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Gone Girl

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Prisoners

He’s not a person anymore. The world would be a better place without trailers. ?I’m not saying that the trailer for?Prisoners?(2013) was unduly revelatory, because it was no more ruinous than any other, so I’m #justsayin. ?The paradox is that … Continue reading

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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Tier 4)

Tier 4: The Butler Did It! I preface this with the possibly obvious comment that these are the shows I like least and have, accordingly, seen least. ?If they improve dramatically after a first series, I accept my ignorance of … Continue reading

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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Tier 3)

Tier 3:??Hey, I Saw That On PBS, Hmm Cadfael?(1994-96) A former crusader turns to God and becomes a monk and a healer. ?Cadfael (Derek Jacobi) is a sharp man still and, like Liam Neeson, has a very particular set of … Continue reading

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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Tier 2)

Tier 2: “So I’m at the library…Hey, sweet!” Cracker?(1993-96) To be left at the airport, Fitz, that’s one thing. But to be left by a big, fat, egocentric, middle-aged man, well, that’s a different thing altogether.? Dr. Eddie Fitzgerald (Robbie … Continue reading

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Wallander Series 3

I’m basically quite a cheerful person. One of the best detectives series around has been that of?Wallander?(2008-) based on the books by?Henning Mankell.? With its combination of clear Swedish beauty and deep Swedish depression, it supplies one of the best … Continue reading

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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Guide)

The game is afoot. That’s what a mystery is, for its fans.? It’s a team game and the detective is on your team.? The opponents are the wrong-doers we are tasked to track down.? A good mystery is like any … Continue reading

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Zodiac

Dear Editor, this is the Zodiac speaking. When I sing someone’s praises, which I’m often too quick to do, I feel obliged to check up on them.? Well, I’ve sung director David Fincher’s praises a couple of times and had … Continue reading

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The General’s Daughter

Awkward, now why would you think it would be awkward? We’ve basically all given up on Travolta, haven’t we? I imagine it was around this time that it happened. When his jaw started doing all the acting. It’s like he … Continue reading

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Endeavour

There’s right and there’s wrong, I know which side I’m on. If you’ve never seen?Inspector Morse?(1987-2000), then you’ve been depriving yourself of one of the best detective mysteries of all time. ?The?John Thaw?and?Kevin Whately?duo lasted for years and provided consistent … Continue reading

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