Didn’t work for me.
Most everyone else liked it.
But I’ll still probably continue with season 6.
61% on Rotten Tomatoes sounds too low to me.
On paper this must have looked one of the greatest TV projects all-time.
Apple TV+ has money for the best people, the best music soundtrack.
Billy Crudup as Cory Ellison is excellent.
Ultimately I expected more. A better ending, as well.
There will be no season 2.
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Fair Warning is the 2020 book from the author of all those excellent Harry Bosch stories.
But Bosch does not appear in this one.
It’s his 3rd novel featuring exclusively reporter Jack McEvoy,
Undetected by law enforcement, a vicious killer has been hunting women, using genetic data shared by the victims themselves to select and stalk his targets.
After reading this book you certainly will want to avoid getting your genetics checked by sites like 23andMe. There’s very little regulation. In the book women are tracked down by the killer by their genetics data.
His next book will feature Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller. Bosch will return after that.
He’s also currently working on #7 and last of the Bosch TV series.
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This is the first Sarah Pinborough book I’ve read.
I’m super impressed with Behind Her Eyes (2017).
Great plot. Very good writing.
Louise develops an unlikely and secret friendship with his wife Adele.
What starts as an unconventional love triangle soon becomes a dark, psychological tale of suspense and twisted revelations, as Louise finds herself caught in a dangerous web of secrets where nothing and no-one is what they seem.
A British psychological thriller web television miniseries was filmed 2019. I’m looking forward to seeing that.
Easily the best season, so far.
100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
A surprising and intense finale.
The series follows Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), D.S. Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) and D.C. Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) as they lead an investigation into the corrupt actions of Sergeant Danny Waldron (Daniel Mays).
Every actor is great. Hawes was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress award for this role.
I had high hopes for Space Force. After all, it was created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carell.
An easy hit. Making fun of Trump’s egomaniacal Space Force.
But 40% on Rotten Tomatoes sounds about right. It’s lightweight. Fluff, not parody. And not funny enough to call a comedy.
I blame the writers.
Cast is excellent. Comedic acting good.
John Malkovich makes the show worth watching. He got me through the 10 episodes.
Malkovich, like Bill Murray, can do no wrong in my book. I can’t not not watch those two on screen.
The late, great Fred Willard plays Steve Carell’s father. Hilarious, as always.
Certainly there are some excellent moments. But too few.
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#4 Last Coyote
… Or did I miss Trunk Music?
I highly recommend you get hooked on Harry Bosch.
Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were great friends—both Oxford writers and scholars. Both important to this day.
Philip Pullman is another Oxford man, one who believes he should be ranked with those great writers.
I wouldn’t go that far.
Certainly Lyra in The Golden Compass (also known as Northern Lights) is one of the great children characters in fiction.
Certainly Pullman’s invention of the daemon is one of the great fantasy inventions.
A film adaptation of Northern Lights, titled The Golden Compass, was released in December 2007 by New Line Cinema, starring Dakota Blue Richards as Lyra, along with Daniel Craig, Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Sam Elliott and Ian McKellen. Though it was a financial failure, I personally like the film.
That all said, the plot of this other world is simply too scattered. Seems he started without knowing how it would end.
Secret Commonwealth is 5th in the series, and weakest so far.
Racism, xenophobia, and the refugee crisis. Sexism, violence, and rape. Propaganda, the suppression of free speech, and religious fundamentalism.
Recall Pullman’s His Dark Materials series:
His The Book of Dust series is a prequel and sequels:
The relationship between Lyra and her dæmon, Pantalaimon, has been severely strained …
This is my least favourite of the 5 books, so far. Too confusing. Too random. I certainly hope book 6 wraps up Lyra’s endless and seemingly pointless journey in some satisfying way.