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“Shetland” Detective Series On ‘Britbox’ & ‘Prime’ — Just Amazing, The Best Of The Lot, Better Than ‘Vera’!

by Anura Guruge




Yes, I know that it is probably sacrilegious to say ‘better than Vera‘ — BUT, it is! We, as always, serendipitously, stumbled upon it on ‘Britbox‘ when they started advertising Season 5 (a couple of months ago). We watched Episode 1. It was good. But, we had to wait a whole week to see Episode 2. That was good too. We were hooked. Couldn’t wait another week. So, we watched Season 4, which was also available on ‘Britbox’ — all the way through. Loved it. Better than ‘Loch Ness‘, ‘Then There Were None‘ etc. etc. Better than Vera. Did I already say that?

Then went back to Season 5. Now we were hooked.

Found Seasons 1, 2 & 3 on Amazon Prime. You had to buy them (and they were NOT ‘cheap’). But, hey … you have to pay for quality. So, we watched all of that too.

We have watched ALL of it. Now we are lost.

Very, very good show. Amazing stories. Very good acting. Great drama. Breathtaking scenery. Fast moving. Cleverly done. Must watch.

Highly recommended.


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I Finally Subscribed To ‘BritBox’, In Addition To ‘Acorn’ — Primarily For ‘Vera’.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, we have all become very fond of ‘Vera’ — but Teischan (13, as of yesterday) just ADORES the series. She gets like that … “Downton Abbey“, “Mr. Selfridge”, “Victoria“, “Place to Call Home” etc.

So, when I discovered that Britbox had more ‘Vera‘ episodes I really couldn’t deprive her. So, this was my birthday present to her — though she says that I am just saying that, and I wanted it too. {She, as usual, may have a point.} At $6/month it isn’t as if it will break the bank.

Just watched one episode of ‘Vera’. No problems. Basically the same quality as ‘Acorn‘. So, that is good.

Lot of stuff. Haven’t really browsed all of it. But, will keep you posted.

God save the Queen.


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“Vera” Detective Series On “Acorn” Is Very Sophisticated, Touchingly Wry & Extremely British.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the ACORN listing for this compelling series.


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As I have mentioned here of late, Teischan (12) has become enthralled with British murder/mysteries of the Agatha Christie ilk. So, during our 90-minutes of family TV we try and watch shows that meet this criteria. Acorn — i.e., British TV for the U.S. — is obviously the best place to go looking, and since we subscribe it is not a problem.

We stumbled upon ‘Vera’ last week. We have watched 3.5 episodes so far and have been mesmerized. Very sophisticated, very clever, very complex plots. You can never guess who the perpetrator is going to be. Lots of twists and turns. Keeps you engrossed until the very end.

Really, really good. Teischan, who is highly critical on what she likes and doesn’t like, reckons that this is the BEST that she has seen! Coming from her that is indeed high praise. I definitely recommend it. Also features the picturesque but rugged Northumberland countryside (that I used to be somewhat familiar with).

Well, if you have access to Acorn, try it out. You will not regret it. Promise.


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“Acorn” Original Murder/Mystery Series “Loch Ness” (2017) Is Rather Good; A Modern-Day Agatha Christie.

by Anura Guruge


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Tight, fast-paced and exciting with some superb shots of the Scottish landscape thrown in.

Easy to watch and get involved. Touches of Agatha Christie. Yes, definitely British. That one of the main protagonists was on ‘Downton‘ is an added bonus.

Definitely recommended. We have discovered that Acorn is well worth the $5/month subscription via Roku. If you like British programming it is a must.

Enjoy.

 


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Earth Day Google Doodles From 2001 To 2015.

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by Anura Guruge


Last Google Doodle:
>> Earth Day 2015.
>> Loch Ness Monster.

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Click to ENLARGE and savor. Check previous, April 22, i.e. Earth Day, Google Doodle post for the link to the Google Doodle Archive.


Very Engaging Animated Google Doodle For Earth Day 2015 [Cum ‘Which Animal Are You?’ Quiz].

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Last Google Doodle:
>> Loch Ness Monster.
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Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı.

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Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Which Animal Are YOU?
QUIZ.

Guess what I came out as?


Lets just agree, with a STRAIGHT FACE, that I won’t argue this!
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Being Earth Day it tried to span the globe.


Check this post for all the Earth Day
Google Doodles 2001 to 2015.

Brilliant Scottish Loch Ness Monster (81st Anniversary of Most Famous Picture) Google Doodle.

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>> Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı 
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Asparagus Season 2015.

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provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


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Also includes Google Street View Extension
to enable exploring the Loch.

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The banks of the Loch in Street View. I have actually been to this castle. At sunset, with a lone bagpiper piping.


Inspiration for this Google Doodle.

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Use the links above to access.


Impressive Reach.

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