What Martha Is Watching This Month
Who knew she was a fan of martial arts?
Here's something surprising about the homekeeping maven: she loves late night TV. "I'm addicted to my iPad, so I'll watch a movie or TV series before bed," Martha says. And that habit has led to discovering some one-of-a-kind shows. "You should watch all of the Oscar-nominated movies and short films, as well as award-winning television shows, and original series." On top of that, she also thinks you should watch:
In this moody crime drama, Detective Sarah Linden clashes with a former wildcard narcotics cop (her new mentee) as they're forced to work together in solving some of the murkier mysteries at the Seattle Police Department. It's based on a popular Danish series.
"HOUSE OF CARDS"
This is one of Martha's all-time favorites. This critically-acclaimed Netflix original series follows the ruthless politician Frank Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) as he navigates through the greed and corruption that are prevalent in American politics.
Martha says that the acting is, in a word, "fantastic." Here, Netflix's gritty, violent crime thriller follows the rise and fall of Columbian kingpin Pablo Escobar and the infamous Medellin drug cartel that spurred an all-out war.
Scandal? Romance and secret affairs? All of the above. The Showtime historical drama follows the reign of King Henry VIII of England and his many scandalous marital affairs, all of which would prove to change the course of history.
As a former stockbroker on Wall Street, it's no surprise that this show caught Martha's attention. Damian Lewis and Paul Giametti share the screen as a U.S. attorney and hedge-fund king as they try to outmaneuver one another in a financial battle that could cost them billions.
Two KGB spies posing as your run-of-the-mill couple in American suburbia. There's passion, romance, violence, and intense political corruption, and, as Martha says, "exciting martial arts!"
Diane Kruger stars in this political murder mystery –- and investigates a string of unsolved murders along the border between the United States and Mexico.
This PBS masterpiece fits the bill perfectly for one of Martha's favorite genres: historical dramas. The British series follows the aristocratic lives of the Crawley family and their servants in a sprawling countryside mansion. Martha loves admiring the beauty as much as the rest of us: "The costumes, the décor, is just wonderful."
This documentary series takes an intimate look at the lives of Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, which Martha adds were "two of our greatest presidents."