The Scottish detective series Taggart is terribly bleak and hard as heck to understand sometimes, but the brusque and solitary eponymous hero, played by Mark McManus, is oddly compelling. No wonder it’s the longest running show in their history.
DISC: William Lee Ellis
BOOK: The Inscrutable Americans (Anurag Mathur)
America has never seemed more unique than through the eyes of the young Indian who comes here for college in this very funny novel. his first letter home, which opens the story, is available online. The book is something of a publishing phenomenon in India, though relatively unknown here.