One man’s fight for his little boy’s honor turns into a national obsession in David Mamet’s The Winslow Boy. Loosely based on an actual case, this Edwardian drama is less about courtroom and more about character. Are some costs too high, even if fighting for what you believe is right?
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Can you imagine anything creepier than suspecting a beloved family member is a serial killer? In Shadow of a Doubt, Charlie begins to distrust the charming uncle she idolized. Alfred Hitchcock and Thornton Wilder combine their considerable talents in a chilling film that brings paranoia to our own homes.
A roller coaster ride of thrills and spins, First Drop by Zoë Sharp introduces former soldier turned bodyguard Charlotte “Charlie” Fox. Protecting a teen should be easy, but once the action starts, it doesn’t brake. Trust me, when the ride is over, you’ll want to get right back in line.
Feeling low? One sure remedy is a dose of Pushing Daisies. This fanciful series has witty dialogue, quirky mystery, and overflowing heart. Following the adventures of a shy pie maker with a unique gift and a burly private eye with a fondness for knitting, this is escapism at its most sparkling.
For laugh-out-loud hilarity, you cannot beat Izzy Spellman and her wacky family of private investigators. The Spellman Files and Curse of the Spellmans both race along with humor and heart. Who can resist a narrator who writes suspicious behavior reports on her own family and catalogs ex-boyfriends in an appendix?