May was hiatus-month. I didn’t do it on purpose but I took a hiatus from this. I also took a hiatus from eating out – that was on purpose. And a hiatus from journaling. Also for anyone curious as to how long that bullet journal would last, three months (through April) is the answer. I haven’t read anything either, books-wise. And I didn’t clean the house much. Instead I had daily mind-melding sessions with the TV. It was/is glorious!
What did I watch? Aside from many YouTubers, I have watched:
- Death in Paradise
- Terrace House: Aloha State
- Father Brown
- A few episodes of: 13 Reasons Why, Good Witch, Schitt’s Creek
- Anne with an E
- MidSomer Murders
- Dr. Foster
- The Secret Life of Pets
- Sausage Party
- The Keepers
- The Americans
- Mozart in the Jungle
In order of my preferences, The Keepers, Shetland, The Americans, Father Brown, Dr. Foster, Death in Paradise, Mozart in the Jungle, and MidSomer Murders.
For good fun entertainment, BBC has some reliably good material. Shetland and Dr. Foster being great serious ones, and Father Brown and Death in Paradise being less dark despite being murder mystery shows.
The Keepers is a documentary about the mafia of organized religions. It’s real-life scary. And sad. And maddening. I was pretty angry as I watched it.
And finally, The Americans. My boss recommended it and I plowed through four seasons in a week. It’s very ridiculous and far fetched, but also entertaining because despite all the nail biting suspense, you know they’ll always come out of it okay because they’re the beautiful couple starring in the show. Makes it much more bearable for me. And there are still enough plot twists to keep me guessing. Also I want to punch their precious whiny daughter in the face and snap her little chicken neck every time she goes off on her parents, especially when they done told her to shut the fuck up. I’m currently unwinding with Mozart in the Jungle which is silly but the music is beautiful. It’s a great way to decompress from the suspenseful spy drama and much easier to start and stop.
Terrace House is a great “Real World”-/”Big Brother”-type show. The first one where the house is in Japan is better than the one in Hawaii.
I’m always looking for more good (or bad) shows and movies to watch so am open to suggestions always.
I still need to catch up on the newly released seasons of Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. Though House of Cards seems rather tame compared to real life.