DEREK

09/24/2013

 
Ricky Gervais's BBC4 TV mini-series brought to us via Netflix. It's good, mainly because of Kerry Godliman. Kinda funny, ends well: yes! 
 
 
Yes, yes, yes, YES!
 
 
What king of person would fabricate a story about surviving the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, and then go on to lead a survivor group? Watch this documentary to see for yourself...
 

BROTHERHOOD (2006)

02/06/2013

 
Violent, Showtime, family / gangster / political drama, set in Providence, Rhode Island, which lasted three seasons. The writing, acting, characters and performances: outstanding. Loved it. 
 

THE OFFICE (UK)

10/27/2012

 
Funny, characters with arcs, the perfect length, and it ends well. Thank you Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant!
 
 
Loving documentary about Phyllis Diller, and her final show. Not a ton of archival footage, but plenty of photos; funny: see it!
 
 
Long, (six hours) beautiful, Italian, multi-decade saga about a family with two brothers on divergent paths, and the women in their lives; including a mental patient, (pictured) a member of the Red Brigades, a librarian/photographer, a judge, a school teacher/mother and a young daughter (who takes fencing lessons.) Loved it!
 

THE INBETWEENERS

07/24/2012

 
I'm not the demographic for this British TV show, but I love it. Funny!
 http://www.e4.com/inbetweeners/
 
 
If you had told me 15 weeks ago that this season was going to be dominated by Pete (philandering & lovelorn,) Lane Price and his suicides, and that Don would be rendered completely boring, I would have thrown my high-ball in your face. Yes, we knew that Peggy would leave, and Joan would become partner one way or another. Matt; enough with the new wife, Megan, and the old wife, Betty: let's get back to Don the cad, as we know and love him.
 

BOARDWALK EMPIRE

10/03/2011

 
The second season promises to live up to the first. So many hard hard guys and gorgeous yet conniving dolls. Love it.
Official Site: http://www.hbo.com/boardwalk-empire/index.html