I have watched a lot stuff within the last weeks – and with a lot I mean I spent a freaking amount in front of my laptop. That’s not really good (for my healthy and well being and so on..), I know that… but you know, sometimes you say to yourself: Ok, only one episode this evening, only one … or maybe two. And then after watching the two episodes you find yourself sitting on your couch (or wherever you sit, when you watch tv), mumbling to yourself: … but I need to know. I NEED to know. I guess one more episode won’t hurt. And so on and so on. I guess you know what I mean right? Anyways, I watched some awesome stuff over the last weeks and I want to tell you all about it!
First, SHERLOCK. No need to say anything about my favourite british consulting detective and my darling John Watson. Plus first day of the new year – a new episode. I was having a very good start into the year! #itsnotagameanymore
Second, STRANGER THINGS. If you don’t know what I’m talking about – go watch the trailer. I know, I know I am fairly late to the party (half a year). But I just thought I need something good and mysterious and awesome… plus I love the 70s time period. Plus it has a lot of Twin Peaks (and with Twin Peaks 3 season coming out in May!!!). Man I’m patiently waiting for the second season to come out now.
Third, A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. Violet, Klaus and Sunny on their ever so eventful and unfortunate journey from guardian to guardian, followed by the evil Count Olaf. It was good, so good. I love the story of the three Baudelaire orphans so much (though I haven’t read more than the first four books yet, but I will!) and the tv show is super fun. It sometimes felt a lot like a Wes Anderson movie (and if you know me well – you know that’s what I love). And Klaus is so super geeky!
Fourth, RIVERDALE. This show is new to Netflix right now – and I am addicted. Every week there are new episodes (now only two more to come ..) and I can’t wait to see how this all ends. Riverdale is kind of a mystery show, a bit like Twin Peaks mysterious and a bit dark. It is about this small town somewhere in America and about the people that live there. Plus Cole Sprouse as my darling Jughead Jones that’s a huge bonus!
Fifth, FREAKS & GEEKS. Another great 90s show (that sadly only has one season, but still ..), ah no, I’m correcting myself – one of the greatest 90s tv shows. It has got lot of freaks & geeks (old and young ones) and is just so funny. And Jason Segel as an adorable Nick Andopolis, I mean who could resist there (I actually liked James Franco more before watching Freaks & Geeks, but now ..). I wish there would be another season (but who knows, Franco said maybe there’ll be a Highschool reunion thingy sometimes – then I will be like hell yeah – ).
Plus I finished watching Gilmore Girls the other day (and I’m not over the fact that there was no kiss between Rory and Jess ..) and can’t wait for season 2 of Love on march 10th.
What show(s) have you been watching lately? What are your favourite(s)?
I have another weakness, besides from books: I freaking love period dramas. Yes, I mean the ones where they have these long dresses, live in castles and go to balls. I think the first one for me was the film Pride & Prejudice with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. I watched it some years ago and found it just fine, but over the last three years I watched it over and over and over again and then… and with autumn knocking on the door I thought why not give you my favourite period dramas. Perfect for cold weather, rain and storm, perfect for dreaming yourself away. Oh, and you can always recommend me some, because I really need MORE!!
1. Pride & Prejudice
As it was my first one, it is also my dearest one. Mr Darcy is really the dream of all women, at least I think so. Go watch the film if you haven’t watched it yet, it is a great one to start with. They’ve changed a lot of the language so that more people can understand it. And if you love this film, you’ll love the Pride & Prejudice series even more. Oh, I’d love to live in Pemberley!
2. Little Dorrit
I recently came across this tv show in my library and had to take it with me. I just love Matthew Macfadyen as Mr Darcy but as Arthur Clennam he is just perfect. I can still hear the title song, when I think about how wonderful this series is. And look at Claire Foy, isn’t she utterly beautiful? I’m hoping to read the book from Dickens soon.
3. North & South
Simply the best! It reminded me a lot of Pride & Prejudice though. A lot of politics and industrial revolution involved. And the ending is so wonderful, I watched the last 5 minutes three times and couldn’t stop the tears. I wish there’d be a few episodes more but there aren’t, so I think I have to read the book instead.
4. Parade’s End
I watched this a long time ago, so I can’t remember much of it, but I know that I liked it very much. Maybe this is due to Benedict Cumberbatch, at least a little bit. Look at his hair, it’s blond!
5. Ripper Street, The Musketeers & The Borgias
As for Ripper Street I only watched the first season, but I adore Matthew Macfadyen as detective Edmund Reid. It’s dark and tense and it’s set in a filthy, old London.
The Musketeers is simply one of the best series I watched. I adore every little detail in it, and it’s surprisingly funny. I’d love to be a companion of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and d’Artagnan.
Ok, Jeremy Irons as the Borgia pope is just … wow. And I loved Cesare and Lucrezia.
6. Jane Austen Films (Northanger Abbey)
Ok, I am honest with you: I haven’t watched all of the Jane Austen films and haven’t read all the books from her. But I will! I’ve only watched and read Pride & Prejudice and Northanger Abbey. I liked the story from Northanger Abbey, but it couldn’t compare with P & P, because this will be my all time favourite. Henry Tilney is a great one though.
7. The Pillars of the Earth
This really was a terrific and epic 8-hour series. Loved the story about Tom the Builder and it has got a great cast by the way. Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne and Sam Claflin, to name a few.
8. Vikings & Hell on Wheels
I only watched some episodes from Vikings but I was delighted. I love this time period and I am planning to rewatch the first season and then the second.
As for Hell on Wheels I have to say that I watched it from the first to the third season and then stopped. It somehow became boring, but I loved the first two seasons all the same. And Cullen Bohannon is just the best riding soldier with a smoking colt in his hand.