Jack Taylor: my latest Netflix recommendation
This was so good! This murder mystery series contains nine, hour-and-a-half episodes. Each one is based on a novel from the Jack Taylor series written by Ken Bruen. Each one stands alone as if it’s a movie, but the main characters mostly remain the same and every story is set in Jack Taylor’s hometown of Galway, Ireland.
It is shockingly violent in places and perhaps would appeal more to the guys than the gals in the crowd as it is a bit on the macho side. Nevertheless I really enjoyed it. I especially like the actor who plays Jack Taylor, Iain Glen. Now ladies, he might be your reason to watch. Those of you who follow Game of Thrones will recognize this Scottish actor. Because the Jack Taylor episodes are shot over several years, Mr. Glen ages noticeably over the course of production but, like fine wine, he also improves with time.
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I appreciated how the TV series capably and gracefully weaves Ireland’s history and folklore into its stories, probably just as Ken Bruen does in his books. Very interesting and I didn’t feel as if the writers were explaining Ireland to me. The historical and cultural details are perfectly and carefully placed to give the stories colour and context. The actors even speak a little Gaelic here and there.
I finished watching this show last week and there’s still a hole in my viewer’s heart that it left and is yet to be filled. Have a suggestion? I’d love to hear it!
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Art rocks on the road.
My creative neighbour paints rocks and leaves them as treasures for people to discover as they walk the road I walk. Today I found a gorgeous rock. I put it in my pocket and brought it home because I didn’t have my camera with me. I took a picture of it to share with you here, and the next time I go for a walk, I’ll place it somewhere else along the road for someone else to find.
Small acts of generosity like this brighten the world and soften its dark edges. Thank you, Heather!
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