New York Times review on the end of FW

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New York Times review on the end of FW

Postby Wolesley » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:03 pm

Thanks to mslevin for finding this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/02/arts/ ... l?ref=arts
Best part of the review by Mike Hale:

Even more important is the scrupulousness the show has maintained with Foyle himself, a character whose convictions and behavior have never oscillated for the convenience of the plot. This has everything to do with Mr. Kitchen, who was the perfect match for Mr. Horowitz’s quiet, understated style. A marvelously subtle actor, he can communicate volumes with the tilt of his head and arch of his eyebrow in response to a suspect’s lies, and he’s always worth watching...


My slight quibble: Foyle's very last word is "Pleasure," which sums up my experience with the entire series from start to finish!

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Re: New York Times review on the end of FW

Postby starlight » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:04 pm

Mike Hale serves the series well this time, as before: :samkiss:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/30/arts/ ... foyle.html
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Re: New York Times review on the end of FW

Postby ayresorchids » Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:45 pm

NPR weighs in, though this is chiefly an article about Acorn's business model. :samkiss:

http://www.npr.org/2015/02/02/382678888 ... -dominance
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Re: New York Times review on the end of FW

Postby Sunshine » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:47 am

I don't like what's said about how the series will run on individual PBS stations. I'm afraid it's going to be like Poirot, in which the last episode didn't run in my area. (Although considering Poirot's fate, maybe that's not such a bad thing. :smile: ) I'm not at the point where I can get on Acorn and pay right now. :foyle3:
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Re: New York Times review on the end of FW

Postby amiga » Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:06 pm

Sunshine wrote:I don't like what's said about how the series will run on individual PBS stations. I'm afraid it's going to be like Poirot, in which the last episode didn't run in my area. (Although considering Poirot's fate, maybe that's not such a bad thing. :smile: ) I'm not at the point where I can get on Acorn and pay right now. :foyle3:


Sneaky, but you can always get a 30 day free trial and then cancel it. I have no shame when it comes to MK/FW.

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Re: New York Times review on the end of FW

Postby kitchentease » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:57 pm

Wolesley wrote: Foyle's very last word is "Pleasure," which sums up my experience with the entire series from start to finish!

Oh well put, Lesley :thumbsup:
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Re: New York Times review on the end of FW

Postby Sunshine » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:31 am

One more thing: It would be one thing if it was a new TV show. But to use PBS to run the vast majority of this show (and get donations to PBS in the process) and then say that fans have to turn to a different, paying model to finish the show. It simply isn't fair, for many reasons.

Whom can I write a protest letter to?
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Re: New York Times review on the end of FW

Postby Wolesley » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:19 pm

The problem is that Acorn actually financed the final series, so they have control over the distribution. They would no doubt expect to make more money from the live streaming than from selling broadcast rights to PBS.

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Re: New York Times review on the end of FW

Postby mohairMK » Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:56 am

Wolesley wrote: Foyle's very last word is "Pleasure," which sums up my experience with the entire series from start to finish!

Couldn't agree more..."my" pleasure, Mr. Kitchen. :foylesuit:
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Re: New York Times review on the end of FW

Postby kitchentease » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:11 am

Mr. Horowitz’s quiet, understated style.

Really? Given AH's animated writing elsewhere and lively personality, if he had had his way entirely, Foyle may have been somewhat less quiet and understated and might even have given his fans even more reason for being on :cloud9: :foyle1:
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Re: New York Times review on the end of FW

Postby mohairMK » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:28 am

kitchentease wrote:
Mr. Horowitz’s quiet, understated style.

Really? Given AH's animated writing elsewhere and lively personality, if he had had his way entirely, Foyle may have been somewhat less quiet and understated and might even have given his fans even more reason for being on :cloud9: :foyle1:

Ha! Good observation! :thumbsup:
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Re: New York Times review on the end of FW

Postby Sunshine » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:44 pm

mohairMK wrote:
kitchentease wrote:
Mr. Horowitz’s quiet, understated style.

Really? Given AH's animated writing elsewhere and lively personality, if he had had his way entirely, Foyle may have been somewhat less quiet and understated and might even have given his fans even more reason for being on :cloud9: :foyle1:

Ha! Good observation! :thumbsup:
The nature of FOYLE'S quiet, understated style is totally due to his true creator: Michael Kitchen! :foyle5:


Another good observation! :foyle5:
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