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Series Review: “Absentia” (seasons 1-3)

* * * B Absentia is a Prime series revolving around FBI agent Emily Byrne (Stana Katic) who, after being abducted and presumed dead, returns after 6 years. All three seasons are good. The first revolves around Emily’s search for … Continue reading

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Series Review: “Lovecraft Country”

F How can I write a series review of Lovecraft Country after watching only part of the first episode? Easily. This Jordan Peele offering is a bait and switch. After an initial dream sequence which teases Cthulu and the Lovecraft … Continue reading

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Series Review: “Hanna”

* * * B I really liked season 1 of Prime’s “Hanna”. I’d give it four stars. Joel “Takeshi” Kinnaman was fantastic as Hanna’s father. Mireille Enos, who previously partnered with Kinnaman in “The Killing”, was a suitably creepy villain … Continue reading

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Series Review: “Collateral” (mild spoilers)

* D Collateral is a Netflix/BBC four part miniseries crime drama about the police investigation of the London murder of an illegal immigrant pizza deliveryman. There is little good to say about this series. The quality of the production is … Continue reading

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Series Review: “Marcella”

* * * B Marcella is a British Netflix series about a stay at home mother who, when her husband leaves her, returns to her job as a homicide detective. Played by Anna Friel, Marcella first investigates a serial killer … Continue reading

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Review of “October Faction” (episodes 1 & 2)

* D I just watched the first two episodes of the new Netflix series “October Faction”. The concept–Spy Kids meets Supernatural–and the trailer both looked good. Unfortunately, for me, the show didn’t deliver. The supernatural elements are fine, but they … Continue reading

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Reviews of “Messiah” and “Dracula”

Why am I reviewing two series at the same time? To illustrate an interesting point. * * * * A Messiah is a Netflix series in which a man claiming to be the messiah appears out of the Syrian desert. … Continue reading

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Review of “The Umbrella Academy” (season 1)

* * * * A The Umbrella Academy, a new series on Netflix, is based on a comic book written by Gerard Way, the former front man of the rock band My Chemical Romance. It tells the story of a … Continue reading

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Review of “The Alienist” (season 1)

* * * B The Alienist is a crime drama set in 1890’s New York. An abnormal psychologist (who were, at the time, known as alienists), Dr. Lazlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl), enlists the help of newspaper illustrator John Moore (Luke … Continue reading

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Review of “Hannibal” (TV series)

 * * * B Hannibal gets off to a very strong start with its excellent first season. The second season is very good. Unfortunately, the final season is weak. In the title roll, Mads Mikkelsen is chilling as the good Doctor. … Continue reading

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