Category Archives: Masterpiece

Van der Valk (PBS) Rated PG-13

A Dutch detective works in Amsterdam using his human observation and street smarts. Starring Marc Warren, Maimie McCoy, and Luke Allen-Gale. This show is a remake of the 1972 version, as well as based on the novels of Nicolas Freeling. It’s … Continue reading

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World on Fire (PBS) Rated NR

A WWII drama that follows the lives of a group of Allies all over the world and the effects of the war on them. Starring Jonah Hauer-King, Julia Brown, and Helen Hunt. This is an interesting story. It does not … Continue reading

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Indian Summers (PBS) Rated TV-14

A drama set in 1932 in the final years of British colonial India. Starring Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, and Julie Walters. This show is beautifully shot and told. We see the racism and colonial rule of a nation while the … Continue reading

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Sanditon (PBS) Rated NR

Charlotte Heywood moves from her rural life to the town of Sanditon, a fishing village in the process of reinventing itself into a seaside resort. Based on the incomplete book by Jane Austen. Starring Crystal Clarke, Charlotte Spencer, and Kate … Continue reading

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Death Comes to Pemberley (2013) Rated TV-14

Darcy and Elizabeth have been married six years, and when they start preparing for their annual ball, it is interrupted by death. Based on the book by P.D. James. Starring Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, and Matthew Goode. I was … Continue reading

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Les Misérables (2018) Rated TV-14

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, we follow Jean Valjean as he evades capture by Inspector Javert. Starring Dominic West, David Oyelowo, and Adeel Akhtar. Masterpiece always does a fine job at bringing novels to life. Although, they do allow … Continue reading

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King Charles III (2017) Rated NR

The film covers what it would be like if Charles were to ascend to the throne. He refuses to sign the first bill brought to him, which initiates political chaos. Starring Tim Pigott-Smith, Oliver Chris, and Richard Goulding. First off, … Continue reading

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Man in an Orange Shirt (PBS) Rated TV-14

Two couples, one living in the post-WWII era and the other in present day, deal with the challenges in their lives. Starring Julian Morris, Vanessa Redgrave, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. I was unsure about this miniseries as the couples are gay, but … Continue reading

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Mr. Selfridge (PBS) Rated PG

Based on the real-life story of the American founder of London’s department store, Selfridge’s. Based on the book, Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge by Lindy Woodhead. Starring Ron Cook, Jeremy Piven, Tom Goodman-Hill. A brilliantly executed show, I was pleasantly … Continue reading

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Churchill’s Secret (2016) Rated PG

Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers a stroke, unbeknownst to the world, during the summer of 1953. Based on the book, The Churchill Secret: KBO by Jonathan Smith. Starring Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Lindsay Duncan, Daisy Lewis, Matthew Macfadyen. As a … Continue reading

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