Another month flies past and I have more TV and movie reviews to share with you including what I thought of the series finale of Line of Duty...
The Good Place (Series 1-3) - Netflix
This Netflix Original series is absolutely brilliant. Ted Danson plays Michael, an architect in Heaven who designs 'neighbourhoods' for souls to live in when they die. But the latest batch of newcomers have a few surprises in store. I don't want to give too much away, just watch it. It's hilarious and incredibly clever.
Workin' Moms (Series 1) - Netflix
Another Netflix Original comedy series, Workin' Moms is a hysterical take on the trials and tribulations of a group of new mums as their maternity leave comes to an end and they go back to work. It's a little OTT and a little 'American' but it hits some right notes and I did find myself noddling along and laughing out loud at times.
Line of Duty (Series 5) - BBC 1
SPOILER ALERT... so Sunday saw the mammoth 90minute season finale of one of the best shows on TV. But it was a complete and utter let down. After an hour of interrogating Ted for an hour - yes an hour - we finally found out what I suspected for the whole series - the lawyer was bent and setting up Ted. Then we find out that despite searching for this person for 4 series there isn't actually an H, we misunderstood the Caddy's dying declaration. Eye roll. Major disappointment. I hope the next series raises it's game. Although the twist of the OCG member infiltrating the police force being the little shit on a bike from Series 1 was a clever tie in.
Pistorious - Amazon Prime
This 4 part documentary charts the rise, and dramatic fall, of the Blade Runner Oscar Pistorious. I found this incredibly interesting. The media storm and the backdrop of unrest in South Africa society, in particular the propaganda fueled actions of African Women's league, undoubtedly had an impact on the very final sentencing and I don't think he got a fair trial as a result. It reminded me in a lot of ways of the OJ trial but in that case the media frenzy worked in OJ's favour.
I managed to side step seeing this movie at the cinema but with Husband being a huge Dwayne Johnson fan I couldn't escape it forever. As expected it was ridiculous, but somehow it managed to take the piss out of itself enough to make it funny in places. And lets face it the original TV show was completely crazy too.
This film wasn't at all what I expected. It is a very introspective and quite depressing look at the life of the First Man on the moon - astronaut Neil Armstrong. Having read the book Moondust (affiliate link) I knew a bit about the astronauts of the Apollo missions but I didn't realise how full of loss Armstrongs life was.
The Dirt - Netflix Original
A look behind the scenes of life on the road of notorious rock band Motley Crue. It's all a bit extreme but I somehow have the feeling the really extreme bits didn't make the film...
Well, this has to be one of the most ridiculous comic world movies I have ever seen. At times I wasn't even sure what was going on. But Jason Momoa looks pretty so it wasn't such an ordeal.
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