Television Finds

I am submitting what has become a regular television watching report.  I never dreamed this would become something I do here on the blog as I never used to watch televisions, but here goes:

I was so curious about the show Homecoming with Julia Roberts.  We have Prime so I thought I’d give it a try.  Worst case, I can quit watching.  I committed myself to only one episode.

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Surprisingly, I watch another and another.  I actually ended up liking it.

Here’s a bit about the show, “Heidi Bergman, Julia Roberts, is a caseworker at Homecoming, a facility that helps soldiers transition back to civilian life. She leaves Homecoming to start a new life living with her mother and working as a small-town waitress. Years later, the Department of Defense questions why she left, which makes Heidi realize that there’s a whole other story behind the one that she’s been telling herself.”

I will definitely watch the next season.  Rumor is that it will come out in Octoberish of this year.

My only complaint…Most drama/thriller type shows are one hour-ish episodes.  These are only 30ish minutes…more like the time of a sitcom.  I always feel a little cheated when the episode ends…that’s likely just a me thing though.

The next one is…Unforgotten…

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I found this on Amazon Prime.  I loved it.  When Kramer was diagnosed I did a little trimming of the budget.  Although I really enjoyed Acorn TV and it was only $6ish a month, I decided to cancel it.  I knew at the time that I wouldn’t be watching it with Kramer.  He hated British television…me I love it.  I might pick it up again but for now, I’m finding shows that I can get from channels or subscriptions that I already have.  Unforgotten is one I found and very much loved.

Here’s a bit about it.
This crime-drama stars Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar as the lead characters DCI Cassie Stuart and DS Sunil “Sunny” Khan. The detectives are on a mission to uncover the mystery behind an unsolved murder that occurred 39 years ago. Beneath the ground of a demolished house, the bones of the victim are found. With this evidence, the modern police team open a case to unearth the history that has remained buried for decades. Four main suspects emerge, and as their dark past is unraveled, the truth behind the events of the crime are finally revealed.”

It is a Masterpiece production.  No surprise.  It’s done very well.  From writing this I’ve learned that there are two more seasons.  I’ll be off to find them.  Each season is 6 episodes.  In the beginning they introduce viewers to a bunch of seemingly unrelated characters.  As the episodes go on, the people start to become connected.  It’s a series that I’ve actually WATCHED and not stitched a lot through.

I highly recommend it.  It reminds me a little of Broadchurch and that is one of my forever favorites.

That’s what I have this time around in my television musings.  I’m finding I often watch an episode in the evening before bed while I wrap up a few more thank you cards.  It’s a nice way to unwind.

20 thoughts on “Television Finds

  1. Ann Shepherd

    Hi Jo, Nice to hear that you enjoy some of our British TV. The Unforgotten was a pretty good series and it’s well worth watching all of them. Even though I am miles away from you in England I think of you daily when reading your blog. Sincere best wishes to you and your family. Ann.

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  2. Pat Dearth

    Jo;
    I love British TV. One of my all time favorites is Mid Summers Murders (?). I will often listen to it while I sew.
    Although I don’t subscribe to Acorn, I find it on Netflix

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  3. Donna Pheneger

    Thanks for your recommendations. It’s hard to find something good. Will look into it.
    Love and prayers

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  4. Jill Klop

    I started Acorn after you recommended the Australian series. I’ve forgotten the name. Anyway, we recently found a series in there called Line of Duty. It’s also British. It’s about a group of police officers who investigate dirty cops. Each season is a different story. We were glued to the television. And, on Netflix is a series called Ripper Street. Also British , this is also a crime drama but takes place right after Jack the Ripper has done his last crime. At first they think every crime could be related to that killer. Another very good watch!

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  5. PattiLynn

    I love British TV too! I have Amazon Prime and recommend Silk, a British legal drama.

    Also good, an American series, The Closer, a police drama.

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  6. Paulette

    Thanks, I’m going to check both of those out. I love British TV, too. Have you watched Last Tango in Halifax on Netflix? The actress in Unforgotten is in that series and she is so good, as is all the cast.

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  7. Sue

    Homecoming was based upon the popular podcast by the same name. I loved the podcast. I don’t have Prime, so never got to see the series.

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  8. Sue in PA

    We LOVE British tv also. It’s almost all we watch (besides HGTV, Rick Steves, and my husband watches military movies and documentaries). We thoroughly enjoyed Unforgotten and some of our other favorites were Vera, Shetland, Maigret, Scott and Bailey, and Broadchurch. We are currently watching Line of Duty. We watch almost no current sitcoms because they are so lame.

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  9. Mona B

    Another video channel for British shows is Britbox. I subscribe for the show Vera, a very good mystery series with a woman detective. You might also enjoy Inspector Lewis and Blue Murder.

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  10. Liz A.

    check out Shetland on Netflix if you like British tv. It’s a crime series set in the Shetland Islands.

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  11. Colleen Pflieger

    I watch Unforgotten on Sunday evening on PBS. That is one that rotates with other great shows. I am waiting for another season of Victoria !

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  12. Roberta McKiski

    Dont forget you can find tons of good watching on YouTube. Lots of older TV shows and lots of DIY stuff. I’ve been watching the home canning videos this last week. Youd love Crazy Lamp lady.

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  13. Mary Ann Mettler

    I have watched Unforgotten – I got it on PBS the week after it airs on my Roku. But I don’t have a passport or whatever they call it – so I need to catch it the week it airs on TV. I found it quite good and I also watched Land Girls on Netflix.

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  14. Kim LeMere

    Netflix has a great show call Person of Interest, there are 6 seasons and no gory stuff. You may enjoy it.

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  15. Becca S.

    I’ve been enjoying ‘In Plain Sight’ on Amazon Prime. There are 5 seasons.
    I’m thinking of you Jo. ~.~

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