What I’m Watching

I’ve not been watching a lot of television but I have been watching some for an episode each night.  The show that has most of my attention…

Designated Survivor.

Designated Survivor (TV Series 2016–2019) - IMDb
Here’s a synopsis of the show:
As a lower-level cabinet member, Tom Kirkman never imagined something would happen that would catapult him to the oval office. When a devastating attack on the night of the State of the Union address claims the lives of the president and most of the Cabinet, the Housing and Urban Development secretary — who was named the designated survivor in case of such an event — finds himself promoted to leader of the free world. Suddenly thrust into his new position of power, Kirkman struggles to keep the country from dissolving into chaos and must adjust to his new normal, unaware of what fresh horrors may await the United States.”

The show was originally on regular television through ABC.  It was two seasons…then Netflix bought it and filmed another season.  I’m on season two as I write and I really love it.  It drew me in and I’m hooked.

There are three seasons totally and they can be seen through Netflix.

Here is the trailer:

The lead of the show looked so familiar to me.  I finally had to look him up.  I was so surprised it was Keifer Southerland.  I remember him from my teenage movie-going.  It was great to reconnect with his work.

The other show I watched that I enjoyed was… on Netflix.  The show is Woman in the Window.

There was only a short synopsis for this:
Agoraphobic Dr. Anna Fox witnesses something she shouldn’t while keeping tabs on the Russell family, the seemingly picture-perfect clan that lives across the way.

The movie is based on a book of the same name.  I did a review for the book HERE.  I liked the movie but as per usual, the book I think was better.  I am so used to watching television series now that it’s almost weird to watch a regular movie anymore.

Here is the trailer.

I took in Prime Suspect: Tennison.  I watched that through Amazon Prime.  I believe you could also watch through PBS Masterpiece.

Watch Prime Suspect: Tennison Season 1 | Prime Video

Here is a description on that show:
Based on the novel by Lynda La Plante, this series reveals how Jane Tennison came to be a formidable, unstoppable force for the police. The prequel to the original `Prime Suspect’ series, stars Stefanie Martini as Woman Police Constable Jane Tennison, made iconic by Dame Helen Mirren’s original portrayal. In the 1970s, 22-year-old Jane is pulled into a brutal murder investigation and witnesses first-hand the pain and consequences that follow such violent crimes. Jane tries to prove herself in a field dominated by men, chauvinism and rule-bending.”

I loved this show.  It’s set in the early 70s and was so good.  If you like police shows, do check it out.

I started watching a show called Grace on Britbox.  It’s a show that the episodes come out once a week.  I am a little spoiled and prefer to watch my shows more of a binge watching style.  I hate waiting for the week before I see the next episode.  So, I have this one hold and will go back to it once I finish up Designated Survivor.

Watch Grace | Prime Video

Here is the synopsis of that show:
The best-selling Peter James novels make it to the screen in this two-part crime drama starring John Simm (Life on Mars, Doctor Who). Haunted by the disappearance of his wife, tenacious yet troubled detective Roy Grace has a reputation for his unorthodox methods in pursuit of the truth. As he walks a career tightrope, he is assigned to a missing person case that becomes a race against time full of twists and turns.”

I also saw that Britbox is featuring the new Season 6 of Line of Duty.  I can’t wait to watch this.  I’ve been so excited that this is coming out.  Of all the shows I’ve watched in the last couple of years, this show is my absolute favorite.  Absolute.  It’s well worth getting a trial of Britbox if you don’t already have Britbox.

Start with the first season if you are watching Line of Duty.  Seriously…my favorite show.  Sadly it’s not known if there will be a season 7.

Last time I told you about Atlantic Crossing.  I finished that and loved it.  That was on PBS Masterpiece.

Atlantic Crossing | PBS

I highly recommend this as well.  It was so good.  If you like WWII and history, you’ll likely love it too.

So that’s what I’ve been watching.  Happily, all the shows have been awesome.  There were no duds in the bunch.  I’d love to hear some of your recommendations.  I’m always keeping a list of what to watch next.

13 thoughts on “What I’m Watching”

  1. You have seen some interesting sounding shows/movies. I think I will check out Prime Suspect Tennison. I like those kind of shows. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jeanne Bishop

    Some shows I like: New Tricks on Amazon; Last Tango in Halifax (can’t remember where it streams); Unforgotten on ?? and Virgin River on Netflix.

  3. I’ve been watching Shetland on Britbox. If you haven’t seen it, I think you’d like it. Each season follows one story line and I find them very compelling. The Scottish accents are a plus though I do need closed caption more than usual, lol.

  4. We enjoyed Designated Survivor most before it changed networks. After the switch from regular TV a lot more cussing, etc got added in. So, heads up.

  5. Susan the Farm Quilter

    Thanks for the recommendations!! I’m muddling my way through Netflix and I’m looking for good shows to binge on!!

  6. We loved Designated Survivor until Season 3 when it was obvious it had become a Netflix program… Lots more cussing, and a lot more, mmmm, not appropriate for family type content. Just a heads up!

    1. I never knew WHY it changed – it really wasn’t just the cursing – the plots were not as good, either. But it’s fun until it’s not fun anymore !

  7. Thank you so much for posting what you are watching. You give me ideas of shows to watch while sewing or doing handwork at night. We like the same kinds of shows.

  8. Karen S Kijinski

    Sure hope there’s a Season 7 for Line of Duty. I am now watching The Unit on Roku. It’s really good.

  9. My favorite right now is Mum (not Mom!) on PBS and Britbox. Just 3 seasons long and finished now it’s a sitcom of a very dysfunctional family held together by Mum the new widow and her late husband’s friend Michael who wants to be so much more.

  10. I live in the UK and love that you are able to enjoy all my favourite British shows in the US. My current fav is Outlander .which I know is very popular in the US. season 6 is being filmed now.
    If you like crime dramas then try Luther.

  11. Patricia Griffin

    Can I recommend Boardwalk Empire. It is about prohibition during the 1920’s and 30’s. Two very well known british actors Kelly Macdonald and Stephen Graham who plays Al Capone. A bit violent but they were violent times. Stephen Buscemi is the leading actor. I had not heard of him prior to this series and seems the most unlikely main actor, but he was really good and had the most lovely voice.

  12. Kiefer Sutherland was also the star of 24 which had (I think) 9 seasons and a special. You might never have caught that because it was pretty violent, but he was great in it.

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