Amazon

Good Omens

Fantasy Comedy / TV Series

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Is It Worth Watching? Only if you are curious.

When Amazon announced they were doing Good Omens I was thrilled. When they said Neil Gaiman will be writing it I was doubly thrilled. I loved the book. I loved Terry Pratchett. And I love Neil Gaiman. Then H said, ‘No one’s ever been able to adapt Terry Pratchett successfully.’ I replied, ‘This time it’s different. Neil Gaiman is doing it.’ Oh the ignominy of being proved wrong to your spouse!

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Betrayal

Fans ruin it for others!

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So I watched Betrayal last Thursday at the Harold Pinter Theatre (which has very little space between the rows of seats. If you’re at the end, don’t sit down until everyone in the middle has!) A matinee, since that’s the only show I can do because of the children. It was quite nice actually. Grabbing a quick lunch between Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square; watching all those people rushing back to work and feeling smug that I was going to see Loki and Daredevil. It was so worth it. Betrayal was marvellous! Worth every penny of the £80 I paid and some. So, the next day, I tweeted about it, as you do. And guess what? Continue reading “Betrayal”

Amazon

Pistorius

Documentary / TV Series

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Is It Worth Watching? Yes (with a box of tissues).

Pistorius is a four-part documentary series on Amazon Prime which looks into the crime and conviction of the famous Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius. It focuses on the heavily televised seven-month trial following the murder of the sprinter’s girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day, 2013.

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Amazon

Hanna

Action Thriller / TV Series

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Is It Worth Watching? Absolutely!

I didn’t enjoy the 2011 film Hanna. Partly because I don’t like Eric Bana, but mostly because I didn’t think Saoirse Ronan was convincing enough as a ruthless assassin. So it was with much trepidation that I began watching the TV Series which is a remake of the film. Also, Amazon’s track record of such programs doesn’t instil one with much faith. But, as it was, I had no reason to worry. The program has taken the very sound concept of the film and improved it immensely.

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Netflix

The Wandering Earth

Sci Fi / Film

The Wandering Earth
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Is It Worth Watching? DO NOT GO NEAR IT!

It was tough writing the review of The Wandering Earth, because the extent of its crapness goes beyond the scope of my vocabulary. But I shall try. If only to make sure that none of you has to submit yourself to this pile of rubbish.

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Netflix

Chambers

Horror / TV Series

Chambers
Chambers on Netflix
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Is It Worth Watching? Sure, why not!

Netflix’s record on horror films and shows is about 50-50. While there have been signs of brilliance with The Haunting of Hill House, there also have been shows like Haunted which make you wonder if there is any quality control at Netflix. Chambers is somewhere in the middle. Ok, a little bit above the average, but not too much. Continue reading “Chambers”