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TELEVISION | ‘Cold Squad’ is first-class Canadian procedural with sharp female head

Vancouver is setting for smart 98 episodes in which hundreds of B.C. baddies get their comeuppance. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | March 9, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Cold Squad’ is first-class Canadian procedural with sharp female head

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TELEVISION | ‘The High Life’ is a zany Scottish airline comedy featuring a young Alan Cumming

Cumming co-wrote and co-starred in this clever sitcom full of bitchy quips, elements of surrealism, and some theatrical song-and-dance numbers. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | December 9, 2015 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘The High Life’ is a zany Scottish airline comedy featuring a young Alan Cumming

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Charming Scottish dramedy ‘Monarch of the Glen’ offers fun characters, luscious scenery

For seven seasons, members of the MacDonald family, their servants, neighbors, and visitors, scheme and counter-scheme at a massive Scottish Highlands estate. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | October 7, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews … finish reading Alan Waldman :
Charming Scottish dramedy ‘Monarch of the Glen’ offers fun characters, luscious scenery

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Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry are hysterical in P.G. Wodehouse’s droll ‘Jeeves and Wooster’

A sagacious butler helps his rich twit master Bertie and his nincompoop pals out of all kinds of ridiculous jams. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | July 22, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of … finish reading Alan Waldman :
Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry are hysterical in P.G. Wodehouse’s droll ‘Jeeves and Wooster’

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‘Hamish Macbeth’ is a very charming small-town Scottish comedy starring the incomparable Robert Carlyle

Suspense, comedy, drama, and delightful locations mix in this Caledonian TV gem. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | May 11, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and TV series that readers … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘Hamish Macbeth’ is a very charming small-town Scottish comedy starring the incomparable Robert Carlyle

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‘Cold Feet’ was engaging British dramedy about the triumphs and tribulations of three couples

In only five seasons the show garnered numerous awards and nominations, and the cast went on to many other fine TV achievements. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | April 28, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘Cold Feet’ was engaging British dramedy about the triumphs and tribulations of three couples

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‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ is utterly delightful series set in otherworldly Botswana

American singers Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose are priceless in this charming 2008-2009 British series. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | April 7, 2014 Scotsman Alexander McCall Smith wrote 13 delightful The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ is utterly delightful series set in otherworldly Botswana

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Dramatic Brit series ‘Chancer’ introduced me to dynamic leading man Clive Owen

Owen is a lovable con man who helps pals out of jams, plots against slimy villains, and romances lovely ladies in this fine 1990-’91 series. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | March 10, 2014 [In his weekly column, … finish reading Alan Waldman :
Dramatic Brit series ‘Chancer’ introduced me to dynamic leading man Clive Owen

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‘Lovejoy’ is clever, witty, British mystery series about antiques, frauds, and crimes

Ian McShane is simply splendiferous as roguish, slightly shady antiques dealer Lovejoy in this fun series that teaches viewers a lot about old stuff. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 24, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘Lovejoy’ is clever, witty, British mystery series about antiques, frauds, and crimes

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‘New Tricks’ is delightful British mystery series featuring older ex-cops who solve cold cases

The first 87 episodes, airing on PBS, have been witty, dramatic, and major fun. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and TV series … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘New Tricks’ is delightful British mystery series featuring older ex-cops who solve cold cases

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‘Manchild’ is clever British series about four 50-year-old men who struggle with the challenges of aging

The cast is outstanding, and the quartet’s vain attempts to recapture their youth are amusingly presented. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 10, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘Manchild’ is clever British series about four 50-year-old men who struggle with the challenges of aging

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‘The Sandbaggers’ was a gripping, very realistic Brit spy thriller series

Roy Marsden starred as a spymaster facing both dangerous foreign threats and agonizing political backstabbing. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 3, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and TV … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘The Sandbaggers’ was a gripping, very realistic Brit spy thriller series

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