We understand that even the most hardcore fanpeople have real lives that demand their attention. (Can someone do away with the whole ‘paying bills’ thing so we can quit our jobs and be full-time fans? Thanks.) Here’s a recap of this week’s posts so you can get caught up on all the keysmashing.
WATCH AGENT CARTER.
That’s it. That’s the post.
We’re honored to be a part of Maggie Kavanagh’s blog tour for Double Indemnity, which came out January 26th. (See our review of it here.) Thanks for including us, Maggie!
First of all, I’d like to thank the gang at Keysmash Blog for hosting me on the last leg of my Double Indemnity release tour. It’s been a fantastic week! For a list of all of my guest posts, see the masterpost on my website.
I’m an unapologetic Anglophile when it comes to television. Maybe it’s the accents; maybe it’s the moody English weather; maybe it’s the tea and biscuits? Let’s face it: it’s all of these things. Not surprisingly, as I considered my list of favorite mystery/crime television shows for this post, they all turned out to be British. So here are some of the shows that have inspired my mystery writing.
The thing I love about this show is it’s hard to pick who to root for. No one is all good or all bad. The villains should be the criminals, but are they really? The only person who is close to being truly good is Jim, and he straddles the line occasionally as well.
Sam Flynn dreamed of being a journalist, until a car accident killed his parents and put his brother into a long-term coma. Now Sam spends his days as a landscaper, toiling in the New England sun, and his nights drunk in bed with the closest warm body. In his limited spare time, he writes about Stonebridge’s local crime and politics on his blog “Under the Bridge.”
Then Sam’s favorite client is found dead in her home—shortly after telling him someone has betrayed her trust. Sam can’t believe her grief-stricken husband, Nathan, would be a suspect, but the investigation focuses on him. Sam has always admired handsome Nathan from afar, but now he puts his libidinous feelings aside to help clear his name. But the closer he gets to Nathan, the more he’s told to keep away from him and the investigation—by the fatherly police chief, by an officer on the case who’s hated him since school, and by Nathan himself.
Sam is determined to expose the real reason his friend died and to clear Nathan’s name—even if it’s the last thing he does. Which, considering how fast the death toll is rising in Stonebridge… it might be.
CHAS IS SO AWESOME Y’ALL. Also, is anyone else fascinated by the divot in his forehead? This episode is a wealth of Chas backstory, a great spin on All His Engines, and features a DC favorite, Felix Faust. That is a winning combination.
Radimir has loved Aleksandr for more than a decade. Long convinced that Aleksandr will never love him in return, however, he has spent the years drifting from bed to bed, unable to settle when what he really wants is out of reach. And has been all the more out of reach since an impulsive, ultimately disastrous night together while out hiking. And will definitely be forever gone when Aleksandr returns to St. Petersburg.
Aleksandr wishes he could forget the night he gave in to a long-held desire for his friend, but more than anything he wishes that one night had led to so much more. But Radimir is a player, and Aleksandr doesn’t want to be simply another conquest.
Then family turmoil strikes Aleksandr hard, and he realizes the stability he’s always wanted was there all along…
Remember when I said in the last recap that loose ends at the mid-season break are a good thing? Looks like they’re going to stay loose for a while still. The only ones that get tied up are Barry and Iris, and that’s a sloppy knot if I’ve ever seen one.