The entertainment value of the episodes is variable and the acting and accents are not consistently of a high standard; however there were few episodes that failed to keep my interest, and most of them were very enjoyable (as long as you don't mind older programmes). Kenneth More gives an excellent portrayal of Father Brown (close to how I imagined him from the books). Of course, the real delight of this particular series is that it retains so much of G K Chesterton's dialogue. This means it possesses a theological depth which is missing from the BBC’s recent version of "Father Brown" (although I greatly enjoyed both those series as well).
I concur with others that this is an interesting and pleasant read. There are many titbits of information and plenty of quotes, which are mostly given in the original spelling. The book certainly seems informative, but given the obvious biases and glaring inaccuracies that I have spotted, I am not sure how far I can trust some of it. Tyndale (like Wolsey) is very much the saint and More the sinner in this work, although a few of the former's vices and the latter's virtues are mentioned. The author is obviously a glowing admirer of Tyndale, believing that almost any change which the committee of the authorised version made to his text was for the worse (although he gives a few exceptions on… Read more
This is the freshest and laugh-out-loud funniest series of the Office for quite a while. The only really dud episodes were the ones set in Tallahassee. The series had suffered from increasingly diminishing returns, increasingly becoming "The Michael Scott Show", with episodes often being plot driven to the expense of the comedy. With Steve Carell gone, the other actors have more of a chance to shine and whilst there is the odd shaky delivery or flat line, they generally deliever. The negative reviewers obviously miss "Michael Scott" and they are correct that there is no direct replacement for the character, but the whole setup is now so strong that there is no need for one. For me, this… Read more