humour, TV

Flowers – season 1

The Guardian praised the series and called it “a gloriously dark sitcom about depression and rage“.

It’s DARK. Very dark.

With very smart and original dialogue. Funny.

Intense.

Sometimes hard to watch.

Flowers is a British black comedydrama sitcom

… the Flowers family, consisting of depressed father and children’s author Maurice (Barratt); music teacher wife Deborah (Colman), their 25-year-old twin children: inventor son Donald (Daniel Rigby) and musician daughter Amy (Sophia Di Martino); Maurice’s senile mother Hattie (Leila Hoffman); and Maurice’s Japanese illustrator Shun (Sharpe). …

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Here’s a review with spoilers.

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government, humour

In praise of a Trump dictatorship

Sacha Baron Cohen is a genius.

The Dictator is a 2012 political satire comedy … with the dictator of the fictional Republic of Wadiya visiting the United States. …

Paramount Pictures described the film as “the heroic story of a North African dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” …

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humour, TV

Superstore – seasons 1 & 2

Love it.

What a genius concept. Making fun of stores like Walmart and Target. 😀

I’m definitely going to keep watching.

My favourite character by far is Canadian comedian Lauren Ash who plays Dina Fox.

Excellent too is comedian, actor, writer, and producer Colton Dunn as Garrett McNeil, a vet who’s in a wheelchair.

Sandra is pretty fantastic too.

… and Brett. Brett steals every scene.

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humour, TV

Imposters – season 1

Fantastic TV.

The black comedy follows con artist Maddie, played by Inbar Lavi, who gets involved in relationships with men and women before leaving them “used and robbed of everything – including their hearts“.

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Uma Thurman is hilarious as Lenny Cohen, an assassin.

Though it only lasted 2 seasons, I’d agree with Rotten Tomatoes, 100% fresh.

“Imposters meshes slapstick comedy, top-notch writing, unexpected twists, and a noteworthy lead performance, with satisfying — and surprisingly ambitious — results”.

One scene is set in Port Townsend, WA.

I actually found season 2 to be something of a letdown. Did not finish.

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books, humour

Drop Shot by Harlan Coben

Book #2 in the Myron Bolitar series of novels.

Light reading. Funny.

Myron is a formerly renowned basketball player and is the owner of MB SportsReps (or simply MB Reps in later books), an agency representing sports stars and celebrities.

For reasons inexplicable, in each book he turns into some kind of murder mystery detective.

His best friend, Windsor Horne Lockwood III (better known as “Win”), is a billionaire psychopath — but, for some reason, joins Myron for the chase.

A former tennis protege is murdered at the US OPEN — and Myron’s client, who was playing at the time, is the main suspect…

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Like the author, Myron is Jewish. In fact, Myron, in his early 30s, still lives in his parent’s basement.

humour, movies

Love Actually – BEST Christmas movie

Looking for a feel good — ADULT — Christmas flick?

Dave and Lisa Adlard recommended my favourite, Love Actually. (2003 R-rated)

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related – Billy Mack (Bill Nighy) horrible Christmas variation of The Troggs’ classic hit “Love Is All Around”. (VIDEO)

Even more R-rated is the full version.   😀