I NEVER imagined I would be writing blog posts about television shows I’ve been watching but look. Here I am doing just that.
I told you that I had been busy watching shows on Acorn Television. I’m getting the most of Acorn and watching LOTS.
I previously wrote that I had subscribed to Acorn Television after I found a series called “A Place to Call Home”. Well…that show came to an end and then I realized that there was another show featuring the same actress. The show is “Janet King”. It’s a good show too.
Unlike the other show which was set after WWII, this show takes place present day and the main character is a lawyer for the Crown. There’s mystery involved and the mystery is good.
Season one was my favorite season but the others were good as well. I was sad to see the seasons of the show come to an end. In the final season Janet ended up more of a detective than a prosecutor…but that was okay with me.
From Acorn Television I went to Amazon Prime.
Our daughter Kayla recommended that I try watching Island at War.
It was good recommendation and I’m glad I ended up watching it. Notice the actress on the right…if you watched Downton Abbey, you’ll remember her.
This was released in 2004 but still good. It’s a WWII show. Here’s the synopsis. During the Second World War, a quiet channel island community is thrown into turmoil by the invasion forces of Nazi Germany.
I loved this a wished for more but there is no more. It’s billed as a mini-series with six episodes.
After this I tried My Mother and Other Strangers… It came up in the Amazon recommendation after I watched Island at War.
I liked this show but after only one season, it left viewers hanging. I did go and search to see if more seasons were planned but it looks like now are scheduled. BUMMER. I liked the show.
It’s set in Ireland in WWII. You know me and WWII. I’m attracted to all of it whether it’s books or movies. If you don’t get Amazon Prime, I believe these can be watched on PBS.
The Last Post which I found on Amazon was wonderful. It takes place in 1965 in Aden, Yemen and the British Royal Forces serve to protect oil resources in the area.
The family of the wives are to the posts with them and that makes things very interesting.
I loved the show and would happily watch several more seasons…but alas. It says only one season. Bummer as I really did like it. I so wish I could understand why some shows get cut off and others go on and on.
I LOVE having TV in my sewing room now. I don’t know how I went from a NO TELEVISION GIRL to a girl that has some show going on in the evenings. I have thought about it all and tried to figure out why? I’ve come to the following conclusions:
1-No Commercials anymore
2-I can pick what I watch and when
3-I don’t have to watch all of the underlying sex joke shows
4-I don’t have to share the TV
Whatever it is…I’m loving it. I don’t get in as many books, but that’s okay. I like the variety.
What are you watching??