Review: Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable) season 3

Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable) season 3 hit Netflix with a welcome embrace from fans of the strong-minded women who lead this cast in its soapy adventures. Continue reading “Review: Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable) season 3”

Review: Sisters

The Australian series Sisters is streaming now on Netflix. This series has 3 women in the leading roles, an all women director roster, and a ripped from the headlines premise. Continue reading “Review: Sisters”

Review: Ultraviolet, season 1

The Polish mystery series Ultraviolet is on Netflix. It features a group of internet savvy private citizens who call themselves Ultraviolet and who get involved in police work. Continue reading “Review: Ultraviolet, season 1”

Review: Silk, season 1

Silk takes us on a roller coaster ride with barrister Martha Costello (Maxine Peake) and the barristers, clerks, and juniors in her chamber. This very British legal drama is full of courtroom scenes and goings on in chambers, but doesn’t delve into most of the character’s personal lives. Continue reading “Review: Silk, season 1”

Review: The Innocents, season 1

The Innocents in this tale of tragedy and woe are two teenage lovers, Harry and June. They run away to London to begin new lives away from their unhappy homes. Before they even got there, June suddenly shape shifted into a big hairy Norwegian fella named Steinar. Well, that was a problem. Continue reading “Review: The Innocents, season 1”

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 consider the best. Last updated 3/8/2019. Continue reading “So Many Great Foreign Films and TV in English”

Review: The Code, season 2

Australian thriller The Code, season 2, takes us on another ride with brothers Ned Banks (Dan Spielman), a Canberra journalist, and Jesse Banks (Ashley Zukerman), a computer hacker. Continue reading “Review: The Code, season 2”

Review: The Code, season 1

The Code, a complex thriller from Australia, is about two brothers who get pulled into a dangerous cover up. In season 1, which this review discusses, the Australian government, ordinary folks in an outback community, and a powerful industrial complex all play a part. Continue reading “Review: The Code, season 1”

Review: Grand Hotel (Gran Hotel)

Grand Hotel (Gran Hotel) is a sweeping, glorious, soap opera of a tale from Spain. It’s set in 1905 in a palatial hotel owned by the Alarcón family and populated with hotel owners, guests, and workers. Continue reading “Review: Grand Hotel (Gran Hotel)”

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”