Review: Wanted, season 3

I love Wanted so much. I love the two ingenious MacGyver escape artist women in the lead. I love the hectic chase and pursuit of the plot. I love the depth of the women characters and the unbreakable bond between the two lead women. This Australian TV series with its great women leads is one of my all time favorite shows.

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Review: Letters from Baghdad

I was eager to see Letters from Baghdad on PBS. It told the story of Gertrude Bell, an amazing and intrepid English woman who helped set the course of the Middle East a century ago.

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Review: Pine Gap

Pine Gap comes from Australia. It’s a fictionalized TV series about a real place. The real Pine Gap is a joint Australian/United States intelligence gathering installation in the desert near Alice Springs. Some slight spoilers ahead.

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Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 2

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 2, didn’t have as much stand up as I hoped it would. I was a bit disappointed in that. It focused more on Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) and the characters around her as people than it did on Midge’s career as a comic. There are some slight spoilers ahead.

Season 2 was more about the people and the life style of 1950s New Yorkers from the Upper East Side. It took me a minute to accept that the story was taking that turn.

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Review: Seasons 1-2 of Wanted, an Exciting Australian Series

Wanted is an action-packed series from Australia about two women who run for their lives while being chased by the police, drug dealers, and assorted bad guys. It stars Rebecca Gibney and Geraldine Hakewill as absolutely wonderful characters.

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Review: Ackley Bridge, season 2

Ackley Bridge, season 2, with its big cast and 12 episodes was even more interesting than season 1. The UK’s Channel 4 must agree with me because they’ve commissioned a third season of 8 episodes for 2019. This British drama about an integrated school filled with both white and Asian kids and teachers is a great setting for multiple storylines.

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Review: The Sinner, season 1

The Sinner stars Jessica Biel as a woman who commits a violent crime on a public beach. No one understands why she did it, including the woman herself. Continue reading “Review: The Sinner, season 1”

Recommended Foreign Language Films and TV Series

I’ve reviewed a number of foreign language films and TV shows here on Old Ain’t Dead. This is a summary post helping you find them all. I’ve categorized them by language. Some of these may have gone from the various streaming services, check the date of the review if it isn’t where I say it is. Last updated 11/30/ 2018. Continue reading “Recommended Foreign Language Films and TV Series”

Review: Morocco: Love in Times of War (Tiempos de guerra)

Morocco: Love in Times of War (Tiempos de guerra) is a Spanish language series set in the Spanish city of Melilla, Morocco, during the Rif War of the 1920s. Red Cross nurses are sent there to care for the injured soldiers. As the English title suggests, the series takes full advantage of the setting to tell many stories of love and danger. Continue reading “Review: Morocco: Love in Times of War (Tiempos de guerra)”

Review: Homecoming

Homecoming, remarkable as Julia Roberts first foray into episodic television, is also remarkable for its mysterious and slightly creepy storyline and vibe. Continue reading “Review: Homecoming”