Review: Secret City, season 2

Season 2 of the Australian drama Secret City reached Netflix in the US recently. It was just as good as the first season, possibly even better because of the addition of a young, independent politician who stirred things up among the political old guard in Canberra. This review is fairly spoiler free.

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Netflix

Netflix has all 3 seasons of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the Australian series that I first reviewed some time ago. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries season 3, the focus of this post, is as much fun as the first 2 seasons were. Continue reading “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Netflix”

Review: Runaways, season 2

For some reason I didn’t review season 1 of Marvel Runaways. Odd, because I watched it with interest. Season 2 takes the runaways on a complex adventure as they try to gain their freedom from parents they consider evil.

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Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 2

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 2, didn’t have as much stand up as I hoped it would. I was a bit disappointed in that. It focused more on Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) and the characters around her as people than it did on Midge’s career as a comic. There are some slight spoilers ahead.

Season 2 was more about the people and the life style of 1950s New Yorkers from the Upper East Side. It took me a minute to accept that the story was taking that turn.

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Review: Ackley Bridge, season 2

Ackley Bridge, season 2, with its big cast and 12 episodes was even more interesting than season 1. The UK’s Channel 4 must agree with me because they’ve commissioned a third season of 8 episodes for 2019. This British drama about an integrated school filled with both white and Asian kids and teachers is a great setting for multiple storylines.

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Review: Shut Eye, season 2

Jeffrey Donovan and KaDee Strickland return as Charlie and Linda Haverford in season 2 of Shut Eye. The series about con artists and scammers is a Hulu Original. Continue reading “Review: Shut Eye, season 2”

Review: No Offence, season 2

No Offence, season 2, carries on with the same group of hardworking Manchester police we met in season 1. Joanna Scanlan as DI Vivienne Deering runs the place with somewhat unorthodox panache. The overarching crimes of the season involve young children stolen from the child welfare system and put to work in illegal ways. Continue reading “Review: No Offence, season 2”

Watch This: Trailer for Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime video returns for season 2 with Midge finding work as a comedian in the Catskills. She had trouble finding the self-discipline to actually develop and stick to an act in season 1. We’ll see if she’s learning her craft in season 2. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Review: The Code, season 2

Australian thriller The Code, season 2, takes us on another ride with brothers Ned Banks (Dan Spielman), a Canberra journalist, and Jesse Banks (Ashley Zukerman), a computer hacker. Continue reading “Review: The Code, season 2”

Review: The Handmaid’s Tale, season 2

I’ll say it right off the mark: I didn’t think season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale was as strong as season 1. I’m not sure I can pinpoint why, but I’ll offer several theories as to why anyway. You can join in with a comment if you think you have a better sense of why. This review is fairly spoiler free. Continue reading “Review: The Handmaid’s Tale, season 2”