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Cozy Mystery Time

434afec5830a7b68e00afdcf5bda9660.jpgAs I attempt to quell my growing election anxiety, I’ve  picked up a few new television shows on Netflix. (Thanks, Mom and Dad for sending me to college! Taking advantage beyond belief…Just kidding. But seriously, who else is a bit panicky right now?) “Rosemary & Thyme” is a ‘cozy mystery’ show that I’m newly obsessed with.

fae899b2a18a7bc2aaa75518f6bee952.jpgWhat is a ‘cozy mystery?’, you may wonder. Never fear! I have already Googled this term for you. It means, and I quote: “Cozy mysteries…are a sub-genre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community.” (Hats off to Wikipedia for another stellar definition!) Combining my interest in crime with my more recent need for relaxation, how awesome does this cozy sound? Plus, the British accents.

So, “Rosemary & Thyme” is a cozy that focuses on two women– a horticulturalist and a gardening enthusiast. While exploring the most pristine English gardens of Great Britain, Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme find themselves constantly in the midst of a murder investigation. …Is it bad that Rosemary and Laura are who I want to be when I grow up? (I’m looking at you, Caroline Powers.)887834038f3e4e8886b6415c75d9b527.jpg

It sounds a little strange, I know. And, fairly, it is a little strange. The acting can seem forced, and the soap operatic tone is occasionally goofy, but I’m loving it right now. I’m loving this exposure to beautiful gardens and crime– minus the stress of violence and relationship drama. At least until tomorrow evening, give “Rosemary & Thyme” a shot. It’s keeping my BP down…


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