Blightyvision: “Death in Paradise”

Created by Robert Thorogood Starring Ben Miller, Sara Martins, and Danny John-Jules I kept an ear to the ground (or, rather, to the Twitter) when it came to “Death in Paradise.”  Reviews from individual viewers were mixed.  Some enjoyed it, some were apathetic, and others believed it was not “thrilling” or “mysterious” enough.  It struck […]

Posted on December 22, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes”

Written by David Pirie Directed by Paul Marcus Starring Ian Richardson and Charles Edwards Well, ’tis the season and all that. A Game of Shadows comes out tomorrow, with the second season of the Cumberbatch/Moff “Sherlock” premiering on New Year’s Day.  And thus the Sherlockians divide themselves even further — which, other than giving me […]

The Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Watchlist: More Agatha Christie adaptations

More little grey cells for summer 2010. Looking back over the 21-year history of David Suchet as television’s Hercule Poirot, I found it rather difficult to believe that Murder on the Orient Express had never been among their adaptations.  Yet, sure enough, the series never touched on it — there was a film version in […]

Posted on June 30, 2010 at 00:09 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Blightyvision: “Jonathan Creek” Series 1

Created by David Renwick Starring Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin Guest Starring Anthony Head and Colin Baker An adulterous artist is found dead in his room, his lover bound and gagged on the floor. Investigative reporter Maddy Magellan is certain the victim’s wife was the murderer, but the wife was observed closely in a sealed-off […]