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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Boardwalk Empire

Last watched 2015 Summary: Prohibition era Atlantic City. Enoch “Nucky” Thompson sits in power as the one controlling things. He’s the kingpin of corruption, greasing palms everywhere; the police, the politicians, the bootleggers and the public. Nothing gets done without his say so. But there are folk who want to bring him down. Some are…

Supergirl

Last watched Feb 2016 Summary: En route to Earth, Kara’s spacecraft was diverted by a shock wave from Krypton’s explosion and forced into the Phantom Zone, where it stayed for 24 years. During this period, time stopped for Kara so, when the spacecraft eventually escaped the Phantom Zone, she still appeared to be a 13-year-old…