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Fair Isle Shetland

Shetland TV Series Should be Next in Your British TV Queue

Shetland is a series of Scottish islands in the North sea, which are actually pretty far away from the Scottish mainland. Think Cuba, not the Florida Keys. The islands are windy and cold, and the sea is quite dangerous to a weekender or neophyte. Shetland is also an intelligent British TV series currently on Netflix […]


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‘Midwinter of the Spirit’ Review

One of the more exciting new items on the British TV schedule for Autumn 2015 was the announcement of ITV airing Midwinter of the Spirit, based on Phil Rickman’s novel of the same name, adapted by Stephen Volk. Rickman’s stories involving a female cleric in an English backwater were long overdue for a screen treatment, […]


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Picture shows: (l-r) Jenna Coleman as Clara, Peter Capaldi as The Doctor. Adrian Rogers, © BBC/BBC Worldwide 2014

Essential Episodes for ‘Doctor Who’

A friend asked me recently, knowing I’m a Whovian expert, for some essential Doctor Who episodes to introduce someone to the series without getting too deep into the massive story arcs. Here is the list I came up with and the rationale behind each suggestion, which are not necessarily in any order. New To ‘Doctor […]


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“Time Heist” Recap of ‘Doctor Who’

The episode was fantastic in a sort of Memento way, working backwards to reveal the reason for the heist. However, as a fan it was slightly predictable. Still, the clever writing prevailed throughout, and some of my favorite lines are merely in passing at the end of the episode in the Tardis. Next week, the Doctor […]


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