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Posted by sean on 30/01/2018 at 10:56 pm in Television with No Comments

I took the unwise decision of watching the much hyped Piers Morgan interview of Donald Trump.

Well, I watched half of it. Anymore and I would have started vomiting blood.

Picture two of the biggest wankers on the world stage, massaging each other’s egos. That was what the gist of the hour long interview.

Piers didn’t even push Trump on difficult issues. By his own admission, he is friends with the President. Why couldn’t somebody impartial interview Trump and quiz him on his many controversies? I think we all know the answer.

It was just a waste of time, that only reinforces my belief that the American President is a massive bell-end.

Posted by sean on 16/10/2017 at 10:09 pm in Football, Television with No Comments

Tonight, was the FA Cup draw, for the first round of the competition. As is tradition, it was broadcast, live on TV, from the home of one of the smallest remaining clubs in the cup – in this case, Hyde United.

While awaiting the draw, I noticed a familiar face in the crowd…

It looks like my tweet got a positive reaction. Mind you, Justin Bieber probably gets a million tweets, simply for saying he’s off to take a dump.

Posted by sean on 13/04/2016 at 3:33 pm in Television with No Comments

Last night, I started to watch the TV series 11.22.63. The title is not a set of random numbers – it is, in fact, a date which has been written incorrectly, in American format. What it should really read, is 22.11.63 – aka 22nd November 1963.

The series is based upon a Stephen King novel of the same name (yes, even Stephen King writes his dates wrong). Before watching, I was a tad sceptical. Some King films are great, some are rubbish. I’ll give you some examples. The Shining – great. The Mist – rubbish. Misery – great. Pet Semetery – rubbish. OK, I know that Pet Semetary one is a little controversial, as it does have some avid fans (heaven knows why).

11.22.63 isn’t your typical Stephen King horror movie. There are no axe-wielding maniacs, crazed nurses, rabid dogs or creatures from another planet. This is more of a thriller/sci-fi. I have only seen the first episode of the series, and have not read the book, but from what I understand of the plot so far, a man from the modern day discovers a portal, which takes him back to 1960. He must then stay in the swinging 1960’s to try and prevent the assassination of President Kennedy, on 22nd November 1963 – or 22.11.63 if you’re a Yank.

Of course, as anyone who has read a book or watched a movie about time travel will know, you shouldn’t mess with the past; and this is something the lead role discovers when trying to make changes, to try and alter the future.

The series did remind me the BBC sitcom, Goodnight Sweetheart, from the 1990’s; where Gary Sparrow travelled back to war-torn London to have an affair with a barmaid. I am sure Mr. King would love my comparison. Despite the similarities, there are less laughs and more blood than Goodnight Sweetheart.

Posted by sean on 06/01/2016 at 4:03 pm in Television with No Comments

I loved it. Why did it take me almost 3 years to discover this show? Thankfully, I have two more seasons to enjoy.

The final episode of Season One is superb. The use of the beautiful piece of music, “Vide cor Meum”, which was the main theme for the Hannibal movie, from 2001, was an excellent touch.

Making Will the psychopath killer, locked in a cell, but used to help solve others murders – like Hannibal Lecter, in Silence of the Lambs – is a stroke of genius, especially as he is totally innocent.

I could blog about this for hours, but it would be pointless. For those of you who haven’t seen the series, you’ll have no idea what I’m on about. Those who have, will see it as old news.

Posted by sean on 05/01/2016 at 10:34 pm in Television with No Comments

So far, my week off work has primarily been spent watching the US TV series, Hannibal. It was recommended to me by work colleagues, who also lent me the DVDs. I was warned that it was addictive. They were not wrong. Season one has nearly been done, with another two to go. I’ve probably seen far too many bloody deaths than is healthy and when eating meat, can’t help but wonder if it really is chicken or pork, and not something more sinister…

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