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May. 6th, 2018 | 03:12 am

Brooklyn Nine Nine! family happy show! we are up to date, which is a little sad, but also happy that they are going through with the wedding with sentiment but also unexpected (expected) twists


I'm going to cancel acorn.tv soon, so I'm going through and watching stuff
  • The Clinic -- is an Irish soap opera, but fun, with Chris O'Dowd (of course), but also Aidan Turner in a pastel yellow jumper, which is adorable
  • Love, Lies and Records -- comedy with some drama, I liked the parts about the Records Office best, as anyone who knows me will understand
  • Delicious - Dawn French and Emelia Fox, reluctant collaborators on a restaurant, gorgeous Cornish scenery, family comedy
  • No Offense -- interesting police procedural in the Midlands, two female leads I liked it until the very end when it became about yet another brilliant psycho killer and his schemes (which I hate)
  • Girlfriends -- surprising twists there, and and all about middle-aged women, which I enjoy very much
  • The Good Karma Hospital -- despite the cover image, the main character is a desi pediatrician escaping to India, which changes the dynamic for the better
  • Raised By Wolves -- I like the snappy dialog and am still trying to figure out why and with whom Della had all those kids: theories, anyone?
  • Restless -- weird structure, set back and forth in the 1940s/1970s, glossy design, gorgeous Hayley Atwell spying in WWII, the more modern part is not as good
  • Mayday - Twin Peaks-esque take on murder in an English Village, meh
  • Murder in Suburbia -- relatively light, with two female leads including Caroline Catz (from Doc Martin), police semi-procedural comedy, everything nicely tied up every episode
  • East West 101 -- South Asian police investigator in Sydney, heavy on the immigrant aspects, a bit fraught and angsty
  • The Last Days of Chez Nous -- best part is baby Miranda Otto
  • Alibi -- not sure if I'll keep watching, if so, it will be just be for Sophie Okonedo
  • Vera -- I like the older woman but it's all about family, every time, and I'd rather have variety
  • Second Sight - Clive Owen being all angsty, meh

On Amazon (we have Prime, but I feel like every stream makes them slightly poorer)
  • Case Histories -- Edinburgh! Jason Isaacs! apparently that's supposed to be a Yorkshire accent. Way too many coincidences and confessions though
  • Tennison -- backstory for Prime Suspect, set in the 1970s, decent story with fun period details
  • The Night Manager -- feels more like James Bond (chiseled hero, beautiful woman, lush settings) than a Le Carré novel. I preferred the Smiley books, and even The Spy Who Came In From the Cold
  • The Tunnel -- yet another psycho killer who makes taunting phone calls, also very male gaze-y, noped out of this one
  • I Capture the Castle -- way better in print or maybe that's just gauzy memory, noped out as well
  • The Lobster -- so not my kind of thing




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itstonedme

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from: itstonedme
date: May. 6th, 2018 07:24 pm (UTC)
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I knew only one title! (The Night Manager). I suppose I need to get with the decade and streaming. :)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 7th, 2018 06:47 pm (UTC)
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Well i hope my notes help you choose well!

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