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)”

Brain Dump: Madam Secretary, Charmed, House of Cards

Let’s empty the stray thoughts from my head today, shall we? I want to say something quick about Madam Secretary, Charmed, and House of Cards. I’m not too happy about things in this episode of the brain dump. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Madam Secretary, Charmed, House of Cards”

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”

Carpool Karaoke with Barbra Streisand – Imagine That

Late Late Show host James Corden somehow managed to get Barbra Streisand in a car to sing with with him. Wow! Continue reading “Carpool Karaoke with Barbra Streisand – Imagine That”

Review: Bodyguard

Bodyguard, a political thriller from the BBC, is solidly entertaining. It races through 6 episodes full speed ahead with twists, turns and surprises that keep you on the edge of your seat. The series is available on Netflix. Continue reading “Review: Bodyguard”

Watch This: A New Trailer for season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Season 1 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel took home a little red wagon full of Emmy Awards and has already been promised a 3rd season by Amazon, even though we haven’t seen season 2 of this comedy yet. Continue reading “Watch This: A New Trailer for season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Review: The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House will be discussed and analyzed for years to come. It’s that kind of work of art. Watching it is like peeling an onion – you think you’ve found the meat, but there’s always one more layer. You dig deeper and deeper in tighter and tighter circles until the whole opens up, explodes, and you’re surrounded by layers again. Continue reading “Review: The Haunting of Hill House”

Brain Dump: The Connors, Supergirl, Murphy Brown

What’s new on the tube? I’ve been trying out some new shows and some old favorites. Here are a few thoughts on some of those shows. I’ll discuss The Connors, Supergirl, and Murphy Brown. Continue reading “Brain Dump: The Connors, Supergirl, Murphy Brown”

A Personal Manifesto

A couple of decades ago I realized everything in my life up to that point had been determined by men. I can hear my friend Denise shouting, “It’s the patriarchy, stupid!” That’s not it – at least not completely. The patriarchy is still with us. But inside my head, things have changed. Continue reading “A Personal Manifesto”