Donna S.'s blog

Murder Most British

I blame Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dame Agatha Christie. It’s all their fault. They took a genre and, through hard work and talent, made it into a worldwide obsession. I’m speaking, of course, of British mysteries.

 

 

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Primetime Emmy Awards 2010

The nominations for the 2010 Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday, and I confess that I was pleased to see some of my favorites make the list....

Movies I Thought I’d Hate – But Now I Like

I admit it. Sometimes when I see commercials or previews for some TV shows and movies, I think, “I wanna see that! Looks great!” And then there are times when I see ads and think, “That looks terrible!!!” and “I know I’d hate it!” When it comes to the latter, I don’t even bother seeing the movie. My mind’s made up. And then, I finally break down and see it -- and, sometimes, I like it.

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“I Spy With My Little Eye...” part two – Spies of the Small Screen

In my last entry, I talked about great spy movies. But, of course, the big screen isn’t the only one with espionage agents that thrill us. Television has its own history of shows featuring spies. And the series run from very serious and secretive to shows with a light touch – and even some in between.

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"I spy with my little eye..."

A couple of weeks ago, I read that production for the next James Bond movie has been halted. That’s just not right! We’re supposed to get a big, blockbuster, special effects-laden Bond film every couple of years!
To get us through this dry spell, I tried to think of some of my favorite spies, counterspies, and ex-spies of the big and small screen.

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