I really don’t want all my blog post titles to be alliterative so I’m exploring some more interesting titles for them, including today – my second
TV Tuesday While I was knitting … post.
While finishing up the Gir hat and the scarf, and getting started on the luchadore mask balaclava, I started watching River on Netflix. One of my friends mentioned it to me on Friday and since it’s been in my queue for ages, I thought it was time to finally check it out. Stellen Skarsgård is great in it and Nicola Walker was a surprise; I came for Stellen & didn’t realize (or check, really) to see who else was in it. I first came across her in MI-5/Spooks and have seen her in a few other things. I have 2 episodes left and because it reminds me some of Wallander, may have to seek that out and rewatch it.
I also watched Carol, which was nominated for 6 Academy Awards. I really like Cate Blanchett and one of director Todd Hayne’s previous films, Far From Heaven. Carol is a beautifully shot movie. Blanchett & Rooney Mara are superb; there is so much going on in this movie that’s unspoken and unacknowledged that I paused a few times while knitting so as not to miss anything.
Hopefully, I’ll get back to reading and knitting or reading a book instead of the internet with my coffee in the morning and in bed at night. I’m halfway through Quiet Dell by Jayne Ann Phillips. It’s a fictionalized account of a true crime, although Phillips sticks pretty closely to the facts of the case. She does, however, toss in a fictionalized romance and this really bothers me; I think the story is complex and compelling enough without that. And so I stalled out while reading it because I got tired plowing through the predictable romantic sections. But once I finish it, I can move on to the other to-be-read books in my stack, like The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec 2: The Mad Scientist and Mummies on Parade.