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    "Jadotville." My son tipped me off to it. Highly recommended. It's a military story, based on a Cold War episode during the troubles in the Congo in the early 1960s. A group of Irish peacekeepers are the stars. It is a great illustration of how screwed up things were during the Cold War, but also quite gripping and inspiring.

    It's a Netflix original movie, not a series. Well worth the 2 hours it takes to watch.

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    I'm 75% through with the defenders. its been ok.

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    Atypical on Netflix was light and funny. Definitely worth the time
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    "The Wave." A smart, believable Norwegian disaster movie about real people. Excellent. (Subtitles.)
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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    My son finally talked me into watching “Stranger Things.” To my surprise I really enjoyed it. I’m not a huge sci-fi fan but the characters in this one are so well done and do endearing that I was swept up into it. Millie Bobbie Brown’s career is going to be fun to watch. She’s a talent.

    https://youtu.be/XWxyRG_tckY
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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Good finds on Netflix

    I am currently watching “Dark” on Netflix. It is a German series (subtitled in English) about some missing children in a small nuclear power plant town. It involves time travel (insert obligatory eye-roll) and shows the lives of town members now (2019) and 33 years earlier (1986). It has been really good so far and I love the musical score (lots of spooky and ominous sounds with good eighties music). So if you are in to mystery and crime tv/movies, I highly recommend.
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    “In Plain Sight” is a Britbox offering, which is available on both Amazon prime and Roku TV. I don’t know if it is available on Netflix. It is a three-episode series about the hunt for first serial killer in Scottish history. It is “based on a true story“ set in the greater Glasgow area in the 1950s, and is one a heck of a good yarn. Highly recommended. There’s nothing flashy, no special effects, just a gritty story of life among normal people in small towns who are terrified by the killer in their midst. The killer is a very interesting sociopath/bad guy. You will need to use subtitles to catch all of the dialogue, because the Scottish accents are thick and authentic.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    I watched “Fortitude” on Amazon Prime. Don’t waste your time. The first season was interesting and addictive, with some fine acting (Stanley Tucci and Michael Gambon are always great). The second season was a train wreck, with no character to cheer for (the good guys all die or are stymied in their good intentions) and a bizarre, nihilistic ending. The show hooks you with several clever plot devices and then crashes and burns. Awful television. There will not be a Season 3.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    I just finished watching Godless on the treadmill. I really quite liked it; a good old fashioned western. Jeff Daniels was great as the evil bad guy, who became evil when he survived the Mtn. Meadows massacre as a young child. I really liked Michelle Dockery as the American-=accented widowed rancher surviving with her half-Paiute son. Far cry from Downton Abbey, obviously.

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    I started watching “Bodyguard,” the new Netflix offering, and liked the first episode. (I’m an elliptical machine guy.) It’s a combo terrorism/politics/ suspense/law enforcement show with interesting plot dynamics and good acting. It’s getting 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and the critics like it:

    The British writer Jed Mercurio builds television shows the way the Cenobites build puzzle boxes in the “Hellraiser” movies. Get too close to one, and its intricate mechanism shoots its hooks into you, pulling you through a portal into a gyre of suspense from which there’s no escape.

    The latest example of his infernal abilities is “Bodyguard,” a six-episode BBC potboiler whose finale was, according to different measurements, the highest-rated British drama since either the “Downton Abbey” Season 2 finale in 2011 or a “Doctor Who” Christmas special in 2008. Viewers in the rest of the world, including the United States, can see what the fuss is about when the series comes to Netflix on Wednesday. (A second season has not been announced but seems inevitable.)
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/23/a...w-netflix.html

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Just finished watching The Kominsky Method on Netflix. It stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. It is a very clever and humorous series, particularly for someone of my age.

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