Tuesday, April 12, 2016

PBS and Other Things

Call the Midwife is back on PBS and the first episode is available for streaming.  It's Season 5 and 1961 in the East End.  I still enjoy the show, but I miss Chummy.  What a glorious character -- unexpected things always occurred when she was in a scene.  It might even be worth watching those earlier episodes again just to watch her.

Granchester is also on with Season 2.  You may have missed this one and it's worth a watch.  I've seen Season 1 is available on Apple TV, and after a quick google, I see it is also on Amazon and available for streaming directly on PBS.com.  A murder master with a vicar.  Very enjoyable.

We just finished up the 13th episode of American Odyssey.  Worth a watch, if you're looking through Netflix and need to start something.  Reminds me of all of the conspiracy movies like Day of the Condor and The Manchurian Candidate. If you like the first episode, then you'll probably like the series.

Also available now is Season 4 (I think) of House of Cards.  This is been out for at least a month, but I haven't had a chance to sit down and start it.  Hopefully Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright will be up to their devious selves.

We also recently finished all 90 episodes of Person of Interest (through Season 4).  I believe I read season 5 would be out on broadcast tv soon, which is good, as there were cliffhangers at the end of season 4.  Again, if you like the first couple of episodes, you will at least enjoy the first couple of seasons.  I enjoyed the characters.

And finally, I'm watching Rosemary and Thyme.  An enjoyable 90's British detective series with gardening mysteries thrown in.  Easy on the eyes and brain.  I'm not sure it has the staying power for me, but the two main characters are enjoyable to watch.  Light on character development, I'd say.

What are you streaming these days?  Anything interesting?

1 comment:

  1. Great suggestions!

    We have been enjoying American Odyssey also. I really like the strong female characters, and the lack of stereotyping of Arabic speaking people as nasty and terrorists.

    The second season of Turn is now on Netflix too. Watching that next.