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Sherlock
Monday, September 30, 2019      11 comments

Sherlock, 2010 - 2017, BBC in the UK, PBS in the US) Another incarnation of Sherlock Holmes, set in modern times (like yesterday’s blog “Elementary “), but back on the right side of the pond. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Sherlock, with Martin... Read more
Elementary
Sunday, September 29, 2019      11 comments

Elementary, 2012-19, CBS Another twist to the Sherlock Holmes story. It’s set in New York City. Johnny Lee Miller is Sherlock, & Lucy Liu is Dr. Joan Watson. They met when Sherlock completed a drug rehab program, and Joan is first paired with ... Read more
Burn Notice
Saturday, September 28, 2019      14 comments

Burn Notice, 2007-13, USA network Michael Weston (Jeffrey Donavon) is “burned” by the CIA - discredited, cut off from his funds & support. He supports himself by doing small investigations while he tries to find out who burned him & why. His s... Read more
Modern Family
Saturday, September 28, 2019      12 comments

Modern Family, 2009-present A mockumentary about three interrelated families, all living in the Los Angeles area. Patriarch Jay Pritchett, divorced from first wife, is now married to a & living with a much younger woman, her son from a previo... Read more
How I Met Your Mother
Friday, September 27, 2019      14 comments

How I Met Your Mother, 2005-14 Ted Mosby (Josh Radner) & his gang of friends in Manhattan in that present time. Ted, in 2030, narrates episodes of his life to his children (A boy & girl) of his long search to find his wife. Frankly, I would no... Read more
Cops
Thursday, September 26, 2019      14 comments

Cops, 1989 on Fox network. Moved to Spike TV in 2013(now called Paramount Network). The 32d season premiered in 2019. The premise is a camera crew was assigned to closely follow a team of city, county, state, etc police personnel - unscripted,... Read more
Mom
Wednesday, September 25, 2019      19 comments

Mom, 2012-present A dysfunctional daughter and her mother are sober, attending AA, after years of estrangement during which they both suffered from addiction. Oddly enough, this is a comedy. The mother, Bonney Plunkett, is played by Allison Ja... Read more
Grimm
Tuesday, September 24, 2019      12 comments

Grimm, 2011-17 So, here’s Nick Burkhardt, Homicide Detective with the Portland, Oregon police. Just living like everyone else. Then, his frail old auntie comes to town, gets hospitalized (I think from cancer). Suddenly, Nick starts having hall... Read more
Battlestar Galactica
Monday, September 23, 2019      13 comments

Battlestar Galactica, 1978. Cancelled in 1979, then rebooted as Galactica 1980, where they reached Earth, which lasted 10 episodes. There was a final reboot of Battlestar Galactica , 2004-09). I watched a few episodes ... I have a headache now ... Read more
Little House on the Prairie
Saturday, September 21, 2019      14 comments

Little House on the Prairie, 1974-82, then one last season 82-83, Little House: A New Beginning Based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book Little House series Starred Landon Michael as “Pa” Charles Ingalls, Caroline Quiner Ingalls as Ma, Millisa... Read more
Eureka
Friday, September 20, 2019      11 comments

Eureka (shown in UK as A Town Called Eureka), 2006-12, SyFy channel. Imagine a town with a quirky, brilliant population. The major industry in Eureka was Global Dynamics, creator of most of the world’s high tech innovations . Nearly every epi... Read more
Family Matters
Friday, September 20, 2019      16 comments

Family Matters, 1989 -98 The show was originally designed to highlight the Winslow family (& it was a spin-off from Perfect Strangers). Dad Winslow (played by Reginald VelJohnson, was a cop in Chicago. (background music playing in my head... Read more
Barney Miller
Thursday, September 19, 2019      17 comments

Barney Miller, 1975-82 Police procedural set in the (fictional) 12th Precinct’s Detective squad. Barney (Hal Linden) was the precinct capta... Read more
Criminal Minds
Wednesday, September 18, 2019      14 comments

Criminal Minds, 2005 - present (this is its last season) I stopped faithfully watching a few years ago when I realized over 75% of the shows I watched were police procedurals like Criminal Minds, or real life murder investigations like Forensic ... Read more
Stargate SG-1
Monday, September 16, 2019      11 comments

Stargate SG-1, The show began on Showtime, 1997, switched to SCI FI Channel (which was changed to SiFi) in 2002, finished up for the last show on Sky1 in 2007. The show started about a year after the feature film, Stargate. The Stargates were... Read more

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