Tag Archives: relationships

Politics, Names, & Spy Capers

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episode 14 (The Great White Moose)  As the episode opened with President Teddy Roosevelt sneaking into Canada to go hunting, this was unsurprisingly an episode that marked the annual return of our favourite fictional Canadian spy, … Continue reading

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Solving Puzzles

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episodes 8 & 9 (Brackenreid Boudoir)(The Talking Dead) While December gets to be a busy time, it was refreshing to watch non-Christmas programming earlier in the month as Murdoch Mysteries aired two amusing-but-puzzling episodes. One of … Continue reading

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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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