Please don’t judge me but I watched the new Equaliser last night. Oh dear!
I never watched the original show but am led to believe that it was about a chap who would ‘fix’ things if you were ever being hassled by Triad gangs or other ne’er do wells.
Now it’s 2021, so naturally the main bloke is now a black single parent female, who educates her sassy daughter by stating-
‘society is trying to lock innocent black girls up, and it’s up to you to prove them wrong’
She then goes on to admit that she only got into this line of business as she was a teenage car thief because ‘I was young and angry’, and the judge offered her prison or the Army, the latter she chose , and learnt her James Bond style skills there.
In case you hadn’t noticed, I wasn’t a big fan of it.
VigilSome of us were fortunate enough to have a guided tour of a missile boat at Faslane during the mid 80's.
We were doing the night guard at Edinburgh Castle & IIRC, the Sqn 2i/c's brother or brother in law served on it.
Very interesting & not nearly as roomy as "Vigil" suggests.
Very interesting talking to the crew as well, it still being during the Cold War.
I was talking to a PO who asked what I did.
"Couldn't do with being all closed in like that" he replied with a grin.
Compelling and excellent, even though we all know what happened. Some of the stories by survivors and members of the emergency services are harrowing, some clearly deserve the description of 'hero"."One day in America" on National Geographic about 9/11.
I was on nights that week & came down stairs just before the second plane hit & assumed the other half was watching a film.
We were pretty well glued to the TV until well after midnight with a horrified fascination.
Often, before a programme you'll see "some viewers may find the following upsetting".
Even now, twenty years later, it still brings a lump to the throat.
Probably the most horrifying thing I've ever seen.
Saw it the first time round, BBC are repeating it this week. The producers couldn't do much about the PVC windows I suppose, but they could have hidden the MAN trucks. Filmed at Ballykinler, I believe. The ending was absolutely baffling.
Binged season 7 of Bosch with my Dad today. Hadn’t planned to binge it but it really was excellent. As always.
Just a shame that it’s come to the end.
I that being a nutter is part of the job description for any member of our armed forces. What else would you call someone who does a four in the morning sentry duty in some godforsaken forest in the Scottish hills and has volunteered to be there?
Your average civvy would blanch at that.
Final sentence of Guardian articleSeems to new Question of Sport is not up to scratch, even the Guardian are slating it.
The Paddy McGuinness-fronted ‘revamp’ of the quiz series feels like an attempt to neutralise Sky’s A League of Their Own. Viewers will surely chant “you don’t know what you’re doing!”www.theguardian.com
Still I might watch.
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Just watched a couple of Netflix docs of the same...realised that when I saw the original newscast "live" I thought my sister was watching a movie....when the second tower hit happened we switched off, couldn't watch anymore. Somehow, I have managed to NOT see any footage of this since the day it happened until this week. Not actively avoided it, just haven't sought it out I guess. The calls of the people on the upper floors asking for help; the aircraft passengers calling loved ones to say goodbye...and interviews with survivors, some ruffty-tough looking firefighters sobbing...well that just about did me in. So terribly sad.Compelling and excellent, even though we all know what happened. Some of the stories by survivors and members of the emergency services are harrowing, some clearly deserve the description of 'hero".