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Rosanna Bowman Dillawar

BEWARE : Serial binger! Yes, I confess; I am obsessed with tv shows! I'm a huge fan of crime dramas and basically anything that's good! Oh, and I love food. Enough said. :)

Reviews

Girlfriends

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A hilarious and deep show about three middle-aged British women who support each other through tough times. To sum it up - they are a bunch of adorable misfits!

Definitely one to watch if you like quirky British dramas.

K.C. Undercover

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I must admit, I mainly watched this show because I love Zendaya! This show is light-hearted and fun, and not surprising as it focuses on the life of a teenage spy, with her oddball family and best friend!

This is definitely one to watch if you're a teenager or just love Disney shows!

Hawaii Five-0

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I was a huge fan of this show several season ago. I love the chilled, Hawaiian vibes and the compassion that is shared amongst the characters. Hawaii 5-O definitely has a unique approach and is so different from all the other mainland US police procedural shows.

With that being said, I feel like 5-O has started to lose its mojo and charm that captivated viewers after the loss of Kono & Chin-Ho. Unfortunately, it feels like the end is near.

Body of Proof

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I finally got around to watching this show, and binged on the entire three seasons because I was obsessed by the end of the first episode. It gave me a 'Bones' vibe, and possibly influenced more recent shows such as 'Rosewood' which had a similar medical examiner + detective plot, and they even had an actress in common (Toussaint).

Body of Proof had a really strong first season but I think that it struggled as Season 2 progressed (possibly because of the much larger series order), so by Season 3, the end was in sight. I like how they explored themes such as Megan's personal and professional struggles, and Dana Delany really did her character justice. My favourites were Megan and Curtis - Curtis was an absolute joy to listen to; everything that he said was so amusing to me because of his Southern accent!

I feel like there were many missed opportunities to push storylines further on the show, such as the relationship between Megan and Peter which was never given a chance despite their chemistry. Peter was the character who always grounded Megan and helped her to make the right decisions. In an effort to save the show in Season 3, they had to make some changes, some of which I think did more harm than good, such as killing off Peter. This left the show without a medicolegal investigator, and Ethan had to cover the role (I really didn't care much for his character). Also, I wasn't a fan of the political approach that Kate took on in Season 3, nor the addition of Tommy to add drama as Megan's old flame.

Overall, it was a really good show that just struggled to find a large audience amongst all the other medical and procedural dramas that were airing at the time.

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Rellik

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This is a gripping British crime drama miniseries which focuses on the police's pursuit of a serial killer. Many people struggled with the 'backwards' approach to the storytelling, but I felt that it was fitting and made the show more unique and interesting.
Great acting by the main cast, although I felt like there were some characters and sub-plots that were out of place and didn't need to be included because they failed to add much to show. Overall, I was surprised by how much I liked Rellik once I really got into it. Definitely one to watch - and it's only 6 episodes, so it'll be a quick binge!

Beyond

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This show is pretty boring and I struggled to get through the first few episodes. The first time that I watched it, I got halfway through the first episode and I had to stop it because it felt like torture. Several months later, I decided to give it another try, and got up to ep. 5 before I ultimately gave up. I think that the lead characters are weak, and the show struggles to retain my attention or interest. Major flop IMO.

Chicago Justice

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I really enjoyed Chicago Justice - it's a shame to see it go! This show has a Law & Order vibe, which isn't surprising as it is linked to Dick Wolf. The storylines and characters were good, but I think that it was lacking the oomph and action that the other Chicago shows have to offer. I also think that the main cast could've been larger and stronger, and feature more crossover characters from within the franchise as this has worked well on the other shows.

This is definitely one to watch if you're a fan of the Chicago franchise, or just like legal dramas!

Battle Creek

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This was an 'okay' procedural drama, which, unfortunately, did not have anything spectacular or unique to offer. I feel like it was lacking a bit of something extra to make it stand out from the rest of shows within the genre. I liked some of the characters and their quirks, such as Kal Penn and Liza Lapira, but I think that the storylines could've been more exciting to make the show more successful.

I believe that the network was right to end the show after the first season as it would've struggled to keep viewers engaged if they had carried on with a similar approach from the first season.

Twin Peaks

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Let me start off by expressing how bizarre this show is to me! Many people have been raving about how good the original series was (I never watched it as I was born after the original aired), so I thought that the revival would be intriguing. Unfortunately, I'm lacking a huge chunk of the context, and I couldn't quite wrap my head around what was really going on. It felt like torture sitting and watching the first episode, I had to end it half-way through!

This definitely isn't a series for me. It's just too weird!

Rosewood

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Rosewood is such a good show! It follows Morris Chestnut, who plays Dr Rosewood (Rosie), as he investigates cases with Miami P.D. It has more of a light, playful approach mixed with the serious medical and procedural drama, giving us some truly entertaining storylines. The characters are so lovable and keep you interested in the show. The main emphasis is on Rosie and Detective Villa, as their personal and professional relationship is an integral part of the show.

The show has struggled to maintain a strong audience, and I think that's one of the main reasons why it has been cancelled. It's such a shame, as there was so much that needed to be resolved in a 3rd season! Rosie and Villa belong together!