What I’m Watching…

I’ve had a little couch time being I’ve not been feeling tip-top.  It’s had me watching some Netflix.

I finished The Crown.  I really hope another season of that comes out.  I’m sure some it is true…some not.  I can’t image living that life.  It sure has made me respect the life she has lived even more that I ever did before.

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I totally recommend this if you haven’t watched.  This series is rated 8.7 from IMBD.

I finished the next season of Braodchurch.  I love the show but have told you all this before.  I liked the newest season as well.

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I highly recommend this one.  Some people have started it but didn’t love it after one episode.  Try three episodes.  Here’s the description:  “The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.”

This series is rated 8.4 from IMBD.

After watching Broadchurch I’ve had “suggestions” come up and one of them was River.  I took the suggestion and ended up liking it.

The first episode was a little confusing for me as the description will tell you ” John River is a brilliant police inspector whose genius lies side-by-side with the fragility of his mind. He is a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest.”

River has a mental illness.  He “sees” people who have died.  Once I figured that out, I liked the show.  I was actually impressed with how it was handled.  It’s good to see people with mental illness not made out to be “crazy”.

I ended up really liking the show and got totally attached to River.  This series is rated 8.1 from IMBD.

From here suggestions took me to watching Shetland.

Shetland PosterI really loved this…got attached to the characters.  Was heartbroken in one episode.  I’m really surprised that this isn’t rated higher than the 7.9 stars….Honestly loved it!  I really recommend it!

Here’s the description:  “DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close knit island community of Shetland.”

From there suggestions lead me to Marcella.

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This was not bad.  I didn’t like it as good as River.  This lady investigator is married to a black man.  They are a poorly cast couple.  I didn’t buy that they were together at all.  She seems so common and the husband very career oriented and not her social class at all.

Here is the description for Marcella:
Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.”

This series is rated 7.4 from IMBD.

I am currently watching Hinterland.

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I like this.  The episodes are 1 1/2 hours long so they get the viewers a little more in depth into the story.    Description: “A noir crime drama set in Aberystwyth, Wales, where troubled DCI Tom Mathias solves murders while searching for redemption.”

This series is rated 7.6 from IMBD.

I am also watching The Killing.

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Here is the description for The Killing:
A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.

This series is rated 8.2 from IMBD.

I am really liking this series.  The investigation of the murder is told more like a TV drama.  There are many characters and viewers get to know them all.

Can you believe me the non-television watcher has watched this much television??  I have but remember I’ve been pretty sick over the last while.  Also some of them are only a few episodes.    I’ll also admit to doing some binge watching.  I got Netflix working in my sewing room so audio books have gotten set aside a bit for some binge watching.

Please recommend other series you’ve enjoyed.  I’m always looking for something.

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22 thoughts on “What I’m Watching…

  1. Lisa Simon

    Thanks for all of the recommendations. I just keep watching The Office over and over again and need to watch something new

  2. Christine M

    After watching Broadchurch (based on your recommendation-thank you!), Retribution (the Netflix original mini series-not the movie) was recommended and I enjoyed it.

  3. Claudia Duke

    I have enjoyed Doc Marten, Midsomer Mysteries, Call the Midwife, Grantchester, Poldrake, The Great British Bakeoff, Land Girls and a couple of others.

  4. Nancy

    I’ve watched and loved all that you recommend in this post. I suggest you watch Longmire. I think your husband would like it, too.

  5. DawninNL

    I dont even know if these are available for you but I enjoy Cain a french detective series. Main character is in a wheelchair. There are 6 series to watch. It gets 7 on ImdB but I think it is better than that. Also the new BBC Maigret is excellent with Rowan Atkinson in the lead role and I say that as someone who normally cant stand him.

  6. Deb

    Justified was terrific! Written by Elmore Leonard, who has since passed, there is much violence. But wry and witty. Thanks for the recommendations!

  7. Kaye Walker

    Thank you so much for letting us know what you have been watching! I’m always looking for something good to watch especially while I’m sewing. I love the crime shows the best. I’m going to start watching some of these today.

  8. Josie McRazie

    Anne with an E!! Its Anne of Green Gables series. So far there is only 1 season, but it has been picked up for a second one that will come out later this year!

  9. Susan

    Have you watched any on HULU? The Handmaid’s Tale was excellent! I also watch The Path and love it!

  10. Lois

    LOVED THe Crown and Victoria and Grantchester. Thank you for these suggestions – who doesn’t love a good investigative crime story?

  11. Linda Stolee

    Wow! I’ve watched all the series you have within the last year or two. I truly enjoyed them–except for Marcella. I’m hoping they’ll come out with more episodes! Gotta love netflix!

  12. Deb

    Longmire is one of my favorites. It was refreshing to watch a strong believable male role that wasn’t young, buff, cursing or womanizing. A real cowboy/cop gentleman who runs his life and his job by instinct and compassion. There were many episodes that held me to the edge of my seat. I was sorry to see it end.

  13. Phyllis Prom

    I watch and listen to Netflix on my computer in my studio as I am designing and putting my art quilts together, enjoy having it. I am thinking about getting Brit Box also, does anyone have it and if so do you like it? I love Vera and the other mysteries on pbs. I have tried to watch Marcella, she is a real troubled soul. I agree, bad casting on the two of them. Please get well and take care of yourself.

  14. Claudia Duke

    My cousin has Britbox. He and his wife have really enjoyed it. I am planning to get it soon.

  15. Karen

    We love Shetland. I have also enjoyed watching No Offence (I think there are 2 series), Happy Valley (I think this is brilliant. The lead actress is so very good), Line of Duty and Unforgotten (stars Nicola Walker from River). I love my British crime shows. I can’t remember if you have watched Foyle’s War or not. The lead actor is wonderful. I really enjoyed that show.

  16. Sharon

    I loved Ozark; and The Killing was excellent. Couldn’t stop watching both of these. Also, TImmy Olphant (missed Spelled) was in a series that I cannot remember the name; however, it was excellent!!!! He was very quirky which made it more enticing.

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