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TV

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 Doward Wilson


Several new mystery movies have already aired in 2018 on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel and there are many more to come. Here is a look at the ones that have already aired.

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by Kathleen Costa


Online streaming is an extremely popular and inexpensive form of entertainment often offering television shows or movies with a specific focus. In the case of BritBox, viewers are given access to a large variety of popular British favorites and current hits.

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The Alienist: TV Review

IN THE March 17 ISSUE

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

by Jane Leslie


During the latter part of the nineteenth century, those with mental illnesses were considered to be “alienated” from their true selves, and the doctors who studied them were therefore known as Alienists. The Alienist in this excellent TV show is Dr. Lazlo Kreitzer.

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by Doward Wilson


Welcome to another new murder mystery from the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel! Based on a book written by Al Roker of The Today Show fame, and crime/suspense author Dick Lochte, Morning Show Mystery: Mortal Mishaps is the story of Billie Blessings. She is a chef, owns a restaurant, has authored a cookbook, and is a segment host on the Wake Up West Coast morning TV show.

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by Kathleen Costa


After almost a year of enjoying my membership with ACORN-TV, it is still a top streaming option. I have taken advantage of hundreds of the best programming including news & reviews, mysteries, dramas, comedies, documentaries, foreign language, feature films, and some programs only available on or original to Acorn-TV.

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by Kathleen Costa


In 2017 I reviewed over 150 marvelously entertaining books along with connecting with loads of talented and delightfully friendly authors. Set with the task of choosing my top favorites for the year has been a serious challenge since every single book, and a few television shows, have/has provided me with hours of entertainment and some inspiration…So, drum roll, please!

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by Coco Ihle


In the third week in October, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries premiered a delightful two-hour non-murder mystery called Darrow and Darrow. It apparently will be an ongoing series with the next episode premiering in January 2018.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I am a HUGE fan of Murder She Wrote! The show even inspired me to become a mystery writer myself. So when I first met Tom Sawyer at a mystery conference–who not only wrote for the show but later became its show runner-I was so excited! Through the years we have remained in touch, so when he contacted me about reviewing his new memoir I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to read it! I had no idea how interesting his life was way before he ever ended up on the set of Murder She Wrote.

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Midnight, Texas: TV Review

IN THE October 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTV
SECTIONS

by Jane Leslie


Midnight, Texas is a supernatural thriller TV show about a small town in Texas with an unusual population. It is based on the book series by Charlaine Harris.
On the run from his past, young psychic Manfred Bernardo is told by the ghost of his grandmother to seek out refuge in Midnight, Texas.

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by Sharon Tucker


As we know, translation from the page to the stage is problematic. We readers are notorious for our loyalty to the ‘mise en scene’ in our heads, not to mention ideas about everything else from the characters’ appearances to following the books’ plots to the letter. Some novels are an easier go-to script because they are written with the object of production in mind and read almost like a screenplay already. However, this was not the case with the Shetland novels of Ann Cleeves.

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Acorn-TV Rocks!

IN THE August 12 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andKathleen Costa,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTV
SECTIONS

by Kathleen Costa


ACORN-TV continues to provide hundreds of the best programming options including news & reviews, mysteries, dramas, comedies, documentaries, foreign language, feature films and some programs only available on or original to Acorn-TV. The regular monthly or annual subscription fees are very reasonable and with hours of commercial-free streaming enjoyment for the true anglophiles, you won’t be wondering, “What’s on the telly tonight?”

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