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The New Magnum PI: TV Review

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTV
SECTIONS

by Doward Wilson



In this updated version of Magnum P.I. Thomas Magnum (played by Jay Hernandez), a decorated former Navy Seal who is trying to get his P.I. business off the ground in the tropical surroundings of Oahu, Hawaii.

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by Doward Wilson
& Lorie Lewis Ham



laire Darrow (played by Kimberly Williams-Paisley from Father of the Bride) is an idealistic lawyer who fights for truth and justice, even if she doesn’t get paid. Her estranged mother, Joanna (played by Wendie Malick) is also a lawyer who has returned home to rejoin the family firm.

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by Kathleen Costa


In my experience, it is akin to going from albums to 8-track, from cassettes to CDs, and now downloading your favorite tunes to your iPod. Don’t get me started on radios to record players to tape decks to…I still have my Walkman! And, for visual entertainment we may be seeing television networks as obsolete and online streaming the way of the future.

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Welcome to Brakebills…The Magicians TV Review

IN THE October 13 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTV
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by Trista Holmes


Welcome to Brakebills…
This phrase started Quentin Coldwater on a journey he won’t soon forget…if he survives, that is. After his acceptance into the prestigious college, Quentin, and his best friend Julia, part ways when she is denied entry. This sets the tale of the SyFy television series The Magicians into motion.

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Ghostbusters: Fresno Division

IN THE October 6 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMusic,
andTheatre,
andTV
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Earlier this year I interviewed local actor Alex Vaux, and in our interview a very interesting fact about him came up, he is a Ghostbuster! That’s right, he is part of the Ghostbusters: Fresno Division. When he told me that I knew I had to interview him about it this Halloween season!

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Jack Irish Streaming on Acorn-TV

IN THE October 6 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andKathleen Costa,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTV
SECTIONS

by Kathleen Costa


Acorn-TV provides an opportunity to enjoy hours of acclaimed, often award-winning, productions with excellent video and audio quality as a weekly appointment or a weekend binge for a very reasonable monthly membership fee.

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by Doward Wilson


Meet Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) and her business partner and best friend, Dani (Sarah Strange). Together they own Rags to Riches, an antique and consignment store and thanks to Jennifer being a “Murder Magnet,” they also solve crimes! This August the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel gave viewers an entire month of new Garage Sale Mysteries.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Rick Copp



A bit actress in television roles until she retired from working in Hollywood twenty years ago, Poppy Harmon had settled into life as a mother and wife to a businessman in Palm Desert, California. So it was a shock to discover that after Chester’s recent death, his gambling addiction has completely bankrupted her, leaving her with multiple mortgages and a depleted savings account.

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by Kathleen Costa


Anglophiles in the United States have always been at a disadvantage when trying to access U.K. television programs and movies. Some are picked up and presented on local public television stations, but consistency and variety are problematic.

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by Doward Wilson


The new Morning Show Mystery, Murder on the Menu, stars Holly Robinson Peete as Billie Blessings, chef, restaurant owner, and a television morning show host, and Rick Fox as Homicide Detective, Ian Jackson.

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by Kathleen Costa


Acorn TV is airing all sixteen 90-100 minute episodes of The Brokenwood Mysteries which first broadcast in 2014 and continued through 2017.

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by Doward Wilson


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries gives us a new trio of Hailey Dean Mysteries that bring up the fifteen-year-old unsolved murder of her fiancé, Will, as a subplot that comes to an exciting and unexpected conclusion in the third story.

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by Kathleen Costa



BritBox is an online streaming option for the true Anglophile, and with little or no overlap with Acorn-TV, it is the perfect compliment.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



American TV has been lacking a bit the last season or so in the mystery genre, but this season’s mid season release of the show Instinct has finally given mystery fans something to cheer about again.

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by Doward Wilson
& Lorie Lewis Ham



This week, as big fans of the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel, we are excited to not only have a review of the second Darrow and Darrow mystery movie The Key of Murder, but we also have an interview with one of the creators of the series, Phoef Sutton!

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by Kathleen Costa


BritBox and Acorn-TV are the best to whet any Anglophile’s appetite, and with very few, if any, overlaps in programming, I can justify having both services.

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