Lark Rise to Candleford -- back to Netflix
#2 and #4 were dark and mirrored each other, but dark fitted their common Wikipedia blurb premise: a criminal father showing up to ask forgiveness.
#5, as Stevenson complained of Richard Feveral, "began to end well", and was blurbed as such -- then fell into soap opera and nasty preaching by the heroine. Which went on much too long.
That's three out of five clunkers (and the future blurbs looked too soapy too). So, back to Netflix, and off the queue.
Dorcas was positioned to be a great heroine by my standards: strong woman in a strong position, but with the manner of Cora Grantham and the present Queen of Thailand*. But Dorcas has now fallen into my same category as McCall Smith's Mma Ramotswe and Isabel Dalhousie (and, once Diana Rigg's Mrs. Bradley, though she had the excuse of actually catching a murderer).
*Well, unless she's still Queen, our local Thai restaurant must be supporting an old regime.