Friday, April 4, 2014

It Is Time For Me To Find a New Favorite Show

I have mentioned here before that around the first of this year I got a bit obsessed with the British comedy/drama TV show Doc Martin. I have to admit that I have watched most of the episodes at least twice and a couple even more than that. I have recently decided that things have gone a little too far when I started thinking that people in my life look like the characters on the show.

First was my hairdresser who looked to me just like Louisa, the doc's love interest on the show.
Louisa played by Caroline Catz

Yesterday there was a woman on the machine next to me at the gym who looked so much like the doc's Aunt Ruth that I expected her to have a British accent.
Ruth played by Eileen Atkins

Last week at the dog park there was a man who was a doppelganger for Al Large, the shows hapless plumber/restaurateur. He was even wearing a knit cap.
Al played by Ian McNeice

It started getting a little scary when I decided that I looked a bit like the doc's mother, Margaret. She is a very evil mother.
Margaret, played by Claire Bloom

So far I haven't run into anyone that looks like Doc Martin so maybe I'm not too far gone.
Doc Martin played by Martin Clunes

In any case, I think it is definitely time for me to find a new favorite show before I go completely Bodmin (a phrase from the show meaning being a bit crazy or a bit of an oddball).

Any suggestions for a new favorite show?


  1. LOL I say continue to enjoy all the fantasy fun Doc Martin has brought to you...Me? I watch trash TV. I'm totally absorbed by "Sister Wives". I totally don't "get it", which is a total buz for me. I never miss an episode. Sad, isn't it?! :-)

  2. How about Psych? (LOL)

    Hi, dear Jeanie! I hope you don't suffer the same fate I have, which is to post about a popular TV series that I watch only to find that none of my blog friends tune in. It won't happen to you, my friend, because Mrs. Shady and I never miss an episode of Doc Martin. I can't say there have been any character sightings around my community but I'm sure it will happen someday. As you might know, Lucy Punch, who played Doc's receptionist Elaine at the start of the series, turned up on the American sitcom Ben and Kate starring with Dakota Johnson, daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Ben and Kate was developing into a cute little show when it was abruptly canceled.

    Thank you for proving there is at least ONE other person in the world who watches and enjoys something that I watch, Jeanie! :) Have a great day and a safe and happy weekend, dear friend!

  3. There could be worse things than finding Doc Martin folk around your world! I do love that show -- right now, we're still in season one but I'm in for the long haul! We describe it as Dr. House meets English village! Enjoy and keep enjoying! (Try Call the Midwife, though. It's lovely.)

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  5. Never saw this series, Jeanie, so can't comment about the characters, and actually I "swore" off of following series after I was tremendously disappointed with how LOST ended four years ago. I also heard people were disappointed with How I Met Your Mother ended. I stick to the "instant gratifcation, over in a year type of shows" like American Idol. Let us know if you find something new :)


  6. I love that show too... but clearly not as much as you! *smiles*

  7. You do resemble Margaret only you are pretty and she is not quite as good looking. Is that on PBS and when? I used to watch it and liked it very much. Right now I am watching Call The Midwife as I await Downton Abbey to begin again and am trying to catch up on Sherlock Holmes.

  8. Doc Martin is one of my favorite shows I watch over and over on Netflix. I don't watch TV since I don't own one, so I watch my favorite shows on Netflix. I like Inspector Lynley shows as well as Vicar of Dibley.

  9. Sorry, I rarely watch television.

  10. Call the Midwife is wonderful, I'm also hooked on the new adaptation of Chesterton's Father Brown mysteries.

  11. I love the British shows...usually smart and with a lot of humor. We don't watch much television anymore. We saw an ad during the basketball game last night for the four most watched shows on CBS and hubs and I haven't seen any of them. Call The Midwife is a good one-another UK program : )