{film} ginger and rosa

Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) have been best friends since their birth in the year 1945.  As the opening footage reminds us, this is the year the bomb was dropped in Hiroshima (& Nagasaki). The pair are now 17 in 1962 London and looking to declare their independence from their mothers once more.  ThisContinue reading “{film} ginger and rosa”

{television} Mans

Heard rumors BBC comedy drama, Jim Field Smith directed Wrong Mans (2013) was good, and have had it queued to watch. Don’t put off the Mathew Baynton and James Corden created/written show (available on HULU) like we did. Especially if you could use a bit of post-holiday pick-me-up. It all begins by answering someone else’sContinue reading “{television} Mans”

{television} wallander, series 2

Sean and I finally got around to watching the second season of BBC’s Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh as Kurt Wallander. The series consist of three 45-minute episodes following the home and work life of a Swedish detective, based upon Henning Mankell novels, though not shot in order of publication. We’d seen the 1st and 3rdContinue reading “{television} wallander, series 2”

{television} wallander, series 3

PBS Masterpiece Theater presented the third season/series of BBC’s Wallander through the end of September and Sean and I were happy to be able to catch them on-line. I tried to not give too much away, and I think I succeeded. For those unfamiliar, Wallander is adapted from a series of Swedish mystery novels byContinue reading “{television} wallander, series 3”

{tv} Sherlock: S2

I had pretty much given up hope that there would be another season Sherlock after Watson signed on to be a Hobbit, some character by the name of Bilbo–really, what was Martin Freeman thinking?! And finally there was: another series of three: “A Scandal in Belgravia,” “The Hounds of Baskerville,” & “The Reichenbach Fall.” It is hardContinue reading “{tv} Sherlock: S2”

[tv] torchwood : miracle day

today I ramble a bit about the BBC television series Torchwood: Miracle Day. Sean and I had really looked forward to this season after Children of Earth in 2010. I’ll introduce the show and then dissolve into thoughts about this year’s Miracle Day. A lot of interesting conversations could be had from Miracle Day, believeContinue reading “[tv] torchwood : miracle day”

[tv] zen

We have fast become addicts of BBC television series, especially those that end up on PBS Masterpiece. We’d noticed Zen when it was temporarily streaming on Netflix, but it was Carl V.’s encouragement that we follow through and watch it. I am so glad we did. Zen is a television series originally aired for andContinue reading “[tv] zen”

sherlock, downton abbey, and luther

The following are three British television series Sean and I have recently discovered; made easy as they were available via Netflix streaming. I list them in order of viewing, Luther being newly arrived to Netflix. I would also recommend Doctor Who and Torchwood as well. Torchwood is currently running a pretty intense season. And we can’t waitContinue reading “sherlock, downton abbey, and luther”