I planned to take it easy this month in anticipation of the busy holiday season plus I do need one because I've been burning the candle on both ends it seems. Reading is one thing, blogging is a completely different animal that can swallow one whole if things go unchecked.
So to alleviate the pressure a bit, I've been spending a LOT of time in Netflix. My current drug of choice is Australia's Miss Fisher's Muder Mysteries, based off on Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher detective novels, and it's been such a delightful treat so far! It's set in Melbourne during the roaring twenties and leading the pack is Lady Phryne Fisher, a promiscuous, tenacious, clever, rich, stylish seductress played by Essie Davis. It didn't take long for Phryne to win me over and though she's not my "type", I can't help but crushing on her just the same. Oh and I'd sure love to raid or play dress up in her closet.
Phryne wasn't always rich and part of the "it" crowd. Albeit having aristocratic blood, Phryne was born into a poor family and it was only after WW1 wiped out the previous heirs did she come to inherit her title. Phyrne is far from a typical "Lady", she's very modern and a forward thinker for her time. Aside from doing investigative work accompanied by minor infractions, she flies a plane, races cars, an excellent shot, and can definitely roll with her male counterparts. And she does all of these things and more with much elan.
The episodes are formulaic, the show predominantly a dramedy, and the slow burning budding romance she has with Detective Inspector Jack Robinson that had me squealing like a fangirl! Also the side characters are such colorful additions to the story from the minor and super couple, Dot and Hugh, the charming Mr. Butler, and sidekicks, Cec and Bert, Miss Fisher's Muder Mysteries is such an addicting series fans of historical detective stories the likes of Rhys Bowen and Tasha Alexander can surely enjoy.