TV movies, miniseries & straight-to-DVD

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best 11.22.63 Anne of Green Gables (1985) Ascension Babylon 5: In the Beginning Battlestar Galactica (2003) Good Omens A Parks and Recreation Special Political Animals The Queen’s Gambit Shackleton Runner ups Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel Babylon 5: A Call to Arms Babylon 5: Thirdspace […]

11.22.63

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “The past doesn’t want to be changed. There are times when you feel it push back.” 11.22.63, aired in 2016 Jake is a teacher who’s just gotten a divorce. His friend Al, who owns a diner, shows him something astonishing — a portal to 1960. Al, who now has cancer, wants Jake to take […]

The Queen’s Gambit

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{5/5} “Though I’m no longer a wife, except by a legal fiction, I believe I can learn to be a mother.” The Queen’s Gambit, aired in 2020 Beth’s mom commits suicide when she’s 9 and she goes to live in an orphanage. She becomes interested in the game of chess, and learns it from the […]

Battlestar Galactica

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{5/5} “So say we all.” Battlestar Galactica, aired in 2003 The Cylons haven’t been seen in 40 years, but now they’re back. They start by blowing up the station the humans built to function as a place for humans and Cylons to meet. Meanwhile, the Galactica under Commander Adama is an old ship that’s about […]

Good Omens

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{5/5} “Don’t think of it as dying. Think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush.” Good Omens, aired in 2019 The Antichrist has been born and will bring about Armageddon in 11 years. Aziraphale is an angel and Crowley is a demon — they’ve both been on Earth for a long time and […]

TV movies, miniseries & straight-to-DVD

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best Anne of Green Gables (1985) Ascension Babylon 5: In the Beginning Battlestar Galactica (2003) Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Political Animals Shackleton Runner ups Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel Babylon 5: A Call to Arms Babylon 5: Thirdspace Battlestar Galactica: Razor The Bourne Identity (1988) […]

In Plain Sight

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{4.5/5} In Plain Sight, aired in 2016 In the 1950s in a small town in Scotland the residents are shocked to find that women are being murdered. A serial killer is on the loose, and Detective William Muncie knows who it is. It’s Peter Manuel, who has previously been in prison for robbery. Muncie is unable […]

Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist

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{4.5/5} “Digit really looks forward to the daily contacts as a source of entertainment. He often invites play by flopping over onto his back, waving his stumpy legs in the air, and looking at me smilingly as if to ask, ‘How can you resist me?’” Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist, aired in 2017 Dian […]

TV movies, miniseries & straight-to-DVD

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best Anne of Green Gables (1985) Ascension Babylon 5: In the Beginning Battlestar Galactica (2003) Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Political Animals Shackleton Runner ups Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel Babylon 5: A Call to Arms Babylon 5: Thirdspace Battlestar Galactica: Razor The Bourne Identity (1988) […]

Ascension

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “This whole project is one big lie told to 600 people.” Ascension, aired in 2014 The Ascension is a generational ship headed to Proxima — it’s 51 years into a 100-year voyage. It left Earth in secret in the 1960s. A woman on board the ship has been murdered. There’s a bit of a […]