LIFE IN PIECES SEASON 1
2016 | M | Comedy
A family comedy told through the separate stories of different family members.
2016 | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Reviewed by Jennifer
When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back. Continue reading
JESSICA JONES SEASON 1
2015 | M | Action, Crime, Drama
This Netflix original chronicles the life of one of the darker Marvel characters, the mysterious Jessica Jones. When a tragedy puts an the end to her short-lived career as a superhero, Jessica settles in New York City and opens her own detective agency, called Alias Investigations, which seems to be called into cases involving people who have special abilities. Suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, Jessica wants to do good, but her primary interest isn’t in saving the world, it’s saving her apartment and getting through each day. Based on a graphic novel intended for adults, this is not a superhero story for the kids. Continue reading
Reviewed by Jennifer
Yes. Especially later in the season, the cliffhanger at the end of each episode made me want to watch the next one as soon as possible.
I always love finding movies and TV shows with an international perspective, and that’s what got me interested in Dig, especially since much of it takes place in Jerusalem, and my family has an Israeli connection. I also often enjoy shows with a supernatural or paranormal element, so that ticks another box.
Moving between Israel and the US, Dig tells the story of a grand conspiracy, drawing inspiration from Holy Land archaeology, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Jewish mysticism. The story is told through the experiences of a diverse group of characters: FBI agents deployed in Jerusalem, an Israeli cop, a naïve young Orthodox Jewish man, an American woman involved in a secretive Christian sect. I suspect Dig could be considered fairly offensive to a strictly orthodox Jew or a practitioner of Kabballah. But since I’m neither, I found it an intriguing spin on the old TV trope of the detective who uncovers a big secret that goes way over his head.
You like intrigue and mystery, with an esoteric/conspiracy bent. I think fans of The X-Files, NCIS and some of the other more quirky criminal investigation shows would like Dig.
That clearly I retained more from my primary school Hebrew classes than I thought – I was able to pick up a pretty good range of words in the Jerusalem scenes.