Wednesday, August 12, 2020     Volume: 21, Issue: 23
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Santa Maria Sun / Film

This weeks review
13TH (2020)
BINGABLE: ABANDONED (2016)
BINGEABLE: Barry
BINGEABLE: CASA DE LAS FLORES
BINGEABLE: FLEABAG
BINGEABLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARIES
BINGEABLE: OUTLANDER (2014-present)
BINGEABLE: STRANGER THINGS 3
BINGEABLE: THE SINNER (SEASON 2)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: COOL RUNNINGS (1993)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: FISH TANK (2009)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: HOUSE
BLAST FROM THE PAST: OLDBOY
BLAST FROM THE PAST: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE MATRIX
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE PRESTIGE (2006)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: WILD AT HEART
BLOW THE MAN DOWN
DA 5 BLOODS
DICK TRACY (1990)
GREYHOUND
GUILTY PLEASURES: CHEER (2020)
HAVE A GOOD TRIP: ADVENTURES IN PSYCHEDELICS
HEARST CASTLE: BUILDING THE DREAM
JOJO RABBIT
JUST MERCY
MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN
PALM SPRINGS
SHUT UP LITTLE MAN! AN AUDIO MISADVENTURE (2011)
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
THE HIGH NOTE
THE LOVEBIRDS
THE OLD GUARD
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
THE POSTCARD KILLINGS
THE VAST OF NIGHT
TREAD
TV REVIEW: BOSCH
TV REVIEW: CATCH-22
TV REVIEW: HANNA (SEASON 2)
TV REVIEW: HANNIBAL (2013-2015)
TV REVIEW: HOMECOMING
TV REVIEW: I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE
TV REVIEW: I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK
TV REVIEW: LENOX HILL
TV REVIEW: LITTLE AMERICA
TV REVIEW: MRS. AMERICA
TV REVIEW: NORMAL PEOPLE
TV REVIEW: PANDEMIC: HOW TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK (2020)
TV REVIEW: PERRY MASON
TV REVIEW: RAMY
TV REVIEW: RESTAURANTS ON THE EDGE
TV REVIEW: RUN
TV REVIEW: SELF MADE: INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF MADAM C.J. WALKER
TV REVIEW: SPACE FORCE
TV REVIEW: TABOO
TV REVIEW: THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD
TV REVIEW: THE LAST KINGDOM
TV REVIEW: THE MIDNIGHT GOSPEL
TV REVIEW: THE MORNING SHOW
TV REVIEW: THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA
TV REVIEW: UNDONE
TV REVIEW: UNSOLVED MYSTERIES
TV REVIEW: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
TV REVIEW: ZEROZEROZERO
UNDERRATED: BATMAN BEGINS
UNDERRATED: SHUTTER ISLAND
UNDERRATED: THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL

TV REVIEW: TABOO

PHOTO BY , COURTESY OF THE BBC

TV REVIEW: TABOO


Where is it playing?: FX, Hulu

What's it rated?: TV-MA

User Rating: 0.00 (0 Votes)

Now in its second season on FX, the BBC’s fictionalized historical drama centers on adventurer James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy), who after disappearing into Africa for 10 years and being presumed dead, turns up in London upon the death of his father to collect his inheritance: His father’s beleaguered trading company, and more importantly, a disputed but highly valuable piece of America—the Nootka Sound, a strategic trading location that’s desperately coveted by the East India Trading Company, which will stop at nothing to acquire it. The War of 1812 is drawing to a close (it’s approximately 1814), and both the fledgling U.S. government and England want control of Nootka Sound.

Run by Sir Stewart Strange (Jonathan Pryce), East India has its work cut out for it because Delaney is as ruthless and cunning as Strange, and maybe—just maybe—Delaney’s in league with the devil. He’s definitely a man with few people he can trust. He left London under a black cloud for an incestuous affair with his now-married half-sister, Zilpha Geary (Oona Chaplin). He also has Brace (David Hayman), his father’s loyal servant. The actress Lorna Bow (Jessie Buckley) also becomes part of Delaney’s elaborate plan to leverage his control of the Nootka Sound into power.

Dark, violent, and frequently disturbing, this is a riveting series that’s visually arresting and well-acted. I’m still in season one, but this is bingeworthy. (Sixteen 59 min. episodes.)

—Glen Starkey








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What do you think of the Lompoc prison facilities' ways of mitigating the spread of COVID-19?

Definitely cruel and unusual—more people should have received home confinement.
It was certainly inhumane; inmates couldn't even shower for almost two weeks.
It was not great but was typical of our current institutions.
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