Happy Birthday Doctor!

I first came across Doctor Who in the early 80s, as most of my generation did, on PBS. There was this tall goofy looking guy (Tom Baker)¬†with big hair, and an even bigger scarf talking about Daleks and¬†jelly babies with a robot dog in tow called K-9, who travelled around in a rectangular blue box…

Wallander S01 E01 – Sidetracked

I think I may have found my next detective series on Netflix, which is good what with me being almost finished with the Jesse Stone movies. I am turning to Wallander, the BBC series, which is based on a collection of Swedish novels by Henning Mankell. Adapted from the Swedish TV series that the novels…

The New Class of Police Procedurals

Police procedurals have been around since the birth of television. They drew lines of right and wrong, and went after their crooks with the right and might of the law on their side, always steeping their cases in “Just the facts, ma’am.” In recent years, the police procedural has changed. Sure you still have series…

Sherlock S02E02 – The Hounds of Baskerville

Holmes, you’ve done it again! And that felicitation I extend to the entire cast and crew of this fantastic series. I settled into my comfy chair yesterday eve and dialed up the Beeb, knowing I would be delighted by yet another excursion with my favorite detective (well, there’s Magnum and Rockford too). The episode finds…

BBC’s Apparitions

I love it when I come across a show that I hav never heard of before, and it completely catches me off guard in how much I enjoy it. Admittedly that happens more with British television than North American television, because whether I’ve seen them or not, I’ve at least heard of most of the…