Home With Kids was first seen on TV in China in 2004. It was said to be the Chinese version of Growing Pains. It’s still enjoyable to watch in 2020. It;s especially a good time killer during the isolation of this Coronavirus pandemic!
Killing Eve is wicked! I didn’t expect this at all. The two women cross each other’s path in a very unlikely way. They shock each other, they study each other, they chase each other, they were abscessed with each other, then they want to kill each other. There seemed to be an invisible string between these two women. They pull on each others’ nerves all the time. It’s a cat and mouse chasing game, yet, sometimes, they would smoothly switch the role of the cat and the mouse. The storyline keeps you on the edge, thanks to the writers.
The two actresses were superb in this series. You will be impressed with their performances – it’s difficult to tiptoe around the fine line of being normal or a sociopath.
Mary Kills People tells the story of Mary Harris, who works at the emergency department of the Eden General Hospital by day but illegally provides the “end of life counsellor” service on the side.
Of course, such a “business” is high maintenance, her life is soon becoming very complicated. The police are on her back, the drug dealer, the sister, the children and her problematic partner.
Mary Kills People will remind you of cult shows such as Weeds or Breaking Bad. It’s a bit weird, a bit out of there, a bit dark, and a bit edgy. Mary, Nancy and Walter all have this “life changing” experiences with drugs and drug dealers. Death, on the other side, are all their excuses to the drama they are in, drugs, drug dealers and death. Mary is very attractive while Nancy has the charisma, Walter has his intelligence.
Some say Mary is an advocate of Physician-assisted death, and this show brings up the discussion of euthanasia. The show is portraying death as a moment of celebration – “there is beauty in the inevitable”. It’s never delved into the topic any deeper though. It became just a thing that Mary does. Too much screen time is spent on Mary’s personal life drama.
Season 1 was refreshing but season 2 became a slow burn. Season 3 is showing now. What do you thing? Is it worth watching?
The daughter of a retired detective tried to solve the last murder her father was working on before he died suddenly. The book is a bit slow, its a crime story, its a bit gloomy and dark, its about family love and the main characters are all a bit OCD.
The detective’s daughter ran a cleaning company and she was obsessed about cleanliness. From what I read, most of her clients were also obsessed about cleanliness. Lesley spent decent amount of words on describing how the cleaning company performed their work and I was very impressed with their attention to details. I would get them to clean my house once a year in that format. Who on earth would do that amount of cleaning every week though? Those clients of hers, with OCD, I say! Everyone else in the book also seemed obsessed about something in their lives: let it be traveling on Google Street View before every trip, or live in someone’s house without “the host” knowing, or stalk your ex at work, then everywhere else… I actually would call some of the characters’ traits more psychopathic than OCD.
The detective’s love for his daughter was hardly appreciated when he was alive. He was blamed for spending more time at his work than with his family. That, I suppose would be many fathers’ “crime”. His daughter learned the hardship of being a detective through the journey of discovering the murderer. It was too late then. Why don’t we appreciate our parents enough when they are still with us?
The book started a bit slow and then carried on in the same pace. If you love a fast paced gripping thriller such as The Da Vinci Code, then this is definitely not for you. The book required a bit patience to get into and/or to finish. People like me – the kind who had to finish the book when it’s started, would just be able to finish it. The story began 20 years ago and was developed at a few locations with a few characters. One of the character in the book used Google Street View as a traveling/stalking tool. I was intrigued by this idea and looked up the locations mentioned in the book on Google Map, and found that this excise put the story more into perspective for me, or maybe, the book was not attractive and I had to do something to spice it up!
2 out of 5 stars from me. Read this book if you would like to experience the snowy wet and London‘s cold winter.