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Monty Python meets Clerks

The characters say what I can't outloud.

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More than 25 years of bookselling to wonderful souls that eschew the online Prime Deals for the smells of a real bookshop can still wear me out at the end of the day. My moment of calm can always be found by visiting the curmudgeonly Bernard Black (Dylan Moran) of Black Books (United Kingdom, 2000-2004, BBC), where his frantic hippie employee Manny (Bill Bailey) and wine-addled friend Fran (Tamsin Greig) say what I can’t out loud. Think Monty Python meets Clerks. Available on Netflix and Hulu.

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If you loved Ben Mendelsohn as Orson Krennic in Rogue One, prepare for that love to go deeper and darker with Bloodline (USA, 2015, Netflix). As prodigal son Danny Rayburn, he crashes back into the seemingly perfect lives of his large Florida Keys family. Set on the white sands of the homestead/B&B and in the surrounding mangrove swamps, the twisted roots of the secrets they all hide quickly unravel.

  • James Jensen
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More than 25 years of bookselling to wonderful souls that eschew the online Prime Deals for the smells of a real bookshop can still wear me out at the end of the day. My moment of calm can always be found by visiting the curmudgeonly Bernard Black (Dylan Moran) of Black Books (United Kingdom, 2000-2004, BBC), where his frantic hippie employee Manny (Bill Bailey) and wine-addled friend Fran (Tamsin Greig) say what I can’t out loud. Think Monty Python meets Clerks. Available on Netflix and Hulu.

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If you loved Ben Mendelsohn as Orson Krennic in Rogue One, prepare for that love to go deeper and darker with Bloodline (USA, 2015, Netflix). As prodigal son Danny Rayburn, he crashes back into the seemingly perfect lives of his large Florida Keys family. Set on the white sands of the homestead/B&B and in the surrounding mangrove swamps, the twisted roots of the secrets they all hide quickly unravel.

  • James Jensen
  • Bookseller/writer
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