Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Outside was a happy place, every face had a smile like the golden face, for a second (The Human League)

MacKenzie Porter as Marcie in Travelers
Our recent Netflix adventures have included three shows that are really worth your while:

1 Seven Seconds - Only ten episodes and a deliberately slow pace but it's engrossing. Although the ending was on reflection a tad anti-climactic, it gets points for being different and thematically of the moment with its look at modern racism. 

2 Black Mirror - weird but rewarding most of the time. Each episode is stand alone and thematically linked via modern technology. More hit than miss. And when it hits it's amazing.

3 Travelers - starting season 2 and we're on board with this interesting sci-fi invasion-of-the-body-snatchers style concept. 

and three that we gave up on:

1 Altered Carbon - I can't remember why we stopped watching this during the second episode - maybe it was because it wasn't very memorable.

2 How to get away with murder - we didn't buy the loose morals of the central character and stopped after two episodes.

3 Wallander - the original Swedish TV show is gripping and quirky but the Kenneth Branagh version is too slow and mannered and we lost interest.

What's that? Oh, you're welcome.

Love and peace - Wozza

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