This show is a spin-off of another British crime show that follows a detective named Morse. This show is about Morse in the very beginning of his career and it’s called Endeavour.
It starts out set in the 1960s in Oxford, England. Each episode is roughly an hour and a half. There’s nothing too gory in it, but it is really good. It focuses on mostly two characters, Morse (whose first name is Endeavour – which he hates and never uses) and a Fred Thursday. It’s a good set too – the cars, the clothes, the music. Being an hour and half, it can be sort of slow sometimes, but in my opinion, with all the twists and turns and connections made, the show really keeps my attention. It’s one that I can watch and not have to do anything else. I can sit there and just watch and stay awake and focused. I really enjoy it, and I hope you do too!
This is, like it says in the picture, a Netflix original documentary on the Michael Peterson case. The question is, did he murder his wife? There are so many twists in this documentary that leaves almost as many questions, if not more, than you started with. Did he do it? Did he not? Are the other, alternative situations, what actually happened? So interesting. It’s got a lot of episodes too, but it’s not the kind you can watch while doing something else because the family dynamics and relationships are confusing and you really need to pay attention. To me, though, it was worth it because it was so interesting.
Then there’s the drama version of the story on HBO. It was told with flashbacks, like when she was alive to after her death. It made figuring out the family dynamics and relationships confusing to figure out, but it was still a good show. I think it played out very well. Colin Firth played the role of Michael Peterson really well in my opinion. I can’t speak to how well Toni Collette played the role of Kathleen (Peterson’s deceased wife), but I think she’s a really great actress.
It’s a Yellowstone spinoff, 1883. Starring Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Isabel May, and Sam Elliott. It’s the Yellowstone “origin story.” I’ve only seen three episodes, so I can’t speak to the whole show so far. It’s interesting. I think it’s an okay show. I love Sam Elliott though – have since I was little and watched Conagher.
The Last Kingdom is based on a book series by Bernard Cornwell. It’s about a Saxon boy who is captured by the Danes and taken as a slave. But he quickly becomes part of the family of the Danes. Then the rest of the story is somewhat about how he (Alexander Dreymon) balances the line between Saxon and Dane and who he is. I don’t want to give any spoilers away because it is so good. I mean, really good. It’s five seasons long on Netflix and well worth it! It’s just so good. So very, very good. I just finished bingeing it and I actually just want to watch it again. I’ve actually checked the first (of many) books from the library (because it’s good to support our local libraries).
I cannot praise it enough. I don’t know how true the show is to the books (yet), but the show is very good. I’ve heard the books are good and I like the show so much that I’m willing to risk tainting the love of the show with not liking the book. So I recommend it, especially if you like “Viking” things. Highly recommend.
So, this show isn’t really a feel good show. It’s a little funny, but it’s also a little dark. I don’t think it’s as realistic as prison really is (but I have no idea beyond what I see on TV). But the characters are good, likable, some you’re not supposed to like, and some are just plain creepy, but somehow manage to make you laugh. I’m still in the middle of watching it, so I can’t say to the whole show, but so far I like it. It’s one of those shows that I put on while I’m doing something else, so I may miss a few things but it doesn’t make me understand any less of what’s happening, if that makes sense. It’s based off a book of a woman’s real experiences in prison. (Warning: Language can get pretty bad!)
Heartstopper is an adorable show on Netflix. I binged it in one morning/early afternoon. The episodes are about 30 minutes long. It focuses on a group of kids in separate girls only school and boys only school in the UK. One of the kids is transgender. There are lesbians. The one of the main characters is openly gay – Charlie (played by Joe Locke). The other main character is in the process of exploring his sexuality, figuring out who he is – Nick Nelson (played by Kit Connor). It’s based off of a graphic novel by Alice Oseman. (Side note: it also has the amazing Olivia Colman in it.)
It might be that I was just really emotional that day, really soft, but I got attached to the kids pretty quickly and just had to know what was going to happen next with them. The show was good at making me care about the characters and really feel for them. It was so good. I highly recommend.
A Very English Scandal is about a politician and a young man who enter into a relationship when being gay was against the law. Eventually the politician is outed – hence the scandal. It stars Hugh Grant and Ben Winshaw. There were some funny moments, and some unbelievable moments that made me google whether or not this story is true (it is).
If you’re looking for something new to put on while doing something else, I’d vote for this. It doesn’t really require all of your attention and you might not like it enough to give it all of your attention, but it isn’t too bad. You can find it on Amazon Prime Video.
There’s a season 2 that is a different “scandal.” I watched part of it, but it just didn’t do anything for me. To be honest, I fell asleep while watching it, so obviously it didn’t fully hold my interest.
You can find this show as a Netflix original – Feel Good. I feel like I should warn you though, there are drugs, alcohol, sex, and hints at sexual abuse. I don’t know if that triggers anyone but there’s the warning. It’s a semi-autobiographical show about the Canadian comedian Mae Martin. There are some hilarious moments, and there are some dark moments. There’s toxic relationships and some good ones. One of my favorite characters who isn’t in the show very often, but I really did like him. His name was Phil. I also really liked Mae (main character) – I liked the way she portrayed her negative relationships and the reality of it. They’re bad, both parties know they’re bad, but there’s still positive feelings there that don’t really make sense. It’s a good show. It’s one I watched twice. The episodes are about 30 minutes long and there’s six episodes each season (2 seasons).
It’s a little different from your typical cop show. For one, the main character, Nicola Walker, will occasionally speak directly to the camera, but no one else does. Some people think it’s weird, but I kind of liked it. Each episode is compared to a novel or story by Nicola Walker and gives a bit of insight about the case or the background story between the characters.
Some people didn’t like it, thought it was weird because she talks to the camera, but I kind of liked it. If you have Prime Video, give it a look! There’s only one season so far, so it won’t take long to watch if you want to binge it.
My sister and her husband started watching Yellowstone. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. I started watching with my dad. We pretty much binged it whenever he was in town. There are only four seasons of it so far, and I must say that we were hooked after a few episodes. It took some time, my mom never did get into it. And I’ve heard people say that it’s too much like Dallas, but since I’ve never seen it, I don’t find a problem with it.
It stars Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Wes Bentley, and Cole Hauser. There are many stars in it. It’s about a ranch and a family. It’s just exciting and entertaining if you let yourself just watch it without thinking about it too much. There are a lot of horses, and seeing as I love horses, it’s got a lot of opportunity to watch them.