Lord Peter Wimsey – the Ian Carmichael years [TV (1972-75) and radio (1973-1983 & 2005)]

It must be nearly a quarter of a century ago that I read Dorothy L. Sayers's crime novels featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. That is I read all of those available at our public library, and so I am not sure if I read all the Wimsey novels or just "most of them". I also can't... Continue Reading →

Prep & Landing (2009-2011)

With Christmas being only 7 weeks away (yikes!), I thought I could write a few lines on Prep & Landing, as a recommendation to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. But on that note I would also like to refer back to my post about Robbie the Reindeer.   The original 2009 Prep & Landing... Continue Reading →

Miss Nobody (2010)

Miss Nobody is an amusing, darkish comedy about a mousy little woman who fights back a little bit more than expected when exposed to the backstabbing world of her company’s executive floor. It’s a bit like The Secret of My Success, but with a couple of dead bodies thrown in for good measure.   In... Continue Reading →

Nobody Else But You (2011)

Nobody Else But You is the international title of the French detective film Poupoupidou. The film’s central character, David Rousseau, is an author of popular, slightly pulpy crime novels. Normally he is quite prolific, it seems, but lately he has been suffering from writer’s block. Hoping to inherit a considerable estate from a recently deceased... Continue Reading →

Chance in a Million (1984-1986)

I stumbled upon this British comedy show recently; I had never even heard of it before.   Tom Chance is a man with a curious affliction. Everything that seems practically impossible keeps happening to him – good or bad. But these (for him very probable) improbabilities also very often keep causing havoc in the lives... Continue Reading →

Getting On (2013-2015)

Getting On is a dark HBO comedy show that takes place in a geriatric recovery unit of a large hospital, where elderly patients are sent after their operation either to recover or to die. Needless to say, the humour is often rather dark, awkward, and “uncomfortable" – and occasionally graphically adult. It is difficult to... Continue Reading →

Andy Barker, P. I. (2007)

I had completely forgotten about this one. I saw a trailer for this comedy show many years ago. But when it was so unceremoniously cancelled by those numpties at NBC after only 4 episodes, I assumed it would never see the light of day. But I recently discovered that there is actually a Region1 DVD... Continue Reading →

Igor (2008)

Halloween is fast approaching, and I thought I should put up at least one half-way “seasonal” recommendation.   I had never heard of Igor before finding the DVD in a shop by coincidence. It was not released in cinemas in my country, and generally went pretty under-the-radar, globally. And I guess I know why: it... Continue Reading →

Toys in the Attic (2009)

This peculiar Czech animated film has positive as well as negative aspects, making it difficult to recommend it to a general audience.   On the plus-side you have beautiful and inventive animation, coupled with a highly imaginative interplay between the animation and story, as well as the fantasy realm and its mundane surroundings. On the... Continue Reading →

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