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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rosemary and Thyme

I got a catalog from AcornTV in the mail the other day.  I've never ordered from them before, but I probably got the catalog because I have purchased DVDs of British TV shows from other outlets -- you know how that goes.

Anyway, I was  browsing through and came across a British TV detective show called Rosemary and Thyme.  I wasn't familiar with the show, since it originally aired from 2003 - 2009 and I moved to the U.S. in 1982.  

How's this for the premise for a show?

"Glorious gardens and classic whodunits combine in this hit British series seen on public television" (apparently I missed it there too). "Rosemary Boxer (Felicity Kendall) is a former professor, Laura Thyme (Pam Ferris) is a former policewoman. They share a passion for horticulture and a talent for sleuthing. Filmed in location in English and European countryside settings."

That sounds like something I would enjoy watching, I'm off to order it now!

Rosemary and Thyme - AcornTV Online

Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.


Kyna said...

Saturday night's 'Brit Night' on PBS, and I'm always glad when I'm not working so Chuck and I can sit down and watch together.

Right now the lineup is As Time Goes By, Waiting For God (which is one of my favourite shows ever), Keeping Up Appearances and Outnumbered. They used to follow with episodes of Rosemary and Thyme, and I really liked that show. I'm not even a big 'mystery' girl.

Now they have Poirot on, which I don't like at all. Chuck likes to say 'Poirot!' at me, in a silly French accent, just to annoy me :P

Jayne said...

Hi Kyna. I used to watch a lot of tv, but hardly watch any at all now. I need to get back to it, especially since we bought a decent HD tv. I ordered a series of this, and I'm looking forward to watching it :-) I'll have to check that Saturday night lineup on PBS, although that is our "wine on the patio" night.

Dorothy/Gardening with Nature said...

I always look forward to my Acorn catalog. I'm a big fan of "Midsomer Murders" so I'm always looking for the next installment of that to come out. I've looked at "Rosemary and Thyme" also and pondered ordering it. It certainly sound like something I might enjoy. There are so many British mystery series that I love. Maybe I need to add this one to my list.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Jayne,
Larry likes to watch shows from England, too. We bought the whole series of As Time Goes By after seeing some on TV and liking them. I didn't like Keeping up with Appearances as well, but we did watch it for awhile. We have seen Outnumbered a few times, but I decided I don't want to get hooked on that. I get worn out from all the antics of the kids. We have our own grandkids once a week, and that's enough for me. Do I sound like an old crank? We started to watch something about a guy's parents tricking him into coming home, and then, him finding out they are having money problems. I wouldn't mind watching that again. I sure am carrying on! I want to ask him if he's heard of this one. It sounds like something we'd both be willing to watch.

Jayne said...

Dorothy and Sue - I'll watch a couple of episodes and let you know my recommendations :-)

Lynn said...

Love Brit shows, especially Last of the Summer Wine, Keeping Up Appearances and As Time Goes By. I've wondered about the Rosemary and Thyme series as I've not had a chance to watch them yet. Will have to check back for your review of it.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

When I told Larry about Rosemary and Thyme, he said he had some he'd gotten it from Netflix or somewhere. It ended up only being 2 shows he had. They were pretty good.

The ladies didn't set out to be crime solvers. They just happened to be around and got involved in the things that happened. The shows were kind of goofy, actually, and one of the women tampered with a crime scene, even though I was telling her not to. LOL

It kind of reminded me of Monk, in that it made us laugh a lot, and also, we'd say or think, "That was a stretch."

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I should have edited what I wrote before I sent it, but I think you can understand what I was saying.

Jayne said...

I watched a couple of trailers, Sue, and that's the impression I got too. Not a serious mystery like Inspector Morse, but more lighthearted.