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Learning by Listening to Haters

For a while now, I’ve been puzzled by my lingering affection for Family Guy. The first time I saw it, it seemed like a blatant Simpsons rip off and I ignored it untill about seven or eight years ago and … Continue reading

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What I’m watching: Non-threatening Germans Edition

“Why is it so addictive!” asks one youtube commenter. “What a nice guy!” writes another. “Susane looks so good and always pays a fair price! Respect.” Other comments are dedicated to endlessly repeated in-jokes. “Dr Ratzpappelzapabellapapelazeppal” “The intern is at … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Watching: Czech Rust Belt Dysfunction Edition

I just finished the Czech series Pustina (Wasteland) and am completely blown away. Set in an unloveley area of the Czech Republic close to the border with Poland it is about a village whose economic base has collapsed and the … Continue reading

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What I’ve been watching: Regnen (The Rain)

I started this Danish series about a rain carried virus that devastates the population of Scandinavia and then I kind of gave up because it seemed like an endless idiot plot. Our unlikely crew of incredibly stupid survivors…. somehow An … Continue reading

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What’s La Trêve’s Deal?

I’m almost halfway through the La Trêve, a Belgium murder mystery (10 episodes) and I still haven’t figured out what it’s about. The story starts off clearly enough. A newly widowed policeman with a checkered past moves with his teenage … Continue reading

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The Nazis Who Couldn’t Goose Step Straight

A few days ago, a Polish TV station shared sensational (in theory) footage of neo Nazis celebrating Hitler’s birthday in the woods somewhere. It created quite a sensation but I don’t think it’s what its being portrayed to be. No … Continue reading

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Oh Goody…. We’re About To Be Preached At!

This story makes it clear that human drama and political wrangling aside, the plight of the dreamers is about to become grist for the Hollywood TV mill. I’m sure there are some interesting stories and some potential and I’m pretty … Continue reading

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