Saturday, November 27, 2021

Thursday Movie Picks - TMP Television Edition: Mystery

Wandering Through the Shelves hosts Thursday Movie Picks. It's a weekly series where bloggers post and share various movie picks every Thursday. 

The rules are simple: based on the theme of the week pick three to five movies and tell us why you picked them. For further details and the schedule visit the series main page here.

This week's theme is TMP Television Edition: Mystery.

True Detective

The lives of police detectives as they chase criminals, using unconventional methods. The officers struggle to gain control of their own personal demons as they attack different cases.

I finally watched the series earlier this year/last year, and thought it was pretty good. McConaughey's performance was spot-on for awards, though Harrelson frustrated me more than anything. I haven't decided if I'll watch the following seasons since they've gotten lower ratings.

The Bodyguard

War veteran David Budd (Richard Madden) is assigned to protect the home secretary  Rt Hon Julia Montague MP as a police sergeant. Finding himself increasingly at odds with Montague's policies and personality, and dealing with physical and psychological scars from his time serving in Afghanistan, volatile Budd is torn between his beliefs and his duty to protect.

I wasn't expecting much from this and mostly tuned in because of how Madden is. But I was surprised by how intriguing and suspenseful it was for only six episodes. It'd be cool if they did another season, and I'm kind of surprised Netflix didn't capitalize on its popularity and award show seasons to give it another go.

Pushing Daisies

Ned possesses a rare gift -- the ability to restore life to the dead -- with a touch. He puts his power to good use, helping an investigator solve murders by reviving the victim and asking the deceased to name the killer. Complications arise when Ned brings his childhood sweetheart, Chuck, back from the dead with the intention of keeping her alive. There's just one snag: If Ned ever touches Chuck again, she goes back to being dead, for keeps.

This was such a fun show. series - the perfect combo of mystery and fantasy with a great cast. Every time I watch it, I just want to live in its world and own everything Chuck wears.

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