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Bedlam: S01 - 2011 - 6/10

For Lease!!  Newly refurbished living accommodations with latest mod-cons!
Ongoing construction means fantastic deals for you!
Oh, yeah, this place used to be an insane asylum where multiple mysterious deaths occurred.
That's OK, our handyman Jed sees ghosts!  Ask him to protect you!  Cheers!!!

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Yes, Jed can see the lingering presences, and this place is packed with them.
All seem pissed off, have a score to settle, or an axe to grind.
Doesn't matter if living residents were in no way responsible for their plight.
Each week is a one-off adventure and watchable.  There is a S02, which I have not viewed.

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Crime Squad - 2011 - 6/10
AKA - Detectives In Trouble // 강력반

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Episodic police procedural, K-drama.
The opening 15-20 minutes of E01 are sheer crap!
Really.  Flatulent jokes, toilet scenes, folks fanning the air.
Afterward, the series never returns to moronic antics, so keep this in mind if curious.
The four man team investigate a new crime every couple weeks.
Most are imperiled females.  Bullied, battered, stalked, tortured, murdered.
The rebellious Officer Park is shadowed by perky Reporter Jo.
Will they connect?  Are there clouds in the sky?
Characters are likeable.  Middling, and mid-pack as far as K-drama crime shows go.

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Le Mystère du Lac - 2015 - 7/10
AKA - Vanished By The Lake

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During the night of the village fete, teenage Chloe disappears.
Almost twenty years after two other girls vanished, never to be found.
The best friend forever of the original duo, now a Paris detective, appears.
As does one of the males who had been accused back then.
Within a month, the village is nothing but suspects, resentments, and ugly histories.
Short series excels in casting plausible suspicion up to the last few minutes.
Mystery fans, this is killer plotting.

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Miss Devil - 2018 - 7/10
AKA - Miss Debiru: Jinji no Akuma Tsubaki Mako //     デビル 人事の悪魔・椿眞子

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Addictive J-dorama proves quite the guilty pleasure.
Kyoa Home Insurance hires HR consultant, the gorgeous Miss Tsubaki, to prepare 50 eager new hires.
After two weeks training, 40 have resigned.  HR is horrified, top management delighted.
Only one recruit dares to stand up to her, the shy, timid Saito.
The Boss gives Tsubaki her own section, and she hand picks a small staff, including the terrified Saito.
Every two weeks, Tsubaki sends Saito into an area to train:  Sales, Underwriting, Marketing, Sprockets.
His task - find the weakest member for Tsubaki to remove.
The mysterious, if frightening, Miss Tsubaki is the axe-man
Nasty little series flicks deftly, rapier-like, at everyday corporate grievances.
Sexual harassment, unpaid overtime, pregnancy, all the while treading to higher stakes.
Realize, Tsubaki, known quickly as Miss Devil, has a personal agenda.

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Mark Kermode's Secrets Of Cinema - 2018 - 7/10

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Five part documentary of the formulae used in select genres.
RomCom - Heist - Coming Of Age - SciFi - Horror
Kermode explores character types, plot crutches, mold breakers.
Aside from the "coming of age" section, I had viewed the vast majority of movies discussed.
Yes, that includes romcom.
For SciFi and Horror there were a few that had gone under my radar that I may seek out.
Good introductory doc.

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