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Acorn TV

by Kathleen Costa


AcornTV is a popular streaming option and one for which I’ve had a membership for several years: $5.99 monthly or get a deal with the annual $59.99 fee. My personal experience has been without complaint, and whether I’m binging an old favorite, enjoying a current season, or checking out a new-to-me production, I totally enjoy the quality of the audio and video and the convenience to view anywhere on any of my devices with my AcornTV app. Slowly, programs that had new seasons contracted before the pandemic are returning to filming with premiers set throughout the summer and into the fall. I am thrilled about two of AcornTV Originals ready to go: the new Whitstable Pearl, and season two of Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mystery. Yeah, AcornTV!

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by Kathleen Costa


Law & Order is an iconic American television drama spinning off other iconic and long-running shows, so why not send it over the pond to the UK? Law & Order | UK aired originally in 2009, and currently, AcornTV is showing the first five seasons with a cast that in my opinion rivals, if not surpasses, its American cousin. The “police who investigate crime” is led by Detective Sergeant Ronnie Brooks (brilliantly cast with Bradley Walsh), partnered with Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin (Jamie Bamber), and under the supervision of Senior Inspecting Officer Natalie Chandler (all-time favorite Harriet Walter).

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by Kathleen Costa


I continue to find enjoyment using my streaming choice, AcornTV. It is a very reasonable monthly or annual membership fee, especially considering all the options available. The quality is excellent whether accessing one’s library through a computer, tablet, or smartphone. So what do I feel like watching today?

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by Kathleen Costa


Staying at home? Tired of the news? Desire something different? Check out whether streaming AcornTV is the answer for you; it is for me! I’ve been a member for a very reasonable annual fee (monthly membership available) for a few years, and have always found something entertaining, engaging, and thought-provoking. From comedies (Ain’t Misbehavin’) and dramas (Pitchin’ In) to amateur and licensed detectives (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mystery and Hamish MacBeth). I plug myself in and…relax!

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by Kathleen Costa


With travel restricted and getting out and about raising concerns, for me finding a distraction is still as close as my iPad or iPhone. AcornTV adds weekly to their streaming library ample choices for any interest from dramas to comedies, private detectives to police procedurals, from mini series to movies, and of course, fascinating documentaries.

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by Kathleen Costa


With repetitive news, baseball only in spring training mode, and Hallmark Christmas movies shelved, most might find limited choices for entertainment. Not me! I am not at a loss for entertainment with AcornTV airing classic and contemporary dramas, comedies, movies, and documentaries varied in style, era, and mood. For a monthly fee comparable to the price of a caramel macchiato, I can stream my favorites and some new finds anywhere my iPad or iPhone has a signal…which for me has been everywhere from doctor offices to waiting in line at Starbuck’s drive-thru. From England to Scotland, Wales to Ireland, Down Under to North of the Border, I love my streaming options!

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by Kathleen Costa


AcornTV has been my go-to entertainment for over two years and in that time I’ve enjoyed dozens and dozens of classic and contemporary mysteries, dramas, comedies, and some fascinating documentaries at a very reasonable monthly or annual fee.

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by Kathleen Costa


Anglophiles living in the U.S. have for decades been at a disadvantage when trying to find UK movies and television programs. Oh, sure, you might see some recent episodes or movies on PBS or a few cable channels, but they are inconsistently available. Hurrah for AcornTV!

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by Kathleen Costa


I am a fanatical Anglophile, and Acorn-TV is one of the best streaming option to satiate my appetite for all things in UK television and movies. They offer current productions as well as providing “blasts from the past” in drama, mystery, comedy, documentary, and full-length movies. For a reasonable monthly or annual fee, I have been able to binge classics and enjoy many award-winning programs from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, and places “down under.”

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You Are the Top! My Best From 2018

IN THE January 12 ISSUE

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by Kathleen Costa


In 2018, I reviewed 160 entertaining books along with connecting with loads of talented and delightfully friendly authors. It was a daunting task to choose my top favorites for the year because every single book, and a few television shows, have provided me with hours of entertainment and some inspiration…

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by Kathleen Costa


From Great Britain to Canada and then Down Under, Acorn-TV offers engaging, sometimes quirky, mysteries, comedies, dramas, documentaries…something for every Anglophile’s tastes. I’ve been totally entertained over the past year since joining Acorn-TV.

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Jack Irish Streaming on Acorn-TV

IN THE October 6 ISSUE

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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 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 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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