Time to bump this thread for the annual CTM Christmas special. In Chicago it will air three times this year, all on the main 11.1 WTTW channel. First on Christmas evening at 8:00 p.m., then the next evening at 9:00 p.m., and then on the 27th at 5:30 p.m. These are always excellent, even by the high standards of this series. The first one is one of the best TV episodes I've ever watched.
And not only that but there's going to be a CTM marathon on the 11.2 WTTW Prime channel. Starting on 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve they're going to run seasons 2, 3 and 4 nonstop, 24 episodes right though to 8:00 p.m. Christmas day. Frankly I don't think this is a good way to watch the series, and there will be some continuity issues because they're not airing the Christmas specials in between each season. But if you haven't seen it before and just want to get a taste of it then you can drop in on it when you have time.
Here's a link to a page on WTTW's website that has full schedule information on CTW episode broadcasts. Lots of reruns of each episode during the week, fortunately; most are on 11.2 but at least one rerun each week on the main channel, usually two or three.
And guess what else--WTTW is streaming the current episodes on its website. Wow this is a first for them. So anybody anywhere who wants to see the new season, the link to the streams is on the schedule page.
Just to remind everybody, the CTM Christmas special is coming! Here in Chicago it will be on channel 11 (main channel, 11.1) at 6:30 p.m. on Christmas day, and then again at 3:30 a.m. on Friday, December 30.
Apparently the plot of this one has them going to South Africa on a religious mission of some sort. I don't know, this one could go either way...but certainly they get the benefit of the doubt for now. Will be great to have a fresh episode.
Best available information is that Season 6 will begin here in the USA on April 2. Another eight-episode season. And it's confirmed by BBC that they've contracted for three more seasons after this one, plus three more Christmas specials. Great news!
It's back! New season of eight episodes starts this weekend on PBS. Here in Chicago it will be on at 7 p.m. on Sunday evenings with a couple of rebroadcasts each week.
It also probably will be available for streaming on the PBS website like it was last year. Just try to keep up reasonably promptly if you go that route because last year they pulled the individual episodes after a couple of weeks.
Just finished this year's episodes; another terrific group. As good as any of the others. It's a shame we only get eight episodes and a special a year--but if that's the price for something this good, you pay it willingly. For the life of me I can't understand why more people aren't jumping up and down about this thing. Probably the subject matter isn't all that appealing to some people, but still, too bad it's not getting more acclaim.
There was a plot twist in this season's final episode (the one that just aired) that I really did not like, thought it was a big mistake. But that's only the second time I've felt that way in 51 episodes. (I won't go further for spoiler reasons, since the episode is still on the PBS website for viewing.)
And the show is signed for three more seasons! Great news. Three more groups of eight episodes and three more Christmas specials.
I tried a couple episodes a while back but could not get into it for some reason. I may try again some day.
Have you ever watched "The Man in the High Castle"? My husband got me hooked and I ended up becoming more of an avid fan than him. Season 1 and 2 were both excellent. Can't wait for the 3rd season which is coming out in December.
Your comment is interesting. When you say "not judging" you're implying there's something there to judge tho you choose not to. Or that's how I'm reading it. (Sorry if I'm wrong!) I hope you know that this series is not pro-Nazi. It is definitely anti-Nazi - all about resisting the Nazi society. Just making sure you know that.
All I meant was that I don't care for shows that distort history. Particularly one with such a hideous distortion. But if someone else likes it, fine. At least that one is so far from reality that at no one will think it portrays real history. That's all I meant. Was trying to be polite.
No, I was never under the impression that Amazon is pushing pro-Nazi propaganda. Amazon seeks world domination through Communist methods, not Nazi methods.