I haven't talked about movies, books, or television in a while, so I'm going to do that. Also, I need to kill some time before leaving for my interview with an employment agency today.
So let's do books first. I'm still reading A Dance With Dragons, the latest Game of Thrones/ASOIAF book. These books are dense as fuck. I've been reading this series for a year and I can finally see the finish line. It's a long way off, but I can see it. Then I'll be in the same boat with everyone else, and I'll also go read the Wiki. I'm just going to go ahead and make this paragraph all about Game of Thrones without spoilers, instead of talking about it again in the television section below. I really love the story and the characters. I'm fascinated with it because it's its own world COMPLETELY, from mannerisms to fashion to religions. I'm enamored. I can't say I love GRRM's writing. It's just okay. He has a lot of good moments, and the overall story-telling is great, but the writing itself is not something to fall in love with. After reading (almost all) the books, I can't say how pissed I am at the show now. I don't know if this season was just genuinely worse than previous ones, but I was angry almost all season. The best part of it, and it was actually perfect and great, was the Mountain vs the Viper scene. So right now I'm in love with the books and angry at the show. But because I love the characters so much, I love making icons of the show.
I also started The Silkworm and I think it's REALLY GOOD!!!!!!!!! Yes, I needed all those exclamation points. I love reading JKR's writing. She is so good. I hope she keeps writing Strike novels.
I'm reading a few other books, but I haven't picked them up in a while because I've been between these two.
Because Belle had a limited release, we went to a fancy theater to see it. It was worth it. I loved it. It was a good period movie. It even made me cry a bit.
I also watched the movie Fargo to prepare for the TV show and I LOVED this movie. It was hilarious. I'll watch it again. It reminded me of a Quentin movie. After I watched it, I looked it up and it won Oscars and shit. I had no idea about this movie.
This season of Orphan Black didn't have me as enthralled as last season, but I also wasn't paying as close attention, but that could be because I just wasn't as interested. I don't know. But I really liked the finale. And maybe I'll rewatch the series at some point. Is it on Netflix? If not in the US, anywhere else? I can get Hola.
I started Halt and Catch Fire and it reminds of Mad Men, just not as good. I don't want to stop watching because I really liked Lee Pace and the blonde girl. I don't know their names yet. Oops.
Penny Dreadful is really great. It's definitely not that scary. There are no scary special effects. There are just some vampires that have good make-up. So it relies more on feeling than jump-scares, WHICH I LOVE. Eva Green is flawless in her role. The show does move at a very slow pace, but it's worth watching.
I've been rewatching Once Upon A Time and I'm in the middle of season two now. Do you remember how furious I was when it was airing? Kind of like how I feel about Game of Thrones right now? Well, it's definitely a lot better this second time around. I'm loving it.
I've also been rewatching The Tudors, but I know every single thing that's going to happen, so nothing very exciting there. I'm watching the original Law and Order for the first time and these early episodes are great. I really love them. Doctor Who won that poll (thanks so much for taking the time to vote!) so once I finish L&O I'll start DW.
Okay I think that's it and I gotta go! Sorry for typos. No time to proof-read.