I have fallen seriously behind in my reviewing commitments – both book and DVD reviews. There are a lot of reasons – time spent in the hospital with Natalie, Kevin not wanting to watch the same TV as I – but no excuses. I don’t want to wait any longer in getting at least a spotlight post up to let you know what I’ll be watching – and then reviewing – in the next couple of weeks.
Oscar Winner Helen Mirren is Detective Jane Tennison, “one of the great character creations of our time” (The Washington Post), in a series that won more than 20 major international awards and raised the bar for police dramas.
Tenacious, driven, and deeply flawed, Tennison rises through the ranks of Britain’s Metropolitan Police, solving horrific crimes while battling office sexism and her own demons. “Rare is the drama that works so well on two levels: as a crackling whodunit and as a finely tuned character study of a strong but insecure woman trying to prove herself in a man’s world” (Time).
Seen on Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! and created by crime writer Lynda La Plante, Prime Suspect features some of Britain’s biggest stars, including Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), Zoe Wanamaker (Poirot), David Thewlis (Harry Potter), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Ciaran Hinds (Jane Eyre), Tom Bell (Reilly: Ace of Spies), and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting).
Prime Suspect: The Complete Collection is available now on DVD with lots of extras, including a behind-the-scenes special and a photo gallery.
And, for a completely different kind of entertainment:
See how the story ends for J.D., Elliot, Turk and the rest of your favorite characters in ABC’s Scrubs: The Complete Ninth and Final Season. The heroes of Sacred Heart may have finished their rounds, but the laughs never stop as they mentor a brand-new class of med students!
J.D. returns to teach at Sacred Heart’s medical school with the old gang and is surprised to find an impressionable young student has picked up where he left off. Meet Lucy and her classmates, Drew and Cole, as they try to fit in while they do their best to stand out.
Relive every clever and quirky moment of Scrubs’ outrageous final season, complete with never-before-seen bloopers, deleted scenes and interviews with the show’s cast. Complete your Scrubs collection with The Ninth and Final Season on DVD. It’s the best house call you’ll ever get!
Scrubs: The Complete Ninth And Final Season is available now on DVD with bloopers, deleted scenes, and cast interviews.
So, now you know how I’ll be spending my TV time for a while. I’m excited about both – for Prime Suspect because I think Helen Mirren is truly amazing; and for the final season of Scrubs because Kevin and I have loved this series from the beginning. Have any of you watched these?