Tyrant

Just this weekend the latest show to crossover from the states premiered in the UK. I'm of course talking about Tyrant one of a minority of shows that are leading the vanguard for dramas that have a majority cast that are from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds. For as long as I have watched TV the only time I have really seen a majority black cast has been in a comedy. I'm talking about shows like Fresh Prince, My Wife and Kids, Everybody hates Chris, Family Matters, Sister Sister, The Steve Harvey Show, The Jamie Foxx Show, The Wayans Bros, Moesha and of course The Cosby show. That is up until a few years ago when shows like The Wire came out and then everyone started to question why there weren't more shows like this. Then everyone forgot ...

Chef

Chef is the creation of the multi-talented Jon Favreau that manages something in a film that I haven't seen in a while...magic. This might be down to the fact that I haven't watched a film in a while but nevertheless this film is truly something spectacular. More than anything else for me it represents a lesson in entrepreneurship. The film follows Favreau as Carl Casper, a talented and dynamic chef in LA who clashes with owner (Dustin Hoffman) over what should be served in the restaurant ultimately leading to a bad review from an influential food critic (Oliver Platt) as he backs down from the owner. This bad review acts as a catalyst for Carl and his journey to entrepreneurship begins as he tries to do his own thing first in his job (before quitting), finding his passion at ...

Houdini

I meant to do the second part of my focus on mini-series months ago but as always life got in the way. However the idea did not leave my mind so as before I will give myself an hour to tell you about a new mini-series that recently came out which many of you might not have heard of even though it features Adrien Brody as the man the two part mini-series is named after... Houdini The Houdini mini-series comes from the History channel is a dramatisation based on the life of Houdini the legendary magician/escape artist that mystified audiences and captured the collective conscience of the world. The mini-series is meant to be part biography and part dramatisation of the life that Harry Houdini (played by Adrien Brody) lived. The result however is more 60% drama and 40 ...

The Leftovers

The season one finale for rapture themed show that was The Leftovers aired Sunday in the US and it was everything that we hoped for in a finale. Much like any meal from McDonalds it both satisfied us and left us begging for more. I for one definitely wanted to know more but must now endure a long wait for the next season where I know I will never find out what exactly happened to the 2% that disappeared. For those of you who missed my post telling you to watch The Leftovers you might want to stop reading now and go watch the first season. Those who still haven't watched the finale you will also want to stop reading as I will be including spoilers. Everyone else...read on as I attempt to perform a post mortem on the ...

Gotham

It's been a while since I've written a post but I just had to write one about Gotham. I do luckily have a week off so I should be catching up on my posts this week as long as I don't get too distracted... In this post I'll cover why you need to watch this new take on the origins of the characters in Batman and how the city of Gotham came to be the way that we know. It's due to be released September 22nd in the US. The UK release date however is unknown. Plot Unlike most things within the world of Batman and Gotham this series does not focus on the caped crusader...not directly anyway. The series focuses on a young James Gordon as he rises to prominence in Gotham City years before Batman's famed arrival ...

August Loot Crate

I'm back! August has been an unusually busy month for me, not unexpected but still busy enough that I have not been able to post as much as I have wanted because I have been back logged with things to watch and do. However the month is coming to a close, Tough Mudder, Leeds Fest and work events are now out of the way so I can get back into the groove and catch up on posting. So this post as you might have guessed is going to be on the amazing August Loot Crate that I received about a week ago but held off looking at properly as I was busy. This months theme was Heroes. Theme As I said the theme for this month's crate was heroes. From the Loot (which I will come on to) to the ...