Dead to Me

Drama/dark comedy series starring Christina Applegate which feels like it has a few parallels or links across to Big Little Lies somehow, but a decent watch and further evidence of how much of a relief it is that TV shows aren’t all about blokes & their adventures any more. The …

The Good Fight – Season 1 to 3

I’d sort of shoulder-surfed Liz watching The Good Wife previously and so knew who some of these characters were – I guess it’s a more gender & racially balanced law-ish dramedy after the same style as Boston Legal.  Hard to know if my interest was partially down to the involvement …

Game of Thrones – Season 1 to 7

Having suffered through Season 8 we decided to make sure we weren’t being nostalgic or rose-tinty about our glasses, etc. and so for the third time (I think) we started all the way back at episode 1 of series 1 and made our way through.  It’s still gripping and compelling …

Game of Thrones – Season 8

I feel like I’ve already covered this.  Season 8 was a tremendously disappointing finish to the television highlight of the decade for the simple fact that the style of storytelling changed completely at the end of Season 6 and the showrunners rushed it: meaning that vast chunks of potential plot …

Russian Doll

Quirky as fuck Groundhog Day, led my Natasha Lyonne as a game developer who keeps dying and then respawning back at her own birthday party, leaving her to try to solve what’s going on and unlock the mystery.  Exquisitely shot & quite compelling, yet still leaves simpletons like me wondering …

Grace and Frankie – Season 5

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin continue to perform like the treasures they are in this dramatic sitcom about retirees who’ve had circumstance thrust upon them, and how they deal with some of the admittedly fantastical changes in their lives. Which, as ever, appears to make for much more palatable viewing …

Queen of the South

We watched the pilot episode of this aaaaaaaaaages ago, then saw nothing more of it for a long time.  So when it came up on streaming somewhere we had a weird deja vu moment, then watched the first one and kept looking at each other and thinking “have we seen …

Big Little Lies

Small-town tensions in a fabulously wealthy & attractive town interlinked with post-“happening” interviews. It’s a little maddening to know that *something* has happened, but not know what or to whom. Heavy-hitting cast… weird to see Alexander Skarsgard without fangs.

Pine Gap

Australian drama set at the US/Australian joint surveillance & intelligence base near Alice Springs: has plenty of “NEED TO KNOW” security stuff and covert nonsense, and layers and layers of hierarchy, but on the whole presents an approachable approximation of day-to-day life in the kind of place that’s only ever …

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Season 2

The hands-down must-see Netflix show of 2018 – whilst plenty fanciful/ludicrous, contained some great characters and plot, and I think portrayed an assertive & confident protagonist (who admittedly kept inexplicably wanting to go back to her husband in spite of everything else about her nature). Great production values, and a …