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Why this rather poor mark? I have to confess
on 4 October 2015
Why this rather poor mark? I have to confess : because of NO SUBTITLES ! The fact which I missed while ordering! All British series purchased thru Amazon wqere subtitled though being in perfect British(Queen)English. Still i liked to have opportunity to "catch" some word or sentences being lost in noises, music etc... Against the wind is one of wonderful series from end of seventies - we had it by beginning of 80es, and my very first Australian experience. So, after the first episodes in Ireland I hoped that our heroines will meet in Australia some better-English-understandable language . In vain : all folks continue to speek very originally i.e. in some mish-mash mixture of Irish and Australian. Therefore, instead of enjoying the topic, landscape, friendship an dlove, I spent time trying very hard to understand it..
However, in my country we say: every school costs. It was my and only my mistake to check the subtitles if any. Next time I will .
, To understand my point of view there are some important facts: I am 66, I am Croatian with no officiall knowledge of English(i.e. I learned it in
school only though by my father forever infested with love for this language).However my vocation made me to have English as from my University days, in scientific literature and contacts. Since retired a year ago , I am reading almost entirely in English - whether American or British. I am
dutifully dependent to National Geographic, , Discovery Ch., Da Vinci Learning etc..
I presume that it is quite difficult to have these old series subtitled now and I understand it. Anyway, this is the first review without best impressions. And Amazon has nothing to do with it, nor Against the Wind.