Jul. 19th, 2016

maleghasty: (2008)
I logged on to Livejournal this week, to read a post by [livejournal.com profile] kylecassidy about the back story to the cover photo that he shot for Amanda Palmer's new album, and I remembered that I liked Livejournal.

We fell out a little a few years ago when I started to run my own blog, and since then I have started another blog, published some posts on Medium, and all told I thought that I was done with this account, but it turns out that I am not.

A couple of people that I really like to read are still here, though most of the people I discovered blogging with have also moved onto pastures new, but there is still plenty for me to read here, and I like coming back to visit.

So in the spirit of showing Livejournal some love, here are some thoughts about some recent TV...

The night before last Lee-Anne and I finished a quick sprint binge on the latest season of Modern Family that is available on iTunes (season 7), and I have to say that for me at least the show just goes from strength to strength. There are no "filler" characters, and I love the various dynamics that have been maturing over the last few seasons between the various families and the friendships that are so delightful between siblings and in-laws. Oh yeah, and the laughs.

I have also been watching Bloodline on Netflix, a story of family strife and revenge set against the backdrop of the Florida Keys. It is dark as Hell, and filled with moral ambiguity; I love it. I don't want to say anything more, really, as I hope that you, dear reader, will give it a go (assuming that you have Netflix), and if I say any more I will ruin it for you...

And so I come to Mr. Robot... Four episodes in after two evenings of viewing pleasure and I am in AWE. I know that all the cool kids are already watching Season Two, but we are behind out here in the Pacific... I have never before seen a show about "thingz cyber" that I did not immediately hate on a professional level and thus had to fight really hard to even tolerate. There are pieces of artistic license, of course, but the tech is at least believable, even for someone that writes code and builds systems for a living, and really the tech is not the most important aspect of the story, not by a long shot. The cast is just amazing, the writing blows me away and the story has my attention, even when I am not watching ;-)

Right, so, time for bed... Night LJ-Land, I will be back sooner than it was the last time.

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