This had a phenomenal run last time out and my god it's started with the same intensity. After about ten minutes of episode 1, I was back on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next to Columbia's most famous drug lord. If you didn't catch this last time, Narcos is a dramatised story of Pablo Escobar, which is told from the point of view of the intelligence agents tasked with bringing him down. It's a fantastic story and be sure to check out season 1 if you missed it, for those lucky enough to be up to date though we are being truly blessed as season 2 has in true Netflix style been released all in one go. Time to get comfy on your couches, pull the curtains over and binge, binge, binge. Wagner Moura, who plays Pablo Escobar, is truly brilliant in this role and this program I think has been one of the best ever to grace television sets. It's action packed and although you know Pablo was a truly terrible bastard, you can't help but love him in this portrayal!
I used to adore this show, it was daft but very watchable and in contrast to the usually dire match of the day atmosphere, this had enough fun and thats surely what football should be about. I have to say though that since the change of Max Rushden to John “Fenners” Fendley it seems to be a hell of a lot more flat. Some of the more silly fun antics that used to make me roar of a Saturday morning have disappeared and in its place, seems to be an awful lot more filler. Bands are now playing at the start of the show which is not what you need at 10am, the lack of Tubes questions is a massive loss, where the hell did Rocket go??? All of this just means the fun has been sucked right out of this show and I just can't get on board with Fenners, aside from a truly hysterical John Stones skit, most of his style just plain annoys me. I can only hope that, like my team, most years it's a slow start and will build as the season goes on.
I have been on about this show before but I felt I should write more as this is just the best comedy about at the moment. It's got some very silly humour in there but I have been surprised at the amount of tender moments that just fits right in to what is essentially an all out comedy. Relationships forming between key characters and actually some really nice messages in there too, this week saw a very touching episode which was sprinkled with a fathers love for his daughter, but don't think it was all soft, it was also decorated with massive dollops of laugh out loud comedy too. Truly this is wonderful comedic writing once again from Jody Hill and Danny Mcbride. Danny, who plays lead Neil Ganby, is also a fantastic comedy actor, alongside Walton Goggins as Lee Russell, the pair have formed an unlikely alliance and bounce off each other so well. I am absolutely loving it and I think you should all be giving it a go too!
WOULD I LIE TO YOU?
"This is a show that can go one way or the other. For me, getting this comedy machine to work you need to put Lee Mack under the microscope to watch him joke his way out of a corner. You need to rile up David Mitchell into going into one of his epic rants and you need Rob Brydon to accidentally says something rude and to end up doing impressions of the panelists. Without these 3 ingredients I am can be left sullen and unsatisfied. Good job all those things happened then isn't it? This week sees David Haye and Romesh Ranganathan steal the spotlight of the brand new series, whilst Lee's team of Mel Giedroic and Martin Kemp look on as their team captain is a flamethrower of puns and quips. It's by far not the best episode I have watched but it certainly warmed the comedy cockles enough to remind me why I should tune into this show whenever it's on. On another note though, how bland has the BBC gotten recently? I don't really watch anything on it at all. So it wouldn't shock me if you actually all gave it a miss as the channel has just been pumping out bags of air for shows. But trust me on this one, let this be the exception to the rule." - J.B.