Exit Afghanistan (or lets blame norway today even though they left)

imdb tt3218890 from 2013 is a documentary about handing back (my blog) Afghanistan to its ‘tolerant’ locals*

It features the Norwegians leaving some place i have never heard of or never wish to visit it and the handover to ‘crack’ trained Afghan troops.

Step one by afgans was to whine about the norwiegian base, and the supplies they left [continued below], step two was to audit the stuff as it seems to indicate that what was left was being sold to the taliban by the soldiers from afganistan.

The afgan troops then did not do what norway did when there  – patrol and they stayed in the nice base they criticised and did not protect the locals while the taliban blew up locals for visiting the mosque.  At least the soldiers where safe.

The Norwegians where also blamed for the loss of employment in the town – so the argument that afganistan is best left to afgans seems wrong as they could not run a sweet shop or provide employment.

It seems the Afgans cannot take responsibility and blame everybody but themselves however there all grade a* muslims . – quite how stealing what the norway army supplies left for  afgans to continue  is Norways fault is an open question and sure they must be guilty of that too.

So since afgans dont need help why should anybody help them after all its a paradise for bomb makers.

The level of irony is amazing 5/5 bananas.

Well i learned something.

*not really

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams part 2

Is a television series based on five volumes of short stories which i have read – of those nanny, autofac, foster your dead (my blog) and oh to be bobel are well worth reading.  As with all short stories there are the good, and the bad so it is kind of odd television has taken so long to discover these since they where written from the 1950’s onward.

s/f was short stories until it became popular and Dick is one of the best – if for expressing ideas concisely

Some of these have a good production team and it will be interesting to see if they can impress the value of the words to the screen.

First part was the hood maker, Impossible planet, Commuter,Crazy diamond,Just like real life,Human (my blog)

I was only able to see part 2 with the signing for the deaf on television and the winter Olympics* put it on hold so this viewing (recorded) was sub par as an experience it was bit like the psychptic deaf signer at the nelson mandela funeral who signed death to apes and non crazy people.

In the second part there is the father thing which left me underwhelmed and autofac which kind of bored me and had too many actors in both where fast forwarded and failed to make an impression.

Safe and Sound [foster your dead] was alas for the facebook generation, and not one i know with a cold war theme.  I hated its ending. While more modern and consistent its terror was lost or perhaps since i know about spying seemed unoriginal

I suppose i like the short stories better in text form.

Another was the hanging stranger or kill all others, an underwhelming  story in text and paranoia wise Dick does better but it looked  very un-futuristic.

Not doing very well here.

*I was lazy in posting this

by royal appiontment

Harry Spike

Suits is television series now ended with one of the cast now married to Harry Spike, (my blog) you all saw the wedding in Royal Windsor on the news – well you have two weddings from there so you know of them unless your cave dwelling in Afghanistan.

I do not watch suits but professor tells me that his significant other only watches it for Mrs Spike.

As to the plot, other actors that does not matter apparently.  It seems a vapid reason and an interesting place to find a marriage partner if your a ‘royal’.   One might even feel sorry for the aristocracy  and mere mortals who not be like them and not in the public eye and it seems are unsuitable* to become royal.

With ex-prostitutes  of princes (my blog) ** now married to royalty and the usual debate as to who is really fit to rule it seems those in the public eye are suitable.   Mind you one mad king (my blog) was enough.

*in no way a pun but it could be. ** your great uncle had paid sex with my great niece marry me

Space bleach and time travel, oh no it is Krypton

Krypton is a superhero thing about superman before being superman.   Not being a superman fan it is an odd mix of things i have never heard of.

If your like me and think the the 1977 superman is the standard (i have not seen the newer ones) then it seems that there are lots black people there before it got blown up.

I really dont care but there are no asians in it, perhaps they all left having figured out that the plant was doomed.  Society wise its feudal and kind of pre enlightenment with a pope figure.

I assume that space bleached the inhabitants at some point.

Instead of the crystal look from 1977 everything is black, and visually looks like there is an planet wide light bulb shortage*.

Time travel rears its head, with the famous villain changing colour on return to the past, and an earth person who happens to be our introduction and reminder of what is to be..

Being you cannot upset comic book fans (you can but not sell comics), it appears that the foes also travel back in time and lived before  even though I have no idea how they got there.   If I was wise i might suggest a better storage facility otherwise superheroes are consigned to defeating villians over and over again. Paradox it seems is a good word at this point.

I record this but spend most of it in fast forward mode (it has adverts on fta tv) as they wonder round dark corridors before discovering things from the future that need a villain and a hero to open.   That must  suck.

Plus points go to it for having some dialogue rather than set pieces where robin hood slices the apple in half on the head with the arrow** but hey what do i know.

It is also slow and now scheduled with double episodes  something i  gave up on.

So a few issues.

*who made the light bulbs? ** i joke

More netflix tv series

Continuing on from this (my blog). Time to schedule this or i will never post it as i started writing this two years ago.

Stranger Things (series 1 only)

imdb:tt4574334 is an interesting series with great music – i was impressed by the Peter Gabriel cover of philip glass/david bowie and brian eno song Heroes.

5/5 bananas.

Yet to watch series 2.

Rick & Morty

Is an american animation done by one of the blokes who wrote community (my blog) of which i never saw the end of.

It is a better version of futurama (my blog) and is a real hoot.

5/5 bananas – highly recommended.

The marvel shows listed below [cage & fist] are likely to get cancelled since disney now owns them and i think a writer left.  Since disney is not a partner and competitor now i cannot blame them for cancelling.

luke cage

imdb: tt3322314 can be a little mono syllabic but has an interesting social commentary on it.  Have only seen the first series.

2/5 bananas

Iron fist (series 1 &2)

imdb: tt3322310 was something i liked despite it’s slow burn with its interesting commentary on business.  Its series 1 ending makes little sense logically. Since many attached a cause and narrative that misrepresent it being sjw’s) did not like it for reasons of cast, values and other inane shit

Iron Fist makes a cogent point.  As to values the sjw’s piont is made moot by that the casting the villian as the hero makes a mockery of the superhero format

5/5 bananas

Series 2 seems to be odd as the sjw’s now love it even with the woman in the kitchen rather than being the hero.   Sjw’s are so full of shit.  I kind of lost interest.

1/5 bananas

Killjoys

imdb:tt3952222 is a modern day browncoats thing (my blog) a basic cable show too two seasons on netflix as of time of me writing this

3/5 bananas for series 1.

‘soap’ on the discovery ‘factual’ channel

Spanish telenovel with amazing acting

There a free tv channel (fta) here that deals with man subjects (my blog) opposed to lady things -the  pay tv version (my blog) got it first so its old news if your an idiot and pay for cable but patience never killed me.

One thing that kind of appealed  to me was a thing about an astronaut with xray vision who could see one centimetre golden objects from space in the sea*.

trippy cow

How much of this is bull is left to viewer but a perceived sharing of miltary and civil (early nasa) missions was also made an interesting aspect ignored.  Nothing to see here.

What was perhaps was unnecessary was the soap opera bits where the skywalkers (i joke) acknowledged there past and ‘rocky’ relationship on camera before making up.

As to how much of the tale is coincidence makes it more interesting for tv than simply finding something normally is perhaps worth thinking about.

Did it need the soap opera part ? no fortunately i recorded it so i was able to move past those bits.   It is odd that factual things need awful soap opera dialogue  aka spanish telenovels but what do i know.

For a program i have discounted 80% the first hour nailed it and each subsequent bit kind of adds five minutes per episode.   I was also surprised to hear that our professor here in the zoo failed to pick up on that two channels (free tv) that had sport on which seems to be problem when channels dedicated to a certain type change.

*not spongebob squarepants (another joke)

Bonnets, phones and delusions of being netflix

mr darcy required

Broadcast tv (remember that?) loves classic books, in fact it trumps anything and supposedly means bums on sofas at peak time at least here.

Professor told us a funny story about his significant other who demanded he also watch this bonnet buster, it required an email account and a password to watch since they missed it on broadcast.

The channel (my blog) is not netflix and forgot the setting on the next part, when using the service second time and they fucked up the sign up on the tv app.

Professor was out and apparently after he left the phone rang and the pause button was not pressed.

I gather most of the thing was missed since your phone call trumps tv.   Or even i have observed the words

Can i ring you back.

Are never said these days

I understand from Professor that the delusions of netflix this broadcaster requires him to sign in and type a new code every seven days to make the tv play anything.    Quite who are these idiots who work in broadcasting.

I am not sure that’s how tv is supposed to work (my blog)  but what do i know ?

Humans

‘you fucking awful men’ reboot

Tin foil for all

lost in space was a series from the 1960’s that Gene Roddenberry got pissed about before it got forgotten for being a cheap crap (black and white) and the supposed network competitor to star trek because star trek existed*.  I saw a minute of it once on free tv and people where dressed up as talking carrots or something i bet that freaked out the vegetarians – are carrots sentient.

A film made no effort to resuscitate it in the 2000’s.  So due another attempt  netflix it got a remake and the men are now useless morons.

The women are geniuses but now suffering from ptsd, – it feels like a remake of this dinosaur tv show (my blog) which called  terra nova that also never got a second series.

I do wonder if women will opt for a sperm bank instead of men in the next tv series after all perhaps spock’s brain** is the future of male roles on tv.

I never got past the second episode with all the vagina heroics.   Although it was interesting that the useless men had to figure out the plumbing where the wamen where doing something nicer.

I cannot rate it for reasons of the wamen

*the two buses at the same time theory – shit we need a show about space because the other lot have one **brain what is brain – that one

Taiwanese netflix

First time for this and i did have problems determining whether it was chinese (my blog) or not at first being  in Mardarin and even though i know taiwan makes tv it so far was not say great teacher something which is something that never appealed to me.

Since china does not do fantasy,horror or science fiction being communist* i think i have got a handle on who makes what in the language now rather than guess.   Other east asian drama is different and there are good examples to be found although there is some  rubbish a view that all a countries tv output is amazing is one that can be disproved.

That brings me to

on children

imdb: tt8507402 is a creepy distopia that even i found believable once i got my country right since china would not make this it is well worth a see .

A poor example to compare it to is black mirror as on children is way better with extricating five minute scenes, suicide and animal cruelty it is worth the time. Expect pushy mothers as well.   These run to an hour and twenty minutes as is the way with asian dramas so put aside six hours.

5/5 bananas.

I think Taiwan has some interesting ideas and i will look to see more mardarin language content.

*console games where banned and also are required to be localised (not getting through the great wall) and probably will not have supernatural things in them either

A better dr who – Outlander (series2)

skirts and dresses for all

First mentioned here (my blog) and eventually returned to free tv even though the lottery part paid for it and was on pay tv which raises more questions than answers.

It has a certain style to it and well worth a see the paris setting is certainly liberating of television taboos something the first was unafraid of as well.

The music impresses me (my blog) contrast with the bbc hiring everybody without talent because of there skin colour or sexual orientation  for reasons of diversity

Yes time travel does not need a man, but it needs to be done well and be structurally strong in plot rather than two lesbians and an old man walk in to a pub*.  I would argue that outlander exceeds many of the few sjw’s demands of inclusion.

I think outlander deserves a bigger audience and as sjw’s do not engage with products they target  then the sex,costumes and dialogue are well worth it.  A children’s version is timeless (my blog).

I think the bbc have made a terrible mistake by doing what the others have already done and so it will lose it’s identity due to bbc politics.  I do not care about but since it is genre a most detested species in the bbc it will be interesting to see if saudi arabia buys it and continues to kept being made,  for imagine the money saved that if dr who was cancelled could make a made for tv classic book adaption and that has happened before.

Outlander i rate 5/5 bananas

*could be a joke