Frank Cheeryble

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (97 of 110)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 14,998 - Total Helpful Votes: 97 of 110
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike) by Robert Galbraith
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not all that, 16 May 2014
It is more than a touch ironic that this mystery novel about the cult of celebrity became a best-seller only when its famous author was revealed. It is even more ironic that as Lula Landry's life of fame and riches masks an emptiness and lack of identity, so too does this novel's public reputation hide that it never really knows what it's doing. As a detective novel, it suffers from a complete lack of revelations and/or twists until the very end of its 500 pages and a very generic PI set-up. As a character-based drama, it suffers from two-dimensional characters and pulled punches. Assistant Robin is meant to be torn between the exciting world of private investigation and her disapproving… Read more
Agatha Christie's Poirot - The Definitive Collecti&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ David Suchet
29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Of course, the Poirot series all together in one set is fantastic. A stunning televisual achievement, and wonderful to be able to work through from the very beginning again. The old episodes still hold up very well! Extra features are sparse, with the excellent ITV docs from the end of the series (Being Poirot) and the Orient Express adaptation, but only one feature new to DVD - a short interview with David Suchet. Similar features with other major cast/writers/etc. would have been very nice, but you can't have it all.

Now to the packaging. It's not perfect, but it really isn't the end of the world. When presenting 35 discs space is an issue, and unfortunately here discs are… Read more
Waterloo Road: Legends [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Amanda Burton
Waterloo Road: Legends [DVD] DVD ~ Amanda Burton
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
There's a lot of Waterloo Road now, so I don't have any issue with a "highlights" DVD for the more casual audience. However, from the product description there seem to be some weird choices here. My doubts are as follows:

Nothing from series 1 and 2? A big omission there, with most of the quality original characters absent from these "legends".

The eighth episode of series 4 is an absolute classic for sure, but the bumper 90 minute episode that opened that series (which introduced the long-running Kelly family) would make far more sense for inclusion here.

Episode 1 of series 5 is, in my opinion, by far the worst ever episode of Waterloo Road. There was a… Read more