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Most egy angol gyakorlási lehetőséget kínálok nektek. Egyik kedvenc sorozatom a Doc Martin, amiről egy igazi, jó angol cikket olvashattok. Ha már láttátok akkor is érdemes angolul megnézni. Nagyon jópofa és sok szót lehet belőle tanulni. A helyszínt pedig tegyétek fel a bakancslistátokra! (bucket list)

There’s something about miserable gits (nyomorult seggfej) that’s almost challenging. They dare us to make them bask (sütkérezik) in the sunshine of our own winning personalities, and to bloom like flowers under the warmth of our love. Surely no one can stay a (curmudgeon goromba fráter) when absolutely charming people like you and me poke through their armour (átdöf a páncélon?)

I’m convinced this is what keeps audiences returning to Doc Martin, this hope that though Dr Martin Ellingham is a miserable git nonpareil, one day he will crack, that viewers telegraphing their adoration through the ether will perform some kind of osmotic personality transformation.

While I’ve never actually approached strangers at bus stops to ask, “Do you like Doc Martin and why?”, I’ve always been fascinated by its huge success because it does nothing for me. I find Ellingham a wearisome (fárasztó), one-note character (though I love Martin Clunes, who is a peerless comic actor) and his wacky dilis Cornish neighbours underwritten, sub-Ealing Comedy stereotypes.

Martin never changes, he never grows, he just is. He scowls (haragos tekintettel néz, he’s unpleasant, he lacks empathy to a degree that is surely borderline autistic. You’d think his personality would have worn down everyone around him to husks. Yet his patients in the village of Portwenn adore him and he’s found someone to love (the sunny village’s sunny schoolteacher Louisa) and who loves him back, who’s even had a child with him and, last week, after a false start or two, married him.

But really, Ellingham doesn’t have to move on, because, like viewers, TV loves a miserable git – think of every tormented cop ever and comic figures Tony Hancock and Rigsby from Rising Damp – because there’s always the possibility of change. I bet a goodly chunk of Doc Martin’s female audience think, “If only he met me, I’d put a smile on his face.” I don’t mean in a saucy way (pajzán módon)(or do I?) but I can’t see why audiences keep returning to a character who never budges (moccan) unless they hold out the hope that he might, one day, soften.

The cute Cornish location is a draw(vonzerő) of course. But I’ve met Doc Martin fans who live close to Port Isaac, Portwenn’s real-life location, so the whole escapist thing doesn’t work for them because they don’t need to escape anywhere, they live it.

Maybe Doc Martin’s success also has something to do with a very British kind of wish, just once in a while, to cast off good manners( levetni a jómodort) and say exactly what you think without heeding the feelings of others (figyelni mások érzéseire). There’s a certain, horrible joy in being rude to people if they’ve asked for it, or even if they haven’t, and Ellingham is rude to everyone in a way that’s breathtaking to watch. A bit like Victor Meldrew from One Foot in the Grave, but without the wit.

The character of Dr Martin Ellingham, whose truculent (indulatos, vad)and tactless manner has upset the entire population of Portwenn at one time or another, has been a hit with viewers ever since Doc Martin debuted on ITV in 2004.

The first, six-part series was broadcast on ITV1 during September and October 2004. A huge success from the very first episode (attracting an average of well over 9 million viewers each week), a second run was quickly commissioned. It attracted similarly high viewing figures (nézettségi adatok)across its 8-week series, between November 2005 and January 2006, returning for a special feature-length Christmas episode that December.

Series 3 would not make it to screens until September 2007, but grew its viewership across the seven-week run and concluded well above the 10 million mark. Fans endured another lengthy wait for the show’s return: the 8 episodes of Series 4 did not begin airing until September 2009, again reaching between 8 and 10 million viewers every week.

Series 5 of the show achieved an average of over 10 million viewers across its run, making it one of the UK’s top five scripted programmes. Doc Martin is also hugely popular in territories all around the world thanks to the rights being sold internationally. Some countries have gone as far as re-making the show – for example Germany created Doktor Martin, whilst Greece has Kliniki Periptosi.

Martin Clunes is joined in the show by Caroline Catz who plays his long-suffering love interest Louisa and, later, the woman he has a baby with. The couple are finally married in Series 6 after a false-start in Series 5.

The cast list also features Ian McNeice as local restaurateur and handyman (ezermester) Bert, and Joe Absolom as his tolerant son Al. With their restaurant struggling to stay afloat( felszínen marad) Bert and Al often dream up money making schemes – the latest of which means Al is going to have to give up his room and look for somewhere else to live.

The show also stars John Marquez as bumbling(ügyefogyott) local police officer PC Joe Penhale, a man who seems to create more problems than he solves in the process of attempting to instil law and order into the community; and Ressica Ransom as Morwenna Newcross, the doctor’s scatterbrained (szétszórt) receptionist, who’s now looking for love online.

Plus Eileen Atkins appears as the doctor’s formidable (rettenthetetlen)Aunt Ruth. She doesn’t suffer fools, just like her nephew, and doesn’t think twice about taking on her neighbours and creating confrontation. In the latest series Aunt Ruth decides to move out of the isolated farmhouse she inherited from her sister and into the village.

Over Doc Martin‘s previous series, other major characters have come and gone. These include Katherine Parkinson as Pauline, Lucy Punch as Elaine, Stewart Wright as PC Mark Mylow and Angeline Ball as Julie Mitchell. There was Stephanie Cole too, who played Ellingham’s other aunt in the first four series. Aunt Joan was a woman who despaired at her nephew’s caustic comments,(maró megjegyzések) but continued to supply emotional support in the face of disquiet among the villagers.

The popularity of Doc Martin worldwide has brought tourists flocking (özönleni) to Port Isaac, the picturesque small Cornwall village the show is filmed in and around. There are organised tours around the village, pointing out the key locations in the series, and fans can buy souvenirs in the local shops.