Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Season 2) ★★★★☆

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Season 2)
Channel: Amazon Prime
Starring: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Michael Kelly, John Hoogenakker, Noomi Rapace, Jordi Mollà, Francisco Denis, Cristina Umaña, Jovan Adepo
Creator: Carlton Cruse and Graham Roland
IMDb Rating | 7.8
Humpo Show Rating | 8.3

Jack Ryan Season Two

After tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) heads to South America to investigate. Jack’s actions threaten to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, leading him and his fellow operatives on a mission spanning the globe. Continue reading

Conan Doyle for the Defence ★★★★★

Conan Doyle for the Defence
Margalit Fox

Genre(s) | Nonfiction, True Crime, History, Mystery, Biography
Goodreads Rating | 3.70
Humpo Show Rating | 4.75
Published: 2018
Publisher: Profile Books

Conan Doyle for the Defence

A wealthy 82-year-old woman is found brutally murdered in her home with her diamond brooch missing. Oscar Slater, a German migrant, was arrested and convicted for her murder despite the fact the police had no credible evidence tying him to the murder. He would spend the next 18 years in HM Prison Peterhead in Scotland before being released following some help from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Continue reading

The Gentlemen ★★★★½

The Gentlemen
IMDb Rating | 8.2
Humpo Show Rating | 9.0
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Charlie Hunnam, Jeremy Strong, Michelle Dockery, Henry Golding, Colin Farrell, Eddie Marsan, 
Director: Guy Ritchie
Plot Summary: American expat has built a profitable marijuana empire in London and plans to sell his business and retire. This sparks a remarkable chain of events as various parties try and take over.

The Gentlemen film review

American businessman Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) has created a highly profitable marijuana empire in London, and he is looking to cash out his business. When word gets out, it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him. Continue reading

Maps ★★★★★

Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski

Genre(s) | Nonfiction, Picture Book, Children’s
Goodreads Rating | 4.58
Humpo Show Rating | 4.75
Published: 2012
Publisher: Big Picture Press

Maps book

This lavishly illustrated book of 52 maps and includes not only geographical features and political borders, but also places of interest, iconic personalities, native animals and plants, local peoples, cultural evens and many more fascinating facts associated with each region. Maps is a visual treat, a real feast for the eyes and can be enjoyed by everyone from 8-108! Continue reading

Wicked: The Musical ★★★★★

Wicked: The Musical
Apollo Victoria Theatre, London

Director: Joe Mantello
Cast: Laura Pick, Helen Woolf, Alistair Brammer, Kim Ismay, Andy Hockley, Natasha Ferguson, Simeon Truby, George Ure

Wicked: The Musical

Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths.  Continue reading