Watch This Show!

I know. I know. You don’t need a new show. You already have 7 that you just can’t miss. (Or is that just me?) But allow me to present to you Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. If Downton Abbey and Sherlock had a sassy love child, it would be Miss Fisher.

Meet Miss Phryne Fisher. Sassy, lady detective with a penchant for doing what she wants, when she wants and damn the consequences or danger! She is a modern women living in the 1920’s in upper class Australia. And she is truly fabulous from her clothes to her sleek bob to her devil may care attitude regarding convention.

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Then there’s the very handsome and gentlemanly, Detective Inspector Jack Robinson. Love interest of Phryne who is constantly getting in the way of all Jack’s investigations causing the sparks to fly between them! Jack is a righteous man who always upholds justice, except when Phryne comes around and ruins all his efforts!

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Next we have the adorable, budding romance between Phryne’s lady’s maid, Dot and Jack’s constable, Hugh. They are too precious for words. He’s a Protestant and she’s a devout Catholic. He’s a traditional man and she’s learning more and more about what it means to be a modern, independent woman. Which makes for adorable story!

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The rest of the cast includes Cec and Bert, who are Phryne’s rough around the edges cabby’s who get the info from the rougher parts of town. Mr Butler who is Phryne’s butler, oddly enough. Aunt P is Phryne’s traditional high society Aunt who’s always shocked by Phryne’s shennanigans. Mac is Phryne’s lady doctor friend who throws convention to the dogs and helps Phryne when called upon. She also dresses in the most adorable pant suits. And finally Phryne’s ward, Jane. Taken in under Phryne’s roof along with Dot and any other young woman who may need some help.

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In conclusion, this show is awesome and with only 2 series available on Netflix right now, it’s an easy binge watch. Give it a try and I dare you not to fall in love with it!

Thanks to my like-minded coworker, Emma for the recommendation!

Downton Abbey returns

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After a much too long hiatus, Downton Abbey finally returns. And it is back in full force.
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The 1920’s are in full swing at Downton. Lady Mary and Matthew’s wedding has the entire house bustling for the big day. Mr. Bates continues to cool his heels in prison as devoted wife Anna scours the country side for evidence of his innocence. Lady Sybil and Branson return to Downton for the big wedding with the help of a certain mysterious Dowager. All the while, Lord Grantham faces financial ruin.

The story lines are as compelling as ever. Filled with intrigue (courtesy of Thomas and Mrs. O’Brien), romance (courtesy of Edith’s eager pursuit of Sir Anthony Strallan and of course the happy couple, Mary and Matthew) and splendor (courtesy of the big wedding.)
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There are new characters in the form of Alfred Nugent, the new footman and nephew to the meddling Mrs. O’Brien. And of course, Cora’s mother, Martha Levinson , played to perfection by the much anticipated Shirley MacLaine.
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There is plenty to be excited about concerning this new season of Downton Abbey. So if you haven’t been bitten by the Downton bug yet, then get on Netflix and catch up!!