Brain Dump: Secret City, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and Dietland

This brain dump will regale you with thoughts on the Australian TV series Secret City, the documentary film Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and the AMC series Dietland. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Secret City, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and Dietland”

Review: Bed of Roses, season 2

Bed of Roses, the dramedy series from Australia, moved up to 8 episodes in its second series. In season 2, the action centered around various romances, environmental concerns affecting the community, and the community newspaper. Continue reading “Review: Bed of Roses, season 2”

Review: Bed of Roses, season 1

Bed of Roses is an Australian comedy/drama series. It consisted of 3 seasons, running from 2008 until 2011. AcornTV now has seasons 1 and 2 streaming in the US. This is a review of season 1 only. Continue reading “Review: Bed of Roses, season 1”

Review: Ackley Bridge, season 1

Ackley Bridge tells the story of a school in the mythical English Yorkshire town of Ackley Bridge. White and Asian (Pakistani mostly) folks have lived together in the small town for years, but their children have gone to segregated schools. Now they will be thrown together in a new school, called Ackley Bridge College, and learn to be together peacefully. Continue reading “Review: Ackley Bridge, season 1”

Review: The Rain

The Rain is an 8 part Danish sci-fi thriller about a rain-borne virus that wiped out much of the population of Scandinavia, and perhaps the entire world. I’m not aware of a 2nd season, but the ending left the idea open. Continue reading “Review: The Rain”

Review: Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa is a 9 part psychological thriller from Belgium. It’s a familiar premise based on a woman with amnesia, but this series has many twists and turns that deviate from the standard amnesia mold. The series is available on Netflix. Continue reading “Review: Tabula Rasa”

Review: Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith is a Welsh drama from the UK. Like Hinterland it was shot twice, once in Welsh and once in English. It’s an 8 part series. Keeping Faith is a tense and suspense filled drama set on the southern coast of Wales. There are minor spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Keeping Faith”

Review: The Heart Guy (Doctor, Doctor), Season 2

Season 2 of The Heart Guy (known as Doctor, Doctor in Australia) is now streaming on Acorn TV. This Australian comedy series about a brilliant heart surgeon stuck in a small town for a year is charming and funny. Continue reading “Review: The Heart Guy (Doctor, Doctor), Season 2”

Review: Babylon Berlin, season 1

Babylon Berlin is a sprawling, big budget, German series set in Berlin in 1929. Amid a period of German history swirling with change, we look at life through the eyes of a few key characters. This is a review of season 1 (episodes 1–8) only. Continue reading “Review: Babylon Berlin, season 1”

Review: No Offence

No Offence is a cop drama from the UK. It features a group of Manchester police who are dedicated to the job, but have interesting and sometimes funny lives as well. Continue reading “Review: No Offence”