Blue Bloods (season 8)

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{4.5/5} “And one more bonus of the job. You can sit down with a president, a rock star, a famous athlete, and a cop. Whose stories does everyone want to hear?” Blue Bloods season 8, aired in 2017-18 The mayor has resigned and an interim one appointed — Frank’s not sure if she wants him […]

Murdoch Mysteries (season 11)

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{5/5} “Not everything’s a puzzle, Murdoch. Sometimes people are just crackers.” — Inspector Brackenreid Murdoch Mysteries season 11, aired in 2017-18 William has been framed for murder, Julia has been kidnapped. and Inspector Brackenreid is missing. George, Henry, and Jackson have all been shot. The ones who are left must work together in secret to […]

Lady Bird

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{4.5/5} “‘They’re having auditions for the fall musical.’ ‘Do we have that here? … How am I a senior and not know we have that?’” Lady Bird, released in 2017 Christine is in her last year of high school in California and decides to call herself “Lady Bird.” She’s hoping to go to college on […]

Murder on the Orient Express

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{4/5} “I can only see the world as it should be. And when it is not, the imperfection stands out like the nose in the middle of the face. It makes most of life unbearable, but it is useful in the detection of crime.” Murder on the Orient Express, released in 2017 Famous detective Hercule […]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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{5/5} “Guess it ain’t self explanatory, then.” Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, released in 2017 Mildred’s daughter was raped and killed a year ago, and the police haven’t arrested anyone. In utter frustration, she rents 3 billboards that highlight the fact that the police, and specifically Chief Willoughby, haven’t arrested anyone. She even gets on […]

Please Stand By

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{4.5/5} “This is what happens when you pee on the bus.” Please Stand By, released in 2017 Wendy lives in a group home, works at Cinnabon, and looks after her dog. She’s autistic, and she occasionally gets upset when things don’t go the way she wants. She’s written a “Star Trek” script for a contest […]

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

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{4.5/5} “I’m certain your displays of graphology will duly impress any young ladies you encounter.” Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, released in 2018 Jack the Ripper is killing women in Gotham, and Batman has pledged to stop him. James Gordon helps him out, as he feels Batman can do the job no one else can do. […]

Major Crimes (season 6)

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{5/5} “It’s great that you understand the way Commander Raydor thinks but it might be better for… well, everyone, if you let her talk first. I mean, since she’s in charge.” Major Crimes season 6, aired in 2017-18 Rusty was a witness at Philip Stroh’s trial years ago. Stroh later escaped custody, and Sharon believes […]

The Theory of Everything

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{5/5} “Your glasses are always dirty.” The Theory of Everything, released in 2014 Stephen Hawking is a physics student and Jane Wilde is an arts student at Cambridge in 1963. Just as they start to pursue a romance, Stephen finds out that he has motor neuron disease. The doctor gives him only 2 years to […]

Spectre

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{4.5/5} “I won’t be long.” — Bond, to a woman he never returns to Spectre, released in 2015 James Bond receives a message from his previous boss, M, who died. She wants him to track down a man and kill him, and he won’t let anything stop him. Because of a bit of a fiasco […]