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Doc Martin Season 6

by Moe - 0 Comment(s)

The surprisingly lovable misanthrope Doc Martin is back for Season 6 in this very popular Britcom of the same name. If you are not yet acquainted with the surly London surgeon forced to relocate to a Cornish fishing village give the early seasons a look, but do watch them in order.

If you are already a fan check out and see who could possibly be left for him to offend this time round. Like the jacket says it is sweet, stirring and completely addictive. It is also hilarious.

"The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland"

by Melanie - 0 Comment(s)

I am happy to say that we now have Portlandia Season One available in both DVD and Blu-ray, recommended to me by a Library Story Van staffer.

As Moe mentioned in her last post about gentle viewing, we sometimes need a break from the heavy stuff and the thrillers. Mind you this parody of free-range coffee house cyclista culture in heart of Oregon state is not that gentle.

The comedy duo Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen play nearly every Portland-dwelling character and poke fun at a lot of West-Coast stereotypes, from the womyn-centered bookstore owners to the young couple drawn into a back-to-the-land cult. My favorite character is the tribal pierced cyclist/activist outraged by absolutely everything.

Enjoy the ridiculousness of Kyle Maclachlan as Mayor outed by the press as the member of a roots Reggae group. Musicians Aimee Mann (theme music from Magnolia), Sarah Mclaughlin and Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) also make guest appearances.

You don't have to be hiding a tattoo under your sock to enjoy this fast-paced laughapalooza.

Doc Martin: The Movies

by Melanie - 0 Comment(s)

Doc Martin fans will be please to know that our collection also contains Doc Martin: The Movies. This is not a spin-off of the hit series (also on dvd at the Library), but what inspired the series in the first place. Be sure to check out the two-dvd set while waiting for further filming of the show if any. Martin Clunes stars but the rest of the characters are played by actors from the tv show. The younger Clunes' Doctor is not as surly and more believable. Portwenn is called by its true name Port Isaac. The tmovies' characters are much less stereotypical that those of the tv series and the laughs come from the plot itself which involves a series of misunderstandings. In one, a phantom in yellow rubber gloves leaves molded jellies of accusation on guilty villagers' doorsteps. Who could ask for anything more,really?

If you missed the tv show, we now have four seasons, full of great shots of Cornwall and Doc Martin's adventures as a blood-phobic surgeon in conflict with nearly everyone in his adopted seaside village. According to ITV's website, a fifth season is in the works.