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…

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,…

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)…

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…

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…

A Young Doctor’s Notebook

Last watched November 2016 Description: In the early 20 Century, a young doctor arrives in a small Russian town around the time of the Russian revolution. He must navigate the strong-headedness resistance of the local population, the shadow of the well loved previous doctor and his struggles with isolation and boredom that drive him, at least…

the Bletchley Circle

Last watched early 2015 Description: Susan Gray, Millie, Lucy, and Jean work together at a secret facility at Bletchley to decipher German military codes for the British military, during World War II. After a brief introduction of the four women at Bletchley during the war, the series begins in 1952, seven years after the war’s…

Restless

Last watched late 2015 Description: When Ruth Gilmartin, a PhD student at St John’s College goes to see her mother in the country, she finds her mother paranoid about men watching her from the woods. Ruth dismisses these claims until her mother hands her a notebook with the name “Eva Delectorskaya” on it; her real…

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…

Fresh Meat

Last watched early 2015 Description: Due to their late applications for University housing, Vod, Oregon, Josie, Kingsley, JP and Howard have to live off campus in a share-house. The series traverses what you would expect it to in this sort of University set up; financial troubles, alcohol and drug use, pressure relating to study and…