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.

Bosch – season 5

I’ve read pretty much all the books. And Amazon Prime binged the most recent season.

Still good.

The show’s cast is a big part of what makes Bosch work.

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New evidence in an old case leaves everyone wondering whether Bosch crossed the line by planting evidence. Simultaneously, a murder at a Hollywood pharmacy exposes a sophisticated opioid pill mill …

93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Season 6 is in the works.

A Darkness More Than Night – Michael Connelly

Sadly I’m running out of Michael Connelly novels. This one from the early days when Harry was darker was excellent, as usual.

A Darkness More Than Night (2001) is the tenth novel by American crime author Michael Connelly; it is the seventh featuring the Los Angeles detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch, and the second featuring FBI profiler Terry McCaleb, with reporter Jack McEvoy (The Poet) also making an appearance in a supporting role. …

Harry is being framed for murder by a movie director.

The story seems so familiar that I’m sure the plot was used in the TV series.