The Blacklist (Netflix)

 

Currently, I’m enjoying The Blacklist on Netflix. The premise of the show is that one of the most notorious criminals – Raymond Reddington – surrenders himself to the FBI, agreeing to be their informant. However, he will only do so if he is allowed to work with one FBI agent – Agent Elizabeth Keen. With Reddington’s help, Keen and the FBI capture other dangerous criminals that have otherwise eluded their grasp. While Reddington’s assistance is vital to the success of the task force, no one in the FBI is certain of Reddington’s motives. As you can imagine, this causes tension between him and the FBI team members.

Sensitive Reader Alert – This shows is rated TV-14 for violence.

While this show is very engaging, the violence makes me a little uncomfortable. I can only watch a couple episodes in one sitting because some episodes are rather violent. (I don’t like seeing crimes carried out or people being tortured. This series shows just enough to make a sensitive individual squeamish, but not enough to risk being called grotesque or excessive. In other words, it’s not rated-R graphic, but deserves a little bit more than PG-13.)

Death in Paradise (BBC)

Death in Paradise

Another reason I haven’t been posting lately is because I’ve been busy enjoying Death in Paradise. This murder mystery is more my style (unlike DCI Banks). Not nearly as graphic as DCI Banks, this show presents a good mystery with a little humor. I will admit, at first, I didn’t like the show. I watched it simply because it was clean and I needed something to watch. However, after several episodes, I found myself becoming attached to the characters. (I will say, that this show earned a spot on my “favorites” list with the arrival of the second detective inspector in season 3. He brought a level of levity to the show that wasn’t present before.)

I will say Death in Paradise has a very strong cast, especially in the first several seasons (it is always hard when some of your favorite’s leave the show). I enjoy watching it for the characters. And for those of you who like strong female leads, you will enjoy the character Camille Bordey, an outspoken woman whose not afraid to stand up for herself or others, and yet remains a caring and compassionate.

Lost in Space (Netflix)

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I’ve only seen 3 episodes of Netflix’s Lost in Space, but so far it is an entertaining show. While the episodes can be slow at times, they remain suspenseful and engaging. The show is well-acted, and I’ve been especially impressed with the young child/teen actors who do a stellar job conveying the stress and tension that arise in the situations they find themselves in.

Taxi Brooklyn (Netflix)

Taxi Brooklyn - Season 1Update: (June 2018) The closer I got to the end of the show, there were a lot more sex scenes. This TV show is no longer on my list of shows to recommend.

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An entertaining TV show about a cop who lost her driver’s license and is forced to use a cab for transportation. The cab driver ends up being a real asset in her work to find and arrest killers in Brooklyn.

This show can be watched on Netflix, but unfortunately, there is only one season as the show was cancelled. I haven’t gotten to the final episode yet, but I hope it doesn’t end on a cliff hanger because I will never know what happens.

This series, although it only lasts one season, is definitely making it on my list of TV shows to recommend.