Enola Holmes (Netflix 2020 Movie)

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Streaming on Netflix is an entertaining period movie – Enola Holmes. It runs 123 minutes, so get your popcorn and enjoy.

Enola is the daughter Eudoria Holmes, the mother of the infamous Sherlock Holmes. By the time she turns sixteen, her older two brothers are long gone from the household and her father has been dead for many years. Her mother, played by Helena Bonham Carter is not your usual English lady. She has a mind of her own, secrets aplenty, and has given her daughter a very unconventional upbringing.

Enola wakes one morning to find her mother missing, and contacts her two brothers who show up. The elder brother Mycroft is the ward of his little sister and aghast that she is so unlady like. He plans to quickly send her off to finishing school. Sherlock on the other hand is like a dog with a bone, sniffing about the house looking for clues to their missing mother. Before her older brother has the chance to send her off, Enola sneaks out of the house dressed like a boy and vanishes as well. Her intent is to find her mother.

Her travels take Enola to London where she meets a young man along the way on the train who is a Viscount, escaping from his own home life. They soon discover that someone is out to kill him, and as they say, the game is afoot. Enola, of course, has left to find her mother, following clues Enola deciphered. They form a quick friendship but eventually part ways, yet their stories run along side one another.

The tale is told from Enola’s point of view, and this is one of those quirky productions where she’s talking right into the camera telling the audience her thoughts and what’s going on. The can either make or break a movie, and frankly it totally makes this very quirky and overly entertaining tale. It’s filled with mystery, coming of age young love, and enough danger to keep you on the edge of your seat. There are a few violent scenes that you may find disturbing, but be assured truth and goodness wins in the end.

Henry Cavill plays Sherlock Holmes, and Millie Bobby Brown who plays Enola is delightful. Sam Claflin is Mycroft Holmes, the elder brother, who is unlikeable.

With a great twist at the end, you will enjoy this movie. I do hope they make more of her adventures as a young detective who is just as good as her elder brother. I would definitely watch again.

Outlander season 6 – Everything you need to know! (From Digital Spy)

I’ll be honest. I did not watch Season 4 or 5, having lost interest. However, I know there are a number of fans out there that are hooked. So here’s the latest I can find below from Digital Spy. In another article, as of early September, they haven’t yet started filming due to delays with Covid19.  If that’s the case, I’d be surprised if it comes out in February 2021.

Here’s everything you need to know about Outlander season 6, including the release date, cast, plot and more. Season five premiered in February of 2020, which means that the ‘Droughtlander’ for season six will last until 2021 at the very earliest.

Source: Outlander season 6 – Everything you need to know

Away (Netflix 2020)

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There is much buzz about the Internet and multiple reviews on this new show. People are hankering to lift off from the planet earth and watch an inspiring Sci-Fi series to get their mind off of earthly riots and pandemic. Well, as most reviews you will read, this new series isn’t going to lift you off very far. Instead, it’s going to keep you grounded in earthly soap opera antics and introduce you to a dysfunctional spaceship crew that can’t quite get it together until the end.

I will be frank with you. I watched the first three episodes and then skipped to the last episode, leaving behind a few unseen. The short synopsis of the the ones I missed filled in the blanks enough for me to try and reach a climatic ending of a Mars walk.

I have no complaint with Hilary Swank. She is a fine actress who has her share of awards. As she plays, Emma, the commander of the mission, her story is more grounded in earthly problems with her husband having a stroke and leaving behind her teenage daughter for three years while she sets off to Mars and the unknown. In space, she can’t quite get the support of the crew she is supposed to lead.

The rest of the crew, who are all from different countries, can’t seem to get it together as a team. There is backbiting, complaining, no trust in their commander, and the same old crap we deal with on earth is flown off toward Mars.

The spaceship has more problems than a car with 100,000 miles on it, creating small crises along the way that need fixing or else the mission is doomed. For some reason, you don’t quite feel that being doomed is all that bad, when five people can’t work together for a common goal.

Then there are the technical problems that some people are ranting about in reviews. Frankly, I was quite surprised, too, that talking on a cell phone from a spaceship far beyond the moon was possible. The reception is better than what we get on earth.

If you are looking for a cool science fiction series, you will be disappointed. If you’re looking for the same old earth-antics, coworker angst, and family problems played out in outer space, this one is for you. The only good scenes were when they landed on Mars after the eight-month voyage (and yes, they make it), taking another giant leap for mankind but not for television.

Young Wallander – Guardian’s Review “Back to the future with TV’s gloomiest copper.”

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I tuned into the Young Wallander, now streaming on Netflix.  After two and a half episodes, I couldn’t take much more.  Violent, gloomy, dark, and boring.  Violent and dark is what I said of the original series in my review (Read Here), but the original series had the psychological intrigue of the man who solved the crimes.

This is supposed to be about Kurt Wallander’s younger years as a copper, but instead it’s not set in the actual years of his life.  It’s a set in today’s modern-day, giving us no insight into what forges the man during his formative years as a policeman.  The lead is dull and his monotone voice and lack of acting will put you straight to sleep.

Read more at the Guardian – link below.  I’m not going to waste any more space on this review or time on the series.  Sorry, this failed to pop.

Netflix’s prequel to the Wallander novels and TV series takes place in the present day, weaving in contemporary politics – but would a straight origin story have been better?

Source: Young Wallander review – back to the future with TV’s gloomiest copper

Sanditon series 2 is NOT in the works at Amazon, confirms Andrew Davies

Okay, I’ll be the first to say it.  If it hasn’t happened yet, it probably never will.  A small group of fans wishes it to be so, but I don’t see the cast or producers pushing for any second season.  It is what it is.  A sad and unnecessary ending to a love story that left audiences blubbering, stammering mad, and downright depressed for months afterward.  As fans, we’ll just have to make up season two in our heads or read fan fiction on the web.  It’s time to move on.

Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then.  Pride and Prejudice

Writer Andrew Davies has ended speculation that new episodes are in development.

Source: Sanditon series 2 is NOT in the works at Amazon, confirms Andrew Davies