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Firstly, a terrific family crime thriller, Bloodline, set in Florida. The Rayburns are Monroe County's premier family, and also happen to be the last word in dysfunctional. I watched Season 1 last year, and Season 2 is equally as good; you need to watch Season 1 first. The Florida scenery is gorgeous, too - this is a fab series, gripping and highly recommended!
I've just watched Season 1 of The Path, which is about a religious cult that doesn't think it's a cult... starring Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad), some of the 'movement' are less convinced than others, and suspect shady dealings at the top. I really enjoyed this, and am very much looking forward to more - I think it will run and run!
Is there anyone who hasn't seen The Secret, a four part series about a true life drama in Ireland, starring James Nesbitt as an off-his-rocker, devout Baptist, dentist, adulterer, scammer and murderer? So gripping I'm now reading the book about the story, by Deric Henderson.
The Secret ~ watch it!
****Four and a half stars****
I'd class Banshee as one of those 'I know it's a load of rubbish but I like it' romps ~ I've just watched Season 4 of this thriller set in a small town in Pennsylvania, complete with murders, conspiracy, corrupt police, FBI connections, you name it. Good stuff - it works, even though it's completely ludicrous!
***Three and a half stars***
Next, Secrets and Lies. A new series starring Juliette Lewis as a hard nosed cop, investigating a child murder. Ryan Phillipe stars. The show is going to carry on with Juliette Lewis, though this particular story ends this time round; I imagine it's going to be a crime story per season. This one had a really good end, btw.
***Three and a half stars (teetering on four!)***
I was so looking forward to this - there's nothing I love more than a good pandemic, and this one has a serious outbreak in a hospital in Atlanta, which spreads quickly, causing a section of the city to be cordoned off. Great idea for a story, great action - alas, the characters are as flat as flat can be. I couldn't give a monkey's about any of them; by about ep 4 I was thinking, um, this isn't very good.... I shall watch it until the end, but I notice that it's been cancelled after this series. Lovers of all things pandemic might like it, though!
I'm currently watching the remake of Roots (remember that??!!), and am SOOOO looking forward to binge-watching the new series of The Americans and Vikings - all time favourites, nearly ready to go!