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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Brooklyn 99

Last watched: probably yesterday, (officially August 2016) Description: The 99 is a police precinct in Brooklyn staffed by some of Brooklyn’s finest, and by finest I mean most eccentric and to-be-expected. You have the over enthusiastic teachers pet, Amy, the utterly devoid of use aging cops Scully and Hitchcock, the plucky sidekick, Charles, the snide…

Firefly

Last watched 2014 Summary: The year is 2517 and human kind now lives on a variety of different planets because “earth-that-was” is no longer inhabitable. One of these humans is a captain named Mal who runs a Firefly type spacecraft called Serenity. Mal’s encumbered with any number of problems; a guns man with a mercenary’s…