Anybody else here hooked on Doc Martin?

Anybody else here hooked on Doc Martin?

Joined: May 21st, 2006, 4:46 am

May 15th, 2012, 2:00 pm #1

The British TV series, not the shoes! Season 5 or 6 is on public TV right now. I just ordered a used copy of seasons 1-4 on DVD.

The doctor is a highly-trained specialist from London who has developed a phobia about blood. So....he moved to this little Cornish village to be the GP and everyone insists on calling him Doc Martin...Martin is his first name. The show is kind of past his chagrin over this. He is a real oddball with lots of socialization issues. (Undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome?). The scenery is to die for and the writing and acting are both superb!
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Joined: May 24th, 2006, 12:50 pm

May 15th, 2012, 3:09 pm #2

I don't know how the children grow to be adults there without falling off the cliffs. Don't bother with the two Doc Martin movies made before the series. He didn't have Asperger's there and it is weird. I wish they would hurry up and release the fifth season so I could watch it on Netflix.
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Joined: June 5th, 2006, 5:33 pm

May 15th, 2012, 4:09 pm #3

The British TV series, not the shoes! Season 5 or 6 is on public TV right now. I just ordered a used copy of seasons 1-4 on DVD.

The doctor is a highly-trained specialist from London who has developed a phobia about blood. So....he moved to this little Cornish village to be the GP and everyone insists on calling him Doc Martin...Martin is his first name. The show is kind of past his chagrin over this. He is a real oddball with lots of socialization issues. (Undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome?). The scenery is to die for and the writing and acting are both superb!
The back seasons are all on hulu.

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Joined: May 24th, 2006, 7:54 pm

May 15th, 2012, 5:21 pm #4

The British TV series, not the shoes! Season 5 or 6 is on public TV right now. I just ordered a used copy of seasons 1-4 on DVD.

The doctor is a highly-trained specialist from London who has developed a phobia about blood. So....he moved to this little Cornish village to be the GP and everyone insists on calling him Doc Martin...Martin is his first name. The show is kind of past his chagrin over this. He is a real oddball with lots of socialization issues. (Undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome?). The scenery is to die for and the writing and acting are both superb!
Last fall we watched them all through Netflix. We are waiting for the next season too. Great show! It started us on watching many British shows and movies. I like them more than American made movies since people look real. I am kind of tired of seeing people with teeth that glow, it is kind of creepy.
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Joined: October 28th, 2005, 2:46 am

May 15th, 2012, 5:39 pm #5

The British TV series, not the shoes! Season 5 or 6 is on public TV right now. I just ordered a used copy of seasons 1-4 on DVD.

The doctor is a highly-trained specialist from London who has developed a phobia about blood. So....he moved to this little Cornish village to be the GP and everyone insists on calling him Doc Martin...Martin is his first name. The show is kind of past his chagrin over this. He is a real oddball with lots of socialization issues. (Undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome?). The scenery is to die for and the writing and acting are both superb!
My DH and I have a standing date to watch British TV on Wednesday nights: Doc Martin, MI 5, and Eastenders. Doc Martin is our favorite. We are always impressed by the actors on British TV. It seems that they are hired for their acting ability, not their looks. Even Eastenders, which is a soap opera, has some amazing actors who could not have been hired for their looks (unlike American soaps).
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Joined: June 5th, 2006, 5:33 pm

May 15th, 2012, 5:56 pm #6

Last fall we watched them all through Netflix. We are waiting for the next season too. Great show! It started us on watching many British shows and movies. I like them more than American made movies since people look real. I am kind of tired of seeing people with teeth that glow, it is kind of creepy.
We get it on Saturday night. I'm not sure I like some of the changes they made, but it's still good.

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Joined: November 20th, 2006, 5:53 pm

May 15th, 2012, 6:23 pm #7

The British TV series, not the shoes! Season 5 or 6 is on public TV right now. I just ordered a used copy of seasons 1-4 on DVD.

The doctor is a highly-trained specialist from London who has developed a phobia about blood. So....he moved to this little Cornish village to be the GP and everyone insists on calling him Doc Martin...Martin is his first name. The show is kind of past his chagrin over this. He is a real oddball with lots of socialization issues. (Undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome?). The scenery is to die for and the writing and acting are both superb!
I haven't had time but I want to see it. Personally I'm dying to see the next season of Downton Abbey.
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Joined: May 21st, 2006, 5:50 pm

May 15th, 2012, 6:57 pm #8

The British TV series, not the shoes! Season 5 or 6 is on public TV right now. I just ordered a used copy of seasons 1-4 on DVD.

The doctor is a highly-trained specialist from London who has developed a phobia about blood. So....he moved to this little Cornish village to be the GP and everyone insists on calling him Doc Martin...Martin is his first name. The show is kind of past his chagrin over this. He is a real oddball with lots of socialization issues. (Undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome?). The scenery is to die for and the writing and acting are both superb!
we've been watching it for years. And for those who don't know it, you should try to watch from the beginning as it makes so much more sense when you get to know the characters.
I'm not sure if Doc is on netflix or not. But the entire series of MI5 is on netflix. You just have to call it by it's proper name. In Britain it was known as "Spooks". There
are at least 10 years worth of shows.

Another one to look up is called "Luther". It's a cop show as well with flawed characters that are so interesting.
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Joined: June 5th, 2006, 5:33 pm

May 15th, 2012, 7:35 pm #9

I haven't had time but I want to see it. Personally I'm dying to see the next season of Downton Abbey.
I was out of town and thought they would replay it sometime.

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Joined: May 28th, 2006, 3:48 am

May 15th, 2012, 8:01 pm #10

Go to the Masterpiece website and put in your local channel to see if it's playing anytime soon. It may be playing at an odd time where you can record it and watch later. It's still showing on one of the pbs stations here, but not the one I usually watch. If you can wait, they'll replay it before season three. They showed season 1 on tv before season 2, and you could also watch it online.
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