I usually miss the big "cultural events" when they are happening on TV. I never watched Lost or Survivor. I started The Sopranos and True Blood late. I was watching Dallas for the "Who shot J.R.?" craze, adding the ending song from each Mad Men episode to my playlist, and catching who got killed off next with Game of Thrones. We almost were not going to watch Wednesday on Netflix, but I am glad we decided to give it a try. Jenna Ortega does a great job. If you haven't watched yet, we are definitely giving it a thumbs up!
Our latest "escape" watch was The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals on Netflix. In each episode, they travel to three vacation rental spots. One is a budget rental, one a luxury rental, and one an "unusual" rental. It was a fun watch.
Our latest find on BBC was Karen Pirie. Pirie is a young up-and-coming detective who is unexpectantly promoted and given responsibility for a twenty-five-year-old cold case, the murder of a young barmaid. The show is well paced with a good cast. Recommended if you like British crime drama.
This new marketing campaign by Belvedere featuring Daniel Craig got a lot of play in the media over the weekend. The centerpiece is an upbeat and engaging commercial that shows Craig "as himself." When it came across my daily feed on Uncrate.com this weekend, I definitely had to watch.
We watched The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties on Netflix last month. It features a family which runs a luxury real estate agency in Paris. It is in French with subtitles and we almost passed on it. We were really glad we didn't.
We were looking to take a break from British murder and mayhem shows, so we decided to try Indian Matchmaking on Netflix. We are usually aren't big fans of "reality" shows, but thought this one could be fun.
Watching a new HGTV show, Houses with History. It features a team that restores and preserves historic houses on Boston's South Shore. Really enjoying it so far.
The new James May travel series, James May: Our Man in Italy, just came up on Amazon Prime. We decided to go back and watch the first season from 2021, James May: Our Man in Japan. We have watched the first couple of episodes. We are enjoying it so far.
We just finished up Martin Clunes: Islands of the Pacific. It is the third season of the show and we highly recommend watching all three. The photography is breathtaking and Clunes is a fun guide. Definitely recommend putting these on your watch list.
Our latest find is the reboot of Iron Chef on Netflix. Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend features Alton Brown and Kristen Kish as the co-hosts. Iron Chef was one of our steaming favorites and we are glad it is back.
Our latest find on Acorn TV is No Offence, a British police procedural set in Manchester. The storylines are fast-paced, gritty and irreverent in tone. Worth checking out!
Our latest Britbox find is a new Irish show, Redemption. This is a police drama set in Dublin. The supporting cast is solid. The scripts are pretty well written. We would recommend adding it to your watch list.