Category Archives: Television

My Scattered Brain…

So, what have I been doing lately? Well, aside from work (geriatric nursing), I took a couple of weeks off in March to go visit my sister and her family in Ontario. Driving. Which meant two days of driving at … Continue reading

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Otalia Virtual Seasons: Creation to Completion

Before the daytime serial, Guiding Light was to go off the airwaves, a group of fans decided to start planning the Otalia Virtual Season, which would continue the stories of the citizens of Springfield in a different format. That format … Continue reading

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Last Tango in Halifax – Series Two Comes to an End

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post, Playing Devil’s Advocate with ‘Last Tango in Halifax’: Caroline & Kate to just look as realistically in the framework of a drama as we can before we make judgements on the … Continue reading

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Playing Devil’s Advocate with ‘Last Tango in Halifax’: Caroline & Kate.

I’ve been reading comments over the past couple of days on different forums with regards to Caroline and Kate’s storyline in this second series of Last Tango in Halifax. Now, I’m going to play Devil’s Advocate here for a bit for these … Continue reading

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Last Tango in Halifax – Series 1 – Missing Scenes (eps 4-6)

As I’ve watched the first series of “Last Tango in Halifax” (UK BBC aired version plus the DVDs) enough times, I began to notice when full scenes (even if short) or parts of scenes, were dropped during the PBS airing … Continue reading

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Bomb Girls: Taking A Glimpse Into Our Past

An Interview with Co-creators Michael MacLennan & Adrienne Mitchell By J. Lynn Stapleton As the Canadian series Bomb Girls continues into its second series, I had the opportunity to interview the show’s creators and writers Michael MacLennan and Adrienne Mitchell … Continue reading

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Bomb Girls – a Canadian gem

Last year, a little Canadian 6-part miniseries, Bomb Girls aired with critical acclaim, enough so that they were given a second season with double the number of episodes. The show takes place in the 1940s during World War II, around … Continue reading

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‘Hospital Central’: a Spanish love affair

So, in the last few weeks, I’ve been marathoning episodes of the Spanish series, “Hospital Central”, which for anyone not familiar with it, it is a prime time ensemble soap like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “ER”, set in the city of … Continue reading

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‘Bad Girls’: A look back on some exceptional television drama

Recently, I’ve felt a little nostalgic and I’ve gone back to re-watch the UK ITV1 drama, “Bad Girls” on DVD; a show which started airing in the UK in 1999. Being fortunate to have a PAL/NTSC player, I have all … Continue reading

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