Endeavour

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Endeavour

Post by brothers » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:58 pm

I'm watching my way through it. Can't thank you gents enough for pointing it out to me. Thursday and Morse, remarkable . . . can't get enough of the intriguing stories, performances and the characters.
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Re: Endeavour

Post by ShadowsDad » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:47 pm

I'd love to have a hat like that, but with a brim to keep my glasses clear when it's snowing.

Maybe a bomber hat with aTilley worn over it. Wouldn't that look nice!
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Re: Endeavour

Post by brothers » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:53 pm

Brian, a hat like what? :D Endeavour doesn't wear one. Just teasing you, I know what you're talking about, I really wish I could have had one of those when I had to work outside in the worst weather. I probably should go ahead and get myself one anyway.
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Re: Endeavour

Post by maskaggs » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:36 pm

That show led me directly to recordings of Faure's Requiem. Haunting. Beautiful. Lovely.
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Post by jww » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:54 pm

Yup -- Endeavor is as good a pre-quel as I have seen to be honest. It's great stuff. Thursday's fedora is brill.

The Tilley TW2 winter hat is a good option ... keeps the snow off of my glasses and hearing aids in the worst of winter weather.

They have such a great line of products -- not just hats, gents! Kind of like the Lexus version of LL Bean - price-wise, that is. :wink:

Endeavor -- it's all that, uhuh.
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Re: Endeavour

Post by Squire » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:04 am

It's very good, I don't think it would've worked so well had it not been preceded by the Morse series.
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Re: Endeavour

Post by brothers » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:19 am

We caught the 4th episode, season 1, and there were two instances where I was paying very close attention. First, there is an opening song sung by a female with an excellent voice and delivery, and later on, in the context of the show, this same woman was performing on stage. I have no idea who she is, but I really like her singing. If I knew who she is, I'd be able to find her music. Second, when the young Morse got shot in the leg, they stated that he'd likely end up with a permanent limp. This explains why the elder Morse does just that, even though it's almost imperceptible. I am of the opinion that it is an artificial limb, and the writers of Endeavour were creating an explanation of the slight disability exhibited by actor John Thaw through his character, the elder Morse.
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Post by jww » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:06 am

Squire wrote:It's very good, I don't think it would've worked so well had it not been preceded by the Morse series.
Agreed.
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Post by brothers » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:30 pm

Yes.
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Re: Endeavour

Post by brothers » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:10 pm

This week we discovered a new (to us) episode of Endeavour on Masterpiece Theatre.
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Re: Endeavour

Post by Rufus » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:28 am

brothers wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:10 pm
This week we discovered a new (to us) episode of Endeavour on Masterpiece Theatre.
If it was the same one we watched last night on PBS Detroit Masterpiece, it was excellent, but the goriest Endeavour we’ve seen. I must add that we’ve yet to see an Endeavour we haven’t liked.
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Re: Endeavour

Post by drmoss_ca » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:31 am

brothers wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:19 am
Second, when the young Morse got shot in the leg, they stated that he'd likely end up with a permanent limp. This explains why the elder Morse does just that, even though it's almost imperceptible. I am of the opinion that it is an artificial limb, and the writers of Endeavour were creating an explanation of the slight disability exhibited by actor John Thaw through his character, the elder Morse.
Well-spotted - it is just like the gait of an artificial leg, but the bio at IMDB says:
Broke his foot in his teens when he tripped while running for a school bus. This left him with a slight limp that is noticeable in some scenes of the Inspector Morse series.
If that's true, I can think of one easy connection; a below-knee plaster cast applied too tightly or not split when the leg swelled would compress the peroneal nerve where it winds around the fibula, and the result is a foot drop (and these days, a law suit). The foot drop means that on lifting the leg to take a step the knee has to be lifted higher to clear the dangling forefoot of obstacles, and then the foot is slapped down. You see something similar in people with diabetic or alcoholic peripheral neuropathy (another potential explanation as Thaw was an alcoholic for much of his life) or posterior column damage in the spinal cord, as used to be common from tabes dorsalis.
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Re: Endeavour

Post by brothers » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:22 am

We've learned that the current season is indeed a new one (season 5) and they've already started season 6 for 2019 release.
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Post by Rufus » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:26 am

brothers wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:22 am
We've learned that the current season is indeed a new one (season 5) and they've already started season 6 for 2019 release.
That makes my day. =D>
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Post by jww » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:36 am

Rufus wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:26 am
brothers wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:22 am
We've learned that the current season is indeed a new one (season 5) and they've already started season 6 for 2019 release.
That makes my day. =D>
Mine too!
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Re: Endeavour

Post by Rufus » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:27 am

jww wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:36 am
Rufus wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:26 am
brothers wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:22 am
We've learned that the current season is indeed a new one (season 5) and they've already started season 6 for 2019 release.
That makes my day. =D>
Mine too!
Wendell, great to hear from you; it’s been awhile.
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Re: Endeavour

Post by jww » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:55 am

Rufus wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:27 am
Wendell, great to hear from you; it’s been awhile.
Thanks Bryan -- nice to be posting. Not sure how much time I'll get here as I am between consulting gigs at the moment. I seem to get focused so much when I am with clients that I just don't have it in me to check SMF regularly.
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Re: Endeavour

Post by Rufus » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:15 am

jww wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:55 am
Rufus wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:27 am
Wendell, great to hear from you; it’s been awhile.
Thanks Bryan -- nice to be posting. Not sure how much time I'll get here as I am between consulting gigs at the moment. I seem to get focused so much when I am with clients that I just don't have it in me to check SMF regularly.
I’m glad to hear that all is well and that your flow of consulting work is keeping you more than occupied. For a while I thought you might have come a cropper riding your bike on The Ottawa River Parkway one Sunday morning, so putting you out of action. :roll:
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Re: Endeavour

Post by brothers » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:21 am

Hi Wendell. Its always good to see you here.
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Re: Endeavour

Post by jww » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:40 am

Thanks for the warm welcome back, gents!
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