Review: The Crown, season 3

The Crown, season 3, has an all new cast but the same royal family we enjoyed getting to know in previous seasons. The switch to older actors in the royal roles is hardly an awareness blip as the new cast takes over with brilliant work all round.

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Review: Fleabag, season 2

In the final moments of season 2, Fleabag turns to the lens and waves goodbye to us, the people inside the camera. We have been her companions, the people who have been allowed to understand her grieving heart just a little better.

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Review: The Favourite

I found The Favourite eccentric and odd. It was both off-putting and charming at once. This story about Queen Anne is best described as a farce. The performances from the three main (women!) characters were outstanding.

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Review: The Crown, season 2

The Crown season 2 is as lush and grand as season 1. It provides a view of the world in the late 1950s from inside the vulnerable but unbreakable British monarchy. Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the pitch perfect cast continue the story behind the facade. Peter Morgan, creator of the series, has given us 10 more fascinating episodes to savor. Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: The Crown, season 2”

Watch This: Trailer for Murder on the Orient Express

Kenneth Branagh brings us a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic Hercule Poirot mystery Murder on the Orient Express. The film is star-studded to the max. Every character is played by someone outstanding. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Murder on the Orient Express”

Review: The Lobster

The Lobster is a strange dystopian look at a future where the social contract requires people to be coupled up. If they are not, they are relegated to an outsider’s existence as loners who can be hunted down for rewards. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: The Lobster”

Review: Fleabag

Fleabag is a British 6 part comedy series exclusively on Amazon Prime. It’s fair to call it a comedy – it has some very funny moments – but it’s about a woman in terrible emotional pain and distress. Some minor spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Fleabag”

Recommended: Broadchurch

Broadchurch is a small town on the coast of England. Broadchurch, a new series on BBC America, takes its name from that location. A young boy is murdered there at the opening of this excellent police drama.

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