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    BBC Monarch of the Glen

    Ok so it took a while, but I have just recently discovered the BBC Series "Monarch of the Glen". Ironically its about the MacDonald Clan, although a rather fictitious clan is used, my wife and I are enjoying this serious. I find it to provide a good insight to Scottish Highland life in todays world, mixing he old Scottish Traditions with the new way of life. Please understand to my wife and I this is purely ENTERTAINMENT, but I must say, the show is imaginative, well written, and has some very clever plots. I was wondering, during it time in the early 2000's was this show popular in Scotland and England, was it well received, or did it get poor reviews. I like it.
    Allan Collin MacDonald III
    Grandfather - Clan Donald, MacDonald (Clanranald) /MacBride, Antigonish, NS, 1791
    Grandmother - Clan Chisholm of Strathglass, West River, Antigonish, 1803
    Scottish Roots: Knoidart, Inverness, Scotland, then to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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    It's Big Eric!

    Quote Originally Posted by CollinMacD View Post
    Ok so it took a while, but I have just recently discovered the BBC Series "Monarch of the Glen". Ironically its about the MacDonald Clan, although a rather fictitious clan is used, my wife and I are enjoying this serious. I find it to provide a good insight to Scottish Highland life in todays world, mixing he old Scottish Traditions with the new way of life. Please understand to my wife and I this is purely ENTERTAINMENT, but I must say, the show is imaginative, well written, and has some very clever plots. I was wondering, during it time in the early 2000's was this show popular in Scotland and England, was it well received, or did it get poor reviews. I like it.
    Allen Sinclair
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    The wife and I enjoyed it. Later seasons got a bit "soap-opera-y", but was still enjoyable.
    No idea if it was well received within the UK or not.

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    It was I think, just regarded by us locals, as a gathering of rather nice stories, with the occasional dreadful exception, that were treated to gales of laughter, or mighty derision. We spent most of the time looking for local places starring in the program and the occasional local or two who were appearing as extras. Personally when watching the programs, I never failed to marvel at the fact that I was living in a most beautiful part of the world...........in spite of the midges!
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    The British TV channels like to put programmes on a Sunday might that are light and easy to watch, entertaining and get them back in the right frame of mind for the return to work on Monday. The series was based on the writings of Compton McKenzie of Whisky Galore fame.

    It was popular, scenic and enjoyable and ran for a good few years.

    The actor playing Lord Kilwillie was the writer behind Downtown Abbey. Another staple of Sunday night.

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    Made it through the 3rd season/series. It just wasn't the same after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacKenzie View Post
    Made it through the 3rd season/series. It just wasn't the same after that.
    I have to agree, introduction of more characters and watering down on the roles of some of the original. Wait until you get to the fifth series as many characters change, as long as they do not change Duncan, he is great.
    Allan Collin MacDonald III
    Grandfather - Clan Donald, MacDonald (Clanranald) /MacBride, Antigonish, NS, 1791
    Grandmother - Clan Chisholm of Strathglass, West River, Antigonish, 1803
    Scottish Roots: Knoidart, Inverness, Scotland, then to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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    Is it on Netflix or Hulu?
    Descendant of the Gillises and MacDonalds of North Morar.

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    I watched on Netflix
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    I believe Netflix dropped it a few months ago.
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