I loved the essay ! When I was around 11 our TV went on the blink , disastrous !!! That night Diamonds are Forever was on the telly , 1987 no chance of a blue ray then, so I knocked on my neighbours doors and asked if anyone was watching Bond… Three doors in and our newest neighbours, two student nurses decided they weren’t but would let me watch ( I explained broken TV) I neglected to mention this to my parents who were, in a parallel time frame , searching the area for their missing boy.
It was worth the grounding I got.
Which is why if I’m feeling nostalgic DAF is my go to choice