Sunday, January 18, 2015

On the Virtual Front - January Delivers!

There's a surfeit of good TV right now, and between that and going to see movies, I feel like I haven't been reading much lately...though that isn't strictly true.

Saturday night sees the return of The Musketeers, sadly without Cardinal Richelieu but still lots of wonderful swashbuckling and not too many horrible anachronisms.  I have noticed how they never have to stop and reload those pistols, though, which are also are surprisingly accurate for the timeframe.  I loved how the opening totally reminded my of my childhood favorite, Bonanza--so much so that I started humming the Bonanza theme song.

I also caught episode three of The Great British Bake Off.  None of the U.S. cooking competitions feature baking (too much time watching dough rise, I suppose), so this is particularly fun.

Sunday nights we record Madame Secretary, The Good Wife, and Downton Abbey to watch throughout the week.  We also record Worst Cooks in America on Sundays this month,but this season is so lame it's in danger of dropping off my list of must-watch.  I love seeing Tim Daly in Madame Secretary--I loved him in Wings and overall I like the plot lines.  The writing isn't as sharp as West Wing, but still pretty good.  The Good Wife is always good--Eli Gold remains my favorite character, and I was horrified to see David Lee joining the firm--yuck!  Downton Abbey is wonderful if only to serve as a foundation for the marvelously snarky morning-after synopses that make Monday so much fun.

When I run out of recorded shows, I'm working my way through White Collar, which is so much fun.  New York is as much the star of the show as Matt Bomer is, and of course, Mozzie is my absolutely favorite character.  

On the movie front, I saw The Imitation Game yesterday, and thought it tremendously good.  On New Years Eve, I saw Wild, which I loved.  Hoping to see Selma or Birdman tomorrow, since I have the day off due to Martin Luther King day.  And, I'm still looking forward to seeing Into the Woods soon.

On the horizon...Call the Midwife resumes in the U.S., in February, and then Outlander in April, followed by the release of a new Far From the Madding Crowd (starring Cary Mulligan) in May.

How will I ever keep up with my reading goals for 2015?


  1. You are going to be hard pressed to find time to read!

  2. Tim Daly never seems to age.

  3. I hope you'll be able to see Wolf Hall on US television soon. It just started here this week and it's very good.

    1. My DVR is poised and ready to record as soon as it's broadcast in the U.S. Heard such good things about it!