10 Great TV Series Directed Wholly or Partly by Women from 2017

My standard disclaimer about top 10 end of year lists: there are many things I don’t see on TV because I don’t have the right channels or subscriptions. If I overlook your favorite, that may be why. Here are the best TV shows I saw in 2017 (even if they weren’t released in 2017). Continue reading “10 Great TV Series Directed Wholly or Partly by Women from 2017”

Review: Rebecka Martinsson

Rebecka Martinsson is an 8 part Swedish mystery series about a Stockholm lawyer. It’s based on 4 novels by Åsa Larsson. Many of the characters follow from mystery to mystery. Continue reading “Review: Rebecka Martinsson”

Review: The Crown, season 2

The Crown season 2 is as lush and grand as season 1. It provides a view of the world in the late 1950s from inside the vulnerable but unbreakable British monarchy. Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the pitch perfect cast continue the story behind the facade. Peter Morgan, creator of the series, has given us 10 more fascinating episodes to savor. Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: The Crown, season 2”

A Release Date and a bit of a Teaser for Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Marvel’s Jessica Jones is finally, finally, ready with a release date. Plan for all 13 episodes to drop on Netflix at 12:01 AM on March 8, 2018. Continue reading “A Release Date and a bit of a Teaser for Marvel’s Jessica Jones”

Review: Godless

Godless is a 7 part mini-series Western from Netflix. It’s a sweeping tale of evil power vs. good. The story features misshapen religion and disastrous interference from the press. There are love stories, family stories, and stories about fathers and sons. It takes place in the 1880s.  Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: Godless”

Thoughts on Godless episode 1 “An Incident at Creede”

I started watching Godless last night. I only watched the first episode, “An Incident at Creede.” I intend to keep watching, but I had a few bothersome thoughts about this episode I want to mention. After I finish the season I’ll have more to say. I hope by then I will be less picky and more pleased. Continue reading “Thoughts on Godless episode 1 “An Incident at Creede””

Review: The Disappearance (Disparue)

The Disappearance (Disparue) is a French 8 part mini-series. If you’ve seen The Killing or Broadchurch or are familiar with the Spanish series Desaparecida, you’ll be familiar with the concept. Except this time you see it in French with a whole new cast and some excellent cinematography. Some of the plot details and all the nuance are completely French. Continue reading “Review: The Disappearance (Disparue)”

Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 1

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an Amazon Video exclusive. The first season of this comedy set in 1950s Manhattan is now streaming. It’s the story of the birth of a comedian. There are some season 1 spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 1”

Review: Glitch Season 2

Glitch season 2 is an Australian sci-fi series now on Netflix US and other worldwide locales. The basic premise is that people are resurrected from the dead. In season 1, there was no explanation as to how that happened. In season 2, we learn how some of them rose from the dead and get many more glimpses into backstories of the risen characters.  There are many, many spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Glitch Season 2”

Review: The Loch (Loch Ness)

The British mystery series The Loch, also called Loch Ness, is available on Acorn TV. It was the first program I watched with my new subscription to Acorn TV. Continue reading “Review: The Loch (Loch Ness)”