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Miner Willy

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  1. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    After Paris and now the O2 it's great to see the younger generation stepping up - and desperately needed just when it felt like Djokovic might win everything in sight.
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    The Sinner - Jessica Biel gets stabby

    Just finished s2. I absolutely love Carrie Coon and find Pullman very watchable, but I otherwise can't shake the feeling that this is just an average show. Utterly ridiculous stuff happens all the time, and the peripheral characters make nonsensical decisions to advance the plot or raise some tension. It's admittedly somewhat entertaining, but there are so many better shows to watch these days. Oh, and I hated the Marinn (sp?) actress' character in Mindhunter, which may unfairly have made me dislike her in this.
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    Netflix - Releases & Recommendations

    It's brilliant, though that's not the emoticon I'd use. I watched that and Lion on a flight last year and between them they broke me.
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    British Restaurant Style Curry

    Since having kids we almost never get to go out for a curry, so I spent a while trying to make them. The recipes I tried were complex and didn't really hit the mark. I settled for buying some sauces online (https://www.curry-sauces.co.uk) - the chicken tikka masala is especially great.
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    The Sinner - Jessica Biel gets stabby

    Late to the party, but very much agree with this. I thought it was semi enjoyable nonsense. I thought the guy playing JD (who I eventually worked out was in Justified) was great. I only watched it because I saw Carrie Coon is in the next series, so I'll definitely move on to that.
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    What are you reading at the moment?

    I'm speeding through Burnt Shadows, having previously really enjoyed Home Fire. Kamila Shamsie is a fantastic writer.
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    The Deuce - HBO & David Simon do 70's porn.

    But their relationship is great, and it's clearly a close kin relationship, rather than merely long standing friends. I guess they could be brothers or non-identical twins, but this way really accentuates the personality differences. It works for me.
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    What are you reading at the moment?

    Just finished Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. The first Le Carre I've ever read (and the only film or TV I've seen is The Night Manager, which I thought was awful)... So it's entirely possible I'm missing the point, but I found the first half confusing and the second half less confusing but not especially enjoyable. I thought it was well written, but did nothing for me. Given the excellent reviews it sounds like I'm missing out here...
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    The Deuce - HBO & David Simon do 70's porn.

    That was great; really enjoyed the second half of this season. Loved that final montage sequence.
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    Netflix - Releases & Recommendations

    I recently watched all three LOTR extended edition films. When I first saw them I thought the first one was poor but the other two much better; now I can't get on with any of them. For me the BBC radio dramatisations tell that story a million times better (as do the books, of course). I also really liked the animated film, though it's years and years since I watched that.
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    Reading Challenge 2018

    I've somehow done 41 and counting. Read loads of amazing non fiction, but not a great run on fiction: Circe and Blindness are the only two that I would say are really, really brilliant.
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    Recommend me non fiction

    Just finished The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis, on the Trump transition and impact on government agencies. I thought it was brilliant.
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    Grand Designs

    Hey, they had our dining room chairs! Sniff.
  14. Gah, shame. I have a different version already on my phone - just need to find 50h to devote to it.
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