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: “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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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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Television review: “Watchmen – Episode Two: Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship” (2019)

“Watchmen – Episode Two: Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship” (2019) Drama/Science Fiction 8 Episodes Developed by: Damon Lindelof based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Directed by: Nicole Kassell Featuring: Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Andrew Howard, Jacob Ming-Trent, Tom Mison, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Louis Gossett Jr. and Jeremy Irons Rorschach’s Diary: “Soon they will shout, ‘Save us!’ And we will whisper, …

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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: “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: “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: “Tin Star – Season Two” (2017-2020)

"Tin Star - Season Two" (2017-2020) Drama 10 Episodes Produced & Created by: Rowan Joffe Featuring: Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks, Leanne Best, Christopher Heyerdahl, Roark Critchlow Angela: "He tried to hang herself, Jim. Because of what you did. Because of Jack." This month sees the release of "Tin Star - Season Two" (2017-2020) on DVD …

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Television review: “Game of Thrones – Season Eight – “A Knight of Seven Kingdoms” (2009-2019)

"Game of Thrones - Season Eight - “A Knight of Seven Kingdoms” (2009-2019) Fantasy Six Episodes Created for HBO by: David Benioff and D. B. Weiss based on A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin Featuring: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gwendoline Christie and Alfie Allen …

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Blu-ray review: “Jesse Stone Triple Film Collection”

"Jesse Stone Triple Film Collection" (2005-2015) Drama/Thriller Created by: Robert B. Parker Series created by: Robert Harmon & Tom Selleck Featuring: Tom Selleck, Kohl Sudduth, Kathy Baker, Viola Davis, Vito Rezza, Stephen McHattie, William Devane, Saul Rubinek and William Sadler Luther 'Suitcase' Simpson: “Is this official?” Chief Jesse Stone: “No. It's personal.” Tom Selleck has …

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DVD review: “The Professionals” (1977-1983)

"The Professionals" (1977-1983)  Television/Drama Five Seasons / Fifty-Seven Episodes   Created by: Brian Clemens Featuring: Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins and Gordon Jackson George Cowley: "Anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public. To combat it I've got special men - experts from the army, the police, from every service - these are The Professionals." Released this month on DVD is …

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Television/Streaming review: “The Passage – Episode Five – How You Gonna Outrun The End of The World?” (2019)

"The Passage – Episode Five - How You Gonna Outrun The End of The World?" (2019) Ten Episodes Created by: Liz Heldens based on the novels written by Justin Cronin Featuring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey McKinley Belcher III, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui Babcock: "Don't worry you will see him soon." The fifth episode has arrived of the show based on the excellent adult …

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DVD review: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Seasons One & Two” (2015-2019)

"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt  Seasons One & Two" (2015-2019)  Comedy 26 Episodes Created by: Tina Fey and Robert Carlock Featuring: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kaneand Jane Krakowski  Kimmy Schmidt:"And you are gonna sing at the Grammys with Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson!"  Titus Andromedon:"Bad examples, but yes!" This month sees the release onto DVD of the hit Netflix comedy series "Unbreakable …

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DVD review: “A Discovery of Witches – Season One” (2018)

"A Discovery of Witches – Season One" (2018) Television/Drama/Fantasy Eight Episodes Created by: Deborah Harkness Featuring: Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska, Aiysha Hart, Owen Teale, Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford Matthew Clairmont: "Once the world was full of wonders, but it belongs to the humans now. We, creatures, have all but disappeared. Daemons... vampires... witches... hiding in plain sight. …

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Television/Streaming review: “Project Blue Book – Episode One – The Fuller Dogfight” (2019)

“Project Blue Book - Episode One – The Fuller Dogfight” (2019)  Sci-Fi Ten Episodes Created by: David O'Leary Featuring: Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney, Ksenia Solo, Michael Malarkey UFO: "An unidentified flying object (UFO) is an object observed in the sky that is not readily identified. Most UFOs are later identified as conventional objects or phenomena. The term is widely used for claimed observations of extra-terrestrial …

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Television/Streaming review: “The Passage – Episode One – Pilot” (2019) 

"The Passage – Episode One - Pilot" (2019)  Horror/Sci-Fi Ten Episodes Created by: Liz Heldens based on the novels written by Justin Cronin Featuring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey McKinley Belcher III, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui Amy:"My name is Amy Bellafonte. I didn’t used to believe in monsters. I do now.” Another year goes by and yet …

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Television review: “Doctor Who – It takes you away” (Episode 9, Season 11)

Television review: "Doctor Who - It takes you away" (Episode 9, Season 11) Television/Sci-Fi Ten Episodes Produced by: Chris Chibnall Featuring: Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill Ryan: "Come on Grandad"  This weeks episode "It takes you away" marks one the penultimate episode of the eleventh season of "Doctor Who" (1963 - present) which has …

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Television review: “Doctor Who – The Witchfinders” (Episode 8, Season 11)

Television review: "Doctor Who - The Witchfinders" (Episode 8, Season 11) Television/Sci-Fi Ten Episodes Produced by: Chris Chibnall Featuring: Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill The Doctor:"I am the Witchfinders.... assistant?"  This weeks episode "The Witchfinders" marks one of the final episodes of the eleventh season of "Doctor Who" (1963 - present) which has …

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