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Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 12:56
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Maybe the reason series 6 felt off was that MC's...

Maybe the reason series 6 felt off was that MC's illness interrupted the carefully planned episodes. What MC acting gems had to be cut for the lame Penhale survival episode and then how was his...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 22-08-2014, 21:02
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I have always been puzzled why there have been...

I have always been puzzled why there have been so many writers after series 1 and 2 or why there isn't one head writer as Julian Fallowes is for Downton Abbey. Each new writer brings his or her...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 18-08-2014, 18:55
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DCDMFAN. I am with you on series 6. I loved...

DCDMFAN. I am with you on series 6. I loved series 1-4, even liked series 5, save Martin's attitude toward Louisa, but I think series 6 and its dramatic direction was great

I think They needed...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 18-08-2014, 12:21
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Hester. Your thought about Martin Ellingham's...

Hester. Your thought about Martin Ellingham's ring is Intriguing. I like that it might be an heirloom, specifically from his Grandfather Henry. The engagement ring he first gave Louisa was from...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-08-2014, 17:20
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Smelling his way to a diagnosis may not be a...

Smelling his way to a diagnosis may not be a trope, but Doc's smelling powers are a part of his story. An element of his phobia is the smell of cauterized flesh, and it continues trough the examples...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-08-2014, 00:57
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I am not sure that the blood phobia returned...

I am not sure that the blood phobia returned because I never thought it was gone. Martin managed to suppress it with his DIY therapy in series 4, but it was evident at the end of series 4 when he...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-08-2014, 13:15
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Views: 272,492
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Several thoughts. On functioning as an...

Several thoughts. On functioning as an insomniac. As a physician Martin has probably had to do this throughout his career, particularly as a younger house officer and surgical registrar. He is...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 06-08-2014, 02:31
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Carol. You have made truly wonderful...

Carol. You have made truly wonderful contributions but if Martin ever tells Louisa "you are my reason for living," there will not be enough barf bags in my world Now looking her in the eye and...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 05-08-2014, 14:25
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We have had fairy tale endings in the birth and...

We have had fairy tale endings in the birth and castle scenes. We have had fairy tale beginnings in Louisa reading the fairy tale scene, the earthquake scene and in the wedding scene. Maybe...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-08-2014, 19:49
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Supposedly in the last year, Louisa has had a...

Supposedly in the last year, Louisa has had a baby as an unmarried mother with the expectation that the father would leave her in Portwenn, had the baby kidnapped, gone back to work with a young...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 01-08-2014, 13:25
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Views: 272,492
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NewPark. I agree with you completely. Now if...

NewPark. I agree with you completely. Now if TPTB would only do the same with Louisa's character.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 30-07-2014, 16:25
Replies: 3,196
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Ian McNeice has appeared in several adaptations...

Ian McNeice has appeared in several adaptations of works by Charles Dickens. Both he and Eileen Atkins have played roles in productions of David Copperfield. Taking a Dickens role is de rigueur...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-07-2014, 13:52
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Self diagnosis of Lupus

Self diagnosis of Lupus
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-07-2014, 13:51
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Angry at Aunt Joan for dying Angry at Aunt Ruth...

Angry at Aunt Joan for dying
Angry at Aunt Ruth for self-diagnosis of alumnus
Angry with Elaine for ignoring tea and cookies directive
Angry with Pauline over Internet gambling
Angry with Poppy for...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 26-07-2014, 14:09
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Views: 272,492
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Martin became a very different character when he...

Martin became a very different character when he was in surgery with Louisa's mother, then Louisa or even exposed to it as he was in his visit to Robert in London. His tone softens, he becomes...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-07-2014, 23:19
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Should read that Martin was not in private...

Should read that Martin was not in private practice
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-07-2014, 23:17
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Marchand. You are right about vascular surgeons...

Marchand. You are right about vascular surgeons being rare. Another thing is thatbMartin was not in private or active as many physicians are in the US. He worked in an NHS Hospital in the British...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-07-2014, 17:15
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Views: 272,492
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Marchand and Lucy Agree with you. Martin never...

Marchand and Lucy

Agree with you. Martin never had a life outside of medicine. When he was exposed to another life with James and Louisa, he could manage it when orderly but had issues with the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-07-2014, 03:58
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I have wondered if part of Martin's self sabotage...

I have wondered if part of Martin's self sabotage was the stress of having to perform at such a high level as a top surgeon. He may have burnt out and couldn't walk away from what he described as...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-07-2014, 20:48
Replies: 3,196
Views: 272,492
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Lizzie. You are right that outside characters...

Lizzie. You are right that outside characters and influences will continue to affect Martin and Louisa. Only because Martin Clunes said there would be marriage counseling do I think the counselor...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-07-2014, 03:25
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I agree the marriage counseling will not be the...

I agree the marriage counseling will not be the major focus of series 7, but I am tantalized by what brilliant British actor they will cast in the role of counselor. Series 6 showed how the marriage...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-07-2014, 02:31
Replies: 3,196
Views: 272,492
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My husband is an intellectual property lawyer and...

My husband is an intellectual property lawyer and there is a consulting practice within the firm. Several of the consultants are MDs who advise clients on medical-related patents and intellectual...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-07-2014, 03:22
Replies: 3,196
Views: 272,492
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Marchand. Thank you for the reference. An...

Marchand. Thank you for the reference. An excellent intelligent analysis by the blogger

DCDMFan. Any speculation on how The Doc Martin character could evolve? I am stuck with his diagnostic...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-07-2014, 06:47
Replies: 3,196
Views: 272,492
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Susie. In MC's decision making, there may be a...

Susie. In MC's decision making, there may be a strong correlation between money earned and time expended.

RubyRedi. Could part of MC's legacy be as a successor to Sir David Attenborough with his...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-07-2014, 15:41
Replies: 3,196
Views: 272,492
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Rubi. Thank you for bringing the British...

Rubi. Thank you for bringing the British perspective. It is very interesting and spot on
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