Posted by jukkahoo
I had a craving for Ginger Joe, so went and bought the local Alko dry. Easily done with only five bottles left on the shelves. I hope they'll have more later, since I want more of this nectar. Ginger Joe!
Vis-à-vis ginger, I had this Thistly Cross Cider in the fridge and it said, with capital letters "REAL GINGER", so I decided to have that today. More beer tomorrow. Unless it's Sari's turn, in which case it might be more cider.
Ah, sweet smell of ginger! And the taste? Well, semi-dry cider with some gingery mixed in. Sipping a bit more and the apple and ginger get more prominent, but this is still abit too watery. Not bad, just a bit... thin.
A bit thin reminds me of Demons. Not the Lamberto Bava masterpiece, nor the delightful combo of Nick Rhodes and Stephen Duffy, which... is actually called Devils, like the Oliver Reed film. OK, not relevant to the Demons-bit. Right.
Anyway, as I was saying: Demons, a bit thin. This is a season-long YA-aimed horror-series from ITV, starring Gene Hunt ie, Philip Glenister. Young Luke is just like any other teenager, except when he learns tha he is in fact the last of the Van Helsing family. As one is.
Delightful ideas wasted on boring main character and some silly costuming (especially MacKenzie Crooks as a silly-nosed level 12 demon, Gladiolus Thrip. There's several nods toward Dracula with Mina Harker as a young love-interest of Luke. And Mina's vampire son, Quincey. And then some.
Demons is an OK series, but ultimately a bit unconstructed and somehow unnecessary. If Gene Hunt is not convincing enough as a demon hunter and when even Victor Medrew is miscasted as silly old reverend (well, he was ghastly in all three episodes I stomached of that horrid Merlin as Gaius) and not the acerbic and cantankerous moaner he is in One Foot in the Grave.
Hence, this. Somewhat less arbitrary than some of the earlier ones.