Tag: Netflix

Star Trek: Discovery goes out on a bang!

Wow. I'm not sure how to describe how I felt once last night's episode of Star Trek: Discovery was over. I mean, I knew it represented a mid-season pause in the schedule, with no new episodes until January. So that meant a little disappointment. Note: some spoilers below! In fact, many spoilers below.  Disappointment at the scheduling ...

The Punisher is on his way

Starting November 11th on Netflix, Marvel's latest series "The Punisher" hits our screens. Not literally - although it may feel like that after a couple of episodes. You might remember Frank Castle from his appearance in the second series of Daredevil. This time round, the focus is on him and the show looks to be ...

Some thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery

We're five episodes into the first season of Star Trek: Discovery and it's safe to say I'm hooked. It's turned out to be a better show than I could have hoped for! With high production values (no wobbly sets or dodgy make-up), interesting characters and a fair bit of moral ambiguity, it makes for compelling ...

Some Star Trek excitement building?

The new Star Trek TV show kicks off next month. That would normally be a cause for celebration for this geek, but early leaks and then some very provisional trailers left me feeling decidedly underwhelmed. But then last night, I stumbled across the longer version of the trailer, which appears to have been edited and ...

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Coming soon: The Siege at Jadotville

This looks excellent! A new film about the Irish UN force who served in the (then) Congo during the 1960s. It's a true story about how a tiny Irish force took on a massive attack from mercenaries and local rebels. From the Irish Times review: "Few will sit through Richie Smyth’s stirring action film without ...

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Wholesome family viewing…

After thoroughly enjoying the BBC Proms Gershwin concert on TV, I headed to bed with plans to explore Netflix and start something new. For whatever reason, I ended up starting to watch 'American Horror Story', which was indescribably creepy and, at the same time, something I just couldn't stop watching. It's so much more than ...

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Really, really plug and play…

Last week, I set up an 'old' Apple TV and an 'old' Chromecast in my parents' house. Each took about 10 minutes, most of which was downloading apps. My folks can now watch their Netflix content on any of their TVs, accessed via apps on their iPads and iPhones. This afternoon, I remembered I also ...

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Review: The Hobbit

After seeing the trailer for the third instalment of the Hobbit saga at the cinema yesterday, I realised I’d never seen any of these films. The third one looks okay, actually and I might go and see it. But only if I’ve managed the first two parts. Well, I’ve literally just switched off the first part, ...

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House of Cards season 2 announced!

Excitement levels have once again risen in the MacPsych household this evening... they often do of a Wednesday, but this time it's specifically at the news that Season Two of the fantastic House of Cards is going to be available on 14th February next year. Not only that, but it'll be available on Netflix simultaneously ...