Yes it finally happened. I caught the dreaded COVID and I'm currently in isolation in the spare bedroom. It has been really tough not being able to hug the girls and spend time with Husnband but I have just a couple of days left to go. I thought i'd fill you in on what I've been watching to help fill the long hours alone!
The Wheel of Time (Series 1) - Prime Video
This is the brand new Amazon Prime fantasy drama. If you haven't heard about it you clearly haven't been online recently as the promo stuff is everywhere. It is set in a world where magic exists but only women can wield it. Rosamund Pike plays Moiraine, a powerful witch who is looking for 5 people, one of whom is prophesied to be the saviour, or destroyer, of the planet. If you like Lord of the Rings you'll probably like this. Only 5 episodes online so far but I am completely hooked.
Lost in Space (Series 3) - Netflix
This is the final series of the Lost in Space reboot. I've actually really enjoyed following the Robinson family on their disaster ridden journey and this final searies had a satisfactory end. It's a little predictable but super easy to watch and just what I have needed while feeling crap.
The Chestnut Man (Series 1) - Netflix
Now this had a more substance and took a lot more concentration. This Danish series follows a pair of detectives a they investigate the murders of several women involving a mysterious chestnut figurine left at the crime scenes. It's as dark as it sounds and verypowerful. I've since found out is is based on a book by Søren Sveistrup, who wrote The Killing, which was also made into a TV show and the US remake is one of my favourite shows ever, so it is no wonder it is so good. I watched it dubbed as I wasn't well enough to follow subtitles and it didn't spoil it.
Private Practise (Series 6) - Amazon Prime
Sooo regular readers will know I am a huge Grey's Anatomy fan. Private Practice was a spin off show about a decade ago which followed foetal surgeon Addison to LA. I really enjoyed this show and there was a lot of crossover with Grey's (not as forced as the terrible Station 19) - Amelia was a main character and went through her doomed pregnancy and the loss of her baby boy on the show for example - BUT despite recieving series 6 (the final series) for my birthday on DVD I never watched it. It still has the cellophane on it. No idea why I didn't and it wasn't until I heard Addison was appearing in the new series of Grey's that I felt complelled to see how it worked out for her at the end of Private Practise. And it ended quite well, in fact everyone, well everyone still alive, seemed happy at the end. So I hope they don't make her all sad and bleak in her Grey's appearance.
Strictly Come Dancing - BBC One
I've been watching Strictly with the girls for the past 10 weeks or so and isolation has really scuppered this for us. We've taken to watching it live while having a zoom call. Not ideal but at least we have stayed up to date and it has helped the girls to have some kind of contact with me. Rose for the win.
Rent - Filmed live on Broadway - Amazon
I've never seen Rent but it is my Bestie's favourite musial and seeing as it hasn't been in the West End or on tour in the UK for over a decade I figured this was the best I'm gonna get for a while. The rock musical is set in LoweR Manhatten's Alphabet City during the first HIV/Aids crisis of the late '80s. It tells the story of a year in the life of a group of friends living a bohemian lifestyle and trying to avoid paying the rent. I quite enjoyed it, not as much as I was expecting to because it felt a little dated if i'm being honest. Quite of its time. I enjoyed Mimi's character - and of course the amazing Seasons of Love which simply mesmerising.
I Care a Lot - Amazon Prime
This movie is quite dark and supposedly a dark comedy. I didn't see the comedy. Rosamund Pike (this time not a witch) plays Marla, a professional guardian who steps in when elderly people have no relatives and need someone to make sure their best interests are looked after. Except Marla only has her own interests in mind. Once court has signed over guardianship Marla ships her wards off to a care home, sells their possessions and takes a big monthly fee from their estate to do so. Scary prospect and their is probably a Marla or two operating in the real world which is a frightening thought. The film was ok, nothing special.
So there you have my isolation watch list so far. Bridgerton is on the list for tomorrow...
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