We started watching this on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, the wifey said “Let’s catch an episode” and that doesn’t happen very often. We ended up watching two. On Monday night, we binged the last four episodes over dinner and finished at 1130pm. Ozark is the second series that made us make plans to accommodate […]Read more "TV Series: Ozark (S1)"
When I learned that Wong Jing is the writer-director of Chasing the Dragon, I feared the worst. Seriously, his filmography is pretty splotchy, mostly filled with disposable contrived movies that you won’t remember much the moment you walk out of the cinema. But my fears were unfounded, Wong Jing has pulled a rabbit out of […]Read more "Chasing the Dragon (2017)"
This swansong of a review for the series was originally written in November 2011! Seeing that the Blu-ray boxset is about to be released next month, I am all excited again. Just watched the last episode of the final fifth season yesterday and IMHO it ranks up there with MASH’s. So poignant and heartfelt… and […]Read more "TV Series: Friday Night Lights (S1-S5)"
Love this season’s poster. It says so much without telling you anything. If Season 1 established the world of Better Call Saul, it really comes into its own in Season 2. This is a series that displays so much confidence and knows what it wants to be – a character-driven suspense drama. It never panders […]Read more "TV Series: Better Call Saul (S1 & S2)"
Very few long running series can sustain their strength in storytelling throughout all its seasons. Sadly, for me, House of Cards S5 (henceforth HoC) lost its mojo, which is quite disappointing. Since the crazy US elections, S5 could have been a surreal exercise with real life merging with the reel. But the writers seem to have […]Read more "TV Series: House of Cards (S5)"
“That’s right, we don’t submit to terror, we make the terror” – Frank Underwood I am of the opinion that by a certain stage of life we will all have at least one person we would really like to kill. I mean, you don’t even want some misfortune to befell them, because you want to […]Read more "TV Series: House of Cards (S4)"
I doubt I have the same range of words for this season. We don’t find it as compelling as the previous seasons mainly because the narrative doesn’t afford a formidable opponent for FU. As it ended last season, FU is now the number one man of the world. Granted he is a not well-liked president, […]Read more "TV Series: House of Cards (S3)"