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Old Sep 15th, 2013, 05:10 AM
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"Those stunning young women seem to be a figment of the media's imagination!"

Some of the "older" women are quite "presentable" as well.
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Old Sep 15th, 2013, 05:22 AM
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New series is more stylish and less quirky than the first series.

I really didn't think I would enjoy it but do in a totally different way. Less comical, the cynicism of Salvo hasn't come out but there again that's an accurate portrayal of life. Even at an earlier age he will still do anything for good food.

Ann : Sicily - it isn't Tuscany.

Incredibly beautiful seascapes laced with scenes from the Blade Runner. Ragusa Ibla is a world class site but take a wrong turn and you end up in the new town which makes Swindon look like Paris. The temples of Agrigento, surrounded by huge unplanned housing estates. Wonderful, characterful people one minute, the next you wonder whether you will escape alive. Driving is the pits and I have driven 750,000 miles . Thought I had seen it all until Sicily, two 90 year olds racing one another in those 3 wheel trucks, side by side coming towards me and ran me into a ditch.

If you want peace and quiet go to Pienza, failing that take an open mind.
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Old Sep 15th, 2013, 05:36 AM
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The first episode shows young Salvo promoted to inspector and being transferred to Vigàta. After letting that stunning girlfriend get away in the second episode, I now understand why the older Salvo is still a bachelor. ;-)
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Old Sep 15th, 2013, 05:43 AM
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Aren't we lucky to have those subtitled programmes from Sweden, Denmark, Italy and France (don't forget Spiral) on BBC 4? They would never be shown in the US unless they were remade with American plots and actors.
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Old Sep 15th, 2013, 07:02 AM
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thanks, Dickie, I'll bear all that in mind. I've a friend who is going to Sicily in the next few weeks so I'll be picking her brains too.

Heimdall - you're right. we are very lucky to have BBC4, and the BBC in general of course. plus our local private theatre shows a foreign film every week or so, usually french but sometimes spanish or italian.
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Old Sep 15th, 2013, 08:09 AM
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oh, I'd forgotten - in swedish too! the last film we saw there was a swedish/danish film about a ship being attacked by somali pirates and a lot of the actors were familiar faces from The Killing, Borgen, the Bridge, etc.

it was like watching old friends!
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