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Upcoming PBS doc GUILTY PLEASURES
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iluvarake



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:50 am    Post subject: Upcoming PBS doc GUILTY PLEASURES Reply with quote

Looks like PBS is going to run a documentary about the worldwide Harlequin phenomenon on their series POV on July 12. Here's a trailer :

http://video.pbs.org/video/2227373257
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I'll have to be sure to record it!
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Manda



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC this doc aired in Canada a few years ago. I wanted to see it then so I'm pleased it's made its way south. Thanks for the heads up!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Upcoming PBS doc GUILTY PLEASURES Reply with quote

iluvarake wrote:
Looks like PBS is going to run a documentary about the worldwide Harlequin phenomenon on their series POV on July 12. Here's a trailer :

http://video.pbs.org/video/2227373257


"Not the Regency pose."

ROFL.

OK, I'll have to watch for that. Times I wish for DVR. Smile

Judy
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iluvarake



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you miss the airing they have most of their shows available nonlinear for quite a while after broadcast at http://www.Pbs.org.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hah! Anyone know who the writer is at the start of the clip?
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brwneyedbeauty



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have any idea at what time, EST, it will be on?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PWNN wrote:
Hah! Anyone know who the writer is at the start of the clip?


Gill Sanderson http://www.millsandboon.co.uk/authors/gillsanderson/

brwneyedbeauty wrote:
Does anyone have any idea at what time, EST, it will be on?


Check your local PBS listings: http://www.pbs.org/
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Bonnie



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brwneyedbeauty wrote:
Does anyone have any idea at what time, EST, it will be on?


It's on at 11:00pm EST. I just scheduled the recording.

Thanks for mentioning this show! Looking forward to it.
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brwneyedbeauty



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks NoirFemme and Bonnie for the response. However, I checked my local listing and it's showing that it won't be on till the 15th. I guess Verizon Fios won't let me see it on the 12th. Either that or the guide is wrong.
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Kayne



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I especially liked the story of the ballroom dancers. Very sweet husband.
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Bonnie



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is quite possibly the worst show I've ever seen in my life. I deleted it after 10 minutes.

OMG, UGH!
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Pan's Wife



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone wants to watch you can do so on-line by Googling PBS POV Guilty Pleasures. It only touches on mass produced Harlequins, but I thought it was an interesting look at 3 couples and how the women were influenced, and even helped, by these books to cope with the reality of their lives. I found the Japanese couple very heartwarming, especially at the end when it becomes obvious they are in love. I would like to have lunch with the woman from India and encourage her to move-on from her idiot ex-husband. She's beautiful and smart and deserves better. I did find it a little sad that everyones idea of physical beauty was based on western culture. It's certainly not a great documentary about the genre of Romance, but I thought it was well done and profiled some interesting characters.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched about 1/2 an hour, 1/2 an hour of wasted time. I can't believe that PBS bought it. No wonder they didn't show it in prime time.
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Em



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I turned it on, and after 20 minutes of what seemed to be pointless blathering from completely uninteresting people, I gave up. Harlequin should sue for even being remotely connected to that mess.
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