I am not a fan of the now-defunct Taiwanese talk show Mr Con & Ms Csi, which I know ended abruptly last year. It was a hugely successful TV programme that was not afraid to grill its guests with difficult questions and it is not surprising that it had garnered a legion of fans. With […]Read more "Didi’s Dreams (“吃吃”的爱) (2017)"
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)"
After all the big budget misfires, the DCEU really needed to score one and Wonder Woman has delivered a glorious goal. This is a coming-of-age tale, an origin story, a romantic comedy, a 1918 period movie and a superhero genre tentpole flick all rolled into one blistering motion picture. This is a winner! Batman, Superman, […]Read more "Wonder Woman (2017)"
“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)"
S1 introduces the main players and their machinations in the American political arena. S2 furthers Frank Underwood’s (henceforth FU 😬) endeavor to the top. At one point he looks to me and proclaims he is just 3 feet away from his prize. S2 is about the Long Game and it’s about softening FU up, who […]Read more "TV Series: House of Cards (S2)"
House of Cards (henceforth HoC) is immediately noteworthy because of Netflix’s foray into the world of TV. All 13 episodes in each season are made available at the same time and can be watched without commercials or programme scheduling. No more waiting painfully for weekly doses. Binge watching this is a fricking blast. No flashbacks […]Read more "TV Series: House of Cards (S1)"