The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective (fayanora) wrote,
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective
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Lovejoy

kengr and I have been watching this cool old British series called Lovejoy. It's pretty awesome. Lovejoy is an antiques dealer with a criminal past, trying to rebuild his reputation, with help from his apprentice Eric Catchpole and his friend Tinker Dill, and other friends. Lovejoy has a keen eye for catching hidden treasures, as well as for spotting fakes.

I think what I love the best about this series is that a frequent happening in the series is someone trying to con one of Lovejoy's friends or clients, or trying to frame Lovejoy for something criminal, and Lovejoy either helping bring them to justice or con the con artists in ways that give him plausible deniability. Tactics include feigning ignorance (like the last episode I saw, Eric seeming to be honest and humble about flaws that he pretended to worry needed to be fixed, when in fact those flaws made the baddy jump to the conclusion that it was a very valuable ______.) or playing the skeptic. Lovejoy is very good at playing the skeptic. :-) I love it when assholes, bullies, villains, and other horrible people get bested.

The only thing is, I might have to find this series on DVD and watch some of the episodes over again, because the plots are sometimes hard to follow. On several occasions the episode ended and I was like, "Wait, what happened?" But all in all, a fun series.
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