Tag Archives: relationships

Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)

Facing the double-strike of being an adaptation of a novel that would be considered well-written professional fan fiction, Death Comes to Pemberley could have failed miserably. Instead, the BBC miniseries of P.D. James’s 2011 novel of the same name feels … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Perhaps continuing in the vein of disturbing pretexts for relationships, Beauty and the Beast is not without controversy. The original fairy tale entirely involves Belle being sold to the Beast by her father and learning … Continue reading

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Fun Before the Finale

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 10, Episodes 17 & 18 (Master Lovecraft)(Hot Wheels of Thunder)   After 10 years, even with shorter seasons, it is hard to keep police procedurals from becoming too formulaic or routine. One way to remedy this is … Continue reading

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Whimsical…and Yet Real

LA LA Land (2016) I went into this film with an open mind – I used to love old movie musicals, but I was concerned with the fact that it seemed to be a traditional romance. I really was not … Continue reading

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Loving the Comedy

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 10, Episodes 7 & 8 (Painted Ladies)(Weekend at Murdoch’s) Refreshing for a police procedural, Murdoch Mysteries is currently on a comedy streak. It isn’t that they are making light of death (although some gallows humour naturally sneaks … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has aged relatively well, but I find that it is the silliest of all of his comedies. I enjoyed it, but it is almost too silly. Humour is fickle – what one person finds uproaringly … Continue reading

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Edging Close to the Finish Line

CASTLE Season 8, Episodes 18, 19 & 20 (Backstabber)(Dead Again)(Much Ado About Murder) I confess, I quite like the character of Hayley. I do not have a problem with her taking on a more active role in the plot or … Continue reading

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