April 6th, 2017
I really don’t know how much there is to say about Murdoch anymore, after 10 seasons, you know what you’re getting and you either like it, as I do, or you just go elsewhere. Murdoch Mysteries is a long-running Canadian mystery show, based on the books by Maureen Jennings. It’s about a turn-of-the-century Toronto detective who develops some amazing techniques to solve cases. It has a great cast of characters and never fails to make me smile.
March 11th, 2017
Wow, this one was a long time coming, wasn’t it? We have had it sitting in our “to be watched” pile for a very long time, although certainly not since 1999, and finally got around to sitting down to see it. Keizoku is seen as a “groundbreaking” police drama in Japan and for good reason. But how does it measure up to some of my favorite shows of the past? Let’s find out.
July 21st, 2016
A lot of the time, I have no idea what’s going on in other countries. My wife told me she had heard a commercial for a new show coming to FOX called Houdini & Doyle. Well, she said Conan & Houdini, but I figured it out. But of course, by the time it aired on FOX, it had already run in the UK so I went looking for those releases and over the course of a couple of days, we burned through the entire first series.
So was it any good? Keep reading to find out.
June 7th, 2015
Just finished reviewing the series for this and jumped straight into the first special. There is a second one that came out at the beginning of 2013, I’ll have to get that one reviewed as well. Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de is, for those not in the know, a story about a super-rich heiress who is also a detective. She’s just not very good at her job but luckily, her butler is an amazing detective in his own right and solves all of her cases by the end of dinner.
So without further ado, here’s my take on the Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de Special.
May 5th, 2015
I recently reviewed another J-drama, Fugoh Keiji, which I panned. It was about a super-rich detective that used her family’s money to solve cases. Then I pulled this one out of the pile, about a super-rich detective that uses her family’s wealth to solve cases. Is this going to be history repeating itself or can this series about crimes being solved after dinner prove that it’s not the hook but the execution that really matters?
Therefore, let’s call the butler, get a glass of wine and see how this 10-episode detective series plays out.
April 16th, 2015
I will admit to going into this series with a fair bit of trepidation, after all, from people who had seen it, most that I saw were critical, saying that every single episode was exactly the same.
Well of course it is, this is a trope-driven procedural detective show! I guess these people don’t recognize specific tropes when they see them, the knowledge that the cases are all going to end the same is part of the charm!
So let’s take a look at this 9-episode detective series about Sakura, the woman whose ears solve crimes.
July 26th, 2014
Border was a 9-episode detective drama that started on April 10, 2014 on TV Asahi. In essence, it’s a combination of two short-lived American series that I loved, Raines, starring Jeff Goldblum and Touching Evil with Jeffrey Donovan and therefore seemed perfect. Is it? Let’s take a look at this series and find out.