brilliant detective show (first time I have ever liked a murder mystery), with a second storyline of what was going on during the war, as well.

My favorite character, Sam

And Christy and I have been watching Chicago Fire.


Good story lines and great characters and it all takes place in our city, Chicago. In fact, several scenes have been filmed right in our neighborhood. 



If you have been to visit us, you will recognize this beautiful church, right by our el stop. We missed the filming of this scene, but have watched three other scenes that were filmed in Logan Square. Very fun.

What are you watching this summer?

Linking up with Jen and the Soli Sisters.

17 comments:

  1. Hi Glenda,

    As a girl with no cable (on purpose), my pickings are slim. HOWEVER, I do love Shark Tank. I learn about businesses and negotiation...love the ideas.

    The other fun shows that I watch are from Create TV (PBS) - the cooking shows are first rate.

    Thanks for sharing.
    -donna

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  2. Hi Glenda,
    I totally enjoyed Foyle's War :)

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  3. P. S. My movie for yesterday was Girl With A Pearl Earring. I watched it twice because each frame of the film had the look of a Vermeer painting (subject of the movie)

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  4. I really like Foyle's War and Sam's my favourite too, love her accent!

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  5. I .adore. Foyle's War...the writing is simply brilliant with what I think is an excellent portrayal of what good character and ethics looks like. (Sam is my favorite character, too!)

    We are enjoying the quirky and refreshing Robertson Family this summer with Duck Dynasty.

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  6. Glenda, this was one of our favorite BBC productions. Dave bought the series so we could watch as it was produced - the acting is superb and the story line riveting.
    In January 2010, Dave sent me to London because he wanted me to "learn to travel by myself". While there, I saw Honeysuckle Weeks in Agatha Christie's 'A Daughter's A Daughter"...fabulous and what a wonderful memory! I still have the playbill.

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  7. I love Foyle's War too! I also like Call the Midwife. As far as Network TV, I like Person of Interest. For summer reading, I need to finish a book my friend wrote "The Fall", then onto The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr,Prophet,Spy. (and maybe I'll finally read The Hunger Games :)

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  8. Oh I've never seen Foyle's War, but I love Masterpiece shows. I will have to look for that one. I love period pieces. I'm a history lover.

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  9. Hi Glenda! I am visiting from my first post at SDG.

    I know what we have been watching around here...the HAWKS! Yay!!!

    Your show sounds like fun! Have you been watching Chicago Fire? it's fun to see all the Chicago landmarks there too!

    Nice to meet you!

    Peace in Christ,
    Ceil

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  10. Hi Glenda - I always loving stopping by and catching up with you. I haven't heard of Foyle's War - it sounds great. My husband has been joking that I am addicted to HGTV since we are moving into a new house this summer . . . As for reading, I recently finished What Alice Forgot and it was great.

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  11. i've seen foyle's war as a choice on my netfilx and never chosen it. i'm looking for something new. will try. i watched all of the closer and haven't really gotten in to anything else. reading A LOT this summer! on the new khaled hosseini book right now. gripping.

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  12. I have to admit I'm a bit -- big bit -- of a news junkie. I've never see Foyle's War. I'm reading "Comforting Hearts, Teaching Minds: Family Devotions Based on the Heidelberg Catachism" (Meade) for a writing project, Contentment: The Secret to a Lasting Calm (Swenson)for me and The Things We Cherished (Pam Jenoff) for "fun."

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  13. I am hooked on American Baking Competition. Since baking is a passion of mine, I fancy myself being able to compete on this show, however improbable. I find myself talking to the contestants as to what they should or shouldn't do when they're meeting the week's challenge.

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  14. My dh and I very much enjoy Foyle's War, and like Sam as a character and the name of the actress is Honeysuckle, now I do like that name. Longmire is another good mystery, set in today's West.

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  15. we just watched We Bought a Zoo for the second time..i bought it in fact. now i am buying the women..not that it is a good movie but that one of the characters inspires me to be ME...so i think i am going to start collecting movies that inspire me. also under the tuscan sun is another i will be getting.
    love summer:)

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  16. LOVE Foyle's War (but then, my Tivo list is about 80% police procedurals and I love reading mysteries - so we are quite different in that regard. I love you anyway, Glenda.) I love So You Think You Can Dance, Rizzoli & Isles, Burn Notice, Longmire, Doc Martin and a whole host of USA summer series. . .

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