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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New TV Shows, Documentaries & Excercise on DVD...

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"Broadchurch: The Complete First Season" - from BBC America - David Tenant ("Bright Young Things") and Olivia Colman ("Hyde Park on Hudson") star as two detectives racing to solve the murder of a young boy over which there is a media frenzy that threatens to rip apart the deceased's coastal home town.

"House of Cards: The Complete First Season" - from Netflix  House Majority Whip Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) is out to destroy all his political enemies: even the President of the United States! - also starring Robin Wright (Golden Globe Winner: Best Actress in a TV Series) as his wife Claire.

"Lilyhammer: Season 1" - Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt, "The Sopranos") told on the Mafia, so now he is hiding out in the Norwegian town which hosted the Winter Olympics twenty years ago - turns out Frank's street smarts come in handy there! 

 "Orphan Black: Season One" - from Canada - Tatiana Maslany ("The Vow") is Sarah, a fugitive who assumes the identity of a lookalike who just committed suicide - That is only the start of her troubles! 

"Mr. Selfridge: Season 2" - as seen on PBS and rooted in a true story - Jeremy Piven returns in the title role as the American-born owner of London's most flamboyant department store, which after five years might be enjoying its last taste of decadent glory before war engulfs England - also starring Ron Cook ("Confetti") and Frances O'Connor ("Jayne Mansfield's Car").


 "20 Feet From Stardom" - ever wonder about the backup singers to your favorite music icons? Their true stories will more than surprise you - includes special appearances by David Bowie, Sheryl Crow, Mick Jagger, Bette Midler, Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Stevie Wonder.

"Dirty Wars" - follow investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill as he learns about America's covert operations in Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen - winner of the Best Documentary Cinematography  Award at the Sundance Film Festival (Note: Mr. Scahill's 2007 best seller "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army" is in Merrick Library's Non-Fiction collection). 



 "Leslie Sansome: Just Walk: Walk to the Hits - Radio Remixes" - how about a three-mile walk to a constant dance beat? America's favorite walking motivator provides the basics for it all in one DVD package - and it is FUN!

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