A Young Doctor’s Notebook and Other Stories. This one-season, four-episode series from BBC is just as fabulous as you would imagine considering it’s an older doctor’s early misadventures enacted via his journal with John Hamm as the older doctor and Daniel Radcliffe as the younger doctor. It’s very dark medical humor, suitable for your favorite medical professional who’s wondering how many patients they have to kill before they lose their license and their job and can return to the “real world”.
Gossip Girl. It’s like a train wreck the first few seasons, with actors in their twenties playing high school students in Manhattan wearing the most horrific clothes imaginable. The characters grow into themselves, however, so hang in there. The last couple of seasons are actually worth watching.
Paradise, also a BBC offering, is a treasure. Not many episodes, but rather like Downton Abbey in its portrayal of the classism and sexism of its time. Beautiful costumes and locations, and scenes that would delight anyone involved in sales and marketing 🙂
The Tudors. I don’t like history. If it really happened, I don’t much care to read about it or watch it. But the costumes drew me in, an I became enthralled by Henry VIII and how corrupt politics were even that long ago. We’ve sunk lower, but sadly, not that much lower.
The Following, with Kevin Bacon. The description sounded right up my alley, but I suspect Kevin Bacon has never turned down an offer. This one was perfect. Charismatic serial killer, beautiful but sociopathic followers, and an obsessed, haunted ex-FBI agent make for a “watch all night” series.
Witches of East End. Only ten episodes, but a fabulous story of generations of family cursed to repeat their history. Fascinating in a “Groundhog Day” sort of way. if Groundhog Day lasted a lifetime.
Gilmore Girls. I’m just getting started with this one, but have already developed a love/hate relationship. I want to drink soup bowls of coffee, but my stomach balks at that. Lorelei is much too perky for me, I prefer Rory, who pulls out a book and reads in the middle of a party. And The burgers and fries they leave uneaten make me so hungry! I never realized until I had no transportation how fabulous a burger and fries every now and then could be!
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