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Category: Goggle-eyes

The Principle is All

25 September, 2017 (22:25) | Goggle-eyes | By: Ian Burdon

In episode 3 of The Deuce, there is a scene in which Maggie Gyllenhaal is in her kitchen listening to messages on her answer phone. She does nothing except stand there and smoke and react, and yet, by her face and her posture and with every fibre of her being, she tells us everything. Three […]

Conservative, but not Entirely Unfun

17 September, 2017 (10:54) | Goggle-eyes | By: Ian Burdon

Always late to the party, I watched Wonder Woman. And… I enjoyed it but, on the basis of the reviews, expected to be overwhelmed. As it happens I was neither over- nor under- whelmed; I was merely whelmed. The film is clearly important in breaking with the testosterone-fest aspects of the superhero genre, and the […]

Everything is Everything

14 September, 2017 (17:30) | Goggle-eyes | By: Ian Burdon

The opening scene of episode 1 of The Wire, the Who Shot Snot? dialogue, is a classic. McNulty and and un-named witness are talking about Snotboogie, the dead guy in the middle of the road. The dialogue goes like this: “I’m saying, every Friday night in the alley behind the cut-rate, we rolling bones, you […]

Oh dear me no

9 September, 2017 (00:16) | Goggle-eyes | By: Ian Burdon

Just as Marvel did their Defenders cross-over, CW/DC did the same with their four franchises. Invasion! A DC Crossover Event. You may see it going cheap in your local supermarket and be tempted by its low price; you may think, as I did, it would be a pleasant way to pass a couple of hours. […]

This and that

5 September, 2017 (17:12) | Goggle-eyes, Rants | By: Ian Burdon

I went back and watched episodes 1 and 2 of the revived Twin Peaks. Unsurprisingly, they cast an interesting light on the final episode, especially some scenes/dialogue in episode 2 I’d forgotten about. I’m not going to make the mistake of imposing meaning on the show, but obviously Lynch and Frost scattered clues throughout the […]

Through the Darkness of the Future

4 September, 2017 (15:05) | Goggle-eyes | By: Ian Burdon

I’m still processing the final two episodes of Twin Peaks. While watching I jotted down Episode 17: wow! Episode 18: what? And that about sums it up. Just for the avoidance of doubt, I loved it.

Laser Eyes, Moron

30 August, 2017 (23:49) | Goggle-eyes | By: Ian Burdon

Further despatches from the frontier of my TV viewing: Game of Thrones Season 7 has just finished, and I enjoyed it. There has been criticism of the pacing and telescoping of plot, amongst other things. The criticisms are valid, I think, but I’m not that concerned in the long run. We’ve had 6 seasons of […]

It’s Your Scarf

22 August, 2017 (21:26) | Goggle-eyes | By: Ian Burdon

In a doomed attempt to keep up with the zeitgeist, I watched Marvel’s The Defenders on Netflix. A Guardian Review said the first couple of episodes were redundant as they introduced characters we already knew from their own series; not relevant to me as I haven’t seen those series. Well, except for episode one of […]

What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been

27 June, 2017 (21:38) | Goggle-eyes | By: Ian Burdon

I’ve been catching up on TV since we got back from holiday.  Of course, that doesn’t amount to a lot for me since I don’t watch that much TV, and I’m still not reconciled to the cancellation of Sense8, but still… Dr Who: Moffat and Capaldi’s final series has knocked it out of the park […]

I Am We.

4 June, 2017 (23:30) | Goggle-eyes, Sense8 | By: Ian Burdon

Last Friday, Netflix issued a statement quoting Cindy Holland, VP of original conent, that read: After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end. It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would be: bold, emotional, stunning, kick ass, and outright unforgettable. Never has […]