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.
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…
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.