DVD review: “Birds of a Feather” (2014-2020)

“Birds of a Feather” (2014-2020) Comedy Twenty-four episodes Created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Featuring: Lesley Joseph, Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson Dorien Green: “Good afternoon, neighbours.” Sharon Theodopolopoudos: “It was, up until now.” Dorien Green: “Now, now, Sharon. Fat people are supposed to be jolly; it's a tradition.” Released this month on DVD is the first three seasons of the ITV comedy “Birds …

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DVD review: “Archenemy” (2020)

“Archenemy” (2020) Sci-Fi/Action Running time: 90 minutes Written and Directed by: Adam Egypt Mortimer Featuring: Joe Manganiello, Paul Scheer, Glenn Howerton, Zolee Griggs and Amy Seimetz Indigo: “I wanna make it rain … we should be going viral.”  Recently released on DVD is the sci-fi/action movie “Archenemy” (2020) featuring Joe Manganiello in the lead role as a somewhat powerless …

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DVD review: “The Ruth Rendell Mysteries – A Collection” (1987-2000)

“The Ruth Rendell Mysteries – A Collection” (1987-2000) Television/Drama Seventeen Adaptations Created by: Ruth Rendell Featuring: George Baker, Louie Ramsay, Christopher Ravenscroft, Ken Kitson, Diane Keen and John Burgess Ruth Rendell: “I don’t get sick of him [Chief Inspector Wexford] because he’s me. He’s very much me. He doesn’t look like me, of course, but the way he thinks and his principles and his …

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DVD review: “The Darling Buds of May” (1991-1993)

“The Darling Buds of May” (1991-1993) Drama Twenty Episodes Created by: H.E. Bates Featuring: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Philip Franks and Catherine Zeta-Jones Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: “This calls for a cocktail!” Once again recently released on DVD is the now constant favorite David Jason starring “The Darling Buds of May” (1991-1993), a relatively short lived television show that is now …

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DVD review: “Foyle’s War” (2002-2015)

“Foyle's War” (2002-2015) Television Twenty-eight Episodes Created by: Anthony Horowitz Featuring: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks and Anthony Howell Samantha Stewart: [to Foyle and Milner] "What you both need is a jolly good murder!" Recently re-released on DVD is the television series “Foyle's War” (2002-2015), it was essentially a murder mystery series taking place mostly in England during World War II. …

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DVD review: “FBI: Season One” (2019)

“FBI: Season One” (2019) Television Drama/Thriller 22 Episodes Developed by: Dick Wolf & Craig Turk Featuring: Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Jeremy Sisto, Ebonée Noel, Connie Nielsen, Sela Ward, Alana de la Garza and John Boyd Maggie: “We have 2 hours to get on top of this.” OA: “Kidnappers gave them 24.” Maggie: “75 percent of abducted kids never make it or killed within 3 hours. That email came …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Expanse – Season Three” (2015-present)

"The Expanse - Season Three" (2015-present) TV Series/Sci-Fi 46 Episodes Developed by: Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby based on 'The Expanse' by James S. A. Corey Featuring: Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Paulo Costanzo, Florence Faivre, Shawn Doyle, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams and Cara Gee Title Card: "In the 23rd century, humans have colonized the Solar System. The U.N. controls Earth. Mars is an independent military power. The …

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DVD review: “Charmed – Season One” (2018 – present)

“Charmed - Season One” (2018 - present) Television Drama 22 Episodes Developed by: Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin Featuring: Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, Sarah Jeffery, Ser'Darius Blain, Ellen Tamaki, Rupert Evans and Nick Hargrove Macy Vaughn: “What do you think mom would say if she saw us standing together right now?” Mel Vera, Maggie Vera: “Your differences are your strengths, and nothing's as strong as …

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DVD review: “Detectorists – Season Three” (2017)

“Detectorists – Season Three” (2017) Television Comedy 6 Episodes Created by: Mackenzie Crook Featuring: Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Lucy Benjamin, Rachel Stirling, Simon Farnaby and Diana Rigg Released this week is the third and final season of the excellent comedy television series "Detectorists" (2014-2017) which sees the entire cast return for what must be the …

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DVD review: “Mayans M.C.” (2019)

"Mayans M.C." (2019) Television Drama 10 Episodes Created by: Kurt Sutterand Elgin James Featuring: J. D. Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Richard Cabral, Raoul Max Trujillo, Antonio Jaramillo, Danny Pino and Edward James Olmos Coco: “I didn't murder a whore. I freed my mother, gave her some peace, and took away the noise.” Released this week on DVD is the …

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DVD review: “Profiler – Seasons Three and Four” (1996-2000)

“Profiler” (1996-2000) Television Drama 83 Episodes Created by: Cynthia Saunders Featuring: Ally Walker, Robert Davi, Julian McMahon, Roma Maffia, Peter Frechette, Erica Gimpel, Caitlin Wachs, Jamie Luner, Dennis Christopher, Michael Whaley, Shiek Mahmoud-Bey, Heather McComband and Traci Lords John Grant: “We don’t have a lot of time here, Dr. Lawson. So if you’ve got a theory, I want to hear it.” Dr. Samantha ‘Sam’ Waters: “You want …

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DVD review: “A Private War” (2018)

“A Private War” (2018) Drama Running time: 110 minutes Written by: Arash Amelbased on "Marie Colvin’s Private War"by Marie Brenner Directed by: Matthew Heineman Featuring: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander and Stanley Tucci Newspaper Editor: “Why is it important, do you think, to see this images? Why is it important for you to be there? Right now you may be one …

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DVD review: “Good Girls: Season One” (2018)

DVD review: "Good Girls: Season One" (2018) “Good Girls” (2019) Television/Drama 10 Episodes Created by: Jenna Bans Featuring: Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman, Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Isaiah Stannard and Matthew Lillard Jane Boland: [narrating] “Girls today can be anything. CEO, Olympic gold medalist, even a Supreme Court Justice. We've finally broken that glass ceiling. And, wow, sure looks …

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DVD review: “Fireflies” (2004)

“Fireflies” (2004) Television Drama 22 Episodes Created by: John O'Brien Featuring: Kain O'Keeffe, Libby Tanner, Jeremy Sims, Natasha Novak, Nadia Townsend and Christopher Morris Paul Kelly: “A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and theeLying on a blanket underneath that big old spreading tree” Released on DVD this month is the short lived small town drama “Fireflies” (2004) that was …

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DVD review: “The Fantastic Journey” (2019)

“The Fantastic Journey” (2019) Television/Science Fiction 10 Episodes Written by: D. C. Fontana, Richard Fielder, Robert Hamilton, Leonard Katzman, Ken Kolb, Howard Livingstone, Michael Michaelian and Katharyn Powers Featuring: Jared Martin, Ike Eisenmann, Carl Franklin, Katie Saylor and Roddy McDowall Narrator: “Lost in the Devil's Triangle, trapped in a dimension with beings from the future and other worlds, a …

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DVD review: “The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco” (2018)

“The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco” (2018) Television Drama 8 Episodes Created by: Guy Burt Featuring: Julie Graham, Rachael Stirling, Crystal Balint, Chanelle Peloso, Ben Cotton, Jennifer Spence, Peter Benson, Colin Lawrence and Agape Mngomezulu Mille: “What criminal doesn’t leave patters? Life is patterns” Released this month on DVD is the follow up to the excellent mini series “The Bletchley Circle” (2012-2014) …

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DVD review: “Profiler – Seasons 1 and 2” (1996-2000)

“Profiler” (1996-2000) Television Drama 83 Episodes Created by: Cynthia Saunders Featuring: Ally Walker, Robert Davi, Julian McMahon, Roma Maffia, Peter Frechette, Erica Gimpel, Caitlin Wachs, Jamie Luner, Dennis Christopher, Michael Whaley, Shiek Mahmoud-Bey, Heather McComband and Traci Lords John Grant: “We don't have a lot of time here, Dr. Lawson. So if you've got a theory, I want to hear it.” Dr. Samantha 'Sam' Waters: …

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DVD review: “Lost in Space” (2018 – )

DVD review: "Lost in Space" (2018 - ) Science Fiction 10 Episodes Based on an original idea by: Irwin Allen Developed by: Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless Featuring: Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio, Taylor Russell, Maxwell Jenkins, Parker Posey, Mina Sundwall, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Robot:“Will Robinson… Danger.” “Lost in Space” revolves around an extinction level event caused …

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DVD review: “Jack Ryan” (2018)

DVD review: "Jack Ryan" (2018) Television/Drama Eight Episodes Created by: Carlton Cuse & Graham Roland based on charaters created by Tom Clancy Featuring: John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Wendell Pierce, Ali Suliman, Dina Shihabi, Amir El-Masry Jack Ryan: "I am just an analyst." Reinvention is a word that is as good as any to describe the new series …

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DVD review: “Mars – Season 1 & 2” (2017-2018)

"Mars – Season 1 & 2" (2017-2018) Television Drama 12 Episodes Created by: Ben Young Mason & Justin Wilkes Directed by: David Yarovesky Featuring: Ben Cotton, Alberto Ammann, Anamaria Marinca, Clémentine Poidatz Jihae and Sammi Rotibi Released this month on to a DVD box set is the Nat Geo series "Mars – Season 1 & 2" (2017-2018) which attempts to blend …

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