Comrade Detective

I heard about this a few months ago, but I was hoping it was just standard Hollywood talk (i.e. bullshit) and would never come to pass. Unfortunately, I was wrong as the trailer has now been released. I suppose the “good news” is that they hired a couple real Romanian actors to add some “authenticity”….

The Book of Awesome

If you live in Ireland, you probably know who Diana Bunici is. If not, she’s a young woman from Moldova who emigrated to Ireland and became a popular host of a TV show for kids called “Elev8” (Elevate). In spring of 2015, she got a job for the Irish TV channel, working from London. Now,…

WOTD: Purici

I’m always out there looking for words in Romanian that you can’t easily find in the dictionary or that the online translation websites aren’t smart enough to handle. Today’s word is purici (poo-reetch), which under ordinary circumstances just means “fleas”, as in the jumping, biting insects that sometimes infest mammals. Etymologically the only related word…

“Bogdin” Returns to Breaking Bad

Well if you’ve been reading my blog for a very long time, you might remember that I discovered there was a Romanian actor appearing in first season of the popular American TV series “Breaking Bad”. Due to the way this show is filmed, minor characters return after extended absences, and both episode 2 and 3…