So Many Great Foreign Films and TV in English
We love foreign films and TV. How about foreign films and TV in English? Even better! Many foreign films and TV shows from England, Australia and other English speaking countries make their way to US viewers via streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, Acorn, YouTube and others. Here’s a summary of the ones I […]
Kiri is a four-part drama out of the UK’s channel 4, now streaming on Hulu following National Treasure. There were no starring roles in this tightly-drawn cast, but the standout player for me was Sarah Lancashire as Miriam Grayson, a social worker.
Review: Hard Sun
Hulu has been advertising the heck out of Hard Sun, a 6 part series from the BBC and Hulu. I decided to give it a try. It was a mix of good and bad.
I Love You, Sally Wainwright
I love you, Sally Wainwright. I know it’s a one-sided relationship. I’m the fan. You’re the creative genius behind great television. I know you have other fans. It isn’t an exclusive arrangement I have with you. But, still – I love you.
Last Tango in Halifax S4 E2 The Christmas Special Pt. 2
Last Tango in Halifax S4 E2 is Part Two of The Christmas Special. Holy Moly! What an episode! Stirring, momentous scenes between Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) and Gillian (Nicola Walker) and between Gillian and Robbie (Dean Andrews). Beware the spoilers.
Last Tango in Halifax, S4 E1 – The Christmas Special
Last Tango in Halifax season 4, episode 1 is the first hour of the 2016 Christmas special for this BBC series. It’s been 18 months or so since the last episode of series 3 when Gillian (Nicola Walker) and Robbie (Dean Andrews) got married. Beware the spoilers!
News about Last Tango in Halifax Christmas Special
The air dates in the UK for the 2 part Christmas special of Last Tango in Halifax on BBC One are December 19 and 20 at 9 PM. There is no announcement yet about when PBS or Netflix will bring it to the U.S.
Absolutely Everything About Nina Sosanya Isn’t Very Much – Updated
Many people want to know more about Nina Sosanya. It’s hard to learn much about her. Nina Sosanya is either elusive or not interested in fame. Whatever her reasons for being shy about seeking the spotlight, information on her is hard to find.
Go Read a Play
My book club just read An Enemy of the People, an 1882 play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It’s about a doctor who knows his town is about to open a spa using water polluted by a tannery upriver. The night before this discussion about a whistleblower, I watched Rachel Weisz in The Whistleblower. The […]
Reflections on Series 2 of Happy Valley
Series 2 of Happy Valley is over on BBC One, and has been available on Netflix and iTunes for several days. I assume those interested in the show have taken the time needed to watch all 6 episodes either in the UK or in the US. I wanted to share some overall thoughts and things […]