Disciple of Marduk
- Aug 24, 2001
- Reaction score
- HM The Tower of London
It's great! Not just the monster, the terror of being stuck in the ice and going mad as well. I have the book but haven't read it yet.
They've been showing them on a loop for yearsMrs Cycleboy and I have been watching the TV adaptations of Robert B Parker's Jesse Stone novels starring Tom Selleck. They've been on C5 over the last few months, though they've been showing them out of order, so characters come back from the dead occasionally! Aside from that, I've been very impressed; Tom Selleck is very good – surprisingly so – as the, yep, grizzled alcoholic big-city cop who's working in a small Maine town.
I think they capture the spirit of the novels pretty well – I'm a big fan of the late, great RBP – the cinematography is great, the music excellent. The pace can be pedestrian but that never worries me. Most recommended.
Techy likes the 'Star Trek universe' shows, the sort Galaxy Quest parodied, but I can't bear them because of the 'realistic' mechanical background hum.I tried watching the Expanse again after failing to engage with it when it first came out. I realised why I dropped out as the audio mix was terrible and I couldn’t make out the dialogue at all over the music and clunking industrial noises drowning it out. I just can’t watch this show.
He is great isn't he? His conclusion of what was The Worst Job In History is spot-on and he even tried an appropriate punishment.