My Mother and Other Strangers

My Mother and Other Strangers

DVD - 2017
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With her English accent and her London ways, Rose Coyne is the only 'stranger' in her rural Northern Ireland town, until 4,000 Americans arrive at the nearby WWII airbase. As Rose finds herself acting as peacekeeper between the disgruntled locals and the soldiers, she is also drawn to the engaging young Captain Dreyfuss. Will Rose risk her family for this forbidden love?
Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS, [2017]
Edition: UK edition
Copyright Date: Additional program materials, disc material and packaging:, ò017
ISBN: 9781531702014
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 290 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,region 1
Other Standard Identifier: 841887033756


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Mar 14, 2018

Life and love in rural Ireland in 1943 narrated by a young boy. Love, passion, hate, booze near an American air base. Real or stereotipical drinking wild Irish and "take it easy" Americans.

Feb 05, 2018

Great Stories, hope they have more Seasons as the Ending left me to wonder what the future
would be for the Family.

Jan 26, 2018

If you enjoyed Downton Abbey, Home Fires, and Poldark, you will enjoy this wonderful tale of war time drama.

Jan 11, 2018

I hope there is another season. Lots of questions left unanswered.

Jan 06, 2018

The story focusses on the mother, as the title might suggest, with the boy as an observer during his coming-of-age. I like that the mother is torn between her love for two decent men. All of the storylines rise above cliché, while portraying small town life with a nostalgic hue. The voice-over of the boy as a writer and man reminds me of The Waltons TV series. I hope this Masterpiece series will continue and look forward to seeing how the conflicts and characters develop.

Oct 25, 2017

Starts out focusing on the boy, but as it moves towards the mother it gets interesting. Ended up really liking it and am looking forward to the next series.

Oct 23, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this series.

Oct 02, 2017

We liked it a lot and hope the series continues. If it does, I believe it will get even better. The writers have set up the characters quite nicely, but need another season to tie up loose ends with several of them and to resolve the 3 love triangles going on.

Sep 25, 2017

There are too many loose ends in this first series, but speaking for myself, no sure I am interested to find out. The husband is losing his pub and the wife, supposedly a righteous person with strong morals, is recklessly in love with an American soldier despite loving her husband and 3 kids. Would have been more convincing if the husband were to be depicted as a brute.

Aug 05, 2017

The story of a strong woman who holds the school, her family, and the town together in the wake of US servicemen and women invading their small town. The boy is a wonderful actor; the adults while good actors are written a tiny bit cliche. The poverty, xenophobia, the endless frustration of a people still under a feudal system, and the pettiness of women towards each other because of their powerlessness make this reality-based series sound bleak, but it is the perseverance, hope, and resiliency that draw the viewer into the story and gives us hope. Well worth watching.

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