Sally Wainwright

Louisa Harland in Renegade Nell

Renegade Nell: a new series from Sally Wainwright

Renegade Nell burst forth with a little bit of a whole lot of things. There are murder accusations, magic sprites, evil dark arts, musical numbers, highway robbery, and political drama wrapped up in the story of Nell Jackson and her […]

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Sarah Lancashire in Happy Valley

7 Things to Love about Happy Valley, season 3

The British series Happy Valley has been an outstanding triumph of great writing and brilliant acting. It returned after a long wait of almost 8 years for its 3rd and final season. It was worth the wait. There are spoilers

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Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle in Gentleman Jack

Is there a new heroine in season 2 of Gentleman Jack?

As I watched the final episode of season 2 of Gentleman Jack I was struck by how much had happened to Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) and Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle) since the start of their marriage. This real life 1830s

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Sandra Bullock in The Unforgivable

Review: The Unforgivable with Sandra Bullock

The Unforgivable is a remake of a 3 part British series called Unforgiven. The original was written by Sally Wainwright. I really liked the original. I set out to watch this adaptation as a stand alone film and not compare

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the cast of Last Tango in Halifax at dinner

Off on a Tangent about S5 of Last Tango in Halifax

Last Tango in Halifax season 5 came to me as a gift on my birthday. I don’t intend to review it or recap it, I simply want to talk about a few bits. It will be a little spoilery, but

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Suranne Jones in Gentleman Jack

The Excellence of Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack season 1 ended in the U.S. It was excellent in every way. A brilliant achievement involving writers, directors, costumers, actors, and Anne Lister’s secret diaries.

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Jodie Comer in Killing Eve

Brain Dump: Killing Eve, Gentleman Jack, and Call the Midwife

Just a few bits and pieces about Killing Eve, both the Gentleman Jack TV series and tie in book, and Call the Midwife.

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Sophie Rundle in Gentleman Jack

Grace Notes after Two Episodes of Gentleman Jack

I’ve been noticing a lot of what you might call grace notes in Gentleman Jack. Minor characters, casting choices, reasons to break the 4th wall. There are a few spoilers from episode 2 ahead.

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Gentleman Jack: A Look at Episode 1

Like any true fan of Sally Wainwright’s writing, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the series Gentleman Jack. Episode 1 aired last night: I’ll take a look at a few of the things that struck me about the first episode.

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