By Gareth Watkins
CALGARY — “We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey.”
That, right there, is the coolest thing ever said during war. It comes from an unknown Irish radio operator speaking as his comrades withstood a week of attacks from a vastly superior army of mercenaries during the obscure central African conflict that forms the backdrop of the Netflix original film The Siege of Jadotville. It stars Mark “That One Guy From That Film” Strong and lifetime member of the Gareth Watkins “I’m not gay, but…” List Jamie Dornan, who you can also watch sans pantalon in season three of The Fall. The serial killer drama started off strong but lost its way badly by the end of the second season, with little hope that it’ll turn itself around and prove itself worthy of Gillian Anderson’s impeccable accent.
Hulu is getting season five of The Mindy Project and Chance, which stars Hugh Laurie and which I will dismiss out of hand because it isn’t House, and all Hugh Laurie should ever do is star in increasingly ludicrous episodes of House until the sun swallows the Earth, which will have happened three times on House by then because its writers will see no other way to justify his nine-thousandth consecutive painkiller relapse/firing/musical episode.AB, Alberta, Chance, Hulu, Netflix, streaming TV, The Fall, The Mindy Project, The Siege of Jadotville