CARLOS

10/2/2011

 
Wow, this is good. Loved all the music from Wire and New Order. Ambitious project that features a great performance by Édgar Ramírez as Carlos the Jackal: International Douche.
Official Site: http://carlos.canalplus.fr/?nav=1
 
 
A must-see for fans of Coco. Funny, unpolished documentary chronicling talented, relentless, attention-seeking O'Brien on the road with a live act in response to his firing from NBC.

Official Site: http://conanobriencantstop.com/
 
 
As a parent with two daughters, one occasionally coloratura soprano - esque, and the other who's the little darling that everybody loves, this mini-series was painful to watch. Todd Haynes gives the all-star cast a lovely setting, and pace, (languid). The story is relevant today and addresses the topics of familial love, attachment, and identity. The end surprised me as it's... never mind, just watch it on demand!

Official Site: http://www.hbo.com/mildred-pierce/index.html
 
 
Haven't read the book by James M. Cain, but love the original film starring Joan Crawford. Looks authentic to the era, but lacks the hardboiled treatment. Will wait for the conclusion to pass judgement!

Official site: http://www.hbo.com/mildred-pierce/index.html
 
 
The hard drive on my laptop went kaput, and I'm trying to recover from a trip to Disneyland CA Adventure. My favorite TV show right now is JUSTIFIED, on the FX Network. The 2nd season started rough, but director Jon Avnet has brought some major talent to this engaging police drama written & exec. produced by novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard. Timothy Olyphant plays one of the sweetest Bad Ass Mofo's EVER. Yes, he's a mumbler, but I still enjoy watching him.  Key to any good conflict is the quality of the "Bad Guy." This show has one of the best in Walton Goggins, and he was good in THE SHIELD too...
http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/justified/crew.php

 
 
First my toddler's surgery, now a stomach virus & dizziness. Will be back soon.  Thank goodness there is one TV show that is worth watching; RuPauls Drag Race. Love her, love the show.  Flipped to CASSANDRA'S DREAM on HBO during commercials. What a waste of sailboats, Ian McGregor and Colin Farrell!

Official Site: http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/season_3/series.jhtml