All posts tagged: TV Shows

I’m Killing Eve

Okay people, why did no one tell me sooner about the Sandra Oh-helmed series, KILLING EVE, before now? Late to the viewing game, as the show is now on season 3—something I am soooo happy to read about—me and mine only discovered the show this weekend when we found the DVD for season 1 in the Recently Released section. I mean, I’ve heard about Sandra Oh knocking it out of the ballpark with her performance, because didn’t she win an Emmy or something? But we’ve never gotten around to looking for it. We don’t have cable, and have never bothered subbing to Netflix or the like. We’re readers … usually. But this weekend has seen me binge-watch all 8 episodes of season 1 and now, I’m itching to get my sweaty palms on season 2, like, yesterday! “Eve’s life as a spy is not adding up to what she had hoped it would be when she started. She is a bored, very smart, MI5 security officer who is very desk-bound. Villanelle is a very talented …

A Way Back To The Future

Last week I did a Top Ten TV Shows that I loved post, and realised that most of the shows I had listed were cop dramas and or comedy shows. I completely forgot to share some of my fav SF shows. So, to rectify that, I thought to share a handful more shows that I watch(ed) and love. Such as: KILLJOYS — This is another Canadian-made show, that is into it’s fourth season and is just brilliant. The acting, the cast and crew, and the writing, are all outstanding. Fun, irreverent, serious, and downright addictive viewing. Check out Dutch and her crew as the try to stop interplanetary war, alien invasion and the bad guys in their own ranks! THE EXPANSE — Who out there hasn’t seen at least one episode? Come on people, this is simple the BEST SF TV show out there. The scripts, the cast and crew, and the cinematic treatment of each and every episode make this one a cut above the rest. Bobby, Avasarala, and Naomi Nagata, I mean, what …

Top Ten Wednesday: My Top 10 Fav TV Shows

Okay, so I know there is no such #tag but, after seeing Norrie’s post, 10 Binge Worthy TV Shows To Watch (and, as I had already posted my Top 5 Tuesday, yesterday) I though I would steal Norrie’s idea and do a post on my favourite Top 10 TV Shows of the moment. So, in no particular order: CARDINAL — A wholly Canadian show with two seasons down and a third coming this autumn. I can’t wait. This psychological police drama has been gripping viewing and, with only 6 episodes a season, tells a complete story. [Based on the series of books written by Giles Blunt.] Billy Campbell stars as John Cardinal, supported by Karine Vanasse as Det. Lise Delhorme. PRIVATE EYES — Another uniquely Canadian show about a PI, Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson) who takes on Matt Shade (Jason Priestley), an ex-hockey player as a partner, and they team up to solve crime together. A very funny comedy-drama. THE DETAIL — Okay, so I live in Canada, I watch a lot of Canadian TV. …

Are You A Prime Suspect?

The TV shows, Prime Suspect and its similarly themed American counterpart, The Closer, both had the police hunting down the worse cases crime had to offer and, focused in on a female lead — with Kyra Sedgwick playing Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson in The Closer, and Dame Helen Mirren playing Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect. Both these shows followed a similar pattern, but how they dealt with their subject material, and how, by the end of each episode, they closed their cases, was approached in different ways. While I watched and loved The Closer, which was essentially about how Johnson/Sedgwick ‘closed’ her cases through her techniques in interrogation. The show was also full of a great deal of humour that, IMHO, often got in the way of the story telling aspect. Each episode had a number of ‘B’ plots that were, invariably, a slapstick comedy segment. After seven seasons, this became very tiresome and took the edge away from some of the topics covered. I really felt that, had they taken …