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‘Vienna Blood’, On PBS & Amazon Prime, Relatively Good, But Not Brilliant — At Least As Yet.

by Anura Guruge


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It is definitely NOT bad. Quite watchable. I guess I was expecting something ‘more’ — more gripping, taught and dramatic. That said, the first case, involving two murderers, and spanning the first two episodes, was quite interesting. Interesting twists. Quite clever. Very well shot. Makes a change to have a murder/mystery set in Vienna as opposed to the U.K. or U.S.A.

It is still being aired weekly. Earlier episodes are being streamed online — on PBS and Amazon Prime, albeit for a price.

Well, we plan to watch all the episodes. Seen the first two. Will watch three soon.


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‘Vera’ Season 10 On ‘BritBox’ Stays True To Form & As Such Is ‘Must Watch’.

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Click to ENLARGE and study here — Season/Series 10 Episode descriptions. From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_(TV_series)#Series_10_(2020)


We got ‘Britbox’ 11-months ago mainly for ‘Vera’! Click image to access my post.


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‘Vera’ has become one of our FAVORITE British shows — with ‘Downton‘ & ‘Shetland‘ the only others in that very top echelon. Teischan loves the show. She is re-watching all of the earlier seasons and I think she has watched some of the episodes more than twice — already.

She was so happy that there is a Season 10. I am glad too.

We watched the first half of episode 1 today. We didn’t notice any obvious changes from the last two seasons. The same main characters and they don’t seem to have aged or changed. They are sticking, faithfully, to the tried, tested and proven formula. Nothing wrong with that. We love it like that. Can’t comment on the story as yet since we haven’t seen all of it. So far, so good. The usual twists and surprises.

Well, just wanted to make sure you knew that ‘Vera’ was BACK.


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

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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’.

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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.

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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.

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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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STRANGE: Bomb News Totally Wiped Out Coverage Of Journalist Khashoggi’s Murder!

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Hhhmmmm!

I am a news junkie, but a rather observant one. I do NOT get distracted by the latest ‘shiny object’.

It crossed my mind.

What do YOU think?

Did this cross YOUR mind.

Connection? Coincidence?

Just pointing it out.

‘They’ would NOT be short of resources, contacts and means.

Think about it.


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MH370 (Malaysian Airlines): 3.6 Year Anniversary & Now They Say It Is “Inconceivable”!

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Good PBS, NOVA documentary on the MH370. Worth watching. Click image to access details.


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MH370 (Malaysian Airlines): 3.5 Year Anniversary & Now We Have A Murder!

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Click image to access the INTRIGUING and scary story at “The Week”.


This is beyond incredulous!

3.5 Years.

3.5 Years!

42 Months!

And now a murder.

Sacré bleu just does NOT cut it.

I hold one and only one person responsible for this debacle — Tony Abbott.


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Jack The Ripper’s First Confirmed Murder Was Committed This Day 129-Years Ago; August 31, 1888, In London.

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Click to ENLARGE and read. From: jack-the-ripper.org


Please also refer to my August 7, 2017 post.


She was Mary Nichols.

Since I did a post on Martha Tabram, who may have possibly been the first victim, I felt that I owed you this post for completeness. {SMILE}


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