Category: Movies/TV



I know it’s been a while since I caught you up on our latest binges. Now that C’s shoulder is healing, and Kali has become a dog who eats instead of one who seemed destined for death or at least well into a bulimic situation. So I have a bit more energy to tell about other parts of my life. Bingeing has kept us all sane as we heal. Here are some of the shows we’ve enjoyed.

Right now my husband is catching up with my brother, son, and I on The 100. I’m watching with him as I love rewatching good shows. I think it helps my writing to see how shows are put together.

I caught up with Orange Is the New Black. OMG! Get out your Kleenex. I fear the people who need to learn what the show was trying to teach probably won’t watch it. Meanwhile, those of us who understand and have learned empathy for others will find ourselves crying out loud. I actually had to leave the room and go cathartic release to C. I don’t often cry like that but I did when Poussey died way back when. If you haven’t please watch.

Occasionally, I watch stuff I know the rest don’t want to watch in-between group watchings. Ozark is one of those I can take or leave an the guys don’t seem to care either.

A fun light watch is Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

A while back we finished all of Stranger Things. LOVED IT!

That’s all the ones I can think of right now. I’ll find others soon! Happy pain-relieving distractions and writer studies!

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One-Liner Wednesday


The right story can change the world.

Taken from the pilot of Strowlers on Amazon Prime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnS5g9NO2RI 

 

That’s my contribution to One-Liner Wednesday. Thanks Linda!

 

Only Two Seasons? But Wait!


Well, as I told you yesterday we are binging many shows but as of a couple hours ago, we finished both seasons of Outlander on Netflix.

We closed up the living room and all walked to our rooms in despair.  But look what I just found Hulu:

YAY!!!

I love shows/books like this because it makes me learn more history while playing with Sci-fi and Time Travel. Meanwhile, I had a credit with Audible and picked up the Kindle version from the e-library. So I’ll get to see more in the book than the show could ever cover. I’m practically giddy!

My Latest Binges


My pain requires distractions. I can knit (loom-knit) to keep my hands busy. I watch shows to keep the mind occupied during the day. Those who might criticize might take drugs for your pains. They don’t work for me. This way, something productive happens while I watch or listen to a story.

Sometimes my brother and son and or husband join me. I like having others to watch with. I will watch it alone, but I want others with me because then we can talk about the show and things I might have missed or interpreted otherwise. How do you like watching shows, alone or in groups?

So my newest favorite is Outlander, It has surprised all of us how much we like this show. In fact, I am starting to read it (listen on Audible, too) tonight.

When my brother and son and husband aren’t available to watch with me, I am working my way through Riverdale, which can be a bit much even for me.

And Royal Pains, which is getting better in the later seasons. My biggest complaint is the little brother and how irritating he can be, but as he is married and has a wife to pull him in line, it grows on you. The doctor does seem to have a lot of McGivers using balloons.

We are finally caught up on Fear of the Walking Dead. Tonight’s show was fun with the old west ghost town. And I laughed so hard a couple weeks ago when there were flying zombies!

And now we’re into NOS4A2 It isn’t as scary as it seems on the commercials. In fact, it is kind of interesting.

My husband loves and has drawn me into Jessica Jones. We’re watching the latest season.

What are you watching?

Royal Pains Mid-Binge Thoughts


A friend suggested recently that she just finished binging on Royal Pains. Finding myself in a binging lull, I decided to try it. My brother and my son have in protest joined me most days. They both have their own rooms and the same access to all the same shows so no one is pulling their limbs to watch. We are all equally bored and yet there, binging.

Our biggest gripe is the younger brother, Evan. Irritating! Without him, it is another medical show that could take itself seriously, if it tried. But I suddenly couldn’t stop looking at Evan. Who did he remind me of? After a couple seasons, I finally figured it out. First here’s a picture of Evan:

Here is his look-a-like, I think:

 

What do you think? Could they be related, same person, or coincidence? Clue? I don’t think anything but two very nice looking people. Love their eyes!

By the way, I think we are finally at season 5. So I may be finished within a few days. (8 seasons). Thinking I may need to watch the L Word again!


No this isn’t about Mamas and the Papas. Just couldn’t figure a good title for this small bloggy. Besides, bet that earworm took! 😀

I don’t have enough time to gather all the looms to do a Make-it Monday: Two sock-looms are in use, there are a few dolls I need to stuff and sew closed, a little hat for a doll on the littlest loom, a baby hat on the next bigger, all in process and nothing near finished product.

So, while knitting, binging, right? Tried Royal Pain but too flirty and not enough medical to keep my interest. I’ll try again later. Instead, I went for an old favorite that has added new seasons: Call the Midwife. I love that show. I miss Miranda (Chumie) but the newer cast is still sweet. One of the best parts of this show is following women and health issues over the past couple of centuries. If you were there at the beginning, there were few cars only bicycles. They even went through war.

I’m at about 1962 in a most recent episode. They talk about Kennedy and Cuba crises. So it isn’t just the women’s health it shows what else is going on in the world at the time. On the last episode, they showed the results of the drug given for morning sickness back then Thalidomide.

This show doesn’t hold back when it comes to things women have been through over the years. I do so wish the midwife was a more acceptable way for birth. My last two were homebirths so I have a love for that kind of birth. Don’t get me wrong. There is a good reason to have hospitals and doctors on hand, but I think the woman to woman care is missing for those who need to go to the hospital.

My second experience in the hospital were people running around yelling the phones were out. My first was a most uncomfortable affair with not the slightest care as to what I wanted or what baby and I actually needed. I studied a lot about being a midwife, but by the time I had babies three and four, I didn’t have the time or energy to go for it. So this show helps fulfill some of that. I find I love all the characters and how well they tell the story. And that music gets me going! I can guarantee that I will shed at least a tear with every viewing! This is a herstory that everyone should watch and maybe get the other side of history.


This would have been the extent of our day. But GoT brought pizza and excitement, and tears. So sad it’s ending. So sad about Dany. I am happier than I thought I would be with the last show. And hopeful for any sequels. I almost feel I should write my own ending to feel totally happy. In case any out there haven’t seen it, read no further!

What does Arya find?

What will happen north of the wall now?

Are there more dragons elsewhere, could a red woman out there help Dany?

Will Bran warg some dragons?

Will Greyworm set the people free in Narth?

Will Asha find happiness?

So many questions I hope that will someday be answered!

But mostly, will Kali ever get to go outside again?

Tuesday Tidbits


I have been writing here every day since the beginning of the year. Today I have nothing! So let’s just do a Stream of Consciousness Tuesday!

We’ve been binging a lot around here. I’m not writing or editing. I am just trying to finish my short socks. I might finish tomorrow or Thursday. So let’s see what have we watched?

We started watching Cuckoo but somewhere in the process, they dropped the main character and his wife actor. I don’t know if I want to continue even though the mom and dad figures are funny.

 

I rewatched The Rain as the new season come on Friday, I think. It’s a different sort of survival show without zombies!

I finally gave in and watched Roswell. I kind of like it! Didn’t expect to. That happens to me a lot!

Another surprise was Wine Country. I laughed so hard. I could see my friends and I in this film!

My son demanded I watch Antman and Wasp. It was a cute show to knit to!

Did I ever mention Russian Doll? That was interesting!

Another interesting show to knit to, The Society. Ended too soon!

I tried and failed to watch Santa Clarita Diet the first time but when you get the need for something to knit to you try things again. This time I laughed a lot! If you don’t take it seriously these real-a-tors are truly funny!

 

Well, that’s enough for today. I still need to get a shower before bed. If I have the energy tomorrow I will try to cut my hair. It’s getting way too long. I feel like spiders are running across my face every time the rotating fan hits me. I’m seriously thinking I’d like a head mesh to keep the bugs off this summer.

Did I tell you, we have frogs this year? The one guy used to hang around our back porch and it sounded like a big duck. SO loud! Then he moved between our house and the neighbor’s. But now that the neighbor is watering a lot I hear a lot of frogs over there. Last night we kept our window open just to hear the frogs. After a bit, it sounds like noisy crickets. I hope we can record the sound. I think I will enjoy hearing it when it is cold next winter.

Speaking of weather, we are looking at three to five days of rain. Can’t complain. As the Oregon commercial says, ‘It’s raining trees!’ And helping prevent fires and slowing the summer heat!

What have you been watching? How’s your weather?

 


Before I gave up trying to keep behind on the A-Z Challenge I did set this up within my story. I doubt I’ll be able to use CampNaNo with A2Z. It is already two or more days behind me.

By the way, my current word count is 23483. This is one of my favorite days of a NaNo project. Day 15. By the end of the day, I need 25K. Barring computer glitches which I don’t put past this stupid Acer, I will have it. Even with the Stupid Acer breaking, I can still get the words on my tablet, or Kindle. I could even write on paper. But then the stupid hand will break down. LOL! Though I love the feeling of writing cursive, there is no built-in spell-check, Grammarly, or word count. Or built-in pain reliever!

Without further ado, here is my crossover A2Z/CampNaNO couple of paragraphs from my work in progress, Haven in 3D.

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Murdered? Henry saw the knife sticking out of each little chest. These small people were no bigger than the child he’d known in the bunker. What was her name? Lucy? Sarah? Henry sat on the floor. He asked: What can I do for them? Should I take out the knives, cover with dirt or mud, or myself? These people represent love. What can I do?

I’m rather new to something like this. Let’s try the mud idea until I can come up with something else. They aren’t of Earth or Haven, but Haven was able to save Earthlings. I need to try, with your help.

Henry, Robert, and Adam grabbed a bucket of water nearby and poured it into the dirt. Very quickly the dirt was saturated and the guys started covering the elves with the mud. Then for an added bonus, they lay down on the creatures just hoping that if it worked for them that it would work for the elves. But after five minutes they had to admit defeat.

I think it didn’t work like it did for you because they are already dead. You had merely passed out. I’m so sorry humans. Earth told them.

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So, how many got to watch GoT last night? After binging a few days to refresh the last season, I was ready. In fact, after watching that episode where Dani’s dragon is killed, how many of you noticed how Jon’s pommel eye looked like it opened as Jon came out of the water? First time I ever saw that. I shouted at my husband and pointed it out. But research seems to point to it just being a shadow of Jon’s hand rather than another an Easter Egg or foretelling of more fantasy. Anyway, I loved the show last night. Can’t wait to see what happens this season. I’m so sorry to see it ended. It is so well-written, fun, and makes one think. All the things a good show should do. Thoughts?

Have a blessed Passover Week.


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