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Chasing Shadows

CHASING SHADOWS (2014) IS A MINI SERIES COP DRAMA STARRING REECE SHEARSMITH, ALEX KINGSTON, AND NOEL CLARKE. EACH OF THE TWO EPISODES IS AN HOUR AND A HALF (SHOWN IN TWO 45-MINUTE HALVES), TOTALING THREE HOURS. YOU CAN GET IT ON ACORN.TV OR AMAZON ON-DEMAND. Alex Kingston is back with the shadows, but this time instead…

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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Beware, here be spoilers. Sherlock: The Abominable Bride has everything a Sherlock fan could possibly ask for. Moffat and Gatiss have really outdone themselves this time. It’s like they caved and said, “All right, give them everything they want. It is Christmas, after all.” It has Victorian garb and dialect (“the game is afoot”) for…

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Pennies from Heaven

What is it? Pennies from Heaven (1978) is the TV show that pre-dated the 1981 Steve Martin movie about a song salesman on the road to trouble. It’s an all-singing, all-dancing bleak drama by Dennis Potter, starring Bob Hoskins. It takes place in the 1930s and is filled with pop music songs of the day,…

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Eternal Law, a review

Eternal Law is a short-lived TV show about angels who help humans by becoming lawyers. Unfortunately, fallen angels can also become lawyers and take the opposing side. The show was created by Life on Mars‘ Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham. It stars Samuel West, Ukweli Roach, Orla Brady, Hattie Morahan, and Tobias Menzies. It ran one…

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Mad Dogs, a review

Mad Dogs is a TV show that ran for four seasons (the fourth being just a 2-parter epic finale) between 2011 and 2013, starring Philip Glenister, John Simm, Marc Warren, and Max Beesley, all good friends in real life. It’s a gangster action/psychological thriller with dark humor. There are 14 episodes, and it is structured…

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U.S. Sherlock Season 3 Airdates

USA – PBS Masterpiece: January 19 2014 (10pm ET) – S3E1: The Empty Hearse January 26 2014 (10pm ET) – S3E2: The Sign of Three February 2 2014 (10pm ET) – S3E3: His Last Vow Don’t live in the U.S.? Visit Sherlockology to see when season 3 of Sherlock is playing where you are.

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What Remains, a review

What Remains, a new four-episode mystery program starring David Threlfall, is shot more like a horror film than like a television mystery program, what with its lingering shots of spooky stairwells and closed doors. For the most part, it takes place in a beautifully creepy old apartment where the body of a young woman is…

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Win an Actor Mentorship with Andrew Scott

  Ideas Tap, which is still one of my favorite British arts websites, is giving ten lucky aspiring actors the chance to get mentoring from BAFTA-winning actor Andrew Scott (Moriarty from Sherlock). From the website: Are you a budding actor? Would you like to be mentored by a BAFTA-winner? Hold onto your hats… This is…

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Mad Dogs Season 3

I had watched episode 1 of series 3 online and had to wait a few weeks to get my purchased DVD of series 3 in the mail. It was actually a perfect pausing point because episode 2 picks up 2 years later. I’m not really in favor of this tactic, picking up 2 years after…

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Teaser: Mad Dogs

Oh my God, this show is amazing. I reviewed series 1 on plainketchup.com, but since then, I have watched all of series 2 and the first episode of series 3. I think John Simm says that series 4 is just a two-parter and it’s the final series, so we’ll finally get to find out what…

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Eoin Colfer’s Names 10 Favorite Fictional Villains

7. Professor Moriarty – Sherlock Holmes Moriarty, the smartest villain there has ever been. A thousand genius villains have been spawned in his image. It was inevitable that Sherlock’s equal would eventually show himself and Moriarty was up to the task. Sherlock and Moriarty sparred for a long time before that tragic meeting at the…

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Elementary, a review

Elementary is the new Sherlock Holmes TV show that premiered last night. It’s modern. It takes place in New York. Sherlock is played by Jonny Lee Miller and Dr. (Joan) Watson by Lucy Liu. I thought that Sherlock was going to be American, which would be blasphemy because Sherlock needs to be British just as…

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How Did Sherlock Do It?

Warning: This post contains Sherlock season 2 spoilers Many of us are waiting impatiently to find out how Sherlock managed to trick everyone into thinking that he was dead at the end of season 2. He very visibly jumped off the roof, hit the ground, his head was bleeding, Watson checked his pulse, he was…