Tag: British

1839, Books, Fiction

Oliver Twist (1839) by Charles Dickens

Two different reviews! I first read this as a tween and I honestly didn’t remember much of it at all. Though I kind of have a love/hate relationship with Dickens, it’s pretty tough to say anything bad about this story. It’s so unbelievably canonical I have trouble putting it into words. List off a mystery …

2013, TV

Southcliffe (2013)

Well someone really hates British small towns… At least up until its final episode, this is the best directed piece of British TV I have ever seen. There’s an artfulness and purpose to the shots in the early episodes that is movie quality. And that’s not to say that current British TV is poorly directed, …

1990, TV

House of Cards (1990), To Play the King (1993), The Final Cut (1995)

This review contains some mild spoilers. I watched this earlier than I planned in part in getting impatient for the American season 3 to start, and in part because I heard rumours of no more BBC programming on Netflix. Watching both series is very illustrative. The original British mini series (the first season) is considerably …

2013, TV

Broadchurch (2013)

This is, on the whole, a pretty good murder mystery. It features a compelling storyline that unfolds slowly, perhaps at the speed of a real police investigation, and universally great performances. Also, unlike American shows (and I’d be willing to guess, unlike the American remake), it features people who look like real people, which is …