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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/12/16

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

For the past two decades, Acorn Media has been bringing great British and Australian drama to U.S. audiences via home media. Last year the company launched their own subscription-based streaming service. The British crime drama The Level makes its U.S. premiere today on the streaming service. The six-part series centers around DS Nancy Devlin (Karla Crome, You, Me & the Apocalypse, Under the Dome), a decorated detective with the National Crime Division, who secretly witnesses the murder of Frank Le Saux (Philip Glenister, Life on Mars). Le Saux had been on the NCD’s radar for cocaine trafficking, and so Nancy soon finds herself on loan to the Brighton CID, who are investigating the murder. During the attack, Nancy was also shot, but she cannot risk going to the hospital and revealing that she is the missing witness to the murder the CID is looking for. Nancy struggles to keep this a secret while under the watchful eyes of DCI Michelle Newman (Lindsey Coulson, Murder Investigation Team) and CID partner DS Sam Martin (Noel Clarke, Doctor Who). And she also has to hide the fact that she has a personal connection to the victim — her childhood friendship with the Le Saux’s daughter Hayley (Laura Haddock, Da Vinci’s Demons). The rest of the cast includes Robert James-Collier (in his first series since playing Thomas on Downton Abbey) and Joe Absolom (Doc Martin).

I got a chance to check out the premiere, and by the end of the episode, I was hooked, anxious to see what happens next. It sets up interesting characters, dynamics, and mysteries and has some really tense moments. It immediately has you asking all kinds of questions, such as who killed Frank Le Saux? What was Le Saux going to ask Nancy before he was killed? Will Nancy be able to keep her connection to the victim and the crime scenes a secret? Who can Nancy trust? And who else is in danger from the killer?

Check out the trailer for the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUU_GZemFuc

Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week and features a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no set end dates. They offer a 7-day free trial at signup.acorn.tv and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. It’s available on the Roku, Apple TV, and other devices, and even as an add-on to Amazon Prime.

I’ll also be watching/recording Man With a Plan, Timeless, and People of Earth.
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