I know there is global warming, that is a proven fact. But what has happened is that we have become more like the South American jungle than Colorado. Every day it comes up a huge lightning, thunder and deluge storm. Therefore, no gardening. Lots of reading though. Of course, as I am under strict orders to and none of this: lose weight (boo hoo!!!
Lots of this:
None of this:
Or most especially this:
So, I get to get down and dirty with the Wii. And while doing so, I have been putting on Netflix. Surprisingly, I have found some programs I really like. All British, Australian, Canadian shows. Well except for the first one I am telling you about, which is set on Saint Marie – I can hardly wait for another season to hit!
Here are some I have come to really like:
Death in Paradise
Death in Paradise is a BBC program set in Sainte Marie, a tiny island in the Caribbean. Ben Miller plays Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Richard Poole who is sent to the Caribbean island of Sainte Marie to solve a fellow policeman’s murder. Can we all say “Uptight Brit”? A posting most would kill for, uptight Poole is totally and completely out of his element, resentful to be working in paradise (I miss the cold and snow! I miss being Cold!!) What right-minded person wears SUITS in paradise?! Only two seasons on Netflix right now, I really look forward to more. And pass the tea, please!
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
Ah, the Lovely Miss Fisher! Australian actress Essie Davis plays the amazing Phryne Fisher, one of the first true feminists. Based upon Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher books (Cocaine Blues is the first in series_the series) lady detective, bon vivant, and openly sensual as well as sexual, Phryne is my favorite heroine! only two seasons right now, but I am hoping Netflix will get more, soon!
In Victorian-era Toronto, Inspector William Murdoch uses unconventional scientific methods to crack complex, high-profile murder cases. What I like MOST about this series? The Victorian era is amazing from a historical standpoint! They use “fingermarks” for identification, chemistry is coming into it’s own, and some of the most amazing people make an appearance, including Nikola Tesla and Arthur Conan Doyle. The cast is exceptional, including the amazing Helene Joy as Doctor Julia Ogden, Medical Examiner and Forensic Scientist. The fact that she is a woman in this position in Victorian Canada? How UTTERLY COOL is that???
The Bletchley Circle
It’s 1952, and the world has gone from the progression of women’s rights of the 20’s through 40’s to the tight-assed, male dominated idea that women are pretty useless for anything but keeping house and raising kids. Pft. But for four women who spent the War as code-breakers at Bletchley Park, Churchill’s Secret Intelligence and Computers Headquarters, life is boring – until they band together to find a serial killer. They are strong ladies working under a repressive society, all four brilliant, logical and well spoken, and the actresses are amazing.
Rosemary & thyme
Former constable Laura Thyme and plant pathologist Rosemary Boxer find common ground by catching criminals in Rosemary & Thyme. Set in England, with moves out to shows set in France, Portugal and other areas, I loved this series, but it is only three seasons. Apparently there was a pissing contest between production personnel, and by the time everyone got their panties out of a twist the stars, Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris both had other things on tap so the series was cancelled. Bummer!
Let me know if you watch any of these and enjoy them.