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 […]


Winter. Series 1

Winter. Series 1

In the pilot episode of this intelligently written crime series, Detective Sergeant Eve Winter is pulled back from her calm and comfortable desk job to head a crack team investigating the disappearance of a 15 year-old teenage girl in a small Australian town outside Sydney. When a grave is discovered on an abandoned industrial site […]


And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

This eerie and atmospheric three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic “closed room” murder mystery features a fine cast (Miranda Richardson, Charles Dance, and Sam Neill to name a few) and top-notch BBC attention to detail. Ten strangers are invited to a grand mansion on an isolated island, and one by one, are murdered by an […]


Indian Summers

Indian Summers

In the years between the two world wars, the British Raj in India was beginning its decline. Under the leadership of Gandhi and Nehru, the people were demanding self rule. The British worked to satisfy this desire offering “baby steps” toward independence, hoping to retain control for as long as possible. Set in the 1930s […]


The Killing

The Killing

Addictive, binge-worthy, gritty–oh, did I mention addictive? Set in rainy, dreary Seattle which lends a dark and looming feel to the production, Sarah Linden and Steve Holder, a pair of hard bitten homicide detectives dealing with serious issues in their own lives, investigate serial murders, city corruption, police coverups and more. The duo’s relationship evolves […]


Flesh and Bone

Flesh and Bone

I was at a loss for words after watching this series – me, at a loss; it is unheard of.  However, it is because I really could not figure out how I was going to describe this show.  I highly recommend it, but it needs to contain certain warnings and caveats.  This series is beautiful, […]