GIVEAWAY TIME! This week, it’s not a book — although it is book-adjacent.
THE PRIZE: This week, we’re got DVDs or Blu-ray (your choice) of series one of Humans, and the recent — and apparently excellent — adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None.
The intel on Humans:
In the near future, humanoid servants called synthetics—or synths—have been created to help busy families simplify their lives. But will these perfect servants stay compliant forever? When Joe Hawkins (Tom Goodman-Hill) buys synth Anita (Gemma Chan), he hopes it will relieve the pressure on his lawyer wife, Laura (Katherine Parkinson). Although Anita is a hit with Joe’s young children, Laura feels uneasy about sharing her home with a synth. Meanwhile, retired synth engineer George (William Hurt) refuses to dispose of his beloved but malfunctioning synth, Odi (Will Tudor). And mysterious Leo (Colin Morgan) hides secrets that could transform the future of synth technology.
And, of course, you may be familiar with And Then There Were None, but:
As the world teeters on the brink of World War II, 10 strangers are invited to isolated Soldier Island. Among them are young secretary Vera Claythorne (Maeve Dermody), soldier Philip Lombard (Aidan Turner), General John MacArthur (Sam Neill), spinster Emily Brent (Miranda Richardson), and Judge Lawrence Wargrave (Charles Dance). With seemingly nothing in common, the guests wonder who their mysterious host may be. But the ominous reason for their visit soon becomes clear… and by the end of the night, the first of them is dead.
DUN DUN DUN. Never accept a mysterious invite to an isolated island, is my personal rule of thumb.
THE TASK: As usual, I’m going to pick our winners by random. But to keep it interesting, please tell us your favorite mystery.
THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday. FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. (Prizing courtesy of British TV experts, AcornTV; open to residents of the US and Canada only. Thank you!)