Apple Tree Yard is a BBC mystery series in 4 episodes. It full of psychological and suspenseful secrets and surprises. Emily Watson stars in a role that’s unusual for her to play. She’s brilliant at it. There are some spoilers ahead.Continue reading “Review: Apple Tree Yard”
The 4th and final season of Catastrophe has Sharon (Sharon Horgan) and (Rob Delaney) fighting and making up with amazing frequency. Both of them are depressed about where life has led them, but it felt like the funniest season yet. Minor spoilers ahead.Continue reading “Review: Catastrophe, season 4”
Rob (Rob Delaney) and Sharon (Sharon Horgan) are back in season 3 of Amazon’s Original comedy Catastrophe. Things have changed for this couple. This is a review of season 3, with only minor spoilers. Continue reading “Review: Catastrophe, season 3”
Catastrophe season 3 is headed for Amazon Prime on April 28. This hybrid American/British comedy stars Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, who also wrote the series. The series puts the main characters right in the middle of a relationship they had no preparation for. Continue reading “Watch This: Season 3 of Catastrophe is Coming”
Unforgotten is a British police drama. So far it’s only been on iTV, but I hope a streaming service like Netflix will pick it up in the US. Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar star as two cops who investigate decades old crimes that have recently been discovered. Continue reading “Unforgotten, series 2”
Catastrophe season 2 is much like season 1. But funnier. Rob (Rob Delaney) and Sharon (Sharon Horgan) now have two kids – one is a newborn. Their first born is almost 3 now. This Amazon-only comedy deals with parenthood and marriage and in-laws in season 2. And sex. Always sex.
I really enjoyed season 1 of Catastrophe, which is exclusively on Amazon Prime. Now we have a trailer for season 2, which begins airing April 8, and it looks like more of the same in season two. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Catastrophe Season 2”
Starting Sunday (October 4) on PBS’s Masterpiece is the 6 part World War II drama Home Fires. This is a British production from iTV that has already been renewed for a second season.
It’s early days of the war, 1939, and the men are heading off to fight. As the conflict takes hold, and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the characters find themselves under increasing and extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world. It’s a big cast, filling up a small English village. Included are Francesca Annis, Samantha Bond, Ruth Gemmell, Mark Bonnar, Claire Rushbrook, Mark Bazeley, Frances Grey and Ed Stoppard.
Buck up, ladies. We have a crisis that must be dealt with.
The drama is based on Julie Summers’ non-fiction book Jambusters.
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