As we settle in to an unfamiliar time of working from home, minimal social contact and isolation of some kind, thank goodness for Netflix, Amazon, Apple etc etc.
On Amazon, take a look at:
– Perennial favourites Bosch and Goliath. Gritty, urban, down ‘n dirty. Five series (so far) of Bosch, and three of Goliath.
– The complicated, complex, engaging Counterpart with Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons playing two parts – or is it one? Compelling stuff.
– The Hunters. Al Pacino in rip-roaring form leading a bunch of unlikely characters of Nazi Hunters in a vice-ridden, tawdry Son of Sam fearing New York City – inspired by true events.
– If you liked Gomorrah and Suburra, you’ll enjoy Zero, Zero, Zero – Italian gangsters moving drugs from Mexico across The Atlantic.
– Series Three of Babylon Berlin is out now – decadent, brilliantly shot.
– Hinterland – Three series, 12 episodes all 90 minutes, full, complete whodunnits in the Welsh Valleys – Shetland Welsh-style.
– Trapped – dark Scandinavian suspense in Iceland.
And on Apple:
– Fremantle’s New Pope with John Malkovich and Jude Law is irresistible.
I also enjoyed a couple of movies:
– A lighthearted cop story with an excellent Mark Wahlberg – Spenser Confidential.
– The Two Popes – Anthony Hopkins in excelsis.