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‘On Becoming A God In Central Florida’ (2019) ShowTime Series — Funny, Engaging & Above All Educational.

by Anura Guruge



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YouTube trailer.


I am beginning to find out that SHOWTIME’s forte is series & documentaries. They don’t have that much of a repertoire of movies — & very few recent hits.

But, their series & documentaries sure make up for that. Thanks to Roku I got a free preview of SHOWTIME & I have been binging on it as much as I can.

I started with ‘Billions‘. Loved it to begin with, but around the 30th episode it was just too, too much. There is only so much (of a good thing) that you can take.

Saw this. I was hooked by the title. I will watch anything that has ‘God’ in the title. Honest.

Wow. Very well produced.

Tremendous insights into pyramid marketing. WOW. I wish everybody involved in pyramid marketing will watch this series to see how they are being exploited. That was the educational part. Anybody thinking of joining a pyramid scheme should watch this series.

Funny & amusing too. Will have you in stitches. I definitely recommend it. You can see some of it on YouTube.


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‘Scott & Bailey’ (Detective Series) On ‘Britbox’ ( & YouTube) — Another Winner; Very Clever Interwoven Plot Lines.

by Anura Guruge


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We have been engrossed & entranced. We just finished watching all 6 episodes of Season 1.

Very clever. Interwoven plot lines — two underlying that ran through all six episodes, and then one new plot/story, involving a murder, for each episode. You get caught up in that per episode plot and forget that it is all part of a bigger picture — one in this case involving a serial killer. Very well done.

We liked it. Did not realize, till I was looking at BritBox on my PC, that there are other Seasons. That makes me happy.

It is also available on YouTube. That is good for some of you. I am glad.

Highly recommend. Good, British detective/crime series. You will enjoy it IF you like that genre — as we do.


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‘Thorne: Sleepyhead’ (Detective Show) On ‘Britbox’ — Wow, Quite The Story, Very Dramatic.

by Anura Guruge


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We just finished watching all three episodes of this show. Never heard of it until we saw the ‘promotions’ on Britbox.

Glad we did.

Quite the show. Very dramatic. I guess it could even be classed as a psychological thriller. Very clever. Lots of twists. Very good.

Recommend it highly. Hope there are other episodes. Would definitely watch.


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‘Vera’ (Detective Show) — Unjustifiable Bias Towards Interracial Couples Is Starting To Ruin The Show!

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


We (and by that I mean all of us in the household) LOVE the show. ‘Vera’ has become one of our FAVORITE British shows. Just do a quick search (here) for my rave blog posts.

The show has always made a point of showing a varied cast — with non-whites in every episode. That is GOOD. And I appreciate that MY Britain is very multiracial. Love the trouble they have gone to be inclusive.

I also have no issues whatsoever with INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS & MARRIAGES.

Let’s face it. I, literally, have SKIN in the game. Every relationship and marriage I have had has been interracial. So, I have NO problem with them. But, at the same time I do not want anyone demeaning them — and, of course, NOT taking the mickey out of them! And it has come to that with ‘Vera’ Season 10. Four episodes so far, and EVERY ONE has had an interracial couple. That is TOO MUCH. That is too in your face. I am no longer amused.

Click to ENLARGE. From ‘Britbox.com’.

Yes, I looked up the stats. Interracial marriages, though on the rise (as it should be), still accounts for less than 10%. Way, way, way lower than in the U.S.

The show’s obsession is misplaced.

Well, this was bothering I. It genuinely was. It was getting in the way. I had to write this. SMILE.


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

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access ‘Britbox’ homepage for this British show.


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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The New Series ‘Jennie’, About Winston Churchill’s American Mother, On ‘Acorn’ TV, Is Quite The Story.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the ‘Acorn’ TV homepage for this new series.



I saw it being advertised on the banner of ‘Acorn‘ for the last week or so — but, I think it only became available today. We watched Episode 1 and it was GOOD.

Alas, though new to Acorn, it is NOT new. Appears it was shown on Thames in 2009 — so, 10-years ago. So, the quality, alack, is not that of ‘Victoria‘ on PBS. But, it is not dreadful. It is better than what you will find of YouTube.

I knew a bit about her suitor and husband Lord Randolph Churchill given that he is my hero Winston’s father. So, I learnt a fair amount about both of them in this first episode — how they met, their whirlwind romance and ahead-of-schedule marriage. I am looking forward to watching the rest of the series.

Looks very promising and I know that Lord Randolph’s story gets more colorful, though sad.


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Australian ‘Mystery Road’ Detective Series On ‘Acorn’ Is Intriguing & Educational.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the ‘Acorn’ Webpage for this series.



Found it, like so many other gems on ‘Acorn‘, while browsing the catalog looking for good mystery/detective shows. Looked interesting and it sure has been.

We became addicted to ‘A Place To Call Home‘ on Acorn — which was Australian and set in Australia. ‘Mystery Road‘ shares that trait.

Tight, gripping, intriguing. Powerful, in-your-face characters. The mystery is set within an aboriginal community. That is the educational part. we have not had that much exposure to modern day aboriginal life and this show takes you there — in spades. Reminds me, very much, of the Navajos and life in and around my beloved Canyon de Chelly. The male detective is ‘BLACK’ — i.e., an aborigine. That gives it all a nice twist. He has a colorful past too.

We have only watched the first 4 episodes. But, they were good. I can’t wait to go back and finish the series. I think I will not be disappointed.


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“Mrs Wilson” On PBS “Masterpiece” Is Kind Of Different, But Very Watchable.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access PBS Webpage for the show.


Appears that complete episodes are available on YouTube
for free.


We saw the trailer on PBS, multiple times, though we couldn’t garner much from it. But, it was a “Masterpiece” and that meant I recorded it automatically.

We watched 90-minutes of Episode 1 that aired last night.

We liked it, though it was NOT what we were expecting. Not lavish drama. But, interesting and intriguing. Definitely captivates you.

We will finish it tomorrow and we are already looking forward to the next episode.

Wanted to make sure I shared it with you.

Check it out. PBS will air it at least once this week (most likely on Saturday) and it is available online.


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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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