03 June 2014

Six months and counting

June. Is. Almost. Here. 
I can't even process that. 

I lost most of April (long story involving a car accident that I don't want to relive, thanks.) and I'm just getting back into the swing of things. That has involved a lot of TV/movie watching and not so much reading. So here is what I have been up to/what I'm up to right now. 

I recently saw Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for the first time and I was BLOWN AWAY. The sass! The simplicity! The relationships! I loved everything about it. I also think it was possibly my first Elizabeth Taylor movie and I am impressed (and I'm sorry, Liz, that it took me this long. You are wonderful!) 

I watched Avatar for the first time last weekend and LOVED IT. I mean actually really loved it. I vaguely remember there being some type of outrage over it when it came out, but I really don't remember why. The CGI was beautiful and not too over done (a la The Hobbit. Sorry guys. It's the truth.). I loved the story. I loved the philosophy in it-- can something artificial be "more real" to us than reality? Is that worth fighting for or should the fight be adapted and put into reality? What is integral to being a unique human being? For Jake Sully, it was the use of his legs. That seemed to be more important than anything else. And of course, underneath it all is that Beauty and the Beast love story. Sometimes we need to shut up and listen, sometimes we need to adapt and make compromises. Learn something outside your comfort zone. It might just do you some good. 
Anyway, I'm a big fan of this movie. I watched the theatrical release on DVD, but I might go back and watch some of the extended scenes. Or I might just watch it again. 

I'm watching one old and one new series from the BBC. Hurray! I'm almost done with Inspector Morse. The beginning of the series was a little rough, but by the end of the 1st season things evened out. I am super excited that Endeavor (prequel to Morse) season 2 will be on Masterpiece Theatre this summer! I loved the movie & season 1 of Endeavor so much. I love a good mystery…
And speaking of mystery, let's talk Broadchurch for a second. DAVID TENNANT. OLIVIA COLMAN. ANDREW BUCHAN. ARHTUR DARVILL. It is the best fun you will have watching a small town police force solve the murder of a young boy. (Am I allowed to say that? Oops.) I am only 3 episodes so DON'T SPOIL THIS FOR ME. I think I know what happens (thanks, internet) but I am pretending I know nothing. It's good writing, good acting and basically each episode makes you think the murder is a different townie. Makes me never want to live in a small seaside village. EVER. 
I love the relationship between David Tennant and Olivia Colman's characters. She is full of sass and he is full of snark. It's the best thing about the show.

I'll catch you up on the books I've read next time. 
Have you been watching any good TV recently? 

Currently reading:
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Is it just me? by Miranda Hart
North & South by Elizabeth Gaskill