The 100 series short introduction

In 2014 the first season of this Science Fiction series started followed by a new season of ca 13 episodes every year and in 2018 we can expect Season 5. Star of the series is the Australian Eliza Taylor, at the start of the series 25 years of age. Other members of the cast are Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, both in their twenties to early thirties like all of the cast members…playing 18 year olds that get dropped on planet Earth after the 97 years humanity survived in space. This young good looking cast, surviving on a rough planet with some violence mixed with coming of age, Sci-Fi, Romance and some interesting ideas makes this easy to watch. And so do many people. You should try it if you did not already.

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About every year I find a new serie to watch! Series seem to get better and better and the best series are not only made by Networks like HBO who we have to thank for Game of Thrones and FOX that produces the Walking Dead (and Fear the Walking Dead).  In addition we now see that Netflix under the Starz Label produces  great series like Spartacus and Black Sails.

New series by Netflix – Starz – American Gods

And now we have American Gods! Check the trailer if you have not become acquainted with it yet. The leading character goes by the name of Shadow Moon (no…really…I kid you not). He has the worst kind of wife….one that cheats on him with his friend and won’t stay dead either. He is by the way also the guy that plays “Lincoln the Grounder” in the series The 100.

What has American Gods got to do with Checkers?

In this first season (episodes 3 & 4) a good old checker board makes it’s entry. Checker used is also called Draughts, but just read the article to get up to speed: Bar games that we used to play: Checkers or Draughts. Pretty cool to see that even the gods like to play! Vintage Man Stuff Style that is: Smoking and in an old shirt!

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Suburbs in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s were the promise of a happy life for all people in America. Specially when you were not rich (yet) this was a part of town you could build your life from. This is the setting for the movie Suburbicon. A film produced by George Cloony and starring Matt Damon. See trailer below.

What starts off as a happy life got quickly sucked into a mafia-situation. Matt Damon seeks the solution to this situation in violence with a decent amount of theorizing from behind his vintage desk. The way he goes about his violence is understandable in his situation and his handling the situation often makes you laugh.

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