Morocco: Love in Times of War (Tiempos de guerra) is a Spanish language series set in the Spanish city of Melilla, Morocco, during the Rif War of the 1920s. Red Cross nurses are sent there to care for the injured soldiers. As the English title suggests, the series takes full advantage of the setting to tell many stories of love and danger. Continue reading “Review: Morocco: Love in Times of War (Tiempos de guerra)”
The Australian series Sisters is streaming now on Netflix. This series has 3 women in the leading roles, an all women director roster, and a ripped from the headlines premise. Continue reading “Review: Sisters”
The Polish mystery series Ultraviolet is on Netflix. It features a group of internet savvy private citizens who call themselves Ultraviolet and who get involved in police work. Continue reading “Review: Ultraviolet, season 1”
Silk takes us on a roller coaster ride with barrister Martha Costello (Maxine Peake) and the barristers, clerks, and juniors in her chamber. This very British legal drama is full of courtroom scenes and goings on in chambers, but doesn’t delve into most of the character’s personal lives. Continue reading “Review: Silk, season 1”
The Innocents in this tale of tragedy and woe are two teenage lovers, Harry and June. They run away to London to begin new lives away from their unhappy homes. Before they even got there, June suddenly shape shifted into a big hairy Norwegian fella named Steinar. Well, that was a problem. Continue reading “Review: The Innocents, season 1”
The Code, a complex thriller from Australia, is about two brothers who get pulled into a dangerous cover up. In season 1, which this review discusses, the Australian government, ordinary folks in an outback community, and a powerful industrial complex all play a part. Continue reading “Review: The Code, season 1”
Dietland, the 10 episode series from AMC, ended on a new beginning. The series followed the journey of Plum Kettle (Joy Nash) from her job as ghostwriter of a “Dear Kitty” column in a fashion magazine to her decision to join the revolution to overthrow the patriarchy. Continue reading “Review: Dietland”
Bed of Roses is an Australian comedy/drama series. It consisted of 3 seasons, running from 2008 until 2011. AcornTV now has seasons 1 and 2 streaming in the US. This is a review of season 1 only. Continue reading “Review: Bed of Roses, season 1”
Ackley Bridge tells the story of a school in the mythical English Yorkshire town of Ackley Bridge. White and Asian (Pakistani mostly) folks have lived together in the small town for years, but their children have gone to segregated schools. Now they will be thrown together in a new school, called Ackley Bridge College, and learn to be together peacefully. Continue reading “Review: Ackley Bridge, season 1”
Killing Eve is a spy thriller unlike anything you’ve seen before. The eight episode first season had not even aired when Killing Eve was renewed for a second season. If my feeling about season 1 is any indication of how I’m going to react to future seasons, I hope it goes on for many years!
Beware, there are slight spoilers ahead.