First of all, thank you Adam (Armstrong), son of old LRGS school friend Nigel, close friend of son Ben, and ex Saatchi & Saatchi star, now running Rugby for FloSports.
Am now watching every All Blacks game live (while still in the Sonoran Desert), domestic NZ rugby and of course the Southern Hemisphere Championship with South Africa, Australia and Argentina fighting it out with the AB’s. Thank you FloSports.
FloSports streams 25 sports – 200,000 competitions – live in the US. And thanks to Fire TV I see the games on my Samsung TV. Brilliant.
And when you combine this with NBC’s Peacock streaming channel (Lions in South Africa and Six Nations), my Rugby itch is being well and truly scratched.
With the Premier League starting up again in a week or so, I’ve got Man City live covered via Peacock, ESPN+ (Cup competitions) and Paramount (Champions League). So that’s another itch scratched.
When I’m not gorging on live rugby and soccer, I’m deep into Series Two of Professor T. A Belgian drama that aired from 2015 – 2018 in Dutch. Now available on PBS Masterpiece (free with an Amazon Prime subscription), it’s an incredible tour-de-force from the lead anchor Koen de Bouw playing criminologist Professor Jasper Teerlinck – brilliant, eccentric with OCD / numerous neurological disorders which make for compelling viewing. (There’s an English version starring Ben Miller just out now – a pale imitation of the original version in my view.)
Ted Lasso – on Apple – is warm, funny, upbeat and funny. Charming. Season Two out now.
Gomorrah – Season Four is out on HBO Max. Will wait to reconvene with Gennaro once I’m through Professor T. I loved the first three series. Dramatic, violent, gripping.
Trudy’s giving a shout-out to her two favourite series – Kate Winslet as Mare of Easttown and Series Four of The Handmaid’s Tale.
What are you watching?