Sherlock Holmes 2

Guy Ritchie’s second foray into the world of Sherlock Holmes, in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, opens with a bang. The first question one should ask about a sequel is if it lives up to the first one (actually, the first question should be whether or not to make a sequel). A Game of Shadows definitely lives…
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I Can’t Get The Theme Song Out Of My Head!

I mentioned the BBC show “Blackadder” in one of my previous posts, but it deserves a review of its own.  The first season of “The Black Adder” or “Blackadder” was released in 1983, while the second season didn’t air until 1986.  It seems the writers took that time to solidify the characters, since the show takes on a new depth…
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The Name “Jeeves” Didn’t Come From A Website, You Know

I read a number of P.G. Wodehouse’s stories when I was younger.  Instead of being "the butler did it" stories, they are "the valet saved the day" stories.  The stories are about Bertie Wooster, a rich young man, and Jeeves, his valet.  Wooster spends most of his time in his men’s club or other such…
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Wherefore Art The British So Cruel?

I recently discovered a good English TV show on Hulu.  It’s called “Kingdom,” and I would recommend checking it out.  It stars Stephen Fry as Peter Kingdom, a small-town solicitor (lawyer), who has to deal with mundane legal problems and sticky family problems. It’s quite a lovely show, without much violence, vulgarity, etc. that seems…
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