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Interim Report

1 November, 2018 (08:41) | Dead Water, Goggle-eyes, Holidays, Sense8, Writing | By: Ian Burdon

Since the previous post we’ve had a lovely break in Portugal, which I might write about sooner or later. My TV viewing has been a mixed bag. I watched season 3 of The Man In The High Castle and enjoyed it. A Discovery of Witches is making its way to the end of the first […]

The Tenth Knot

1 October, 2018 (00:15) | Books, Goggle-eyes | By: Ian Burdon

In 2012 I dropped into one of our local charity shops looking for something to read on holiday. I picked up a hardback first edition of Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches. It was a good holiday read, a page-turner, as I wrote at the time. I checked to see if she’d written any other […]

Nothing Matters When I’m When I’m Dancing

8 June, 2018 (22:21) | Goggle-eyes, Sense8 | By: Ian Burdon

The final (?) episode of Sense8 dropped on Netflix today. It was there when I turned my laptop on at 08.00. This post is about it and has one major spoiler at the end. It has, for one reason or another, been a quiet day, so in the 11 hours since 08.00 I’ve watched it […]

Goggle Box and stuff

2 May, 2018 (18:41) | Goggle-eyes | By: Ian Burdon

I’ve not been here much because I’m doing other stuff–the day job and writing a novel mainly. I am, though, keeping up to date with a few TV shows. For what it’s worth they are: Legion Westworld The Expanse Supergirl. I only recently discovered Legion, and it’s great, the closest thing to Twin Peaks The […]

Bit of this, bit of that

23 March, 2018 (15:56) | Goggle-eyes | By: Ian Burdon

I’m conscious I said in January I’d write something about Blade Runner 2049 and Ghost in the Shell, and I haven’t. Since then I’ve also watched the original Japanese film with subtitles rather than dubbed into English, and that is the preferable version, unless you speak Japanese. This isn’t the thing I was going to […]


25 January, 2018 (18:43) | Goggle-eyes, Writing | By: Ian Burdon

All quiet since my last. Aside from the day job, I’m 39,000 words into the first draft of the novel I’m writing. it’s nothing like I originally thought it might be, but that’s OK and I’m enjoying myself. I have kept myself entertained with several movies. I mentioned last time Bladerunner 2049 and various versions […]

It may seem hokey, but…

6 December, 2017 (11:44) | Goggle-eyes | By: Ian Burdon

In the mighty Once More With Feeling, Buffy worries that a training session will morph into a training montage from an eighties movie. Well. says Giles, if we hear any inspirational power chords we’ll just lie down until they go away. The writers of Supergirl, which I’ve now caught up with, seem to have forgotten […]

Crisis? What Crisis?

1 December, 2017 (18:45) | Goggle-eyes | By: Ian Burdon

My TV watching is even more sporadic and random than usual since the end of The Deuce, which disappointed only by being so short at 8 episodes. I watched the first half of Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix, which is good, if brutal. Beneath the melodramatic surface is quite a good and nuanced portrait of […]

Couch potato update

24 October, 2017 (14:26) | Goggle-eyes | By: Ian Burdon

The Deuce continues to impress as it comes towards the end of its first season. Multiple story arcs all flowing naturally from character are developing, all the cast are tone perfect, the direction and cinematography inventive, and the music outstanding. I’m going to miss this until season 2 comes along. If I have a complaint […]

Girl of Steel

11 October, 2017 (22:57) | Goggle-eyes | By: Ian Burdon

Supergirl is back for season 3. I enjoyed the first episode, though, as ever with villains of the week, the bad guy was lame. I detected a shift somewhere in it though, and I can’t put my finger on it. There was a focus on character that makes me suspect it was not only setting […]