Category Archives: TV

Jonny Lee Miller is Sherlock Holmes in “Elementary”, Season 6, Episodes 1, 2, and 3 (2018) – reviewed by George

Episode 1: An Infinite Capacity for Taking Pains Sammy Olivetti (Trevor Van Uden), a man with tons of tattoos, goes downstairs in his apartment and does not turn on any lights. He is gobsmacked with something, and there’s a blood … Continue reading

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Wedding Band, Season 1, Episodes 7 and 8 (2012) – reviewed by George

Episode 7: I Don’t Wanna Grow Up At a Greek Wedding someone gives Tommy (Brian Green Austin) a Pot Baklava, a very large glass bowl with a lid, filled with baklava which is then doused with liquor (rum, maybe?), and … Continue reading

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John Nettles is DCI Tom Barnaby in “Midsomer Murders”, Season 1, Episode 3, Death of a Hollow Man (2017) – reviewed by George

A woman is praying in front of an old-looking statue of a woman, who looks Chinese. A small scream. Sounds of bludgeoning and pain. A body is carried by car to water and is dumped in. And behind all of … Continue reading

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Wedding Band, Episodes 5 and 6 (2012) – reviewed by George

Episode 5: Get Down On It The boys congregate at Stevie’s to go to their afternoon gig (a wedding) together. And they discover that Courtney Love has left her band’s instruments with Stevie for safe-keeping while she vacations a bit. … Continue reading

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John Nettles is Inspector Barnaby in “Midsomer Murders”, Season 1, Episode 2, Written in Blood (1997) – reviewed by George

Durrow, Southern Ireland, 1955 – Farm cottages and croplands, and a cottage door opens. Someone walks in and the old dog does not react. A shotgun is taken off the wall, and a shadow mounts the stairs. A middle-aged man, … Continue reading

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The Joy of Painting (1983-1994) Reviewed by Anita *****

“All you need is the desire to make things beautiful happen on canvas.” –Bob Ross If you ever thought you could not paint Bob will change all that in just one episode. Bob Ross and his show The Joy of … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock, Season 4, Episode 3 (2017) – reviewed by George

“The Final Problem” When this was broadcast on PBS I did not watch, but assumed that since in the original Doyle works this title is used for the Reichenbach Falls story, that Holmes would appear to die at the end … Continue reading

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Wedding Band, Episodes 3 and 4 (2012) – reviewed by George

In episode 3, “Don’t Forget About Me”, Rachel (Jenny Wade), Roxie’s assistant, is getting married to Adam (James Carpinello), after a long engagement. Rachel is really freaking out about the upcoming bachelor party and asks Tommy (Brian Austin Green) to … Continue reading

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John Nettles is Inspector Barnaby in “Midsomer Murders”, Season 1, Episode 1, The Killings at Badger’s Drift (1997) – reviewed by George

In quiet little Badger’s Drift Miss Emily Simpson (Renee Asherson) is riding her adult tricycle (between the two hind wheels is a padded cushion on a platform that can be used for packages, or even another person if they are … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock” Season 4, Episode 2, The Lying Detective (2017) – reviewed by George

John (Martin Freeman) misses Mary (Amanda Abbington) terribly and talks to her, even though when she replies she says things like “You know this isn’t real, John. I’m dead.” Even at his therapist’s he addresses his answers to Mary, who … Continue reading

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