Blightyvision: “Dirk Gently” Series 1

Directed by Tom Shankland Written by Howard Overman, based on the novels by Douglas Adams Starring Stephen Mangan and Darren Boyd When the initial “Dirk Gently” pilot came out, opinions were hugely mixed — to be honest, mine were mixed.  As a fan of the books, I enjoyed it while recognizing just how far from […]

Blightyvision: “Sherlock” Series 2

Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss Written by Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Steve Thompson Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Andrew Scott After the ending of the first series of Sherlock, a friend tweeted desperately to Steven Moffat that clearly he forgot to deliver the next episode to the BBC.  For more than […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Blightyvision: “Sherlock Holmes” (1968)

Starring Peter Cushing and Nigel Stock Produced by David Goddard and William Sterling With all the mad hullabaloo going down concerning this ridiculous War of the Sherlocks coming next month, I’ve found myself looking more and more into older versions, through the kindness of Netflix and other various sources.  On the same fateful night I discovered Hobo with […]

Blightyvision: “Foyle’s War”

Created by Anthony Horowitz Starring Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, and Anthony Howell I didn’t learn a hell of a lot in college, to be honest.  I was an English major, and that pretty much meant (at least at my alma mater) reading books and telling the professors what they wanted me to think they were […]

Blightyvision: “The Last Detective”

Based on the novels by Leslie Thomas Starring Peter Davison, Sean Hughes, and Emma Amos I was fortunate enough to have the chance to see Peter Davison as King Arthur in the West End production of Spamalot a few years ago.  While I’d seen him in both “Doctor Who” and “Campion” prior to it, it […]

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The Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Watchlist: Coming Back Next Season!

Rather than focusing this week on one upcoming project, I’m thinking it’s time for me to tackle this news of the announcements of two shows returning soon and put a few minds (much like mine) at ease.

Blightyvision: “Jonathan Creek” Series 2-4

Created by David Renwick Starring Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, and Julia Sawalha To be completely honest, and as I mentioned last week, recently I’ve become fearful of the quality of a show the longer it goes on, especially a show whose appeal comes from its cleverness.  The up-side of one writer per show is consistency […]

The Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Watchlist: “Sherlock”

No deerstalkers here, either, no sir. Steven Moffat’s been getting a lot of face-time — or perhaps that should be “name-time” — in my articles of late.  But you have to admit, he’s been a busy guy over the past few years.  Ruling Who-ville and continuing with other projects on the side does put him […]