The Indian Doctor Series 1

The Indian Doctor Series 1

It’s 1963 and the small Welsh mining town of Trefelin doesn’t quite know what to make of the new Indian doctor and his glamorous wife just arrived from Delhi. Besides being a foreigner and therefore a suspicious character, Dr. Prem Sharma has some new fangled ideas on how to treat the populace of his new […]


Modus

Modus

Stockholm Police Detective Inger Johanne, a psychologist who specializes in criminal profiling, is called upon to work with fellow detective Ingvar Nymann to apprehend a serial killer after a number of shocking murders are discovered. As Inger closes in on the killer and uncovers a ruthless international organization behind the crimes, the killer targets her […]


The Good Karma Hospital — Series 1 and 2

The Good Karma Hospital — Series 1 and 2

Dr. Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia, Game of Thrones) of London is of Indian descent, but she’s never been to India. After being dumped by her fiance, she impulsively signs on as a resident in an urban Indian hospital and clinic. Underfunded and overcrowded, with an overworked but dedicated staff, the hospital is a colorful stew […]


The Americans (TV series)

The Americans (TV series)

According to a recent interview with a former FBI counter-intelligence expert, this taut, sophisticated series tells it like it really is in the covert world of international spydom. Main characters Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings are deeply embedded KGB operatives who live the life of a typical suburban couple outside Washington, D.C. with two kids, a […]


Insecure: Season One

Insecure: Season One

FINALLY!  This is the show I was wanting/expecting when I started watching Girls, but never got.  As inaccessible, ludicrous, pretentious, and unbelievable as that show was, this one is relatable, the lead character charismatic, and the episodes/encounters down to earth.  Stuck in a job she could be great at, if she were passionate enough, and […]



Archer

Archer

First off, this cartoon is not suitable for work, or children, for that matter.  Sterling Archer is a spy a la James Bond, only dumber, oblivious, and is a complete ass.  The agency he works for is off the books and semi-sanctioned by the CIA…but not really.  With a secretary, an accountant, and his mother […]


Marie’s Mind for Murder

Marie’s Mind for Murder

German detectives Marie Brand and Jürgen Simmel are indeed an odd couple. Their May-December partnership (she’s 50-ish, he’s 30-ish) makes for a lot of generational miscommunication that lends a comic and zany air to the very serious criminal investigations they handle.  But Marie soon realizes that Jürgen’s daring-do and quick-footed abilities are truly useful (and […]


Fuller House: Season One

Fuller House: Season One

Friday was always my favorite day of the week when I was growing up. Not only because it was the last day of school before the weekend, but because of ABC TV’s TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday) lineup. My favorite show in the two-hour sitcom block? Full House. It was the story of Danny Tanner, […]


Murder of a President

Murder of a President

Based on Candice Millard’s excellent book Destiny of the Republic, this PBS American Experience production takes us to Washington, D.C. in the summer of 1881. James Garfield has just been elected President and is turning out to be a strong leader–one determined to eliminate the horrible mess of machine politics and to continue the fight for equality for […]