Recommendations for shows and movies we have enjoyed (or not!)

Shōgun was a Disappointment

Shōgun was a Disappointment

My wife and I recently finished the FX series Shōgun. The launch publicity and industry hype all promised a memorable viewing experience. Unfortunately, we came away disappointed.
Shōgun on FX

Shōgun — What We Are Watching

We had watched the first episode of Shōgun on FX when it was first released last month. We enjoyed it, but some other things got in the way and we just got back to it this week. The storyline, characters, and setting were all pretty well done. Looks like a solid "watch list" recommendation so far.
Shetland Season 8

Shetland Season 8 — What We’re Watching

Our latest watch was the first episode of Season 8 of Shetland. Ashley Jansen replaces Douglas Henshall as the main character in the show. He was such a central part of the show, that we think you almost have to view this as a "new" show. Time will tell.
Return to Me

Return To Me — What We Are Watching

Teresa and I wanted a little break from the angst and pandering that seems to dominate the streaming channels. We decided to rewatch the movie "Return to Me". We really appreciated the movie's emotional depth, old-fashioned charm and gentle humor.
The Pope's Exorcist

The Pope’s Exorcist — What We are Watching

Our latest watch on Netflix was The Pope's Exorcist starring Russell Crowe. I am usually not a fan of "horror" films, but Teresa likes them so we will occasionally slip one into our steaming choices. This film received "medium" reviews, but we both like Crowe so we decided to watch.
Mrs Sidhu Investigates

Mrs Sidhu Investigates

Our latest British crime series find is Mrs Sidhu Investigates. This is a spinoff of a BBC Radio series. The first season just started airing in September. We just finished the first episode. Recommended so far.
Five Star Chefs on Netflix

Five Star Chefs — What We’re Watching

Our most recent find was Five Star Chefs on Netflix. This is a cooking competition where seven professional chefs compete to bring their fine-dining concept to the historic Palm Court restaurant at London's luxurious Langham Hotel. We recommend it if you like these types of shows. This one is a bit different. You may or may not agree with the results.

The Chelsea Detective Season 2

Our latest watch is Season 2 of The Chelsea Detective. This Acorn TV police procedural stars Adrian Scarborough as DI Max Arnold, a detective inspector assigned to London's ritzy Chelsea neighborhood. We enjoyed Season 1 a lot and have been anticipating this next entry.
Chris Bianco Chef's Table Pizza

Chef’s Table Pizza — What We’re Watching

We started watching Chef's Table on Netflix last week (more on that in another post). Even though this series launched in 2015, we had never watched it. Teresa didn't want to watch the next episode today, so we decided to watch the first episode of the "spinoff", Chef's Table Pizza instead. The first episode of this series features Chris Bianco, an award winning chef from Phoenix, Arizona.
Beyond Paradise Cast

Beyond Paradise — What We’re Watching

Our latest BritBox find was Beyond Paradise. This new British crime drama is a spinoff of Death In Paradise. It stars Kris Marshall as Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman. Definitely recommended for the watchlist.
Adrian Dunbar's Coastal Ireland

Adian’s Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland

Our latest streaming find is Adrian Dunbar's Coastal Ireland. Adrian Dunbar is an actor from Northern Ireland. We have been watching him on Line of Duty. We really enjoyed watching another travel series by Martin Clunes, so we decided to give this one a try.
A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches — What We Are Watching

BritBox and Acorn have not released a lot of new shows or series updates recently. Amazon Prime recently offered some AMC shows for free, so we decided to check out A Discovery of Witches. It is a British show with a vampire trope that Teresa really enjoys, so seemed like a great candidate to add to our steaming mix.