Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: foreign tv series

  • Recap: Last Tango in Halifax S2, E3

    Recap: Last Tango in Halifax S2, E3

    This episode of Last Tango in Halifax opens with the two great granddads (Derek Jacobi and Paul Copley) as well as Alan’s other sidekick (Roy Barraclough) with the baby at the pub. They talk about what the little girl should be named. Both of Alan’s sidekicks think they were asked to be the best man […]

  • Recap: Last Tango in Halifax, S2, E2

    Recap: Last Tango in Halifax, S2, E2

    At the registry office, Celia (Anne Reid) sits in a very pretty suit clutching a bouquet as episode 2 of Last Tango in Halifax begins. We’re mere minutes from the end of episode 1 when Gillian ran out the farmhouse door after finding the card from the Registry Office. A man in an apron sits […]

  • Recap: Last Tango in Halifax, S2, E1

    Recap: Last Tango in Halifax, S2, E1

    Season 2 of Last Tango in Halifax begins with Celia (Anne Reid) in a hospital corridor phoning Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) to tell her than Alan (Derek Jacobi) has come round and, “is feeling rather perky.” A very happy Gillian (Nicola Walker) and Raff (Josh Bolt) are at Alan’s bedside. Gillian mentions that she thinks she […]

  • Review: Season 1 of The Paradise

    Review: Season 1 of The Paradise

    Season one of the BBC period drama The Paradise is available now on Netflix and DVD or from Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, and iTunes. Season 2 has shown on BBC One, but it isn’t available in the U.S. yet at any of the sources I mentioned. The series is about the people who work in […]

  • 5 Reasons to Love Scott & Bailey

    5 Reasons to Love Scott & Bailey

    Scott & Bailey is a British detective series from iTV. It’s run for 5 seasons. It makes its way across the pond to American TV on PBS. Some local PBS stations may have episodes you can watch right now, but it depends on your locality. You’ll also find every episode available on YouTube. There are […]

  • Recommended: McLeod’s Daughters

    Recommended: McLeod’s Daughters

    McLeod’s Daughters ran for 224 episodes in Australia, lasting for 8 seasons. A show that popular for that long must have something going for it. It’s a female-centric drama. The original premise of the show was that half sisters Claire and Tess McLeod run a farm after their father’s death. The help that works the […]

  • Sarah Lancashire in Rose and Maloney

    Sarah Lancashire in Rose and Maloney

    I became a dedicated Sarah Lancashire devotee as I watched Last Tango in Halifax. Being an American who rarely gets to see British TV unless it’s broadcast on PBS, I had never heard of her before. It’s surprisingly difficult to learn anything about British actors in America. Europeans don’t have much interest in filling out […]

  • Reflections on Season 1 of Last Tango in Halifax

    Reflections on Season 1 of Last Tango in Halifax

    We’ve seen all of season 1 of Last Tango in Halifax now. It’s a good time for some reflections and personal reactions. There are many – I’ll list them randomly. Credit for creating, directing and producing this show falls to Sally Wainwright. She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Writer: Drama for the series. […]

  • Recap: Last Tango in Halifax, S1 E6

    Recap: Last Tango in Halifax, S1 E6

    The episode opens with Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi)  having a cup of coffee on their way to Celia’s. Celia tells Alan that Caroline told her when she was 18 and home from her first year at Oxford that she was interested in a woman. Celia said she didn’t want people pointing and […]

  • Recap: Last Tango in Halifax S1, E5

    Recap: Last Tango in Halifax S1, E5

    It’s the morning after everyone was up all night looking for Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid) and after Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) announced to her husband John (Tony Gardner) that she’s been seeing someone. Caroline parks at her school. She’s on the phone to Kate (Nina Sosanya), all chirpy voiced, asking her to come […]

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