Finished watching the BBC's Gunpowder mini-series last night, with Kit (Jon Snow) Harington, made available Netflix-style on BBC iPlayer. What a difference it makes to see a series in this way rather than having to wait a week for the next episode.
It was vastly better than I had expected. Some top-notch acting and directing. And it felt very modern watching this tale of religious zealots trying to blast their way to revenge and power. The moral of the story, though, is anyone who takes up arms against a powerful state is buying a one-way ticket to hell on earth.
One quibble. Or rather two. I'm afraid that too much dialogue went unheard because of the modern fashion for mumbling in the interests of imagined authenticity. And some of the sword play was a bit amdram. But well worth the time spent.
Also finished watching the third series of Gotham the other night, making it 66 episodes in a matter of a few weeks. It is absolutely mental, but great great fun. This is easily the best version of the Batman universe I've ever known, largely, I think, because Batman isn't actually in it until a very brief scene at the very end.
I have never seen Gotham portrayed so well as a nest of corruption and criminality, and Arkham Asylum is magnificently Gothic in its outright madness. If you haven't tried it, give it a go.