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This is one of the most fascinating a series and it drew me in 100%. You cheer and cry for the characters, often in the same episode. Well cast, extremely well acted and directed, it portrays living in Liverpool right after WWI. I am SO hoping to find a copy of Season 2, and it would be a terrible shame if only two seasons were made.
I was totally drawn in from the first episode. The spirited Moss family, so much like my own family was that believable. It was written from the reminisces of a grandmother of her family and that is probably why it rang so true. This is one of those shows that so deserved a much longer run that it is a travesty that it was not given one. What WAS made is a gem to be savored for eight episodes.
Review edit by Richard. RLJ Entertainment & Acorn TV has re-released
the series and added subtitles. Look for that before purchase if
important to you.
Original review by Richard I tried to watch this series on DVD and it looks like it would be enjoyable. However, without subtitles it is impossible for this American.
I just cannot understand the dialog. I get about 1 out of every 2 words.
The DVD's desperately need subtitles. The producers are missing a willing audience in the USA. This is a common problem with many BBC productions that fail to add subtitles. The amount of strain and concentration required to "TRY" to catch the meaning just makes the entire experience unpleasant.
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In Liverpool just after first world war we see the lives of family Moss.The oldest sister Iris was very devoted to god and father Malia convinced her to become a nun, only because he loved her and wanted her to go away from him. Her younger sister May, a former maid in the family Brazendale, had an affair with Mr.Brazendale and got pregnant. Later she found out that it was all planed an arranged by his wife, because she could not have children. The youngest sister Ruby had a twin brother who died in the First World War. She forms a wonderful friendship with local butcher, Austrian communist which ends up in romance. The only brother Brian turns out to be a very sensitive, and he gets a job as a stuard on a cruise ship for America. Father, a widower who is a veterinarian falls in love with Miss.Bird a local school teacher. The best scene in a whole series was the one where Dadda, the father expresses his love for Miss.Bird. Brian McCardie who plays Dadda gave an excellent performance. The story of family Moss was the story of a very close family. The story was very interesting, after you laugh in one scene ,you are likely to get sad in the one that follows. I am sorry that things did not worked out more happily for Moss sisters. When father found out about Mays pregnancy he took his belt and started to hit her. Soon the other two sisters like little birds hugged her to protect her. A very emotional scene. Brian was very devoted to his sisters and a very likable character. Frank, a Mays childhood friend, had a wonderful scene when he expressed his feelings towards May.
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