Hidden Gems - Digital Treasures, May 2016
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These days we have access to so many amazing digital TV offerings, whether paid for like Netflix, Amazon Prime or NowTV; or free or advertising supported like BBC player, All 4 or the recently relaunched ITV Hub. With so much choice it can be hard to decide between all the offerings, there's sadly no cross-platform search or recommendation engine. So, here at The Digital Fix we've decided to unearth some of hidden gems of the streaming TV world, for your viewing pleasure. Every month we'll pick out the best, or most interesting, from what's new, old or obscure.
We're still watching and reviewing this excellent adaptation of Stephen King's novel; an excellent piece of period mystery, with superb acting and visuals. Travel through time with James Franco and Chris Cooper; will saving JFK save the world?
From the creator of The Bridge, what first appears as a British version of traditional norse noir, this crime thriller is shaping up to be something special. The 'investigator with flaws' concept is now well-established, but this takes things in a totally different direction, and misdirection. Altered perceptions and deep personal drama lifts Marcella from the crowd. You can check out our review of Marcella here.
Still being actively reviewed by us, Lucifer is a fun show. Due to it being a US network show, it's not the horror tale laced with mystical and religious nigh-blasphemy that made the comic so successful. But it is an entertaining show, closer in tone perhaps to Castle.
Only Fools and Horses
Remind yourself why this show is a perennial classic! Now with added Christmas specials!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
While you're catching up with the classics, isn't it time you re-watched Buffy? It really is. You should go do that now.