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.