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Daily review 27/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 27th, 2019 - 44 comments
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44 comments on “Daily review 27/08/2019”

  1. Non political post, but for those who know how to stream tv shows, do yourself a favour and invest some time in Pennyworth. It's about Alfred, batman's butler, set in a dark London sixties. My current fave show.




    • Chris T 1.1

      Netflix? or another platform?

        • Chris T



          Just looked and they have taken off the first 3 episodes


          Might be able to “borrow” it from a “friend” on the internet

          • The Al1en

            Watchseries or 123movies will have it. Just use an adblocker or 3 in case of pervy popups.

          • Chris T


            I had actually already had someone recommend it, but then forgot all about it

          • weka

            TVNZ are weird. Why would they do that? It just drives people to functional streaming services or downloading.

            • McFlock

              probably only bought a license to stream them for a month or so.

              edit: funnily enough, there’s been more than one item I might have downloaded illegally, then liked so much I went out and bought a legitimate copy.

              • weka

                they could just put the whole series up at once for the month.

                Are you buying DVDs?

                • McFlock

                  Sometimes DVDs (especially movies), sometimes keeping a streaming subscription/ getting a new one.

                  Although it's streaming here, it's made by a US cable service as a regular programme, like Handmaid's tale or GoT. Each episode is released pretty much weekly, and it's only been broadcast in the US for a couple of months. Don't know if it's same-day broadcast, but they haven't shown the full series in the US yet anyway.

    • marty mars 1.2

      have to say I'm enjoying the people vs. oj simpson on netflix – unbelievable really.

    • McFlock 1.3

      so watched a couple of episodes last nioght – really good. Interesting parallel world, and I like the way the guy plays Alfred the way Michael Caine played Alfred, but not by playing Michael Caine playing Alfred (if you know what I mean). "Acting" – ooooo it's magical, lol

  2. joe90 3

    The Portsmouth Sinfonia strikes.

    • Anne 3.1


      • greywarshark 3.1.1

        The internet enables some delightful satire while at the same time causing us indigestion etc.    The 'music' was so good.    But not having him as the top banana (bent) would be even better, and I could forego the ironic laughter.

  3. mary_a 4

     Can't open the "Ross Leaks Again" post. Tried several times and same result … doesn't open. Anyone else having a similar problem? 

  4. Kat 5

    When you consider all the dirty politics, shady donations and just plain incompetence from past National govt and the arrogant petulance of the current National party opposition and then see the headlines "Jacinda Ardern drops in popularity" it really makes you wonder where this country is at. I would suggest pretty near rock bottom, along with the cesspit fourth estate.

    Anyone for sewage leaking through your hospital wall at the moment……………….

    • Chris T 5.1

      Think it kind of more shows that people don't think the Labour Party are doing that well in govt.

      Which is kind of not surprising really given they haven't really done much.

      • greywarshark 5.1.1

        Probably Labour is at 100% more than the 1% that I will allow for National's activities.

        It couldn't be 0% because 100% of that would still be 0, but I have a feeling that I am boosting Gnastional unreasonably.

      • ankerawshark 5.1.2

        That is just bullshit Chris.  But you know that.

    • alwyn 5.2

      H'm. That story is dated August 27 2019.

      Labour, and "Doctor" Clark have been sitting on their thrones for almost 2 years, haven't they. Now we are getting sewage coming through the ceiling in a Hospital Emergency Department. What the hell are the current Government up to that such a thing has started happening?

      Perhaps they could have used the money they are giving to Tainui, or the money they are throwing into the sewage pit that is the Wellington cycle-ways instead of allowing out Hospitals to deteriorate the way they are. Thank God we will get a competent lot after the 2020 election. I wonder how long they will need to fix up the shambles Jacinda and the dwarfs are going to leave them.

  5. marty mars 6

    funny and serious sortof – this is how fake news gets constructed lol



    • Anne 6.1

      Don't watch while eating.  At best you end up with a splatter of food over keyboard. At worst a hearty choke. 

      The Brits don't make em like they used to any more. Thanks Marty.

  6. joe90 7

    What could possibly go wrong.

    (great nuclear disaster flick exposition, though)


    Ukrainian authorities are investigating a potential security breach at a local nuclear power plant after employees connected parts of its internal network to the internet so they could mine cryptocurrency.


  7. Pat 8

    A grim summary of politics today….nothing new but explained relatively clearly and hopefully provides an understanding of the importance of preventing its continuation.


    It is difficult to fight  unidentified enemies….this clearly identifies them

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