Jane the Virgin

Description: After her grandmother convinces her that she will be ruined if she gives away her virginity before marriage, Jane decides to wait. Unfortunately, due to a mix up at the hospital, she gets inseminated instead of getting a regular check up. As a hard-working, religious Venezuelan-American woman, abortion is out of the question so…

Run

Last Viewed 2013 Description/Opinion: Run, like the movie Magnolia, has four interlinking plots following several characters. It revolves largely around the experience of living very poor in London. Pros: Olivia Colman, Olivia Colman, Olivia Colman. Diverse characters and casting. Genuine attempts to represent class, race and poverty. Cons: while it creates a really gritty, realistic world,…

Broadchurch

Last watched late 2015 Description: DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) arrives back from holiday to find out that the promotion she had been given the nod for has been given to DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant), a broody police officer transferred there in the wake of a scandal surrounding a botched case. While recovering from…

Call the Midwife

Last watched August 2016 Description: The plot follows newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee, and the work of midwives and the nuns of Nonnatus House, a nursing convent, and part of an Anglican religious order, coping with the medical problems in the deprived Poplar district of London’s desperately poor East End, in the 1950s. The Sisters…