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AcornTV Streaming Murdoch Mysteries & Rebus

by Kathleen Costa


AcornTV is a favorite streaming service that does not disappoint with access to a vast library at a reasonable membership fee (monthly $6.99; annual special $59.99). I, personally, have enjoyed hours and hours of classic programming and every month new and returning comedies, dramas, and all the detective shows I can handle, like Murdoch Mysteries and Rebus. Having the freedom to watch anytime, anywhere, on any device, and as often as one wants is the biggest plus to the membership.

BritBox Streaming: Detective Duos Grace & Rebus

by Kathleen Costa


BritBox is a streaming service that completely quenches my Anglophile thirst. I had before relied on PBS stations or A&E network to see anything British, but it usually would be shows that had become iconic, popular, or were easy to purchase, and the idea of viewing the shows multiple times whenever I wanted was not an option. That was limiting. You only could watch it once, and if something took precedent, like fundraising, you would miss episodes.

BritBox Streaming: Death in Paradise & Agatha Christie

by Kathleen Costa


BritBox continues to provide hours and hours of entertainment all with a variety of accents, servings of tea, visits to local pubs, and degrees of emotions. I am fascinated by British humor in shows like the classic Open All Hours (1973-1985) and it’s sequel Still Open All Hours (2013-2019) with David Jason (A Touch of Frost) in the hilarious lead. Many dramas, first introduced to me on PBS or A&E networks, are now available for anytime viewing, binging, and rewatching like Silks, Cracker, and Silent Witness.

BritBox Steaming: Shakespeare & Hathaway, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes

BritBox has a wide variety of shows and movies available for members at a reasonable fee (monthly $6.99; annual special $69.99). There is always something to watch for any level of Anglophile from iconic comedies, dramas, and mysteries to new, fresh out of Covid restrictions series, movies, and documentaries. It’s always exciting when current favorites, like Shakespeare & Hathaway, make it back with the cast intact, but I’m ready to “crow” when I find a gem that offers intrigue and a surprising twist, like Life on Mars and its sequel Ashes to Ashes.>

by Kathleen Costa


AcornTV Streaming: NEW Detective Duo The Chelsea Detective & Harry Wild

by Kathleen Costa


AcornTV is one of my favorite go-to options when elsewhere is full of reality and reruns. For a reasonable fee (monthly $5.99 or special annual deal $59.99) members have access to hours and hours of entertaining series, engaging movies, informative documentaries, and even fun game shows from decades past or just uploaded. As a passionate Anglophile, I get a daily, sometimes multiple times a day, dose of accents, references to cups of tea, and gorgeous settings from the coast and the highlands to the Cotswolds and gritty urban streets. I always find something new, but my favorite are the detective shows like these new Acorn Originals…The Chelsea Detective and Harry Wild.

Curious Caterer: Dying for Chocolate on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

by Kathleen Costa


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has premiered a new signature mystery series starring a pair of Hallmark regulars: Nikki Deloach and Andrew W. Walker. The two have partnered before, so their connection is one they’ve perfected. The Curious Caterer series is based on the Goldy Bear (later Goldy Schultz) Culinary Mystery books by Diane Mott Davidson which once again have provided a fun, clever, and entertaining cozy.

BritBox Streaming: Great Double Trouble Murder in Provence & Murder, They Hope

by Kathleen Costa


BritBox continues to provide excellent entertainment for this Anglophile, and all for the price of a coffee and scone (monthly $6.99; annual special $69.99). Members get access to a huge library of British and parts beyond programming varying in genre, release date, and available 24/7 online or on their app with quality audio and video on any device: computer, tablet, or phone. I personally can enjoy long-time favorites like Good Neighbors, Inspector Morse, and Mapp & Lucia along with new or returning series like Sister Boniface, Midsomer Murders, and along with Murder, They Hope, my new favorite BritBox Original Murder in Provence.

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