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Jonathan Creek - Series 5 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Alan Davies
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The only reason for me to buy the DVD is because my recorder missed episode #2 (my mistake). Somehow I thought eps #1 was OK (that old house could become the new windmill). Eps #3 I watched when tired, so I fell asleep last week (but is recorded).

I don't think the series has the sparkle-and-fun the old series had with CQ or even Ms Sawalha (her Masterchef-sister is fun too).

However, some of the reviewers seemed to be surprised by Jonathan's "sudden" marriage etcetera. They seem to have missed the past 3 TV-films about Jonathan Creek. The last one even last year (The Clue of the Savant's Thumb). And I watched that one (by accident) while it was broadcast on… Read more
Sherlock - Complete Series 3 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
Sherlock - Complete Series 3 [DVD] DVD ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
3 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of the reviews, 8 Dec 2013
Not to be read when NOT British or Dutch (and OK: Belgian)
****End Spoiler Alert****

I must say, I adore the British sense of humour and your sense of the absurd. While I acknowledge that few other countries on this lovely planet will appreciate the British absurdity as much as the Dutch do, I must say I was baffled by your comments today (when pre-ordering this item). Seventy-7 comments on a-yet-to-be-broadcasted series (and no: this is not a typo)? I'm afraid people outside the UK and The Netherlands will have no idea what you (we?) are talking about. They will probably deduce (and correctly so) that we are all bonkers.

Anyway: my few… Read more
Spiders (Collins Gem) by Paul Hillyard
Spiders (Collins Gem) by Paul Hillyard
I haven't read the book, but I think it is the greatest gift for my Brother. He thinks knows everything about spiders in the NL (or so he claims). He has several field-guides and what-have-you-not.
So a short wake-up-call about spiders seems the perfect present (he has too much of a focus on Europe).
NL= Netherlands + NW-Europe ==> small spiders.

BTW: I used to have a bit of Arachnophobia, of which my brother cured me (using large House spiders). I'm no longer scared, but my two cats love them (the cats either eat/kill them, or I rescue them).

But I won't mind scaring my brother a bit too....... Just for Christmas.... :-). Any ideas?


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