Grown Up Television

25 07 2016

I finally got a chance to watch a couple of TV series that looked promising: HBO’s Vinyl and Show Time’s Billions. Both present an interesting contrast in the continued evolution of “grown up television”, television shows that aren’t really meant for a general audience. I enjoyed both, but noticed some differences that may make one a classic and one a bit of one-hit wonder.

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SPECTRE

24 07 2016

After multiple viewings, I realized it was time to talk about the 4th instalment in the current James Bond franchise with Daniel Craig, Spectre. The movie is the 24th “official” James Bond film, and the 26th movie made about the iconic secret agent. Some have complained it is too long, and wasn’t as good as some of the previous 3 movies. My only complaint is that it was following the “Bond out of bounds” motif yet again, but otherwise I found it to be classic Bond.

SPOILER ALERT: In this piece I discuss important plot points that may give away the ending. Read at your own risk.

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