Category Archives: What I’m Watching

My opinion on television, movies and books.

WHAT I’M WATCHING: MURDOCH MYSTERIES

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2008– )  In the 1890s, William Murdoch uses radical forensic techniques for the time, including fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. —IMBd   Murdoch is … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M WATCHING: ALLEGIANCE

  ALLEGIANCE  Music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and a book by Marc Acito, Kuo and Lorenzo Thione Musical Drama | TV Series (2016) Breaking from my usual television review, today I’m writing about a Broadway musical production, filmed for … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M WATCHING: GLITCH

GLITCH Drama | TV Series (2015– ) When Senior Constable James Hayes, a police officer in the small town of Yoorana, is called out to the local cemetery in the middle of the night, he makes a discovery that turns … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M WATCHING: MARCO POLO

  MARCO POLO, a Netflix Original Production Adventure, Drama, History | TV Series (2014–2016 ) In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, “Marco Polo” is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M WATCHING: MIDSOMER MURDERS

MIDSOMER MURDERS Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (1997– ) The stories are set in modern-day England and revolve around Tom Barnaby’s (later, John Barnaby’s) efforts to solve numerous murders that take place in the idyllic, picturesque but deadly villages … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M WATCHING: THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES

THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | TV Series (2016– ) “An Elvish tree, known as the Ellcrys, is dying. The bad news is that the tree has been the only piece of magic that protects the Four Lands from … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M WATCHING: ASCENSION

ASCENSION Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Mini-Series (2014)                                                                                           (on Netflix) “A young woman’s murder causes the subjects of a century-long mission to populate a new world to question the true nature of the project as they approach the point of no … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M WATCHING: CONTINUUM

CONTINUUM Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | TV Series (2012–2015) A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver B.C. searching for ruthless criminals from the future in this Canadian crime drama. The show premiered on Showcase in … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M WATCHING: INSPECTOR MORSE

INSPECTOR MORSE Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (1987–2000) Inspector Morse – intellectual, cynical, and more than a little snobbish – tackles the most devious crimes found in the diverse community of Oxford. —Netflix  In this older but excellent British … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M WATCHING: MURDER SHE WROTE

MURDER SHE WROTE Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (1984–1996) Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters. The series aired for 12 … Continue reading

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