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,…

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…

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,…

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)…

Raised By Wolves

Last watched: July 2016 Summary: Della Garry works at the Pound Store and looks after her homeschooled six kids, Germaine, Aretha, Cher, Yoko, Wyatt and Mariah. She is a smoking, sharp talking kick ass mother who doesn’t take shit from anyone. The show centres around the nature of the family, teenage love, puberty, parenting, lust,…

Green Wing

Last watched 2009 Summary: Caroline Todd has just started at a new job in a new hospital but, heaven help her, she starts as she continues — with a massive faux pas. (I won’t spoil it for you) The hospital itself is pitted with a variety of eccentrics from the deeply possessive Scottish HR person…

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…

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…

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…