Review: Restless

Restless stars Hayley Atwell, Charlotte Rampling and Michelle Dockery. When I saw the cast list on Acorn TV, I thought, “What could be better?”

It turns out, quite a few things could be better.

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Review: Monarca, season 1

Monarca brings Mexican melodrama to Netflix with an dangerous brew of intrigue. The story centers around a family worth millions from a tequila empire. Their tequila brand name is Monarca.

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Review: Workin’ Moms, seasons 1-3

Workin’ Moms is a half-hour Canadian comedy show about a group of moms. The first three seasons of the series are streaming on Netflix now.

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Brain Dump: My Life is Murder and Made in Heaven

A few words about series I’m watching and enjoying. I’m not finished with all the episodes, so I don’t want to do a full-fledged review. Take a look at My Life is Murder and Made in Heaven.

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Review: Keeping Faith, season 2

Keeping Faith season 2 continues to be densely written with a lot going on in a short time. It threatens to overwhelm the heroine Faith Howells (Eve Myles). Too much, too fast, and all of it serious. There’s a powerful sense of desperation in this suspenseful tale.

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Review: The Indian Doctor, seasons 1-3

The Indian Doctor is a BBC series that began in 2010 and lasted for 3 seasons. All three seasons are now on Hulu. The series is a warm-hearted look into the life of a doctor and his wife in a small mining town in South Wales. It’s the kind of British TV that makes so many people say they love British TV.

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Review: This Way Up

This Way Up is a comedy series from Irish comic Aisling Bea. Bea created and stars in the series as Aine, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown. She is still in a fragile mental state. She copes with humor. You can watch This Way Up on Hulu.

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Review: A French Village (Un village français), season 1

The long running series A French Village (Un village français) has 7 seasons. This French series is about a fictional village near the French border with Switzerland and what happened there during the German occupation from 1940 to 1945.

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Review: Straight Forward

Straight Forward is an Acorn TV production between Denmark and New Zealand. It’s set it both places. It’s the story of a con woman and how she struggles to save herself and her family from a Danish thug.

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Review: The Slap, the 2011 Australian version

The Slap was a 2011 Australian TV series, and later an American one. Both were based on a novel by Christos Tsiolkas. I remember watching the American version a few years ago, but I think the Australian one is better. Melissa George starred in both. The Australian version is currently streaming on Hulu.

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