Matthew J. K. Ellis

Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (51 of 53)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario Canada


Top Reviewer Ranking: 84,953 - Total Helpful Votes: 51 of 53
Robert B. Parker's Lullaby by Ace Atkins
Although there were minor subtle differences, I'm beyond exited to read another Spenser mystery. I might even venture to say the Ace Atkins has reinvigorated the series in some ways. Slight changes were better described in other reviews, but whether it was simple narrative description that felt somehow unfamiliar or dialogue that "strained" the ear a little(in a good way, mostly), there's little doubt in my mind that Atkins has a style of his own that will be reflected over time. I actually re-read Sixkill and am now re-reading Lullaby and the changes are more pronounced. It might even just have to do with character direction. I don't know. Great to have Spenser, Hawk, Susan and Vinnie… Read more
Sherlock: The Complete First Season <b>DVD</b> ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
Sherlock: The Complete First Season DVD ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
I can't say enough about this production. I read the books long ago, so I can't comment on the episodes accuracy, but the chemistry, the puzzles, the drama and the humour are all highly enjoyable. Great portrayal of Holmes by Cumberbatch. I'd give Freeman high marks as well, but his character is hardly as mezmerizing, which is as it should be. Well worth the time and money anyway! Too bad the English don't wear shows out the way the Americans do. After 8 seasons of House (a subtle homage to Holmes for anyone who isn't aware) it's time to move on. I could sit through at least another 10 episodes. Hopefully, there'll be at least a third season.
The Office: The Complete Fifth Season [Import]
The office is the first sitcom that ever made me laugh out loud consistently. Whatever that says about my sense of humor, I can live with. Every episode isn't perfect, but I own them all and enjoy watching them repeatedly. They never fail to cheer me up. What a cast of characters! Highly reccomended!!

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