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
1531702015
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 290 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo
video file,DVD video,region 1
Other Standard Identifier: 841887033756

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MartineVK
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.

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cmarie20
Oct 23, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this series.

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william13oliver15
Oct 06, 2017

I was very interested to see what others thought of this. While I did not think it was terrible, I found myself slightly bored. With the characters in the family, I found none of them very likeable . Will I watch another series.. mmmm probably not.

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graybear1
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.

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bby604
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.

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LauraSteinert
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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read5000
Jul 23, 2017

I found this story very engaging and well acted . The tale requires viewer participation ,
as it leaves the conclusion up to your imagination ; cynic or romantic .

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molly
Jul 20, 2017

I found this a very poor production.

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