Movies and Miniseries


Travelers - Interesting sci-fi of future humans returning to the 21st century to save the world but because they are humans royally messing it up.  
Stranger Things - good concept the kid characters are interesting but too much yelling and somewhat unbelievable dialogue from the male child actors - interested in knowing more about Eleven.
Larkrise and Candleford - the English version of Little House on the Prairie with the main character named Laura like Laura Ingalls, Pearl Pratt as Nellie Oleson, Ruby Pratt as Nels Oleson, Dorcas Lane as a combo of Caroline and Charles Ingalls, Twister and Queenie as Isaiah Edwards and Robert Timmins somewhat like Charles Ingalls.
Broadchurch - the last season
The Fall - seasons 2 & 3 love the strong Stella Gibson character


Parade's End - Series with B. Cumberbatch playing a morally upright character who is thwarted by evil people on all sides and yet he goes forward without retaliation like a Buddhist monk doing what is right no matter what people say or do to damage him, including his wife.
River - Stellan  Skaarsgaard is great in this moody drama
Offspring - all 5 seasons
Orphan Black - season 4
Fleabag - loved a must see - Phoebe Waller-Bridges writing and acting as the main character , Fleabag, is a clever combination of wit and human fraility.
Amber - Irish murder - not good - poor writing
Endeavor - seasons 1-3
Inspector Lewis - seasons 1-9
Mr. Robot - loved
High Maintenance web & HBO - superb series that quietly leads the viewer towards thinking positively about different lifestyles.
Downton Abbey - all seasons - watched all the seasons in one go (over several weeks) as I missed many episodes during the PBS airings. This series was meant to play year by year as I left the series thinking that all the rich class did during that time frame was dress for a meal and eat a meal, visit, take tea and talk.
The Kettering Incident - most excellent series - a dark moody mystery drama set in Tasmania tells a tale of missing girls, chemical poisonings or alien invasions or ..... I can't wait for the 2nd season. Elizabeth Debicki's Dr. Macy is complex and interesting character.
Grace and Frankie
X Files - all nine seasons This series too, has a formula that becomes repetitious viewed on Netflix.  I wonder if the writers knew what a victim Sgt. Scully was  - she took a lot of blows to the head than a prize winning boxer and should be suffering from Parkinson's, in addition to being nearly a permanent multiple kidnap victim.
The Republic of Doyle
Twin Peaks - entire series
Penny Dreadful - Love this series, it is darkly romantic and weirdly religious and cultish at the same time.  The writing is a clever blending of the stories of Frankenstein, Dracula, Dorian Gray, the Wild West cowboy culture and....  
Grim - stopped in first season too formulaic - though an interesting concept
Justified - stopped in first 10 minutes don't waste your time.

Grantchester -
Happy Valley -loved Sarah Lancashire's Sgt. Cawood!
The Americans
Outlander - probably won't finish series
Orphan Black - season 1-3
Top of the Lake - loved this with Holly Hunter
Broadchurch - such twists and turns and tormented characters
Grace and Frankie
Wallender - Swedish version - so much better than Kenneth Branagh's overacted Wallender
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Jack Taylor
True Detective
Game of Thrones
The Tudors

Worricker Trilogy
Les Revenants (The Returned) excellent series
Getting On  - loved this
House of Cards
House of Lies - started but couldn't finish
The Americans
Da Vinci's Demons
Game of Thrones
The Bletchley Circle
Engrenage (Spiral) love this one
True Detective
The Missing
The Paradise
The Fall

The Fall
Wallander - Swedish - preferred the Swedish version
Wallander - BBC
George Gently
Foyle's War
Game of Thrones
The Killing
Breaking Bad
Rosemary and Thyme
Doc Martin

Series watched over the years:
The Sopranos
Prime Suspect
Six Feet Under
Absolutely Fabulous
Inspector Morse
Inspector Lynley
Arrested Development
Monarch of the Glen
Fawlty Towers
Twin Peaks
Northern Exposure
Keeping Up Appearances
As Time Goes By

Started Series but Couldn't Finish:
Father Brown
House of Lies
American Horror Story
Big Love
Dr. Who
The Office

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