Category: Television

A Not-So-Silent Witness

My husband and I have been watching Silent Witness on Amazon Prime. It’s a long-running pathology/detective show from the BBC. There are something like 23 seasons available to stream in the US on Prime and Britbox. We’ve watched so much of it that we’re beginning to discuss it in bizarre ways that only happen when you’ve been watching a lot of the same show. Not only do we comment on all the characters’ tastes and proclivities but we pronounce who will die and who did it within moments of the show starting. Thanks to the pandemic, we also now comment on anyone who isn’t maintaining proper social distance, which is basically everyone, since these shows were filmed ages ago. Does that stop us? No. Of course not. Here’s the trailer for season 19 because it popped up first on the search.

The Witcher

As an avid gamer and a big fan of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as well as The Witcher books by Andrzej Sapkowski, I was both excited and apprehensive about the Netflix series. I can happily say, I enjoyed it greatly. The characters were just as they were in the books and game. The writers and actors did a wonderful job bringing them to the screen and I’m really looking forward to season two.

As a quick note: The first two Witcher video games are not nearly as good as the third one. Don’t waste your time on them.

Endeavor Season 4

PBS is killing it this year. The latest great thing is that Endeavor Season 4 is out now. For those that don’t know, Endeavor is the prequel for the Inspector Morse series that ran from 1987-2000. If you’ve never watched those, they’re available on Netflix. Inspector Morse was followed by Inspector Lewis, which is also a great show. Endeavor explores Morse’s early career in the sixties and it’s really enjoyable mystery television. Check it out.