It’s even more complicated! Public schools are a subset of private schools (generally the more storied/elite ones)! For example, I went to a public school, which blew, but I also went to a private school, which was awesome.
Of course most Tory MPs did indeed go to public schools (Eton as ever a particular favourite). And given the stories I’ve heard from some Eton boys even my age (let alone in those wilder years) I’m not surprised so many of them ended up perverts of various descriptions.
Talking of TV, I’ve been watching the 4th series of Lucifer, on Netflix, which has very enjoyable in that ridiculous Lucifer way, where it’s somehow a little better than it has any right to be because most of the cast are really giving it 110%.
I also watched Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience, which is… almost indescribable? In a good way. Probably not relevant to most Brits or Euros but it’s a “visual poem” as they put it, with Andy Samberg and friends essentially horribly taking the piss out of steroid-abusing baseball stars of the '80s and '90s Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, and out of the '90s in general. It’s also, bizarrely, the first thing that ever made me miss the '90s, because it reminded me of two things I loved about the '90s - '90s music videos and shit TV… Anyway if you don’t like it after the first rap you aren’t going to like it and it’s only 30 minutes!
Oh and OMG Dead to Me! (also Netflix) That’s an amazing series. Also 30 minute format despite being largely a drama (dramedy arguably), but just incredibly well done. Funny, clever, real, maybe too real even, Christina Applegate is never not good (something which never ceases to surprise me), and Linda Cardellini normally annoys the shit out of me (I think it’s who she’s usually cast as rather than her) but she’s great here, and there’s a sleazy James Marsden as well, which is kind of a new look for him and works. It sounds super-depressing, about a woman trying to cope with life after her husband is killed in a car accident, but it’s actually really fun and has some actual relevance to the human experience (unlike so many shows). So like strong recommend there.
What We Do In the Shadows I’ve found a bit “heh” rather than “Hahaha” but every episode has been slightly better than the last, and it feels like if they keep this going it’s going to be hysterical eventually (Brooklyn 99 was the same for me, or worse even, and now I find it a riot).
Cloak and Dagger continues to be great for my money.
Need to watch Good Omens which is now out of Prime - Americans seem keen, and hopefully they can’t have gone wrong.