I didn’t think it’d happen to me, but I got sucked into Squid Game. I wasn’t a fan of all the violence/gore, but eventually found the entire premise and unfolding story too compelling.
While other shows might milk a particular aspect or situation, I’m finding that Ozark tends to address the elephant in the room head-on… leaving the viewer to wonder “Well if they dealt with THAT thing, what’s happening next?”
Claes Bang does a really amazing job of playing Dracula, and his back and forth with Dolly Wells is really the draw. Wells’ performance, and her antagonistic, scientific fascination with Dracula is a really great take. Did I mention there’s a showdown at a nunnery in the first episode?
Also, the soundtrack is pretty fun. There’s a tinge of 80’s nostalgia everywhere, which gives the series a very odd feel. Part Sci-Fi, part magic realism, part nostaliga. I feel like they spent a small fortune on the rights to use all these songs.
It’s a comfortable show to go back to, and in so many ways… though it’s about politics, to me it’s a fantastic comedy as much as it is a drama. The dialogue is so fun and great, it’s easy to overlook how old the series is (every so often, I’ll catch a glimpse of the computers or flip-phones and wince).
At that precise moment, I feel that Road House becomes a completely different movie. From here on out, things get incredibly violent incredibly quickly. Dalton (literally) rips out Jimmy’s throat, we start seeing all manner of firearms, and people start dying at regular intervals.
With the new house, it’s kind of weird to find myself getting excited by things that should provide no excitement for me. Watching “Ask This Old House” used to be something I’d do while lying on the couch on a Saturday, too hung over to change the channel. Now, we can’t wait to watch new episodes.
I’ve got a Netflix account in my name, but Liz and I share it. Though we do the bulk of our viewing now using Netflix Streaming, we still have a 2-disc subscription.
Liz and I each have our own queue, where we list up the movies we want to see. It’s divided evenly – she gets one DVD, I get the other.
Frank’s one demand is a strange one: he wants to be relocated to Norway. When asked why he chose Norway, he responds: “Didn’t you see the Olympics of ’94? Clean air, fresh white snow, gorgeous broads… it was beautiful.”
Frank gets his wish, and is transported to Lillehammer, Norway. The show gets its name from Frank’s mis-pronunciation: he calls the town Lilyhammer. As you can imagine, his new life doesn’t go as planned.