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Decency: 49.9%    Evil: 48.4%     Trump and GOP humiliation: 100%


Thank heaven for … Alabama?

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During his appearance before the congressional committee yesterday, I’m sure Trump Jr. spoke as truthfully about his family’s dealings with Russia as Marion Greenwood did about her relationship with William Messinger.


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June 7, 2014: I miss the lighter side of Foyle.

December 3, 2017: I miss the lighter side of being an American citizen.


Robert Mueller III is our real-life Foyle right now, a tenacious and tight-lipped investigator. “Mueller has moved so swiftly that it has left Trump’s team grasping for answers about how far the probe might ultimately reach.” (The Washington Post, Dec. 1, 2017)

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I wish we could say the same for the POTUS. Thousands of “psychiatrists warn about Trump’s mental state“.


Some iambic pentameter from Michael Kitchen’s Foyle as a temporary distraction from the GOP’s latest reprehensible moves that promise to further unravel the fabric of our society, as if “The Self-Destruction of American Democracy” these past ten months under Trump and his administration weren’t enough.

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As so often, the greatest fun was discovering what Michael Kitchen might do with Foyle’s next line. Refusing to disappoint, he found the iambic pentameter in ‘Vlessing being the only person implicated in the so-called eternity ring.’ What a trooper! – Andrew Billen, The Times, March 25, 2013


A Facebook post from a fan of Foyle’s War that strikes many chords:


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You stop believing that, and we might as well not be fighting the war… because you end up like the Nazis.  – DCS Foyle


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Well, this just made my day. Many thanks, lucky owner of Foyle’s residence!


Keith Barron also appeared with Michael Kitchen in Home Run, which along with Benefactors, makes me wish I had a time machine to transport me to England circa 1989.


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Palate cleansing with a bit of Foyle after another news cycle filled with the latest revelations of gross sexual misconduct by men abusing their power. ****


A man who excels at his job yet seems happy to walk away, much to the dismay of many.

Christopher Foyle and Michael Kitchen both.




My thoughts today as I cast my vote in a blue county amidst a sea of red. The destruction of all that’s good in this country by ignorant, corrupt white men needs to be stopped.


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Actually, I’m not convinced Trump can read above a third-grade level, while key members of his administration are determined to keep their heads deeply buried in the sand as they wage war against science and the environment.


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From the somethingawful.com forum:

One of my favorite character actors is Michael Kitchen, now probably best known for playing Foyle in the Foyle’s War series, but he’s played villains, romantic leads, supporting grey-moraled characters, etc. and he always always turns his characters into real people living in the present moment. It’s like you can see him going through the process of making decisions (as the character), you can see him thinking and having mental revelations and shifting loyalties and all other sorts of dynamic internal processes that real people have in their daily lives. All of his body language and facial expressions seem like personal quirks of that particular character occurring organically in the moment, rather than gestures called for by the script.

I’ve never seen him be himself in an interview, and I couldn’t begin to tell you what the guy is like in real life because he so completely disappears into his roles and makes them feel like real, distinct, individual living people. Is he gregarious and charming? Is he quiet and cold? Who knows?

Also, take the character of Foyle for a moment — the character is emotionally very guarded and more cerebral. Michael Kitchen can be standing there with a poker face and (in-character) convey nothing, but to the audience, you somehow know exactly what’s going on in his head. He’s working on two levels.

Love this take on Michael Kitchen and his acting. I do hope we haven’t seen the last of his mastery on screen, as he seems to have vanished altogether of late. Wherever he is and whatever he’s doing, here’s hoping he’s enjoying a very happy birthday today.




Patrick Redmond Photography


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An assessment that continues to ring true today, especially with a divisive hatemonger and cretin leading this country, so it’s good to be reminded by former President Obama in his speech yesterday that “[we’ve] got to embrace the longer and more optimistic view of history…” in spite of “a politics that threatens to turn good people away from the kind of collective action that has always driven human progress.”


Bizarre and dismaying to be hearing about my home turf in Irish news reports.

Grateful to have been taking in the views from Mount Brandon instead of sidestepping violent, murderous neo-Nazis invading my town with their sick and twisted reasoning.

Only one correct answer to this question:

Milner gets it right, unlike the craven, despicable man occupying the White House right now.


Not only should Netflix retain Foyle’s War, but it should change its cover art for the show to this: