It’s New to Me: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Welcome to my new series of TV reviews! Since we stream a lot (A LOT) of TV shows in my house, I’ve been coming across series that I missed out on during their first run, or their first explosion into the pop culture zeitgeist. I thought it would be interesting to write my thoughts about them behind the curve. First up is the 1990s series, … Continue reading It’s New to Me: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Foreign TV Watch: La Catedral del Mar (Spain)

Yes, I have another TV series from Spain to review, only this time, I’m not as madly in love with it as I was with Velvet, El Barco, or Gran Hotel. Based on a wildly popular historical novel of the same name by Ildefonso Falcones, La Catedral del Mar (The Cathedral of the Sea) has a lot going for it. Everything was shot on location, … Continue reading Foreign TV Watch: La Catedral del Mar (Spain)

Foreign TV Watch: The Rain (Denmark)

Yay! I have a terrific foreign TV series to recommend that was NOT made in Spain: Those who follow my blog closely know that I love me post-apocalyptic stories. The Rain, Netflix’s first original series from Denmark, is a very solid and engrossing entry in the genre. Simone (Alba August) is a teenager who is one day suddenly yanked out of school by her scientist … Continue reading Foreign TV Watch: The Rain (Denmark)

Foreign TV Watch: Gran Hotel (Spain)

It’s time again for a new installment of Foreign TV Watch, with another superb series from Spain. (Yes, I know this series has been over-represented by Spain, but what can I tell you, they are making some amazing shows!) Do you like historical fiction? Do you like tales of mystery and suspense? Do you enjoy stories that feature star-crossed lovers? Do you like strong women … Continue reading Foreign TV Watch: Gran Hotel (Spain)

Upstairs Downstairs: Guest of Honour

This post is part of the 4th Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon, hosted by Terry at A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! Created by British actresses Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins, the television series Upstairs, Downstairs was not only wildly popular during its initial runs on both side of the Atlantic, but also hugely influential. It … Continue reading Upstairs Downstairs: Guest of Honour

Lost’s Best Episode: “The Constant”

This post is part of the Small Screen Blogathon, hosted by Maddy Loves Her Classic Films. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! The television show Lost has the unique position of being one of the most admired and most reviled TV shows of all time. The negativity is mostly directed at the show’s finale episode. (The article I wrote defending the finale … Continue reading Lost’s Best Episode: “The Constant”

O! Canada Blogathon 2018: Alias Grace

This post is part of the O! Canada Blogathon 2018, hosted by Kristina at Speakeasy and Ruth at Silver Screenings. Read the rest of the posts for this event HERE! When we think of the word “dystopia,” we tend to envision a futuristic society. But dystopian nightmares can happen anywhere, at any time. They can even exist within societies we call “free.” The American institution … Continue reading O! Canada Blogathon 2018: Alias Grace

Debbie’s Totally Random and Completely Insignificant Pop Culture Awards of 2017

It’s that time of year again! Woo-hoo, awards! As always, these are about my personal preferences and just for fun. The Sorry, Television, This Year the Movies Kicked YOUR Butt Award Wonder Woman, the No Man’s Land Sequence Yep, the movies finally did it. After years of TV out-doing, out-creating, out-character-driving action sequences, this year’s Wonder Woman did more than vanquish the movie villain. I’ll … Continue reading Debbie’s Totally Random and Completely Insignificant Pop Culture Awards of 2017

Reminder: the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon Starts Soon!

There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon! It begins Friday, November 17 and runs through Sunday, November 19. If you want to join in, leave a comment here or under the original post, or contact me on Twitter (my handle is @DebbieVee). Looking forward to reading your posts on thievery in film! Continue reading Reminder: the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon Starts Soon!

Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon: Juana Inés (2016)

This post is part of the Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon, hosted by Aurora at Once Upon a Screen. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” This now-famous quote by Senator Mitch McConnell, which was meant to demean Senator Elizabeth Warren, is a perfect way to describe many of the great women in … Continue reading Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon: Juana Inés (2016)

The Adrienne Barbeau Blogathon: The Great Houdini (1976)

This post is part of the Adrienne Barbeau Blogathon, hosted by Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlog. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! Aside from her work on the television sitcom Maude, I’m not that familiar with Adrienne Barbeau’s work. However, I remembered she appeared in a TV movie of the week back in the 1970s about the magician Harry Houdini and decided to … Continue reading The Adrienne Barbeau Blogathon: The Great Houdini (1976)

Announcing the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon!

Time for a new blogathon! I am inviting you to write about thievery in films. The caper, the heist, kidnappings, great escapes, con artists, high-class jewel thieves, art forgers, hungry peasants stealing bread, in any genre–all will be accepted! You many write about films from any era from any area of the world. You may also write about television shows, either those featuring a thief … Continue reading Announcing the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon!

Game of Thrones Season 7: The Great, the Good, the Meh and the Ugly

BIG, BIG SPOILERS, DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE NOT DONE WATCHING SEASON 7! So there have been a lot of critics pooping all over this season of Game of Thrones, wailing that it is past its heyday, blah, blah, blah, blah… In my opinion, overall, this season was fantastic. The pace of the truncated season was increased so that things happened faster than a … Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 7: The Great, the Good, the Meh and the Ugly

Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!

Once again, I would like to thank all the bloggers who participated in the Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon–so many great posts! Go HERE for a complete list of all the posts with links. Here are two more posts that did not make it into the daily recaps: Outspoken and Freckled asks if the workplace has really changed since the movie 9 to 5 … Continue reading Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!