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Watch List

Things I've watched on TV or film (mainly since I started this blog), in rating order.

Series and Films.

Series

Stranger Things
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.  (4.5) Netflix 1-3 Review IMDB
The best television I've seen in a decade. It does take time for it to get under your skin, though. You need to push through until it does, but then you'll be hooked.
Ozark
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.  (4.5) Netflix 1-3   IMDB
Gripping thriller with some fantastic characters. Everyone's a baddie, just pick the ones you sympathise with most.
The Queen's Gambit
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.  (4.5) Netflix 1   IMDB
Excellent show. Don't be put off by this being about chess; if you like a good story and good drama, you'll like this. Anya Taylor-Joy is fantastic in the lead role.
Lucifer
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.  (4.5) Prime/Netflix 1-5   IMDB
Thoroughly entertaining; good concepts, good storylines and good humour.
Star Trek: Discovery
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.  (4) Netflix 1-3 Review IMDB
It has taken over from The Next Generation as my favourite Star Trek.
Sex Education
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.  (4) Netflix 1-2   IMDB
I really enjoyed this, but 6th form wasn't like this my day. Stars Gillian Anderson.
Messiah
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.  (4) Netflix 1   IMDB
A great story. Disappointingly, Netflix don't have the balls for a second series.
Daredevil
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.  (4) Netflix 1-3   IMDB
Marvel, but a dark, gritty and brutal version of it. Vincent D'Onofrio is awesome as baddie Wilson Fisk.
Jessica Jones
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.  (3.5) Netflix 1-3   IMDB
Entertaining Marvel adventure with good characterisations.
Away
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.  (3.5) Netflix 1   IMDB
The trip to Mars this is about is often incidental to the drama surrounding the characters. Pretty good. Stars Hilary Swank.
Devs
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.  (3.5) BBC 1   IMDB
Tech and quantum mechanics. Right up my street, this one.
Salvation
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.  (3.5) Netflix 1-2   IMDB
Meteor heading for Earth drama. This was on the cusp of 4 stars - an intriguing watch.
Designated Survivor
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.  (3.5) Netflix 1-2   IMDB
Fate makes last politician standing Kiefer Sutherland the US president. Worth a watch.
Travelers
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.  (3.5) Netflix 1-3   IMDB
Entertaining time travel romp.
Lost In Space
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.  (3.5) Netflix 1-2   IMDB
Danger Will Robinson! Enjoyable remake of the 60s classic.
The Umbrella Academy
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.  (3) Netflix 1-2   IMDB
Entertaining and funny sci-fi/superhero romp.
Better Than Us
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.  (3) Netflix 1   IMDB
Russian series about androids, which is not as bad as it sounds.
The Boys
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.  (3) Netflix 1   IMDB
Gritty take on the superhero genre. This is probably what it would really be like if we had superheros.
Altered Carbon
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.  (3) Netflix 1-2   IMDB
I enjoyed this sci-fi series more than my rating suggests, it just went on a bit too long.
Warrior Nun
Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.Rating star.  (2.5) Netflix 1   IMDB
I can take it or leave it, despite being in love with Alba Baptista.

Films

Avengers: Infinity War
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.  (4.5) Film     IMDB
The best movie to come out of Marvel Studios.
Birdbox
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.  (4) Netflix Film   Review IMDB
Well-acted and well-executed. The film grasped the essense of tense horror.
Avengers: Endgame
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.  (3.5) Film   Review IMDB
I love the Marvel stuff but felt this left itself too much to do. Better on the second viewing.
Equalizer 2
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.  (3.5) Film   Review IMDB
Pretty good action movie. Denzel Washington does a good OCD version of Robert McCall.
The Hunt
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.  (3.5) Film     IMDB
To start with, this all the look of something the like of which you've seen before. But there's a bit more too it than that.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.  (3.5) Film   Review IMDB
I enjoyed it but found it hard to rate. In some ways it's not typical Tarantino.
The Girl in the Spider's Web
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.  (3.5) Film   Review IMDB
Good movie, but the Scandanavian originals are better.
The Invisible Man (2020)
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.  (3.5) Film     IMDB
A good take on this old classic. Very tense but perhaps 20 minutes too long.
Birds of Prey
Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.Rating star.  (2.5) Film   Review IMDB
Meh. Some decent acting but the film didn't really float my boat.
Hunter Killer
Rating star.Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.Rating star.  (2.5) Film   Review IMDB
Okay if you have nothing better to do, but it missed the mark in many areas.
In The Tall Grass
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.  (2) Netflix Film   Review IMDB
A promising concept that ultimately fails to deliver.
Mandy
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.  (2) Film   Review IMDB
I like bizarre and psychedelic but this didn't really work.
Serpent
Rating star.Rating half star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.  (1.5) Film   Review IMDB
You'd have to be really, really bored to watch this.
The Fast and The Furious 8 (The Fate of The Furious)
Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.Rating star.  (0) Film   Review IMDB
Ye Gods this needs burning.