Family things have added to the busy schedule this week. And today I've the second round of neck-shots designed to herd the head bees of doom. Everything should be fine. Once again, this is routine. I just may not be posting at my usual time tomorrow. Or I might. If last time is any indication, I may feel so great that I'll be exactly on time as if nothing happened. We'll see.
In the meantime, it's Thursday. And I think I'll talk a little about some things I'm watching.
First, iZombie--because I haven't said anything about it in a while.
I know. I know. I don't normally like zombies. But this one is a standout. (So was Warm Bodies btw.) We're now on season 3 and the writers have done an excellent job of switching gears into more expansive plot-lines. It's also made me think differently about cooking (and specifically shrimp). Liv is a foodie and whips up yummy brain dishes without a whole lot of planning. I've seen I can do that too--without the brains, of course. Sometimes, I'm not sure how to feel about that. Heh. I probably need to just watch the Food Network already. ;)
Next up, Madam Secretary. I've talked about that one before, but I'm still enjoying it. It's been a balm during moments of I CAN'T ANY MORE with the current administration. It does a fantastic job of depicting the ability to resolve issues via diplomacy rather than violence. <3 Also, The Handmaid's Tale is streaming on Hulu and continues to be bad ass. That trailer gives me chills every time. Every American woman should be watching it. Also on Hulu, I'm still enjoying Harlots.
It's well-researched for the record--even if the wig isn't stolen off a dead noble as it should've been. (Wigs were very expensive.) The costumes are amazing, and yes, London was very dangerous. Another show on Hulu is 11.22.63, an adaptation of a Stephen King novel. I'm not going to lie. It has some serious issues. I never read the novel, but I am a Stephen King fan. The series is well-plotted and tight. It manages to make everyday life intense which is great. What's not so great is that it views the early '60s with rose-colored lenses. It's obviously a nostalgia piece written by a Baby Boomer. The main character reacts like a Boomer would--not like a Gen Xer. (For a start, Boomers are obsessed with Kennedy. Gen Xers so, so much less so, and Millennials not at all.) Sadly, it also doesn't add anything new to the JFK conspiracy story. (It would've been so much more interesting if it did.) Still, I'm enjoying the concept of Time Travel and how the Past pushes back. That's fun. I'm also watching Legion.
The show is definitely well-done. It's The X Men told via a literary lens. Mutants are told they've mental illness and are drugged and put away. I like the concept. Alas, it's very difficult for me to watch and I have to be in a specific mindset in order to get through it. I think it's good, nonetheless. Not sure I'll get through the first season before it expires, though. On Netflix, there's a new season of Sense 8. One of my favorite SF series ever, it manages to make me laugh and cry all the while being more upbeat and hopeful than most SF out there. The second season is even better, if you ask me. Sun Bak remains my favorite character, and I love Nomi and Amanita and Lito and Hernando. I want to give Capheus a great big hug because he's just the best and geekiest paladin I ever saw. Riley is fun too. She reminds me of people I used to hang out with. Kala is interesting too. But the least interesting character is Will. Sorry. Although, he's useful to his cluster. I've also been watching Dear White People, which rocks.
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