by mrskiki 03 Aug 2017

Good morning Ladies. We here in Texas are sweltering under 27+ days of over 100 degree weather. So of course I am hiding in the house to stay cool sewing and watching movies. I have found the most delightful series on Netflix called "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries". Made in Australia and set in the 1920s, the episodes are very well made, great dialog and characters as well as terrific acting and costumes. I just can't say enough about it. Sad to say I am almost through the 34 episodes created. If you have Netflix available to you, look it up. You won't be disappointed. And if you have any recommendations, I am always looking for good TV. Hugs. Nan W


by noah 11 Aug 2017

Send it to Canada we are only in the 50's i sure could send you my rain:(:(hugs

by gramt 09 Aug 2017

Thanks for sharing the movies. I'm looking forward to checking some of the ones I haven't seen out. The Closer is one of my favorite series. Love to listen to audios too. Just finished the Zoo Keepers Wife, excellent. Next on my list is The Girl on the Train.

by mrskiki 09 Aug 2017

I have found another series worth mentioning. It is call Murdoch Mysteries. Set in late 1800s Toronto, Murdoch is a detective who uses "new" methods of solving crimes. It is delightful. Hugs. Nan

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aussiequilter by aussiequilter 09 Aug 2017

I love Murdoch Mysteries too

by goddess 05 Aug 2017

We saw them all and absolutely loved the entire series! I was sad to see it end. We are currently enjoying "Dr. Blake", a mystery series set in Australia, as well as "800 Words", a comedy/drama set in New Zealand. We get these shows here in Florida through a subscription service called Acorn TV, which offers many fine programs, most much better than American shows. Enjoy Miss Fisher and Jack! : )

by babash 05 Aug 2017

Funny you should mention Miss Fisher as I heard it didn't go too well in America as it was thought to be too promiscuous. I wish they would do more of them.
Murdoch is another good show set in Canada in the 1800's have a laugh each week even though it is a Murder mystery show. Seems as though everything was invented in Canada at Station house 4. LOL

by read180 04 Aug 2017

I have seen all of these and thought they were very good.
Father Brown, Heartland, Bomb Girls, Call the Midwife, Foyle's War. All very good!!!

by jrob Moderator 04 Aug 2017

Thanks for the recommendation, always looking for something good to watch on weekends. I usually get about 2 hours on Saturdays that I actually can sit down and relax and watch television. We have enjoyed "Call the Midwife" on Netflix. It's based in the UK, very well written and well acted. The dialog is done by Vanessa Redgrave.

pennifold by pennifold edited 04 Aug 2017

"Call the midwife" was a brilliant show Jerrilyn, I loved it. With regard to Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries the Aussie girls are right the costumes are amazing.
Essie Davis is one of Australia's beautiful actors. Everything she does is fantastic. Love Dr. Blake Mysteries and I heard recently they are doing a new McLeod's Daughters. That was a great show. Australia has some gifted people. ❤️ Chris

read180 by read180 04 Aug 2017

Yes I would recommend the "Call the midwife. Awesome show!

jrob by jrob 09 Aug 2017

Looking forward to Winter and I've got these on my list. :)

by maleah 04 Aug 2017

Isn't it great that Netflix has them. I watched all the episodes last summer. Here in Tennessee, we are also hot but add in the humidity. My hair looks like the Lion King. Keep Cool

by vickiannette 04 Aug 2017

Yes, I watched these on our local television. Fun series, for sure and aren't the costumes absolutely beautiful. I live in South Australia, but the series was set in the city of Melbourne [East of where I live, in the State of Victoria]

vickiannette by vickiannette 04 Aug 2017

have you watched the British series called "Doc Martin" ? It features an actor called Martin Clunes and he plays a doctor in small village. He was an surgeon but developed a phobia to blood, so he's in this little town. Very short on bed-side manner. Quite a funny show, but with serious undertone. I liked it, anyway but some may not.

mrskiki by mrskiki 04 Aug 2017

Will try that one next. Thanks.

joansatx by joansatx 04 Aug 2017

I love Doc Martin, too!

by killiecrankie 04 Aug 2017

The ABC have been running them again on Saturday afternoons . The costumes from this series have been on display .I saw something in the paper about Essie Davies & there was a mention about possibly more episodes.Have you seen a series called The Doctor Blake Mysteries set in the 1950's in Ballerat ?

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mrskiki by mrskiki 04 Aug 2017

Must look that one up. I especially like mysteries. Hugs.

by sewtired 03 Aug 2017

I loved Phrynnie Fisher too. I hope they add new episodes. I also enjoyed Murdock and all the British murder sleuths (Midsommer Murders, Father Brown, etc.)

vickiannette by vickiannette 04 Aug 2017

I enjoyed the new version of Midsommer Muders and Father Brown.

mrskiki by mrskiki 04 Aug 2017

I love those too and Grantchester as well. But those come on our PBS station and I can't seem to find the very beginning without paying. Didn't know there was a new version of Midsommer Murders. Hugs.

by 02kar Moderator 03 Aug 2017

Thanks for the tip. We just finished watching 6 seasons of Blue Bloods and loved it. And I have enjoyed the series called Super vet. It's about a British vet who runs an incredible service saving animals and getting them back on their feet. I hope we get more ideas from other Cuties.

by joansatx 03 Aug 2017

Coincidence! We've been burning here in San Antonio and I just discovered Miss Fisher. I'm glad to get your review because I've only watched the first one so far. It's running on cable and I didn't know there were so many episodes. Thank you!

by crafter2243 Moderator 03 Aug 2017

Nan same here in California.
I am still not able to do any sewing since "Happy Place" is upstairs and stairs are still a no no for my mending leg. I am not up on movies either, so I appreciate the recommendation.

graceandham by graceandham 03 Aug 2017

What were thinking putting the sewing room upstairs to begin with? Aaugh! Miss mine, too.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 03 Aug 2017

Ha, ha. I do not always have to deal with a broken leg, so having my sewing room upstairs is under normal circumstances ideal. I can leave the mess I usually create and no one would see it. All bedrooms are downstairs.

by graceandham 03 Aug 2017

Oh, Nan, I sympathize deeply. Early in the years I lived in Texas, we had a heat wave - I think nearly two weeks over 107. The next summer everyone was wearing t shirts "I survived the heat wave of 19__." We had seeded (by hydromulch) a lawn that summer. The hydromulch will die unless you keep it wet. THAT was a horrible experience. It has taken a long time for it to be funny when I tell it, but now it is!

by dragonflyer 03 Aug 2017

Thanks for the tip, Nan....I will have to check it out! We have Netflix, but I don't know many shows to watch there, so I do appreciate the input. Anyone have any suggestions for Amazon Prime or Hulu, they would be welcome too!

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mrskiki by mrskiki 03 Aug 2017

I have the same problem and came across this series by accident.

by asterixsew Moderator 03 Aug 2017

I seem to have seen a lot of rain... and today its windy too. I am enjoying listening to audio books which I find is a great accompaniment to sewing. . If I could send some rain to you I would happily accept some sun as a swap.

kustomkuddle by kustomkuddle 03 Aug 2017

I love the idea of listening to books while sewing. My husband just started to listen to them in the car. Will have to ask him about setting it up in the sewing room. Thanks for the idea.

asterixsew by asterixsew 03 Aug 2017

I listen on my phone or laptop

mrskiki by mrskiki 03 Aug 2017

I have been listening to books on CD in the sewing room as well. They are so addicting I have gone through 3 in the last 2 weeks.