I'm really enjoying Dexter season 4 (episode 8 next). It's great that Keith Carradine returned as Frank Lundy (spoiler alert, he won't be coming back!). Dexter is seriously off his game, but being married with two kids & a baby & trying to live a sort of normal life will do that.
Coronation Street - it's addressing pandemic and feels weird.
It is indeed, but at least they bravely soldiered on whilst Eastenders threw the towel in. (Psst, I only watch these things because the Mrs does while she's eating her evening meal in front of the telly. Better to watch throwaway telly than waste a good drama while your'e busy looking at your bangers and mash... honest).
Tried last night starting a pirate thing called Black Sails with dad from new Lost in Space an merry man Nasir from the 80s Robin of Sherwood. Apart from loads of swearing and ott sex scenes, and a some reasonable music from Bear McCreary it was dull as dishwater for my tastes. Won't be returning.
An NFL American football team coach becomes a premier league football team manager. The set up has potential even though it's badly fudged and it's like the creators don't know what layers go on in a football team, never mind a premier league one, so it's already fudged to the point the idea doesn't really hold up. Jason Sudekis is likeable in the lead and there's an attempt at a story. It's mildly amusing in spots and a pleasant watch but not very funny.
On pbs America, i just watched documentary Jack Johnson -unforgiveable blackness. 2 parter. Was great. Plenty of interesting talking heads, including a few knowledgeable boxing writers.
Always interested in johnson, after saw Great White Hope with James earl jones. And sure enough, who was one of the talking heads? James earl jones. Nice touch. Apparently Jones was in the play, before it was a movie, and in 1969 Muhammad ali, at the time of his exclusion, went several times to see it and identified very much with Johnson's plight.
Started watching Cobra Kai on Netflix. It's an easy watch. We're about 5 episodes in. I like how they've made us feel sorry for the bad guy from the original film and switched up their situations now. Been disappointed by the scores though. I thought I'd read around here that they channeled the Bill Conti originals, but I haven't heard one note yet that's stood out to me.
Season 2 wrapped up recently and it ended on a wimper. There was some good suspense in the Manx's abduction of Wayne and what was going to happen to him but then things took several awkward turns that threw me and were slightly inexcusable. I enjoyed season 1 overall but season 2 ran out of gas pretty quickly and the finale ended up losing me all together. A disappointment.