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Mount Royal

Discussion in 'Sundry Prime Time Soaps' started by Carrie Fairchild, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. Carrie Fairchild

    Carrie Fairchild Soap Chat Well-Known Member

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    I stumbled across a reference to this show when I was reading about Search For Tomorrow actress Domini Blythe. Apparently it was Canada's attempt at Dynasty and was shot in both Canada and Paris. The one set of promos that I could find look like your standard soap fare and the production values look on par with it's US counterparts. Did anyone watch this show?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Royal_(TV_series)?wprov=sfla1

     
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    After reading this description, I want to watch this show even more now.

    The fashion show, staged in a circus tent beside the Eiffel Tower, features fur-wrapped models parading down a transparent ramp erected over cages of pacing tigers. While a transvestite prances on a platform, and a pair of musclemen with live pythons wrapped around their necks crack whips, Stefanie struts down the ramp clad in a revealing fox-fur halter top and a black leather miniskirt. Moments later she is kidnapped and whisked off to a country estate. But she is a willing accomplice: the kidnapper is her latest lover, an animal rights terrorist.

    https://archive.macleans.ca/article/1988/2/1/the-sexy-wealthy-world-of-mount-royal
     
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  3. Carrie Fairchild

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    OK, so I've discovered that Amazon Prime has all 16 episodes on it's video service. I don't have a subscription but I might sign up for the free trial and give Mount Royal a binge. Or at least watch the Eiffel Tower fashion show kidnap fandango episode.
     
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    Now that's a find, I wouldn't have imagined it would be legitimately available to stream! I'm nearing the end of Sons and Daughters so I might line this up next...
     
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  5. Carrie Fairchild

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    May I ask, how long has it taken you to get through Sons and Daughters? I love the show so I have considered watching it all but at 900+ episodes, it's quite a daunting task.
     
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    By the time I finish it'll be 15 months or so and that's admittedly with some liberal use of the FF button which increased for the last 150 episodes or so - a new producer takes over and the quality really nosedives.

    I don't regret starting it at all though (having had the same reservations to start with). The first couple of seasons were some of the best soap I've ever seen.
     
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    I remember watching it on french tv on saturday night when I was a teenager. Honestly it was boring... No wonder it only aired for 16 episodes... Dull characters... Dull storyline... A cheap and dynastyless dynasty...
     
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    That's good going. I watched the first 30 or so (a few years ago now) and it was an excellent example of soap writing at it's best. Someday, I might try and watch the Pat The Rat era which would bring me up to around 500+ episodes.
     

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