Tune up, Charlie

On Netflix: 1 season, 8 episodes around 30 minutes each Rating: 3/5 Charlie is a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor. He gets a final chance at finding success, plotting to rebuild his music career, at the same time that he reluctantly becomes a manny to Gabby, his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter. The spoiled girl…

Behind Her Eyes

Netflix; 1 season; 6 episodes Rating: 3.5/5 Behind Her Eyes is the story of Louise, a single mother who has a one-night stand with a man in a bar, only to discover that he is her new boss, David. Louise’s new friend Adele also happens to be David’s wife. As Louise gets to know the couple,…

Tribes of Europa

Netflix: 1 series currently of 6 episodes. In German, but dubbed in English Rating: 3.5/5 Tribes of Europa takes place in the near future in 2074. Following a mysterious global disaster, countries that constituted Europe no longer exist. Feudal tribes have emerged instead, waging war against each other. The series Kiano, Liv and Elja, who find…

Self Made

Netflix: 4 part mini-series. Rating: 3/5 Octavia Spencer plays the role of Madam C J Walker who was the first female millionaire in the USA. The fact that she was black made this all the more extraordinary in the time in which she lived. Originally known as Sarah Breedlove, she was born two years after…

Lupin

Netflix series – 1 season (but it’s a cliff-hanger so there will be a second season) with 5 episodes In French with English dubbing Rating: 4.5/5 Lupin refers to the character Arsène Lupin, not particularly well known around the world even though he’s been played on screen by John Barrymore and Melvyn Douglas among others….

Bridgerton

Netflix Season 1 with 8 episodes Rating: 4/5 (for the whole show, story and presentation) BUT 2/5 for historical accuracy. So 3/5 overall. I watched this mainly because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about, and then because it was entertaining. The series is set in Regency era England (late 1790s to…

Little Birds

Netflix 1 Season with 6 episodes. Rating: 2/5 This is about an American heiress – Lucy – to an arms manufacturing fortune as she leaves the parental home where her father is without conscience and is very controlling, and a mother who’s an alcoholic and addicted to tranquillisers. She’s been “sold” into an even more…

Survivor

Watched on Netflix. Rating: 2.5/5 A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York City, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit. The Foreign Service Officer is played by Milla Jovovich who’s a good reason to…

Mechanic Resurrection

Movie on NetFlix Rating: 2.5/5 Living under cover in Brazil, master assassin Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) springs back into action after an old enemy (Sam Hazeldine) kidnaps the woman (Jessica Alba) he loves. To save her life, Bishop must kill an imprisoned African warlord, a human trafficker (Toby Eddington) and an arms dealer (Tommy Lee…

Mechanic

Movie on Netflix Rating: 2/5 This movie follows a cool professional killer, “The Mechanic” (Jason Statham) who works for a sinister killing corporation and specializes in murders that don’t seem like murders or are deliberately misleading in other ways. Although some reviews read other things into this movie, they eluded me, and all I really…