If I was in the mood for some magic,
And who isn’t? it was waiting for me
In Amazon Prime I found out when
A guest turned it on for me to try out
Free for a month. As I browsed greedily
I was happy to find Mr. Robot that I had
Heard so much about and had been eager
To try out. It has won many awards and
The actor Rami Malek also very addictive
Now vetted my appetite even more when
He appeared in a gruesome thriller in
Netflix called Buster’s Mal Heart. I thought
I would start my one month binge with this
New actor. But then there was Jack Reacher
With Tom Cruise proving his critics wrong
With their smug assertion that having turned
Fifty and more he would not be able to do
Those mind-blowing stunts and other very
Athletic capers any more. Though he does
Look older, even a little chubbier around
That boyish look, he is still very watchable!
There were two new stories about Reacher
Waiting to be enjoyed. But in Amazon Prime’s
Chocolate box of treats, there were more Lindt
Chocolates, the only ones I can never resist!
These included a rich stock of movies about
Byomkesh Bakshi, that delightful private detective
From Bengal, created by the writer Saradindu
Bandopadhyay, who solved eerie and very
Spine chilling murders in the 1930’s, and helped
The local police, just like Sherlock Holmes!
These mysteries which are available even in You
Tube do not have subtitles so it will be a relief
To watch them on Amazon Prime which gives
The subtitles for all of us who may not know
Bengali. But then came the biggest Lindt
Chocolate in the Box. It was the Night
Manager, a television mini series stunningly
Around John Le Carr’s thriller! And who
Can compete with this awesome writer?
Besides it has Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie
And Olivia Colman in it. I gave this the highest
Rating of all the chocolates waiting to be eaten
In the Amazon Prime Time packet of desserts.
The older John Le Carre gets, the more addictive
His thrillers become! The chillers are always
Freshly concocted, always new, always real!
And even as you dig in, deliriously, you try
To learn how to write or at least try to write
A Le Carre kind of superior grindingly good
Chiller. Crammed with the dread, the details of the
Derailment, the disturbances and distortions
Spilling out of the nastiest human manure of
Malice, greed, menace and cruelty. Every other
tv thriller Falls down alongside this mini series.
Or so it Seems. You find yourself every other minute
Just short of a small heart attack! The poisoned
shit that tumbles out of a Le Carr world is always
Invigorating and ghastly enough to take the
breath away from you like the most rotten
Rattlesnake in the world. It is like discovering
An island of magic or one covered with Lindt
Chocolates! That you can keep on eating up!
The next chocolate will probably be Sully!