something about two black lesbians called polly and bill on television.

I am not quite sure why the bbc diversity departmant made me think that dr who is a programme about black lesbians but if your one and work for bbc diversity please celebrate and put on that strap on and do it on dr who please.

I guess bill wears it from the name

It would be a lot more entertaining than dr who.

More tea vicar ?

If you think Polly is wearing the strap on instead leave comments justifying your thoughts, i am quite prepared to change my view of who wears it.

King Charles III (bbc version)

King Charles III was a play that you probably needed to sell both kidneys for to see live (my blog) and the desire to see it meant that it was something i had heard of but did not bother with.

However somebody who did sell both kidneys and works for bbc saw it and made it into a drama on the bbc.

Prince Charles and Diana

Most of my views on Charles* (my blog) remain unchanged from before i saw it and it says what i think eg Charles is not fit for the position to become head of state for his deeds so far..

How much truth here is something i do not know or care about but i enjoyed the output for being thoughtful and provoking.

5/5 bananas go find it.

*Charles (wikipeadia) is an unfortunate name for king’s – I have a film review (my blog) and another that one day i will post.

 

Emerald city

emeraldcityIs a television show of the wizard of oz which is a bit more grim than that film that you all have seen unless you live in north korea.  Franl L Baum is not without it adaptions of his world of whom many us librarians did not approve in the 1920’s of and if your homosexual and work in television then yes you have to do a reboot.

I know little but saw this (my blog) and prefer this interpretation (my blog) in book form.  Like i say its been refreshed before.

We again are not in kansas anymore and an ethnically diverse (alas no midgets) cast do there shit i think the bloke is the man without a brain you get the idea.

There are more adverts than ‘content; so buy a dvr (my blog) and your save hours and hours of time rather watch at broadcast considering what little i paid for a usb stick its seriously worth it if your tv thing supports it, alternatively do some jobs that need doing that also works.

Amusingly the broadcasters here offer phone previews of next weeks episode via something we dont have in the monkey house, however seeing one episode in itself is a achievement.

I suppose it is closer to the books of which american librarians in the 1920’s where not fans of and i have not read.either i glanced over a summary of once some years ago.  It will be interesting to see if this is a non starter after doing the origin story once again

2/5 bananas

Korean netflix

I have yet to find a decent South Korean television series either on netflix (my blog) or elsewhere, i just don’t get into them.  Films are different take:

Pandora

imdb: tt6302160 is a rather hysterical worst case scenario of a Nuclear incident.  It has some merit although a little ill-informed concentrating on what ifs rather than reality.

2/5 bananas

I am sure there good kdramas but kung fu doctors and mermaids all seem to suffer from extremely pretty actors rather than characters with shiny glasses and fish tanks which Japan has a lot of and are a meme.

North Korean stuff will get its own post which is more documentary than fiction at some future point.

So i am probably the wrong person to ask.

 

Minorities, genre and the bbc

I read that dr who which has taken yet another long break from the bbc after having it’s budget cut and having less episodes as a result of bbc decisions in the past after alll nobody watches it.anywhere.

Its not all great tv but it is yet another international thing the bbc is famous for has cut down on. Well i suppose television series are best done by Americans not the British unless it is about seven people in a stately home.

Oh well that is a surprise – and a bit of a fuck you to television licence fee payers but who gives a stuff about them?

I am having a hard time ‘getting’ a lesbian black canteen assistant who fattens up her lovers only to dump them.  Perhaps its just me with that simple thought.

Somebody in the bbc likes it though.

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Japanese Netflix titles

Since i am bad at scheduling here are some netflix things (my blog) that i have seen.  I hope you find them of interest.  If not you will have to wait when other netflix blog entries are scheduled.

I can be both appreciative and withering about things seen so please do not think i give any old crap a mention here just because i can note the lack of all japanese things on netflix..

Japanese stuff

No new anime of note that i have not spoken of before (seen elsewhere) seems to be noteworthy here. Psycho Pass has also disappeared which has a mention or too within this blog

Television some stuff – but it seems this just does not appeal to mr and mrs average However there are specialised sites for those but those seem to migrated from crunchyroll to here or the specialised sites*.  I list some on netflix worth a punt on.

midnightdinerMidnight.Diner

imdb:tt3958276 is gentile look at stuff.  It made me laugh but its quality varies it is a little like the lady diner series (my blog) that was on crunchyroll.

There’s enough here to recommend it

5/5 bananas

sensei of bra makers

Atelier

imdb:80067618 is about Underwear. – do not expect naked boobies, it has an off putting start with a script fast forward moment in after we meet the cast but there is something worth seeing here.

4/5 bananas – something going on

Films-  limited but may i suggest

sakeThe Birth of Sake

imdb: tt3903322 is brilliant about a distillery (might be wrong term) these people do know how to organise a party.

5/5 bananas.

The eternal zero

imdb: tt2404217 is about kamikaze pilots (including the zero)  and Japans past which sounds boring but its mix of old and new make it a film well worth seeing.

It is thought provoking and since that generation will soon be gone a last chance to explain in their own words rather than see them in black and white roles.

5/5 bananas

Picture bride

imdb: tt0114129 is an older film about emigration, i still prefer this book (my blog) – however that is pushing the definition of Japanese here in this blog article a bit.

4/5 bananas

There are hours and hours of content in this post

*not all japanese tv is amazing.

Netflix in February 2017

Since it might be many months since i schedule this, (my blog) and the subsequent posts here  are some thoughts on netflix which i kind of last looked at in 2014 (i think) In the winter months there can much said about the quality compared to freeview television.  However i dont subscribe to netflix often and have fresh eyes.  Long term subscribers might think meh about choices.

Value for Money/Problems

Netflix is cheaper for me than renting dvd’s from my library however Uzumusza limelight is not in netflix, or some amercan independent film i will not mention that i had an interest in, both of those missing titles is something i can live without seeing or wait for.

I cant’ play netflix on linux (drm) so that’s a minus point from 2014 when i could..

tng

tng

One issue that is not netflix’s is the presentation of star trek tng they have the old television version not the version on dvd which apparently was improved from the source.  Next time some hollywood executive claims remastering is not profitable there not selling ir correctly and …

So it looks a bit odd on a new tv.  – Blame is assigned elsewhere to other persons and not netflix here.

Final Thoughts

Television – including cable is a time sink when you see something runs for thirty minutes you just know you usually double that.   There’s a reason why i record and watch back (my blog) stuff,

I will suggest:(some are older) some titles in further posts.

Overall i like the content on netflix.

the ‘diet’

Professor when in the zoo told us apes a very funny story about his mate and the diet tv program she watched.  I will return to this topic in the future.

Nutrition science so fucked up that apparently burnt toast gets you cancer, chocolate in non fattening and by that logic smoking cigars must be good for you.

As a well known scientist myself i can recommend that cardboard boxes are VERY healthy if eaten raw – to avoid the toast problem do not warm them up.

One diet was a baby food diet which needs a lot of water apparently and other crank ‘methods’ which professor could not believe females would do.    Ironically to call professors mate fat is a bit of a lie but that’s the power of these professional psychological lairs at work.

are-you-serious-wtf-meme-baby-faceBut that’s female humans for you.

The mystery is that she fell asleep for the last twenty minutes so the results as to what kind of cardboard equals the best kind of gross weight loss are unknown both to Prof and her.

Humanity…

 

Professors new television and the black and white content.

No drm on the old tv sets

No drm on the old tv sets

Professor was ordered by his mrs to get a bigger television when he moved and  he tells me it is bigger and unused by his wife who kept demanding it although we understand it has better sound than elsa (my blog) since that was deemed ‘too small‘ (my blog) for several years.

As a panasonic it will stream channel 5 something none of the samsung apps seem unable to do due to a wrong flash version although prof has no idea how to download an new application to the old tv anyhow.

What was an amusing tale i will relay to you all was that the bbc had a ageing rock star (my blog) reminiscing about the past and all done in black and white on one evening and also the old content was panned and scanned which looked really shit on this new television.

Funny thing progress.

Case

caseCase is an icelandic drama (imdb: tt5038858) worth a see and it is on vod things as the television people seem to have deemed it unschedulable unless you live in Iceland,  Not that i would have found it on television to see.

It has the cliche woman hacker (my blog).