What? I Can’t Read Or Write?

If I were incapacitated to the point that I could neither read nor write, I think I’d spend my time petting the dog and watching Netflix. We got Netflix a year or so ago, and we just love it. I have a list of favorite shows that I watch so here are some suggestions for you.

Midsommer Murders

This series is set in a traditional English village. The hero is a police inspector who is usually dealing with multiple murders. Apparently nobody in England can kill just one person. There are usually three victims. The series approaches the subject much differently than an American series of the same genre. There are very few if any graphic scenes, and our hero Inspector Barnaby doesn’t carry a gun so he never kills anyone.


Death in Paradise

Set in the Caribbean, a bumbling but brilliant English inspector works with his local office to solve thorny murders. There’s usually a spark between the inspector and one of his officers, but of course they’re denying their feelings


The Great British Baking Show

The Great British Baking Show is a competition between skilled amateur bakers. The judges (Paul Hollywood is gorgeous.) set three tasks for the bakers, and at the end of the show they reward one with the title of star baker. The one who does the worst must leave the competition.


Hart of Dixie

This show is another favorite of mine. It came on TV a few years ago, but I didn’t watch it then. Imagine a New York doctor who ends up practicing in a small Southern town where her ways are not really understood by the local people. One of the most interesting aspects of the show is the doctor’s romantic relationships. So far I can’t say she’s lucky in love, but I haven’t finished watching the series yet.


Call the Midwife

When this show was announced I never thought to watch it. Who wants to watch midwives delivering babies? Well, the show is that plus a whole lot more. I watch the nurses and revel not only in their cases but also in their personal triumphs and failures. Do yourself a favor and take a look at it.



What about all of you? What TV shows do you enjoy watching?

About Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel A New Leaf was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Press. When she isn't writing you can find Elaine playing with her dog or maybe collecting more vintage Christmas ornaments
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8 Responses to What? I Can’t Read Or Write?

  1. Patricia Kiyono says:

    We’ve had Netflix for years, but I’ve never watched any of their shows. I’ve always had trouble sitting still long enough to get invested in TV series. But these sound interesting, especially Midsomer Murders.


  2. Jeff Salter says:

    We watched, and enjoyed, Death in Paradise — for the two seasons with the first inspector. Then that character died or something and they got a new guy, who was pretty much opposite the first one. Not sure if they made a full season with him. Anyway, I’d watch it again if PBS would put it back on the schedule.
    We both really liked Midsomer Murders and saw several seasons. Eager to see more, but it hasn’t been scheduled for a long time.


  3. You’ll see how great Netflix has been for me on Friday, Elaine. You are on the right track.


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