Updates on TV Shows

(Inspector)Lewis: Completed 4 seasons or so. Was surprised to see Hathaway a bit grown up with a funky style to him. (I am a fan of Hathaway actually!) I can’t imagine Lewis without him, just like Sherlock and Watson.

The Wrong Mans: We just finished the first season of this. It is hilarious. I didn’t know James Corden produced and acted in this. Those two protagonists are very good.

Taboo: I have started to watch this on BBC Weekly now only because of Tom Hardy. It is going OK so far. Let’s see if it manages to hold my attention for the whole season. Mr. High Sparrow from Game Of Thrones is up to no good in this one heh! He usually isn’t in any series/movie.

Shooter: I loved the Mark Wahlberg movie and I really like Ryan Phillipe. Those two reasons are enough to make me watch this series weekly on NetFlix, even though I still think it should have been just left with a movie version.

Sherlock: Of course I have started watching them. But only two episodes completed. We wanted it to be our Weekend Watch program instead of spending an hour and a half during the weekday evenings. Mr. M’s first foray into modern Sherlock wasn’t up to a good start. Thankfully the second episode made up for a tepid first one.

Death in Paradise:  Another one of our Weekend Watch program. I have absolutely loved all the previous seasons and was so glad when they came up with the new season. Again, the first episode wasn’t too captivating with its story, but the second one was good. Welcome back Dwayne 😉

Selfridge:  Just as a break from Lewis we started on this one. We are only one episode old, but it looks very grand doesn’t? The jury is out on this one. Too early to judge.




Taboo – ****

Picked up another crime detective psychological thriller from Kindle Unlimited and finished it in a day 🙂 It’s called Taboo. Written by a husband and wife duo, Casey Hill, this is their debut novel. Of course with a title like that and the book starting with a nightmare, it kept me intrigued. It has a slow start but picks up speed. Again, this is also a series, Reilly Steele series, so I would have to keep up with it and read the rest of them as soon as they are available.

The story takes place in Dublin, Ireland. The main character, the female lead as you already know from the title of the series, is an American but she moves to Dublin as a Forensic Investigator and gets involved in a series of murder investigations.  She has accomplices in the Police Force in the form of Chris and then later Kennedy. I liked the writing, the pace (not too fast and not too slow), the way the forensics are explained, Freudian references etc. Kept me captivated from the beginning till the end. I was not able to figure out the culprit until almost the very end and in between I did make some wrong guesses, which is good 🙂 Not too cliched either. I gave this book 4 stars in Goodreads. It also gives a sneak peek into the next book, which also starts with a bang. Now gotta see when I can pick that up.

SoCS: A Taboo subject

Taboo – a word guessing party game that we friends always play whenever we have a get together. This happened on the New Year’s Eve too. I like word games, even though my vocabulary is very horrible and my usage of words , oh don’t ask me about that. I am well known to use incorrect words giving a scenario, a different meaning altogether. I sometimes scandalize myself. This game is like charades except that you can speak, but you should not use the listed/taboo words to make your team mates figure out the actual word. That is so difficult sometimes. For e.g. The word that your friends have to figure out is ‘FERRY’. Now you have to make sure that they get this word by explaining it to them, but it should not include the taboo words like ‘Carry’,’Boat’,’Harbour’,’Transport’ and ‘Sea’. Now try and see. And it is timed. That is the worst part. The max we could get in the time was 4 and the minimum was 1. We are yet to beat the record of another friend who ended up successfully communicating almost 8 words. She wasn’t there in the recent get together and she was glad that her record still holds good.

Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “t.” Think of a word that starts with it or includes it, and write away! Have fun!

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