In case you missed it, Donald Trump is at it again. What is “it”, you ask? Well, I’m not talking about the recently released Stephen King movie. However, some postulate that the movie is a parable for life with Donald Trump as the president. But that’s not what I’m referring to. Over the past weekend, Donald Trump may have declared war on North Korea. I say “may”, because nobody really knows for sure. According to the North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, Trump “declared war” on North Korea with a tweet. We’ve all been wondering when Trump’s tweets will get him into trouble, and now we know what capabilities those tweets might have.
The tweet, if you’re not familiar, said the following: “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” The latter part of the tweet suggests that Trump is declaring war. Now on one hand, I can see how that sounds aggressive. And maybe even like a threat. But most people take Trump’s tweets with a grain of salt. Don’t they? I would imagine that many of his top advisors and people who are very close to him politically had no idea that he was about to start a war. Which means that he’s probably just running his mouth. Which we often see, but does that make it ok?
Because of the tweet, North Korea has “every right” to defend itself. … Read the rest
Part three in the series gives us some different shows in this genre. Starting with Luther. It’s not your average crime/police show as it seems to be a bit more “clever” than the other guys. All of the shows listed below make me want to call in sick to work tomorrow, so I can binge watch TV. Doesn’t that sound nice? Note, if my boss is reading this, I won’t be calling in sick. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to. I feel like Netflix was made for those kinds of days.
If you haven’t seen Idris Elba’s gritty cop show on the BBC, you should start. Immediately. I mean, even if you don’t like the show, he’s kind of gorgeous so you can’t lose with this one. His character is a little bit cliched, but it adds to the appeal in my opinion. It is a bit more clever than most of the British police shows that are out these days, so yet another reason to give it a try.
Scandinavian crime noir is a bit old hat these days, but The Killing remains the best example of the genre. Both seasons (the third is unfortunately not on Netflix) follows detective inspector Sarah Lund of the Copenhagen police force as she attempts, in painstaking detail, to solve some rather grisly crimes. And it’s the detail that really sets it apart – not in terms of the investigative work, which we’re all now so familiar with from a thousand US police dramas, but in the way it enters the life of the victim’s family, watching them as they cope with loss and bringing a new dimension to a tired old TV category.… Read the rest
This is part two of the best TV shows to binge watch from Netflix. How many of these shows have you watched over time? This list is just as incredible as the first part. I personally love comedies, but Netflix is hitting a home run with all the genres. If you are also into comedies, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a good bet. Andy Samburg can make almost anything funny. Master of None will surprise you, in terms of it being a comedy. At fist, you think it’s kind of a “light” drama, but it quickly shows you the funny side of Aziz Ansari. The comedy is subtle, but that’s what makes it such a great show. Any (and all) of these shows are binge worthy, in my opinion.
Homeland is tense. It’s the story of the relationship between a CIA operative and a long-imprisoned ex-Marine, finally liberated from al-Qaeda and returned to America as a war hero – a hero with an abundance of devastating secrets. It’s packed with award-winning performances and believable flawed characters. There’s just enough politics, in case you’re not overly into that kind of TV show. It does start to lose its way in the middle seasons, but it’s always entertaining. And the finale is breathtaking, so you should definitely check it out if you haven’t already.
If you’re not already an Andy Samberg fan, Brooklyn Nine-Nine will make you one. That’s not to say he’s the only draw in this comedy cop show, though – the super-childish detective he plays is always at the centre of things, but each of the nut jobs he shares a precinct with have their own hilarious idiosyncrasies, not least of all the seemingly dry and dull Captain Holt. … Read the rest