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The Terror

This is such a good book. The author is worth keeping up with.

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Watching "The 13 Hours That Saved Britain" from Timeline.

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In my quest for watching old stuff I watched Major League 1, Major League 2, and Beverly Hills Ninja.
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And I begun re-watching Coupling. A show that actually made me laugh out loud several times even though I've seen it before. [:)]
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Raised to Be Heroes, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, which examines the phenomenon of IDF soldiers who choose to go to prison and suffer condemnation from family, friends, and their society rather than oppress Palestinians.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd4nS41EGHg

Synopsis available here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4354614/pl ... _=tt_ov_pl
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Line of Duty Series 6 - really starting to come nicely to the boil. What a fantastic set of series these have been. Brilliant.

A new series of Air Crash Investigation starts tonight - Hussah!!
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Watched Willow again. Seems it might be started as a TV-series.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydneyl2S30o

Starts with wars of the Rosses, goes on with 2 follow up series, the white Princess, the Spanish Princess, and that leads you on to The Tudors.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXNf9dxnQrM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydneyl2S30o

Starts with wars of the Rosses, goes on with 2 follow up series, the white Princess, the Spanish Princess, and that leads you on to The Tudors.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXNf9dxnQrM
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So, after Snowcrash and an episode of Top Gear (when it still was Top Gear and they launched cars from the HMS Illustrious...) I decided to buy this apparently historical soap opera for a public of women.

Wow, what a tale! Afterwards I did some research and I discovered how PGregory had... manipulated some (many, like, a lot) historical facts. The yarn however was very good and, IMHO, nailed a seldom understood reality of the Middle Ages/Renaissance period: you were an "adult" at a very young age (something that even Shakespeare underlines in "Romeo and Juliet"). This meant that you could be of "marriageable age at 14 (IIRC, in the book Anne Boleyn sheeted because she was still unmarried at 17) and maybe occupy an important position at 18 - all without the wisdom of a few more years of age. Basically, the novel pointed out how that historical period was sometimes run by young adults.

This is why, I think, the two adaptations (a TV movie and a theatrical one with Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson) failed. Today you can't simply show the complex and troubled sexual life of... Er... A 13 years old Mary Boleyn... (and how you gained wisdom and common sense in that kind of society). Some of the morals expressed by Gregory in this book even reminded me, in a way, of "Barry Lyndon". Kubrick's movie is, of course infinitely superior, but I consider TOBG, while being basically, yes, a pulpy soap opera, like a small cousin of "Barry Lyndon".

I remember that I soon bought another book by PGregory, but it failed to capture me. I don't even remember the title. But that unique cab driver was right: Neal Stephenson, Top Gear, and the adventures of Mary Boleyn [:)]
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydneyl2S30o

Starts with wars of the Rosses, goes on with 2 follow up series, the white Princess, the Spanish Princess, and that leads you on to The Tudors.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXNf9dxnQrM
Ah, Philippa Gregory! Back in the early 2000s I once took a cab from Heathrow to my hotel in London. The female driver was... cyberpunk - and I say this with the utmost respect. She introduced me to Neal Stephenson, Top Gear and, when we arrived, she waved this novel under my nose "The Other Boleyn Girl"... "Read this: Wow, what a tale!"

So, after Snowcrash and an episode of Top Gear (when it still was Top Gear and they launched cars from the HMS Illustrious...) I decided to buy this apparently historical soap opera for a public of women.

Wow, what a tale! Afterwards I did some research and I discovered how PGregory had... manipulated some (many, like, a lot) historical facts. The yarn however was very good and, IMHO, nailed a seldom understood reality of the Middle Ages/Renaissance period: you were an "adult" at a very young age (something that even Shakespeare underlines in "Romeo and Juliet"). This meant that you could be of "marriageable age at 14 (IIRC, in the book Anne Boleyn sheeted because she was still unmarried at 17) and maybe occupy an important position at 18 - all without the wisdom of a few more years of age. Basically, the novel pointed out how that historical period was sometimes run by young adults.

This is why, I think, the two adaptations (a TV movie and a theatrical one with Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson) failed. Today you can't simply show the complex and troubled sexual life of... Er... A 13 years old Mary Boleyn... (and how you gained wisdom and common sense in that kind of society). Some of the morals expressed by Gregory in this book even reminded me, in a way, of "Barry Lyndon". Kubrick's movie is, of course infinitely superior, but I consider TOBG, while being basically, yes, a pulpy soap opera, like a small cousin of "Barry Lyndon".

I remember that I soon bought another book by PGregory, but it failed to capture me. I don't even remember the title. But that unique cab driver was right: Neal Stephenson, Top Gear, and the adventures of Mary Boleyn [:)]

Really wanted to, but could not enjoy her writing style, screen adaption for me works far better than her novels, as least the series makes clear they have changed history, unlike say netflex series of The Crown.

Now if only they turn this into a series https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bookseries/ ... 0099462494
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I just watched "Icarus" and my jaw is still on the floor [X(]

If you don't know it, it is a documentary about doping in sports that starts without much pretenses. The director, Bryan Fogel, is an amateur cyclist who, after Lance Armstrong confessed his use of doping substances, can't reconcile this admission with his often repeated defense: "I was tested over 600 times and I was always found clean". After doing some research he discovers - quite easily, BTW - that you just have to follow rigorously an established "doping program" to enhance your performance and appear clean when they test you. Fogel then decides to document from when he starts to use doping substances, to his enhanced performance in cycling, to the failure of doping tests made on him afterwards.

Except that, while shooting his "experiment", something MUCH bigger happens, and Fogel finds himself in the center of one of the biggest stories in sports news ever. He keeps his camera rolling (while being dumbfounded by what he is seeing). He ends up with an Oscar for his documentary but also a wiser and sadder man (and we with him). Truth simply doesn't belong to some circles.

Edit: It is from 2017 but I only watched it this week. Totally riveting. Best movie I saw this year so far.
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Curiosity Stream has some amazing "Apocalypse" documentaries ranging from WW1 into WW2 including the rise of Stalin and other specific battles. I just finished watching them all and highly recommend!
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Regiment Diaries. About Indian Gorkha, Kumaon, Bnegal Engineer Group, Mahar, parachute special and light infantry regiments. Historically how they are formed is interesting.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9642576/
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Started watching Mare of Easttown (Sky Atlantic). Early days but this could be a very nice little series based on the opening episode. Lots going on which should lead to a number of storylines, well acted and suitably small town America bleak.

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The Japanese cartoon feature about evil Mickey Mouse attacking Japan in 1936: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icVu-acHlpU

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Me and mine are about to re watch Outlander, all seasons we may be a while..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFFKjptRr7Y
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I watched Promising Young Woman this week. Nice performance from Carey Mulligan. Not completely sure what to think of the point it was trying to make. But it was enjoyable - if implausible - and had some genuinely sweet moments (that you kind of knew was not going to last given the lead character's MO).

Worth watching (I was not expecting the ending to pan out as it did).

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The Terror (BBC)

Just finished watching this series. It is based on a book that tells a story of the loss of HMS Terror and HMS Erebus along with all 129 men, while trying to find the Northwest Passage, in the 1840's. I say a story because no one knows exactly what happened to the men.

What is known (from a scribbled note) is that the leader of the expedition, Sir John Franklin, had already died when the remaining crew abandoned the ice bound ships and headed south.

Few remains and evidence has been found that actually tell us much (the ships themselves have been found in the last few years).

One theory - seemingly backed up by looking at some human remains, is that there was a problem with the solder on the tinned food and this led to lead poisoning.

There is a good cast; Ciaran Hinds, Tobias Menzies (always good at playing the oaf), Greta Sacchi and the always excellent Jared Harris.

Recommended.

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The Terror (BBC)

Just finished watching this series. It is based on a book that tells a story of the loss of HMS Terror and HMS Erebus along with all 129 men, while trying to find the Northwest Passage, in the 1840's. I say a story because no one knows exactly what happened to the men.

What is known (from a scribbled note) is that the leader of the expedition, Sir John Franklin, had already died when the remaining crew abandoned the ice bound ships and headed south.

Few remains and evidence has been found that actually tell us much (the ships themselves have been found in the last few years).

One theory - seemingly backed up by looking at some human remains, is that there was a problem with the solder on the tinned food and this led to lead poisoning.

There is a good cast; Ciaran Hinds, Tobias Menzies (always good at playing the oaf), Greta Sacchi and the always excellent Jared Harris.

Recommended.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57013327
Franklin expedition: DNA test identifies member of 1845 Arctic voyage https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57013327

There is no truth to the rumor that Sean Bean wanted to play every member of the ships' crews.
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I've been watching a lot of My Three Sons for the past few months. The series ran for twelve seasons (1960-1972). Here are a few episodes from seasons 6 and 7. [:)]

The Hong Kong Story episode date: Dec 9, 1965 - [edit: link updated 9/28/21]
https://youtu.be/bNOrAF0Fa9Q

TV or Not TV episode date: Jan 26, 1967 - [edit: link updated 1/14/22]
https://youtu.be/6PTxpiJvUcY

Whatever Happened to Baby Chip episode date: Feb 10, 1966 - [edit: link updated 9/28/21]
https://youtu.be/_DaX8UEO5YQ


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