Legion

Last watched May 2017 Description: “David Haller was diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age and has been a patient in various psychiatric hospitals since. After Haller has an encounter with a fellow psychiatric patient, he is confronted with the possibility that there may be more to him than mental illness.” – Wikipedia Opinion: I…

Undercover

Last watched April 2017 Description: “Undercover follows the lives and family of Maya Cobbina, a British lawyer conducting a long-term legal fight to prove the innocence of US death row inmate Rudy Jones, and her husband Nick Johnson. After Cobbina is head hunted for the position of Director of Public Prosecutions, her husband’s past – and the circumstances…

Underground

Last watched March 2017 Description: Set on a plantation in Macon, Georgia, Underground is the story of “the Macon 7” – 7 slaves who escaped and made their way to the North with the help of the Underground Railroad. Opinion: I watched 3 episodes of the Roots miniseries before I had to have a wee break. It…

Braindead

Last watched March 2017 Description: Laurel Healy just wants to complete her documentary on Melanesian choirs, so when her dad suggests she comes home and works for her brother, Senator Luke Healy, she reluctantly agrees – she needs the money. After helping one of Luke’s constituents, she starts investigating the odd happenings at Capitol Hill. Opinion:…

Juana Inés

Last watched February 2017 Description: Based on the true story of nun and academic, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, this Mexican is a semi-historical biography following her life after she is introduced to the court in New Spain as a teen. Being a bright young woman at the time when inquisitors of the Church were so powerful,…

Glitch

Last watched January 2017 Description: People climb up from the grave. Not the recent dead, either. Some of them have been dead for hundreds of years. They aren’t zombies, they aren’t craving human flesh. They’re just… alive again. Opinion: I am really stoked to put the first Australian tv series on here! (Is it the first one?…

The OA

Last watched December 2016 Description: A woman is spotted jumping off a bridge and her parents know it is their daughter. She survives the fall but there are so many questions left unexplained — How can she see again? What are these marks on her body? Where has she been for the past seven years? She…

Gilmore Girls

Last watched December 2016 Description: Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated by an eclectic mix of dreamers, artists and everyday folk, this multigenerational drama about family and friendship centers around Lorelai Gilmore, her teenage daughter, Rory. When Rory gets into a prestigious high school, Chilton, furthering her trajectory on to her dream college, Harvard, Lorelai…

Fleabag

Last watched December 2016 Description: Fleabag runs a cafe that is failing miserably. She has a terribly British relationship with her sister and a rather strained one with her father, possibly made so by the fact that as soon as her mother died, he started sleeping with their godmother. She’s struggling with grief, with family, with relationships, with connection,…

3%

Last watched November 2016 Description: Growing up ‘Inland’, you are taught that to aspire to the utopia known only as ‘Offshore’. To get there, you must go through ‘the Process’, a gruelling set of tasks that weed out those without merit. Only 3% have enough merit to go. But the tough life of living Inland…

Crashing

Last watched November 2016 Description: An eclectic collection of people share a dilapidated building in London through a ‘property guardians’ program. This includes the dorky, but adorable Fred who is both gay and very shy; the realistic equivalent of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (read: flawed, chaotic, childish and deeply irresponsible) Lulu; Lulu’s oldest friend…

Getting On

Last watched 2015 Summary/Opinion: I tried to write a summary about this show, but it is too much like Arrested Development in that the plot doesn’t really go anywhere so it’s hard to explain without giving a detailed blow-by-blow. It’s set in a British geriatric ward run by the NHS and it is everything (and more)…