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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harrison Ford will return as the fedora-wearing icon for the fifth and final time in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny next summer. I have enjoyed a few of the films. This might be a "stretch". Will you be watching or take a pass?
We started watching the latest "hot" Netflix film Troll last night. The setting in Norway and the folklore premise are pretty cool, but other than that, the storyline is a very standard monster story trope. We will finish it up, but not sure why it has gotten as much hype as it has.