‘Catastrophe’Season two; ABC2
The Rio Olympics was inspiring – all that muscle, youth and striving stuff. So inspiring that I got back into swimming, which is no mean feat for an ample 40-something. Soon enough, of course, my shoulders began to crunch like a bag of gravel when I swung my arms over. I was always puffed. It was depressing. But I then started reading about ex-Olympians’ injuries and my spirits lifted. Things could be worse; a crunchy shoulder is nothing compared to an ex-Olympian’s career-ending foot injury. So I wondered: was it better to have had an Olympic career and fallen into disrepair, or to have never had an Olympic career at all?
Oslo Davis is an illustrator and artist.
Candid camera: ‘How To with John Wilson’Both delightfully droll and genuinely moving, John Wilson’s idiosyncratic documentary series is this month’s streaming standout
Slow motions: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Cry Macho’Despite patient filmmaking, the 91-year-old director’s elegiac feature is unable to escape the legend of the man
End of the road: The Anthony Bourdain documentary ‘Roadrunner’Morgan Neville’s posthumous examination of the celebrity chef hews close to the familiar narrative
Cricketing institutions are on a sticky wicketTim Paine’s sexting scandal reveals more about institutional failures than personal ones
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