We finished the first series of Poldark on May 17th of this year.
We had taken a break about halfway through the season, reaching the point where most of the characters are in a state of general happiness.
What does that mean? When everyone’s happen you KNOW things will go wrong. Terrible wrong. Inexplicably wrong.
That did happen, but it was worth the watch. A view of the time period through the eyes of investment and commerce and how those things affect not only the individual but the entire community was a different angle on this type of drama and I really appreciated that.
A disappointing finale (ruined by the last scene, which reminded and summed up the negatives we had felt throughout the season) pointed in a direction that meant Currer and I won’t be continuing the series but as I said – it was worth it.
Currer had yet to see it, so we watched Rogue One on April 6th of this year.
Currerbell and I played the first level of Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime on February 9, 2017 and enjoyed it.
Games with Gold continues to deliver, and the girls and I have played four-player several times as well.
We watched the Alfred Hitchcock classic To Catch a Thief together on February 10, 2017.
It still held up for me – okay but not great – and it started us off on a Hitchcock kick that includes Rear Window and Dial M for Murder so far.
We watched the book-turned-movie Jack Reacher on February 5, 2017.
I enjoyed it more then I thought I would and my dad had recommended it, so a win all around.
We watched The Accountant (2016) on January 14, 2017 and enjoyed doing so.
We watched Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery on January 8, 2017.
Currer has read the entire Louise Penny “Inspector Armand Gamache” series and so we had high hopes for this adaptation, however when stacked against the other serialized crime fiction offerings this one fell short.
Currerbell and myself took in The Magnificent Seven in theaters on October 4, 2016.
I appreciated this movie for keeping its focus; I have not seen the original 1960 film but this one knew what it was about and stuck to it.
A lot of films try to be everything, but this one …
…wait for it …
stuck to its guns.
Currer had Everything Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave going on out on the deck and I found myself captivated.
The reading by Luke Thompson was well done and I may hear it in its entirety someday.
We were listening on September 9, 2016.
We saw Jason Bourne at the theater on August 1st of 2016 and were (unfortunately) disappointed.
After watching all the previous movies right before, their focus and drive only undermined this feature.
I have yet to watch it a second time – and I usually end up enjoying media more that time since I’ve had more time to process what’s going on and what the media’s goal is – so we’ll see what my thoughts are that second time around.