The Night Manager – miniseries

Years ago I read John le Carré’s The Night Manager (1993)

It is his first post-Cold War novel, detailing an undercover operation to bring down a major international arms dealer. …

The Night Manager is a British-American television miniseries …

The six-part serial began broadcasting on BBC One on 21 February 2016. …

The series received widespread critical acclaim, with The Sun calling it “one of the greatest series of all time”. …

Reviewing Episode 1 for The Guardian, Archie Bland began by noting, “The Night Manager is as sexed up as television drama comes. In Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie it has bona fide international stars; in John le Carré’s source novel it has a pedigree of untouchable grandeur. The palette is as sumptuous as one of our hero Jonathan Pine’s beautiful hotels.”

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The Good Wife – season 1

Many friends encouraged me to try this series. I finally got around to it.


The first season of The Good Wife (2009) received outstanding positive acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes it holds an 85% certified fresh rating based on 20 reviews.

“Along with Julianna Margulies and a fine cast, the gripping drama The Good Wife, boasts hook-heavy plotlines torn from the headlines.”


Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma is superb.

Did she win an Emmy? NO ... don't tell me. I'm only on Season 1.
Did Archie win an Emmy? NO … don’t tell me. I’m only on Season 1.

The plot lines are tight. Interesting. Entertaining.

I’ll continue on to season 2.


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

I just finished season 1.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American web television sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, starring Ellie Kemper in the title role, that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. …

Since its premiere, the show has received critical acclaim, with critic Scott Meslow calling it “the first great sitcom of the streaming era”. …

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I like the opening theme. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Will I continue to season 2? … Not sure.

Veep – season 1

I tried. I failed.

Could not get into Veep even though it would seem to be perfect for me.

I simply don’t care about ANY of the characters. If there was only one NORMAL person, it might have worked.

And the overuse of profanity turns me off.

A wise man once told me: “Profanity is part of a good vocabulary”.

Veep ain’t it.

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Game of Thrones (season 6)

Excellent. George R.R. Martin should put away the draft of his next book and simply fill in details around the TV series.

The Starks are some of my favourite characters. They feature very prominently in this season.

Arya training with the Faceless Men is one of the most interesting subplots.

And Jon Snow? … I believe he was killed.🙂

Though too violent for me, I was pleased that major things actually HAPPENED this season. It wasn’t all set-up. Winter is here. Daenerys sets sail to Westeros with her companions, armies and dragons. Cersei is now the new Queen of Westeros.

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