James Coburn, Raquel Welch, James Mason, Dyan Cannon, everyone is smoking, everyone is skinny, the pants are all bell bottoms, so much alcohol, the sunhats are so large, we're on a yacht! What more do you need?
This killer debut is both a thriller with a vivid setting and an insightful study of race, class, and obsession. [Kirkus] [more inside]
Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries: Season One Season 1, Ep 0
Peregrine Fisher (Geraldine Hakewill from the Australian series Wanted) sets out to become a private detective under guidance of The Adventuresses' Club, following in the footsteps of her missing aunt as she solves crimes in 1960s Melbourne. The series is a spin-off from the 1920s-set Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. [more inside]
"The three Bright brothers are the overseers of 3,500 square kilometers of land in Queensland, with hours between each of their homes. It’s a vast, unforgiving environment, and no one ever goes far without a full complement of supplies. When 40-year-old Cameron sets out on his own, ostensibly to fix a repeater mast, he never comes home. His body is eventually spotted, via helicopter, curled up by the stockman’s grave, the source of plentiful, and persistent, local ghost stories. Cam’s older brother, Nathan, and their baby brother, Bub, are as perplexed as the cop who’s come all the way from Brisbane to investigate. What was Cam doing by the grave, and what was his Land Cruiser doing nine kilometers away, still fully stocked with supplies, with the keys left neatly on the front seat?" - Kirkus Review
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer's Code, Part 2 Season 1, Ep 2
When Scotland Yard dismisses the women’s theories, they realize it’s up to them to stop the killer before he takes his next victim. They identify a suspect and use Lucy to lure him into a trap, but their plan goes badly awry and Lucy is assaulted. Shaken, the women take a different approach, contacting former war department members. Susan plans to meet with a psychiatrist whom she believes has helpful information, completely unaware of the danger that awaits her.
The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer's Code, Part 1 Season 1, Ep 1
It is now seven years after the end of the World War 2 and four women, all ex-codebreakers from Bletchley Park, have got used to their mundane civilian lives. Following a spate of local murders, Susan starts collating information about them to see whether she can use her analysis skills to spot a pattern. Unable to convince the police to take her seriously, she turns to her former colleagues for help.
I liked The Bletchley Circle enough to want to talk about it, so I submitted it and it's been approved. I'll be posting the first episode next week unless someone else is really motivated and beats me to the punch.
Nate takes a look at a cold case. [more inside]
Mike Tyson Mysteries: The End Season 1, Ep 1
In the series premiere, Mike Tyson and his friends help Cormac McCarthy finish his latest novel.