Brit DVD Reviews: Music And Monarchy, with David Starkey by Acorn Media


  What do “I vow to thee, my country,” “Hope and Glory” (“Pomp and Circumstance” to Americans) and “Zadok the Priest” all have in common?  No, they weren’t the playlist for my wedding two years ago, although I will admit to stealing some … [Read more...]

Foyle’s War: Foyle’s War Returns This Sunday – Full Series and DVD Review (NO SPOILERS!) – Win a Copy Inside!

Brit TV News: Foyle’s War Returns to PBS This Weekend!

In case you haven't heard, Foyle's War is returning for its seventh series this Sunday on PBS (it's technically the eighth series, but in the US two series were combined at one point so for us it's seven). We got an advance copy of the DVD set to … [Read more...]

Brit DVD Reviews: George Gently, Series 5, by Acorn Media


  Become a reviewer they said. It’ll be fun they said! They don’t warn you that you get sucked into previously undiscovered series and spend your entire weekend catching up so that you are current and practically salivating for the next … [Read more...]

Brit DVD Reviews: Shakespeare – The King’s Man by Athena


Shakespeare: The King’s Man was an absolute delight from start to finish.   I’m a fan of Shakespeare, but admittedly don’t know a whole lot about the plays he wrote during his time as “the King’s Man,” when he and company became the “King’s Players,” … [Read more...]

Brit DVD reviews: Doctor Zhivago — Acorn Media


  I’ve never read Boris Pasternak’s classic novel Doctor Zhivago, but I grew up with the dashing image of Omar Sharif’s Doctor Zhivago in my head.  The 1965 movie was one of my mother’s favorites and she loved a good romance!  So when I sat … [Read more...]