Netflix and…Books?

I’ve been binge watching shows on Netflix since the summer. What is TV even? You can find some book related entertainment there. Here’s a few that you should check out if you haven’t yet. (All available on Canadian Netflix.)

The Musketeers.

Set on the streets of 17th century Paris, series gives a contemporary take on the classic story about a group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards assigned to protect King and country. (IMDb)
This BBC dramatic series is everything a Dumas fan could want. Handsome dudes in leather have duels, drink wine, save damsels, and protect the King. The Cardinal and Milady plot and scheme behind closed doors. Every episode focuses on one or the other of the Musketeers and D’Artagnan. I’m partial to Porthos and Aramis myself.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

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Our female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit. (IMDb)
I refer to this show as Lady Detective to my husband. Miss Fisher is a wealthy widow with a taste for danger- and dangerous men. Detective Jack Robinson is grumpily impressed by her sleuthing skills, even though she puts herself and his investigations at risk. I love that Miss Fisher is a little bit older. She’s always down for sexytimes with (usually) younger men, while in the middle of a case. Based on the novels of Kerry Greenwood.


Following the life of a very outspoken and rebellious woman, Rita is a school teacher who is competent in the classroom, but seems to need a teacher of her own, when it comes to her personal life. (IMDb)
I admit that this show took awhile to grow on me. I was often frustrated with Rita, as she makes terrible decisions and is kind of a jerk. (I also don’t like how most of the moms on the show are portrayed as bonkers.) I sometimes felt that Rita (the character) was anti-woman. Later in the series, I saw a glimmer of hope. It’s an interesting show though- and I just love Hjørdis.

Rita is Danish with subtitles. I couldn’t do anything else while watching. It’s not exactly book related, but teachers teach from books so…

That’s what I’ve been watching. Have you watched any of these? What did you think?


  1. We have Netflix but I don't even know how to get it to come on the TV.

  2. Thanks for the suggestions for shows actually available on!

    I've just reserved Cocaine Blues from the library (so I can read the book first) ad then I'm queuing up Miss Fisher!

  3. I loved The Musketeers too. So much fun!

  4. I hope American Netflix gets The Musketeers soon, because I will watch virtually any adaptation of that excellent, excellent book. (Aramis is my favorite.) And Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries has been one of my favorite shows since, like, the second episode. I love everyone in it so much! I want to hug all of them! And then I want to wear all of Phryne's clothes, except I suppose her underwear because I feel bra technology has come on a lot since the 1920s and I'm probably best off sticking to nice supportive modern bras.

  5. I love Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. The 2nd season was added to the Brazilian catalog this month, and I'm watching it already.
    The Musketeers is on my watchlist. But I've never heard about Rita, I think it's not on BR catalog

  6. I couldn't take Rita. :<) But I am a Miss Fisher fan. It may show what I am like to say that Dottie is my favorite character. I even like her clothes better than Phryne's.


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