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Gone Girl

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Prisoners

He’s not a person anymore. The world would be a better place without trailers.  I’m not saying that the trailer for Prisoners (2013) was unduly revelatory, because it was no more ruinous than any other, so I’m #justsayin.  The paradox is that … Continue reading

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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Tier 4)

Tier 4: The Butler Did It! I preface this with the possibly obvious comment that these are the shows I like least and have, accordingly, seen least.  If they improve dramatically after a first series, I accept my ignorance of … Continue reading

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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Tier 3)

Tier 3:  Hey, I Saw That On PBS, Hmm Cadfael (1994-96) A former crusader turns to God and becomes a monk and a healer.  Cadfael (Derek Jacobi) is a sharp man still and, like Liam Neeson, has a very particular set of … Continue reading

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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Tier 2)

Tier 2: “So I’m at the library…Hey, sweet!” Cracker (1993-96) To be left at the airport, Fitz, that’s one thing. But to be left by a big, fat, egocentric, middle-aged man, well, that’s a different thing altogether.  Dr. Eddie Fitzgerald (Robbie … Continue reading

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Wallander Series 3

I’m basically quite a cheerful person. One of the best detectives series around has been that of Wallander (2008-) based on the books by Henning Mankell.  With its combination of clear Swedish beauty and deep Swedish depression, it supplies one of the best … Continue reading

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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Guide)

The game is afoot. That’s what a mystery is, for its fans.  It’s a team game and the detective is on your team.  The opponents are the wrong-doers we are tasked to track down.  A good mystery is like any … Continue reading

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