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sassysonya
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:30 am    Post subject: Montalbano sono! Reply with quote

Does anyone here enjoy watching the Comissario Montalbano series? The series has be aired quite a few times in Australia and was quite popular. I LOVE IT! If you are into crime/murder mystery genre well this a series to check out! The TV series is actully based on some novels written by Andrea Camilleri - they are a really good read!

If you are a Montalbano or Luca Zingaretti fan let me know!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm ashamed to admit it, but living here with the 'dreadful delights(?)' of Italian TV - I do tend to watch as little as possible. (I've never watched Montalbano). It is generally so booooring. What would be a 'weekly' quiz show - likw Who want's to be a millionaire' (which they do have here) is on EVERY night except Sundays...and the presenter of this particular show is also on another show on Saturdays too....

I have the basic SKY satellite programmes and manage to watch a few of my old English programmes and keep up (a week late) with Eastenders.
Hope to get my 'digibox' from #1 son soon so then I'll be able to get all the UK tv 'live'.....

What's Australian tv like Sonya?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:06 am    Post subject: Aussie t.v Reply with quote

When I was in Malta last the aired Montalbano on the RAI channel - they may repeat in the future.

Aussie t.v .... mmmm .... well we have 4 main channels. Two channels show mainstream stuff like Big Brother etc. Australia has joined the 'reality and game show' bandwagon and its not really my cup of tea.

The other two channels that I consider worthwhile watching are the ABC (I guess its Uk equivalent is the BBC). You can watch some good British drama on the ABC - I love watching The Bill and getting my fix of hearing one of the officers say "You're nicked!" Very Happy
To be honest I can't think of any good Aussie drama that I feel is worthwhile mentioning - I think Australia is yet to recognise its local potential. There is also a multicultural broadcaster (SBS). SBS is great because you can watch news broadcasts from many different countries (even Malta) and they show foreign films.

We also have Pay TV at home but I only got it to watch RAI International.

I'm chaffing at the bit to talk about la televisione italiana but I don't want to ruin my dinner - I'll leave it for next time.

Thanks for the warm welcome!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooo ! .....You get The Bill? cop You lucky thing....I can't get that here on my SKY 'thingy' as it's ITV, so my friend in the UK video's it for me (when she remembers) and when she visited last month....yes you've guessed she forgot the video's (daft s*d) Rolling Eyes ! So when I DO get 'em I'll have quite a few hours of viewing. Have to save it for the autumn/winter.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There must be a fellow Luca Zingaretti lover out there
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He starred in the RAI Montalbano series. I hope this picture inspires you to find out more about him! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes Sonya we do get Montalbano transmitted here on RAI 1 - but I'm not too keen on Italian TV in general. I suppose I'm used to British programmes, so do tend to watch these more on SKY than the Italian shows ( Shhh which often bore me simply because there are soooo mant adverts!).

On one show I quite like to watch called "FORUM" (no pun) which is a show that has 'mock' court cases of true stories/questions. It has just the defendant and the prosecution (all 'small claims' cases) and one judge - so three people only per case. The show is on 6 days a week throughout the winter and usually covers three 'cases' in the 90 minute broadcast time. But that 90 mins is overall - as the commercial breaks EVERY day total more than 35 minutes per programme. Now THAT drives me up the wall....

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very beautiful the series The Commissioner MONTALBANO and very fascinating Luca Zingaretti! Drool
I have also read a book of Andrew Camilleri on Commissioner Montalbano's stories and suggestion to all those that love this fiction to read him/it. It certainly needs to have a flouring of the Sicilian dialect (he is almost all written in vernacular) otherwise it is not understood anything.

Bellissima la serie IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO e molto affascinante Luca Zingaretti! Drool
Ho letto anche un libro di Andrea Camilleri sulle vicende del Commissario Montalbano e consiglio a tutti quelli che amano questa fiction di leggerlo. Certo bisogna avere un'infarinatura del dialetto siciliano (è scritto quasi tutto in vernacolo) altrimenti non si capisce niente.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never read Camilleri's books, but I think I'm going to follow your advice soon! Thanks Ale!

Non ho mai letto i libri di Camilleri, ma credo che seguirò presto il tuo consiglio! Grazie Ale!

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me neither Simy... I know there have been several telvision series here, but confess I've never watched them.

I did enjoy the police series “DISTRETTO DI POLIZIA ” though. I saw several series replays of these earlier and enjoyed them. I di like Isabella Ferrari (?), she was very good.

But now I have British tv 'live' it is nice to catch up with my old favourites fro the UK!

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also sometimes watch "Distretto di Polizia" and "Carabinieri", they are both good series. Wink

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