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DVD Review: ‘Hetty Wainthropp Investigates – The Complete Collection’

Hetty,  Geoffrey, and Robert contemplate a local crime

You can marathon Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, or sit back from time to time with a nice cup of tea and relax and watch her right a few wrongs. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘The Agatha Christie Hour’

The author, animated

At times, romantic, at times silly, at times mysterious, these stories feature Agatha Christie, beginning to find her voice as a storyteller. Read More »

TV Review: ‘The Moaning of Life – Marriage’

Karl meets the parents

Karl Pilkington definitely seems more at ease without Gervais and Merchant hovering over his shoulder, but The Moaning of Life is no less funny than his previous efforts. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Poirot – Series Ten’

Cousins George Abernethie (Michael Fassbender) and Susannah Henderson (Lucy Punch) in "After the Funeral"

The four feature-length mysteries included on these discs feature some of Christie's most tragic plots, but her victims and murderers are not her typical "bad guys." Read More »

DVD Review: ‘The Snow Queen’

The Snow Queen's palace

The Snow Queen should be perfect viewing for a cold winter's night, with Gerda's girl-power quest and lovely soprano voice taking viewers on a fanciful adventure. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series 7 & 8′

Louise Leidner (Barbara Barnes) confesses her fears to Poirot and Hastings (Hugh Fraser) at her husband's dig in Mesopotamia.

David Suchet is as excellent as always as Hercule Poirot, the world's most brilliant and fastidious detective. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Sinbad: Season One’

Lord Akbari

The series ran for one season, but there is still a lot to enjoy. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Blandings, Series One’

The inhabitants of Blandings Castle, L-R: The Empress, Clarence (Timothy Spall), Freddie (Jack Farthing), Beach (Mark Williams), and Connie (Jennifer Saunders)

A certainly silly, but also highly enjoyable, series from the U.K. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan: Deadliest Critters’

With a rhinoceros beetle in Ecuador

All four episodes of this BBC series feature enthusiastic, informative narrative as well as great scenic photography. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Easy Prey’ by Douglas Watkinson

Easy Prey

A recently retired copper with anger management issues proves a great new detective creation. Read More »