There might have been a jump the shark moment on Happy Valley this week, it went a bit Line Of Duty there for a second! Willing to forgive it though, they have earned a bit of dramatic licence
I see Paul Mescal has got an Oscar nomination for Aftersun.
I’d love to see him win, but it’s too early in his career. I cried like a child.
Farrell or Fraser will probably bag it. Be great if he does get it though.
Watched Banshees of Inisherin finally. Great performances by all of the cast, bleak as fuck tho. Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon are fantastic.
Isn’t it just an Irish Drunken Bakers from Viz?
Haha it is a bit.
A Bollywood version of the The Field someone said… Lol
Brilliant scene from Happy Valley.
“Me tea’s getting cold.”
“What is it?”
“It’ll be alright…”
TV scripted exchange of the year right there.
I dont know if its been mentioned, but Search Party on Iplayer is must watch. Its a missing persons mystery crossed with a dark comedic send-up of Brooklyn hipsters. I burned through two seasons in a few days due to having some time off work and there are 5 seasons to get through. Episodes are just half an hour too.
Maya Angelou on Robert Burns (BBC iPlayer)
I love Maya like a family member.
I also watched The Menu on Disney plus - really enjoyed it. OTT and some nice unexpected turns.
Better Date Than Never - a series made by the Love On The Spectrum producers, again about people having to overcome obstacles in the search for love - gets me emotional every time.
Shiva Baby - wickedly funny comedy about a Jewish girl faced with her past demons, societal/cultural expectations and a run in with her sugar Daddy, all set at a Shiva, or Jewish wake.
Tim - we watched this one on a whim. Slightly saccharine film starring Mel Gibson in one of his first ever roles. Tim is a developmentally impaired laborer who is sent to work for an older lady played by Piper Laurie. the film centers on their burgeoning friendship and romantic relationship. I enjoyed it, as I love Australian cinema, but it’s not one I think many would find an amazing film.
Films I plan to watch this week are - Everything Everywhere All at Once, Banshees of Inisherin, Aftersun and Elvis
Just got round to this. Florence Pugh is so compelling. And the music was great (Matthew Herbert). +1 for the Wonder.
I’m the same, Banshees to do, Aftersun to do, Emily the Criminal to do also. (Aubrey Plaza to do… )
Fucking hell - stumbled by chance on UK comedy Sally4Ever written by and starring Julia Davis. Haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. Outrageous is an understatement. There’s one episode in particular that was just off the rails - proper hurt myself laughing. Highly recommended.
I know exactly which episode!
The whole Stanley Kubrick thing made me piss myself too.
Julia Davis does narcissism too well imo lol.
Definitely digs deeper & got the big names in too. Power of the Beeb! A really compelling watch & makes me want to share with my kids from a social history PoV. (Also my youngest is really into west coast rap now after playing GTA)
Ooof… can’t bloody wait!
I thought it was great. Kind of a look at black American history to a degree, and not just hip hop. Made me want to check out where modern hip hop is at but anything I’ve heard in the last 10-15 years sounds cold and flat and really over produced. The beats are so static, where has the funk and swing gone?
Just finished the first Traitors series (UK) - brilliant fun!