Monarch Reigns Supreme!
Lynda B. Vernalia | Lowell, MA | 06/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I never ever tire of watching this show! I only give it 4 stars, however, because I am deeply saddened that Archie leaves...and Lexie leaves...and Duncan leaves!! AAAHHH! No one wants to live at Glenbogle anymore? I do, I do! The scenery still takes my breath away and I long to go to Spey Valley and dream about the fabulously fictitious Glenbogle and its whimsical crew. Molly and Golly, are they meant to be? Lexie struggles with life in New Zealand, will she find her way home? Paul is the new laird and he has the usual host of craziness to cope with, as well as his own love life. Just who it will be remains to be seen, but Glenbogle is growing on him as he learns what it means to be a part of the magic. So many new characters one by one gently fill in the holes of the changing casts, but the freshness of the storylines and always superb acting bring me back time and again. I am so excited, think I'll pop it into the DVD player and watch more tonight! If you're a fan, you'll NEED to find out what happens next! Archie may not be there, but the wit and adventure that is Monarch of the Glen still Reigns Supreme!"
Brad Teare | Providence, Utah, USA | 10/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great series that continually evolves over seven seasons. Some may miss the energy that existed between earlier characters but the newcomers keep things lively. If there is any criticism it might be that too many characters leave the series in short succession leaving little time for the writers to evolve the replacements. But overall the new characters work quite well.
Some reviewers label this series a "soap opera", a characterization with which I strongly disagree. The series revolves around personal relationships, but what truly engaging story doesn't? In American soap operas the relationships center around jealousy, lust, and betrayal. Monarch of the Glen is sprinkled with humor, pathos, and uniquely, people who ultimately show a lot of character. Hardly a formula for soap opera.
The scenery is marvelous but is by no means the main point. Good writing and acting consistently steal the scene."
Monarch of the Glen continues in good form...
L. Clarke | Miami, FL | 01/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It was great to finally be able to purchase the rest of the series. We had a marathon over the holidays and watch Seasons 1 - 7. It was great! A pleasure to watch."