Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Michelle Dockery

  • Downton Abbey: A New Era review

    Downton Abbey: A New Era review

    Downton Abbey: A New Era has so many things happening, and so many happy endings, that you don’t notice that the 2022 spinoff from the popular TV series is over two hours long. The time is bursting with a big cast, lots of changes, and the continued emphasis on the continuity of family brought up […]

  • Downton Abbey (2019), clever capers and royal visits

    Downton Abbey (2019), clever capers and royal visits

    Downton Abbey has spun off two movies from the popular TV series. This one, from 2019, is about a royal visit from King George V (Simon Jones) and Queen Mary (Geraldine James) that set the residents of Downton Abbey atwitter. It featured a delightful minor rebellion from the servants quarters that made the story fun.

  • Review: Anatomy of a Scandal, privilege and power prevail

    Review: Anatomy of a Scandal, privilege and power prevail

    Anatomy of a Scandal is one of several British series out now with scandal in the title. This series is mostly female behind the scenes. S.J. Clarkson (a woman) directed the series created and written by Melissa James Gibson and David E. Kelley. It was based on the novel of the same name by Sarah […]

  • Review: Restless

    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.

  • Review: Godless

    Review: Godless

    Godless is a 7 part mini-series Western from Netflix. It’s a sweeping tale of evil power vs. good. The story features misshapen religion and disastrous interference from the press. There are love stories, family stories, and stories about fathers and sons. It takes place in the 1880s.  Beware the spoilers.

  • Thoughts on Godless episode 1 “An Incident at Creede”

    Thoughts on Godless episode 1 “An Incident at Creede”

    I started watching Godless last night. I only watched the first episode, “An Incident at Creede.” I intend to keep watching, but I had a few bothersome thoughts about this episode I want to mention. After I finish the season I’ll have more to say. I hope by then I will be less picky and […]

  • Good Behavior: S1 E0 So You’re Not an English Teacher

    Good Behavior: S1 E0 So You’re Not an English Teacher

    The first episode of TNT’s new drama Good Behavior was on before the 2 hour premier will air. Michelle Dockery stars as thief and con artist, Letty Dobesh. If you are afraid you can’t see her with new eyes after watching her high faluting ways in Downton Abbey, fear not. She throws 100% convincing into […]

  • TNT’s Good Behavior Had Me at Hello

    TNT’s Good Behavior Had Me at Hello

    Good Behavior coming on TNT this summer stars Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery as a hard-drinking ex-con Letty Dobesh. She’s a woman with lots of issues.

  • Random Thoughts from a Teeming TV Filled Brain

    Random Thoughts from a Teeming TV Filled Brain

    The TV is brewing a brain full of random ideas in me this week. It’s a mish-mash. The Americans season 2 started last night on FX and it’s extra good. Don’t ask me why I care so much about Russian spies, but Kari Russell and Matthew Rhys make me care. The stakes are so high […]

  • The 2013 Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress

    The 2013 Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress

    The 2013 Emmy Nominations were announced. The noms I most care about were in the Outstanding Lead Actress category.  Here are the nominees. Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in Bates Motel Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in House of […]

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