Damages – season 1

I finally got around to watching this excellent show.

Very intense. Great plot. Very good acting. Especially Željko Ivanek as Ray Fiske. He won a Prime Time Emmy for the role.

Damages revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and her newest protégée, recent law school graduate Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne). …

The series is known for its depiction of season-long cases from the point of view of both a law firm and an opponent. It is also noted for the technical merit of its writing, including its effective use of plot twists and non-linear narrative …

Season 1 (2007) centres about Trump-like billionaire Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson).

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Hanna (TV series) – season 1

I did like Hanna the movie.

Saoirse Ronan

Hanna the TV series is … different. But the new actor playing Hanna is just as interesting. Fierce — yet naive and vulnerable. Lost girl with killer instincts.

She didn’t watch the film wanting to bring her own interpretation to the role.

Esme Creed-Miles

Hanna is a 15-year-old girl living with Erik, the only man she has ever known as her father, in a remote part of a forest in Poland.

Erik once recruited pregnant women into a CIA program, code name UTRAX, where the children’s DNA was enhanced in order to create super-soldiers.

It’s smart. Brave. Multilingual. Good acting. Complex characters.

The fight scenes and explosions are embarrassingly poorly done, however. 😀

A little too much violence for my liking. Still … I might continue with season 2. I’d like to see what happens with those super humans.

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Lethal White by JK Rowling

  1. Book 1 – The Cuckoo’s Calling
  2. Book 2 – The Silkworm
  3. Book 3 – Career of Evil (my favourite, so far)

Rowling is an excellent writer. Worth about $1 billion, she certainly keeps putting pen to paper only because she wants to.

I enjoyed this 4th book in her Cormoran Strike series. She writes under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Still, for me the plot was a bit too complicated. The book a bit long.

I just found out BBC had already turned the series into a TV series.

Robin Ellacott has a crush on her mentor and eventual business partner Cormoran Strike. Seems BBC has cast those two characters well.

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I love The Good Fight

Just finished season 2.

It’s the sequel to 7 seasons (156 episodes) of The Good Wife. But is, perhaps, even better.

Plots are derived from important stories of the day. You learn a lot about how the legal system works in the USA.

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Rose Leslie as Maia Rindell is one of my favourite characters. That’s Mrs. Jon Snow to the rest of the world.

Sarah Steele as Marissa Gold is even better.

Possibly best of all is Nyambi Nyambi as Jay DiPersia.

The whole cast is great. Guest stars this season included Alan Alda as Solomon Waltzer, F. Murray Abraham as Burl Preston, Rob Reiner as Judge Josh Brickner, Wallace Shawn as Charles Lester and many, many more.

The show is proudly anti-Trump — a theme I enjoy too.

 

Game of Thrones – my summing up

Unlike many, I thought the writers did a great job with season 8.

It’s not easy to end anything. Books. Films. TV series. It was impossible to tie up every loose end introduced by George R. R. Martin.

This series was my favourite all time — aside from, perhaps, Breaking Bad.

Certainly TV was far better than the books.

I’ll be tuning in for any and all prequels and sequels that come along.

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The Sopranos – season 1

“I have a semester and a half of College. So I understand Freud.”

I finally got around to watching one of the greatest TV series of all-time.

And I see the appeal. The cast is excellent. The dialogue real and compelling.

The opening credits montage and theme song are fantastic.

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Still, I’m not motivated to carry on to season 2.

I get the idea.

24: Legacy

I never watched 24 with Kiefer Sutherland.

But on a plane I watched the first two episodes of this sequel. Somehow got hooked.

It’s silly, for sure. But there is something compelling about the split screen simultaneous action sequences.

It was cancelled after season 1.

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Consisting of 12 episodes, the show follows the life of war hero Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins) using real time method of narration.

Miranda Otto plays Rebecca Ingram, the former head of the now revived Counter Terrorist Unit in Washington, D.C.

Set three years after the events of 24: Live Another Day, it adheres to the real time concept of covering the events of a 24-hour period and begins and ends at 12:00 pm.