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Breaking Bad. Just, Breaking Bad.
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Anyhow, over the past two days I've been binge-watching Peaky Blinders on Netflix; despite the slightly silly name the show is all kinds of awesome...think The Sopranos in England circa 1918 and involving the Irish rather than the Italians. There are a lot of references to the First World War and most of the male characters are vets. The issue of PTSD in a society which chooses not to recognize its existence publicly - but individuals have to deal with it privately - is a recurring plot point. Considering what's happening in America right now with our veterans, its very relevant.
The cinematography is beautiful, making use of a lot of slow-motion and short-focus effects. The soundtrack is weird, but oddly appropriate; they use a lot of blues-rock and angsty post-punk (I've picked out tunes by P.J. Harvey and Tom Waits)...hell, the show's theme tune is Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand". Too cool.
Overall I recommend highly. Netflix is really bringing the noise with their original content; I was skeptical when I first saw them doing it but I'm certainly not anymore. HBO better start looking over its shoulder.
I tend to mostly watch cartoons, NCIS, and cooking shows. I also enjoy Downton Abbey.
The cartoons are mostly the "adult cartoon" variety and half the time they're on for company/background noise more than actually paying attention to the story. Especially if they're reruns.
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