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…

Braindead

Last watched March 2017 Description: Laurel Healy just wants to complete her documentary on Melanesian choirs, so when her dad suggests she comes home and works for her brother, Senator Luke Healy, she reluctantly agrees – she needs the money. After helping one of Luke’s constituents, she starts investigating the odd happenings at Capitol Hill. Opinion:…

Juana Inés

Last watched February 2017 Description: Based on the true story of nun and academic, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, this Mexican is a semi-historical biography following her life after she is introduced to the court in New Spain as a teen. Being a bright young woman at the time when inquisitors of the Church were so powerful,…

3%

Last watched November 2016 Description: Growing up ‘Inland’, you are taught that to aspire to the utopia known only as ‘Offshore’. To get there, you must go through ‘the Process’, a gruelling set of tasks that weed out those without merit. Only 3% have enough merit to go. But the tough life of living Inland…

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)…

Top of the Lake

Last watched 2009 Summary: When a young girl tries to drown herself in a lake, it is discovered that she is pregnant. Robin Griffin, a police inspector from Sydney who specialises in children, is flown in to interview her. I won’t go any further as it’s a Noir and pretty much everything else would be spoilers. Opinion:…

Occupied

Last watched early 2016 Summary: In the near future, oil supply is troubled due to disturbances in the Middle East, a massive hurricane devastates Norway and this gives rise to the Green Party, who are looking to make the country completely oil-free thanks to thorium based power. This announcement surprises the EU and forces Russia’s…