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Man in an Orange Shirt Masterpiece Theater

Two love stories, 60 years apart, chart the changes and challenges in gay lives in England. Vanessa Redgrave stars in this drama scripted by best-selling novelist Patrick Gale. See the preview now, and watch the premiere of Man in an Orange Shirt Sunday, June 17, 9/8c.

 

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/clips/man-in-an-orange-shirt-trailer/

 

 

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Did you watch it last night .. I did?!

 

I thought both stories were touching, but it seemed a stretch to link them with the "like grandfather - like grandson" line. Did Flora ever mention what happened to Adams parents, so that she had raised him? Do we wonder why her husband Michael Berryman died so young?

 

The "quick & meaningless sex" scenes, and Adam's awkwardness with Steve, makes me wonder if that ties into the generality that women are used to developing close friendships with other women, but men aren't used to developing those types of relationships with other men. So he doesn't seem to know how to get started with Steve, without it being "just sex".


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I watched and was very interested  but lost interest when the story turned to the grandson.  The same  link was made in  A Place to Call Home, which I enjoyed.  I think simply I am much more drawn to drama which is not contemporary.

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Thank you for  recommending  the series  ladies.  I have  to get  caught up, but looks good 👍

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