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…

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…

Big Love

Last watched 2014 Summary: Bill Paxton is the ostracised son of a polygamous father who lives on a commune. He’s made something of himself, though, and has three wives and many lovely children, all who live together in relative harmony in Utah’s suburbia. Opinion: The show goes seriously down hill at series 4 and I’ve never…

Fresh off the Boat

Last watched 2015 Summary: Eddie Huang’s Taiwanese family moves from Chinatown in Washington to Orlando, Florida, to open a cowboy themed steak restaurant. Eddie’s father heartily embraces American culture and the American dream, Eddie’s mother struggles with living in a largely white neighbourhood. Opinion: I love how much Eddie loves hip hop. I love the…

the Fosters

Last watched 2015 Summary: Stef Foster and Lena Adams have 3 beautiful children; Brandon, who is Stef’s biological son, as well as twins, Jesus and Mariana. They take in two additional foster children, Callie and Jude, after Callie comes out of juvie and Jude is placed in an abusive home. After a time they become attached…

Bobs Burgers

Last watched Jan 2016 Summary: The Belcher family run a burger shop. Opinion: Bob’s Burgers the next generation’s the Simpsons without the slow decline in writing/quality (yet, I guess). They run a burger joint and are all impeccably peculiar. Bob relishes (~_^) burger puns in his naming of burgers. Linda often breaks into song as though…