W. Doyle

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Cold Feet Series 5 [DVD] [1997] <b>DVD</b> ~ James Nesbitt
Cold Feet Series 5 [DVD] [1997] DVD ~ James Nesbitt
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
As an American, I have watched Cold Feet since it started showing up on our Bravo cable channel a few years ago. Getting sick of the unpredictable schedule they had for the show, my wife and I have collected each DVD as its become available. I must say, that calling CF a sitcom and comparing it to Friends seems so ridiculous now. It is far more than a sitcom. It is an incredibly accurate portrayal of grown-ups doing the things they do: the fun, the sad, the scary, the everything. The actors on this show are simply without equal in the genre (hey, will some US film director PLEASE bring them to a wider audience?).
As far as the show has gone, I thought series 3 was the funniest. But… Read more
Mother Tongue: The English Language by Bill Bryson
62 of 72 people found the following review helpful
While browsing in the linguistics section at a London bookshop, I came across this book. I had never heard of Bryson before, but the description on the back sounded so interesting, I bought it. Having just finished the book, I can only wonder how I managed to miss this guy's stuff all my life. This book is a fascinating journey through the history of English, the varieties of English in the world, spelling, pronunciation, and more. Bryson's style is fresh, funny, irreverent, and absorbing. I feel like I have found someone who loves nuance in language as much as I do, and is spot on when it comes to examining exactly the subtleties that get me fired up. Highly recommended to Anglophones… Read more