Rick and Morty

Originally I had the feeling that Rick & Morty was something that had passed me by, and then I watched an episode or 2 and thought nothing of it – so it was only being brought to it through the laughter-teared eyes of my mate Adrian on a holiday that …

Staged

Sublime 6-part filmed-in-lockdown piece starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen.  Watching these two at play is just a pleasure, and the storyline doesn’t even really matter – except that it’s really well-constructed little story about rehearsing a play. Wonderful (if, totally unexpected) cameos, and I think Sheen & Tennant did …

Upload

We were really taken by this series with a sensibility of The Good Place, alongside the tech/scifi concepts of Black Mirror, with a hint of Season 1 West World thrown in. It’s a solid watch with some good character development and an intriguing story, told in the theatre of a …

Run

Sweet/amusing-enough story about ppl approaching middle-age activating a youth-sealed pact to ease the drudgery in their lives, which takes a turn for the more sinister once it’s got its hooks in you. I found the appearance of Phoebe Waller-Bridge playing a character VERY distracting, as much as looking at the …

The Thick Of It

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to complete this political tour-de-force from Armando Iannucci.  Just masterful.  You could potentially describe it as the 2000’s equivalent to Yes Minister, except for the fact that watching this is like being waterboarded in comparison to its early 80s counterpart. I found …

The Boys

For someone who more or less doesn’t give a solitary flying fuck about superhero properties, The Boys was incredibly captivating.  Almost an extension of where Mystery Men left off – this fairly cynical series featured superheroes-as-antiheroes with normal hopes, dreams, and foibles, alongside a toxic capitalist culture driving the idealism …

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