Has anyone else watched the new incarnation of Howard's End? It's on BBC One in the UK & on Starz in the US. I've watched three of the four parts and can't wait to see the rest. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05mq0t0
Yes, very sumptuous, lyrically filmed and some pretty top-notch acting.
If you liked that you might like the BBC's new version of Little Women, the style of which was very similar (apart from the snow scenes being fairly obviously filmed in the summer!)
We finished HOMICIDE Season One & Two and probably won’t get Season Three, since there’s “so much other good TV to watch”, according to Mr. Kimby.
We also binged on HOUSE OF CARDS Season Five, which wasn’t as engaging as previous seasons, but interesting to watch from the perspective of “what we now know about Kevin Spacey”. And knowing that he was written out while Season Six was being filmed. Now that one should be worth watching!
As BIG LITTLE LIES is getting such good reviews, Mr. Kimby will want to see it (even though it has all the hallmarks of a “chick flick”). Yippee, I’ll get to watch it all over again, and this time, I’ll get to see the conclusion.
As far as I'm concerned, each thread lives and dies on its own. As a particular nutcase, I have started hundreds of threads over the years. Some of them have become popular and others have not even had a single reply. And as you all know, I have sometimes kept my own threads going as the only (or almost only) participant -- it doesn't bother me at all, and other members have done the same thing with their threads. I absolutely do not see a problem.
Those who are interested in series (including me) can always move (quote, copy and paste) pertinent threads from the Small Screen to the TV series thread. Ideally NEW posts about series would go in this thread.
I’d love it if ALL fans of series would take a few minutes to think about and LIST their favorites on this thread. I won’t ask you to recreate long reviews already posted on the Small Screen thread...
I was riveted by Justified but had to take a break between series, and then after the break realized I just couldn't face so much violence.
Another series I liked was Madam Secretary, but that one we gave up because the scenarios now seem so much scarier than when we watched the shows during the Obama era.
Now we are watching Longmire and enjoying it quite a bit, in spite of that pesky accent problem with the so-called Philadelphian. She, an American actress, can't do a Philadelphia accent, whereas the guy who plays Longmire is an Australian who manages to sound American, though probably not with a Wyoming accent.
Every now and then we'll watch a Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery and they're always fun.
I still watch Madam Secretary, which often creepily resembles the news. It's sometimes annoyingly cozy with the family sub-plots, but I feel I've learned a certain amount about how the govẃenment works.
Just finished the season 3 DVDs of Better Call Saul. Never have I seen a noir so carefully plotted with building intensity, little violence, no sexism, just developing story that leads perfectly into season 4 which has just begun shooting. As this is a prequel to Breaking Bad it's interesting to get the back stories now of many of the characters that appeared years ago in BB.
We are now halfway through the first season of THIS IS US. Enjoying it a lot, good writing engaging characters. The premise involves 4 individuals who share a birthday, but it skips around in time and introduces us to at least 3 generations.
I find this site useful for reminding me of shows I've heard of but never watched, or that I do watch but didn't realize that a new season had started, or that I've never heard of (there is some weird sh*t out there in tv land!), but want to know about.
It should open on the current date, then you can use the arrows to go backward & forward. There are capsule synopses for the shows & you can google reviews to see which ones might be worth watching.