Things I Like February 2021 Edition

Some things I like. And definitely worth your time.

Circle. Alien invasion movie unlike anything I've seen before. Filmed almost entirely on one set. What if you were forced to choose who lives and who dies? Gripping.

Star Trek: Discovery. Season three comes to a close. It's still very good but I felt this season slightly weaker. Suffers I think from having so few episodes to flesh things out. Prestige TV is not like the good old days of ST: Next Generation with 25 episodes every season.

Underwater Photographer Of The Year. Some truly amazing shots. Hard to pick one particular fave, but I do love me some shipwrecks.

The Endless. Slow to get going, but then has you on the edge of your seat. Low budget extremely well done (what genre would this even fit in?) horror, sci-fi (?) movie.

The Expanse. Season five comes to a close. This is by far one of the best sci-fi shows ever made. Like ST: Discovery, I felt this season suffered from having too few episodes. They say next season is gonna wrap things up. Yipes. Then what am I supposed to do?

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Things I Like January 2021 Edition

Some things I like and definitely worth your time.

Star Wars Rebels. As a huge fan of the Clone Wars animated series, and anything Dave Filoni is involved with, I was really looking forward to watching this. Starts slow, and is a little kid-centric. But by season four had found its feet. Turned out to be a very very good tale set in the Star Wars universe. Clone Wars was better though.

Rockonteurs Podcast. If you like 80s music (and if you don't, what is wrong with you?) this will be right up your alley. Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt chat with the who's who of what made the world go round back then. Billy Idol, Boy George, John Taylor, Dave Stewart. It's great stuff.

Virtual Chat With Ted Lasso Cast. Ted Lasso was one of the best things to come out of 2020. And this chat with the cast of the show is just utterly delightful.

Utopia. Comic books. Dystopia. Villains. Rain Wilson. John Cusack. It will shock you "salt, bleach, spoon".

Ambrosia Devon Custard. When you find it over here in the US it just brings a smile to your face. And now a little something from the old country.

Cobra Kai. Like most chaps my age, I was a bit partial to the original Karate Kid. Hearing they'd made a TV show set 34 years later, looking at life from Johnny Lawrence's perspective was intriguing. And oh boy did it ever work. Nostalgia factor sure. But great writing and some deliciously funny moments makes this a must see. Final episode of season three is just marvelous.

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Things I Like October 2020 Edition

Some more things really worth your time, Oct 7th 2020 edition.

accidentallywesanderson on Instagram. Now, I'm not one to fawn over things on Insta because, well, Facebook. But this account of things that wouldn't look out of place in a Wes Anderson film is so good.

Vandal Moon. What happened was, Sir Kevin of Apgar mentioned on Twitter that a few of us might like this band. And he was so right. Cold wave post-punk goth goodness.

Battlestar Galactica. I know what you're thinking, welcome to 2004. But this show is one of the best of all time, and I wondered how it would hold up again. The answer is, it's just as good as I remember it being. I'm 3 episodes into season two and it's just great, I'm hooked all over again. So say we all.

Safari. No really. It's become my default browser on my Mac. Surprising for someone historically so focused on Netscape Navigator => Mozilla => Firefox since the olden times. At $job I started using it here and there assisting debugging one of our apps. That morphed to just opening a couple other tabs here and there. To then finding I had 37 tabs open and had been using it all day. So I wondered what it would be like to live in Safari full time. And here we are a month later.

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