Television


Lovely, lovely Liv Lisa Fries in “Babylon Berlin”.

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“Chernobyl” is a five-part historical drama television miniseries created and written by Craig Mazin, and directed by Johan Renck. The series was produced by HBO in association with Sky UK, it depicts the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of April 1986 and the unprecedented cleanup efforts that followed. It features an ensemble cast led by Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, and Paul Ritter.

Just finished this five-part tv-series and yes well made in terms of visuals, props, environments, the nuclear plant etc. Ok casting (even if I think that Stellan Skarsgård goes overacting) with the great Jared Harris in the lead. But, while I think the build up is strong the last episode miss that tension and excitement making it fall a bit flat in the end. Even if I think the end is totally ok. And I do struggle with the lack of russian which I think could´ve been handled better to create a stronger connection to the source material. “Chernobyl” is solid in many ways, but not the best tv-series made like some people claim it to be.

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Rest in peace Peggy. Mostly known as Julie Barnes in the television series The Mod Squad (1968–1973) for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and as Norma Jennings, the owner of the Double R Diner, in David Lynch’s television series Twin Peaks (1990–1991). A favourite for sure. #PeggyLipton

 

Just finished “Das Boot” which is a 2018 German television series produced for the TV channel Sky and a sequel to Wolfgang Petersen´s “Das Boot” (1981).

Like the original film, the series is based on Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s 1973 book “Das Boot”, but with additions from Buchheim’s 1995 sequel “Die Festung”. As the original film’s plot ends in December 1941, the series’ setting takes place nine months later, in 1942. The storyline is split into two narratives, one based on land around the French resistance, the other set around a German U-boat crew.

The series premiered on 23 November 2018, on multiple European channels of Sky plc. The air rights were sold into more than 100 countries before the series premiered. The series was transmitted on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom in February 2019.

In December 2018, plans for a second season were announced.

It´s a well made tv-show, nicely shot and there´s moment´s for sure in it. But, it´s not on a “Babylon Berlin” level and it´s not on Wolfgang Petersen´s “Das Boot” level either. Ok, but nothing more in my book.

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The lovely and cute Lindsay Sloane.

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Rest in peace Luke. #BeverlyHills90210

True Detective – Season 3 has come to an end and it was not a season of my liking at least. Mahershala Ali is a great actor, but his character detective Wayne Hays has nothing likeable about him more or less, while Stephen Dorff is maybe not the greatest actor and his character detective Roland West is just a grumpy backdrop. The storyline ends up in one long dialogue that never seems to end and a mish mash of timelines plus a conclusion that just becomes a bit of a shoulder shrug. I missed the tension and excitement from previous seasons. True Detective – Season 3 is a disappointment in my opinion. #TrueDetective #HBO

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