Really enjoying Jack Black's comedy, The Brink, showing on Sky Atlantic. Sort of update of Whoops Apocalypse set around tensions in Pakistan. Hilarious. Also the third and sadly final series of Bored to Death, which is about a writer in NY who moonlights as a PI. Very funny in a sort of updated early Peter Sellars sort of way. Ted Danson's stoned businessman / restauranteur is a great creation. On the other hand and definitely OT, not enjoying and given up on the second series of True Detective. IMHO, they should have left it as a single series, period. What was quirky, classy and innovative is now impenetrable, dull and just odd!
Post by richardfitzgerald on Aug 22, 2015 11:59:18 GMT
Maybe I'm going soft in my old age but this week's episode of New Tricks with Larry Lamb was probably the best since the original line-up was in place. Helped that it was written by series co-creator Ray Mitchell but Lamb was excellent and established his character in double quick time. If they can retain this level for the remaining episodes I wouldn't be surprised if the cancellation was rescinded.
Just finished watching 1992 recorded from Sky Arts. Another excellent series from Sky Italia about the corruption and politics that led to the rise of Silvio Berlusconi. Compelling viewing, excellent acting and a great soundtrack.
I never dish spoilers as it is rather unsporting, but I will say this, the spoilers are all over the net at the moment; I hit about 3 in the space of 15 minutes, so tread carefully until you have seen it!
Just watched Episode 6 of Quarry. Great new series on Sky Atlantic about a Vietnam Vet returning to the US under a cloud following alleged involvement in a massacre and, following the death of his war time friend, becoming a contract killer. Brilliantly observed 70's drama, quality scripts & acting. A must see in my book.