Thanks to everyone who recommended shows for me to check out on Netflix. I now have enough potential viewing to last until next January.
With all the suggestions for ‘Ozark’, I decided to start with that. I can see why it was suggested, as the modern crime thriller is right up my street. Good performances from all involved, and nice location filming. However, after three episodes, I am a little disappointed that the ‘moments’ are rather predictable. I may have possibly seen too many similar films and TV shows, but I was left wondering if anyone was actually surprised by the events in episodes 1-3. I will stick with the rest of series one, and see how it pans out.
Having that access to Netflix also turned out to be a double-edged sword for me. We had been looking after our grandson last weekend, and he discovered that we now had Netflix on the TV. That meant he knew that we had access to the animated show, ‘P J Masks’. This popular series about young people in America who can transform into super-heroes with special powers is all the rage here at the moment. In fact, he arrived dressed in a ‘Cat Boy’ outfit, clutching a model of Cat Boy’s car, and the ‘Gekkomobile’ too.
I tied to pretend that I couldn’t find ‘P J Masks’ on Netflix, but he had already spotted the link, and pointed it out to me. What followed was a dedicated viewing of every episode, lasting well over five hours. He had a couple of breaks for food, but quickly learned how to pause and restart the episodes. I am sure he has seen them all before, no doubt many times. But his devotion is unwavering at the moment, and he watched a dozen episodes back to back, his attention never wandering from his favourite characters.
I got some relief by walking Ollie, but when I saw it was still playing as I got back, I had no option but to retreat into my office room, and work on blog posts.
All I can hope for now, is that he becomes an overnight fan of the films of David Lean and Orson Welles.
But I fear that I may have a long wait.
And in case you are wondering what you missed…