The Long, Long Holiday

Last watched September 2016 Summary: Collette and Ernest are visiting their grandparents on their farm outside Granville near Normandy when World War 2 breaks out. Their mother goes to Switzerland and their father joins the French army, then the French resistance, leaving them with their grandparents. The series spans the years it takes for the war (and…

the Get Down

Last watched: August 2016 Summary: It’s summer, 1970s, and the Bronx are burning, literally and metaphorically. People are paying any number of the gangs in the area to burn down their buildings for insurance money. Drugs are prevalent, work is scarce, graffiti is everywhere and Disco is on the radio. On-again-off couple Mylene and Zeke both…

Babylon

Last watched: August 2016 Summary: Liz Garvey, the quintessential tech-version Pollyanna, has been poached from Instagram to head up communications at Scotland Yard in order to shake things up. She believes in transparency and accountability over ducking and diving; protecting ones own against the media and the public. These new ideas are not welcomed fully so the…

Trepalium

Last watched: July 2016 Summary: 30 years ago they created a wall around the city. Now, in France there is 80% unemployment. When the city decides to open it’s doors for the first time since, Izia, a young woman from outside the city in the slums known as ‘the Zone’ gets an opportunity to hold…

Raised By Wolves

Last watched: July 2016 Summary: Della Garry works at the Pound Store and looks after her homeschooled six kids, Germaine, Aretha, Cher, Yoko, Wyatt and Mariah. She is a smoking, sharp talking kick ass mother who doesn’t take shit from anyone. The show centres around the nature of the family, teenage love, puberty, parenting, lust,…

Manhattan

Last watched: July 2016 Summary: World War II is on and there is a race to create the bomb: a race between the Allies and the Axis and a race between two teams. Frank Winter’s team is focusing on implosion but they, and their project, are not the golden boys — that would be the…

Treme

Last watched 2014 Summary: Post-Treme Katrina, everyone seems to agree, isn’t what it used to be. Those who weren’t part of the diaspora getting away from the damage are left to grieve, rebuild and pick up the pieces. Treme threads the lives of many different characters working through the trauma of Katrina in the shadow…

Better off Ted

Last watched 2014 Summary: Ted is middle management in a mega-corporation with a semi-sociopathic boss (Portia deRossi) and a jimminy cricket daughter who keeps him ethically in-line. Opinion: Better off Ted is a very lovingly tongue-in-cheek comedy punching up at corporations and capitalistic dystopian work places where murder-cyborgs cause HR headaches and the people Up Top…

My So Called Life

Last watched 2014 Summary: Angela Chase (played by Claire Danes) is a typical high school girl. She has hit that age where she’s trying to figure out who she is and how to navigate the world. She has an atrocious crush on the ‘bad boy’ of the school that baffles everyone around her and sometimes…

Carnivale

Last viewed 2006 Summary: Carnivale takes place in the Depression-area dust bowl. Ben Hawkins is a son shunned by his mother for his ability to bring things back from the dead. Brother Justin is a preacher who can make extra-ordinary things happen. Ben finds his way into a troupe of circus performers while Brother Justin…

Green Wing

Last watched 2009 Summary: Caroline Todd has just started at a new job in a new hospital but, heaven help her, she starts as she continues — with a massive faux pas. (I won’t spoil it for you) The hospital itself is pitted with a variety of eccentrics from the deeply possessive Scottish HR person…

Miranda

Last watched 2015 Summary: Miranda comes into some money so does what any normal person would, she buys a joke shop and hires her very ambitious best friend to manage it. When her long-time crush Gary moves in next door, she struggles to keep her cool. Opinion: Miranda Hart’s style of comedy is so particular…