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Russian Doll

Hi, there. Long time, no see. Been a bit busy (see Instagram).

Anyway, let’s talk series. It’s unavoidable to compare Russian Doll to “Groundhog Day”, but Netflix gives that idea a different twist, which has its own right to exist beside the giant example. It’s sometimes funny, sometimes mysterious, sometimes dark. Definitely recommended.

Das Boot

German TV series “Das Boot” does make some references to the classic movie from 1981 but finds its own style. While the roles and characters of the movie were pretty clear and distinct, the modern version doesn’t offer a clear picture about who is good and bad. Overall a solid TV series, which get’s better in the second half.

House of Cards – Season 6

This season is a train wreck.

The Sinner – Season 1

Guess I’m a little bit late to the show, but there’s just so much time to watch all those series.

The Sinner is an excellent show, crime and thriller, story twists and well played. All you could ask for, but… it has quite a plot hole. Therefore only 80% on Frankies satisfaction rate.

Critics complain “The First” has too much family and too less SciFi; it’s slow pace and missing action. They are right and I loved it!

Take Interstellar and The Tree of Life and you get great pictures about humans,  philosophy and dreams. I really hope that there will be a season 2.

La casa de papel / Money Heist

I can’t understand why so many people dig “La casa de papel“, or “Money Heist” as it’s called in the US. The plot is unrealistic, details are flawed and the characters flat and cliché.  There is so much better stuff out there, don’t waste your time.

Ohboyohboyohboy – this will better be good!

 

This clip is from “The Inner Light”, S5E25 – without a doubt one of the best episodes. This is why TNG is my favorite Star Trek show – there is a message and a meaning, much more than a few guys in weird clothes flying around in space.

 

Men play just a minor role in this mini series about the well-known story of the hunt for an assassin. But it’s the strange relationship between the secret agent Eve (Sandra Oh) and the assassin Villanelle (superbly played by Jodie Comer) which probably wouldn’t work with men and gives the show that little bit of extra. Recommended!

Anthony Bourdain 1956-2018

I don’t care too much about TV chefs, but with Anthony Burdain, food was not about the recipe, it was about the people who cook it in the places they live.

currently watching

West World Season 2

Still high quality entertainment with the focus more on a developing story. The “huh, what’s going on?” from season 1 gives way to a “what’s happening next?”. Recommended!

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2

One of my favorite shows the last years. Season 2 does not disappoint and keeps telling the compelling dystopian story of  human fates in the Republic of Gilead.

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