TV Series

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018

I am sometimes late to the party. I saw The Good Place getting rave reviews pretty much as soon as it started, but it wasn't until it was more than halfway through season two that I began watching season one. I should have realized that because it was created by Michael Shur, who co-created two of my favorite shows (Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine), I would adore it. And I do.

Monday, Aug 20, 2018

Unforgotten opens with a series of scenes depicting perfectly ordinary people going about their lives and interacting with other perfectly ordinary people. At the same time, a body is discovered in the basement of a building that's over a century old, and DCI Cassie Stuart and her partner DI Sunny Khan must figure out not only what happened to the deceased, but when, in the long history of that building, he died.

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The Night Of (DVD)

Price, Richard
5
Rated by
Edward R.
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017

I was swept away by this miniseries. Not fully knowing what to expect, the first episode traps you in an engaging story of anxiety and murder. The set-up feels like the first half of The Stranger by Albert Camus. Every detail, small or otherwise, will be taken into account in later episodes that depict the trial of one of the protagonists.

This Is Us TV Show

This Is Us (DVD)

Dan Fogelman
4
Rated by
Edward R.
Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017

This Is Us is a dangerously addictive show about a family over multiple generations and the extreme challenges they face. The pilot episode hooks you into a compelling drama by intertwining the lives of all the characters in a unique way. The story continues with complexities that match real life and yet what we see seems more surreal than reality.

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Line of Duty Series 1 (DVD)

Jed Mercurio
4
Rated by
Heather B.
Monday, Jul 31, 2017

Line of Duty is a British cop show that follows the internal affairs unit as they attempt to flush out corruption in their own ranks. In the first series, Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott is transferred to the anti-corruption squad after he refuses to participate in the cover-up of a botched counter-terrorism raid.

Leverage, seasons 1-5

Leverage, Seasons 1-5

Timothy Hutton
5
Rated by
Josh N.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Sometimes bad guys make the best good guys."

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Sleepy Hollow (DVD)

Twentieth Century-Fox Television, Inc
4
Rated by
Diane H.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Sleepy Hollow, the television series, takes an old story and gives it a new twist, blending the original Revolutionary War element with the modern world.

Dracula Season 1

Dracula, Season 1

Universal Studios Home Entertainment
3
Rated by
Josh N.
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

The DVD says Dracula, Season 1. There is no season two. The series ran on NBC in the 2013-2014 season and didn't get renewed. Which is a shame because although it's hilariously campy (in a brooding, gothic way) and takes extreme liberties with the source material, it's also a tremendous amount of fun for fans of melodrama, stylish visuals, steamy sex scenes, and Grand Guignol violence.

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11.22.63 (DVD)

James Franco
4
Rated by
Jed D.
Monday, Sep 12, 2016

Quite possibly the best Stephen King mini-series adaptation so far, 11.22.63 finds English teacher Jake Epping traveling back in time though a portal in his local diner to September 9, 1958. His plan is to thwart the assassination of John F.

Cover of The Magicians

The Magicians Season 1 (DVD)

Mitch Engel
4
Rated by
Jed D.
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016

This isn’t Hogwarts or Narnia, exactly. It’s more like a dark reflection of those popular magical fantasy novels. In the first season of The Magicians, based on

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