Well done Netflix. Well done.

As far as I’m concerned Netflix has knocked it out of the park this year. As you know they employ we’ll-do-as-we-damn-well-please model. And it’s working.

House of Cards. Orange Is The New Black. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Have you seen the trailer for Grace and Frankie? So watching that.

Also? Daredevil.

Just watched the first couple of episodes over the weekend and it was – OMG what is this? WHAT IS THIS? It’s good. Really, really good. F*cking awesome to be honest.

I shared this a million times already, but it bares repeating – I learned to read by reading comics. However. At the time and where I was at we had no access to Marvel stuff. Or DC stuff for that matter. So you know, I’m not really a rabid fan of either? I’m sure this would upset the die hard fanboys and fanladies, but I love Marvel movies and I love Batman. Let the pearl clutching commence. It’s probably a blasphemy of some sort, but meh, sue me.

I know there are other superhero shows around (The Flash, Arrow, Agents of SHIELD – sorry can’t be bothered with the punctuation), but I never got into any of them.

Daredevil however is f*cking awesome.

Daredevil is created by Drew Goddard. Whose writing credits include Buffy, Lost and Alias. And who directed Cabin in the Woods. And was mentored by Joss Whedon. Which explains a lot. Daredevil is about Matt Murdock (played by Charlie Cox) who is a lawyer by day and a crime fighting vigilante by night.

The series chronicles Daredevil’s early crime fighting days. Which is obvious by his costume. Poor bugger. It’s some sort of a black top and black trousers combo? And the mask? Sweet baby Jesus. It’s not even a proper mask. You kinda feel bad for the dude. Like Batman could borrow him some of his shit, you know? And before you shout at me – it’s freaking black, I ask you who will know?

The cast also includes Deborah Ann Woll (from True Blood) as Karen Page, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk and Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson.

The action scenes are so well done. Remember those super awesome super slow motion scenes from Matrix? The I-know-kung-fu one? And Sherlock deduction scenes? It’s as if they smooshed the two together for Daredevil? You know that the guy is blind and that he is using his other senses to win a fight. I explained that one so eloquently, right? (facepalm)

Well trust me, it’s good. And whoever came up with the concept should get an award. Serious awesomeness.

Also it’s quite dark? Both literally and figuratively?

Anyway Daredevil? Awesome sauce. Try not to gobble it down in one sitting.

The Jinx

So.

I watched The Jinx over the last week. Obsessed. Seriously. I never was into true crime, but this was addictive.

However. Couldn’t watch more than one episode per day, because it was just… ugh. Too heavy and creepy.

Do I think Robert Durst is guilty?

Yes. (I know, I know – innocent until proven guilty, but whatever).

Do I think he should be convicted?

Yes.

Do I believe this documentary was sensationalized?

Yes. (The director who put himself front and center over the last episode? Also sitting on a piece of evidence? Really?)

Do I think Durst was right to believe he was prosecuted so people could score political points?

Yes.

Do I think that Durst family is messed up beyond belief?

Yes. (Look no further than “Wave to mummy”! I ask you – who does that to a kid? Any kid? Let alone your own?)

And here I think lies the crux of the matter – the Durst family.

Don’t get me wrong, Robert Durst should serve time for the crimes he has committed. But that family should be charged with aiding and abetting.

What would make sense? Taking care of their own long, looong before any murders were committed, you know back in the day when it was obvious there was something wrong with him. Sure, we can shout weirdo, creep, freak, oddball, whatever. But let’s have some empathy and say he wasn’t/isn’t in the right state of mind instead of throwing around various armchair diagnosis. Also please let me be clear – I don’t think him potentially being gay means there is something wrong with him. His family however probably disagreed.

I mean ALL the other stuff. And fo sure there were signs. There always are.

And worst of all – if they got him some help on time, at least (AT LEAST!) 2 people would still be alive today.

So instead of helping their own family member, what do they do? Close ranks. Cover it up. Throw some money at it. Shut him out.

That went well, didn’t it?

Well done the Dursts, well f*cking done.

And if anyone tells me they didn’t know anything about anything – please note the side eye.

There is a reason his brother is frightened of him. It’s because he KNOWS. They all knew. And they just stood by.

Rob Thomas is back!

Ladies and gents,

ROB THOMAS IS BACK!

And no, I don’t mean Matchbox 20 dude.

The other Rob Thomas.

The dude who gave us Veronica Mars!

iZombie premiered the other night and I have to say I love it. Sure, I should be cautiously optimistic. I mean I love the dude’s stuff, but it does have the tendency to get cancelled before its time. However. I have thrown caution to the wind at this point.

iZombie is based on the comic book written by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred and about Liv Moore (played by Rose McIver), a young medical resident who gets infected and becomes a zombie. She gives up her medical career and becomes a coroner’s assistant so she can have access to food. Food in this case being brains. Brains with noodles in fact. I know. Gross. But who am I to judge what’s gross? You should see the stuff that has been coming out of my sinuses. Or rather you shouldn’t since it’s like something out of a Science fiction movie? And yes, am on antibiotics thankyouverymuch.

But I digress. If Liv doesn’t eat she gets dumber. If she does eat regularly she gets flashes of memories from the people whose brains she has eaten. Which comes in handy in murder investigations. She teams up with a homicide detective Clive Babinaux (played by Malcolm Goodwin) to help him solve cases. Liv and her boss Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti (played by Rahul Kohli) tell Clive Liv is psychic to explain how she knows the stuff she knows about the victims.

tl; dr

iZombie – watch it and love it! If you don’t, come back here and call me a silly cow.

CSI Cyber – a worthy successor to CSI: Miami

It is.

It truly is.

The only thing missing is David Caruso. Other than that? Spot on.

We are talking Defcon 1 level of naffness here.

Given I have only watched one episode but still.

Elijah Mundo? Really? REALLY?

The dialogues? OMG! You know it’s bad when “online shopping network for babies” is used in a sentence.

All the slo-mo shots? *groans*

And then the last scene when Avery Ryan (played by Patricia Arquette) goes to *think* on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial… well. It’s something Horatio would do. Also as a side note – when I was little when I said I had to go to think, it meant I had to poop. Just saying.

Anyhow. Defcon 1 naffness I’m telling you.

That said. I don’t think it’s a bad thing. It’s CSI after all. Honestly if I want to watch something super smart or you know scientifically accurate, it sure as hell wouldn’t be CSI anything.

But for a bit of mindless fun, it is definitely a worthy successor to CSI: Miami.