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Gameable Discovery

I know for a fact that my voice will be one of many – too many for me to comfortably even guess a number – giving judgment upon the pilot for Star Trek: Discovery. Whether long term fans, occasional viewers or total newcomers, CBS and Netflix have done a thing, letting loose a new Trek…
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September 26, 2017 0

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Binging the box sets. Watching Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – and that was a half season binge of four episodes – on Netflix last night. Very good. Like it. As a long time fan of anything Douglas Adams, I read Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency when it came out, around 87/88. The Hitchhiker’s Guide…
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December 18, 2016 0

A Little Less Conversation…

Daredevil continues to rock, though it might have a little foundational quiver. Season 2 did not have the solidity of Season 1. Kingpin made Season 1 BIG TIME. While we saw all the other gang leaders paying lip service to him while feathering their own and dealing with the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, Fisk dominated.…
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May 9, 2016 0

D is for Daredevil

Who would have thought that the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen could hold so many ninjas simultaneously? I’m only kidding. Daredevil has taken my household by storm. I joined Netflix on a whim late last year to watch Jessica Jones (JJ) and had not really thought about Daredevil (DD). I watched JJ all the way…
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April 5, 2016 1

Limitless or Not So Much

Limitless, the TV series, takes place four years after the events of Limitless, the movie, with a guest appearance by Bradley Cooper, who also have a role as Executive Producer. I watched the first three episodes this weekend and the key question for me has to be: “What is the US fascination with police procedural…
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February 29, 2016 0

Where’s the Sense8 in it?

I found the first episode of Sense8 overwhelming. And long. Brain-bludgeoning. Disconcerting. Mildly bewildering. In the end, I’m left with the feeling that I might like to watch more of it, but I’m really not 100% certain. To draw a comparison, when I watched Heroes for the first time, I had no doubts that I…
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August 23, 2015 0

Who’s Surround?

I have been listening to the CD that my wife kindly purchased me for Valentine’s Day. At the moment, I’m listening to the first of the four CDs included, specifically the music from the First Doctor’s tenure. While the music doesn’t necessarily have the same rich orchestration of new Doctor Who, it does have a…
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February 24, 2014 0

Can’t @jamie_oliver Dream Average?

I watched Jamie’s Dream School last night. Jamie proposes to inspire twenty young people with diminished interest in education to see it’s potential. The Dream School uses celebrity ‘experts’ to make the lessons more interesting, ‘inspirational’ individuals like Rolf Harris, Simon Callow, Robert Winston and others. To my mind, TV chefs probably need to stay…
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March 3, 2011 0

Stupid House

I’ve been watching a lot of House. Both my wife and me have been working througgh some cheaply acquired box sets. Up to Season 3, we watched them without prior viewing; but now, we’ve started into the territory that overlaps the programmes on TV we’ve seen over the last couple of years. Sometimes, I’ve forgotten…
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January 26, 2011 0

Book Piles and Gumshoes

I have been reading like a demon of late. In the last couple of weeks I have finished reading three books – Life in a Medieval Village, FlashForward and The Esoterrorists. Admittedly, I had reached the halfway point in one and another amounted to only 88 pages; but, I’m impressed even if no one else…
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August 21, 2010 0