Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Stitch update and reviews

I spent the entire weekend finishing our 2010 Disney picture DVD's, but I did manage a tad bit of stitching:

That's right! A face is appearing and I'm so excited!

I also spent the entire weekend catching up on my behind movie DVD's, and since I haven't done a review in a while, figured I'd share (but they are gonna be brief).

First up, the only movie I watched was The Woman In Black

I love Daniel Radcliff (yeah, I know, it's shocking I'm a Potter fan, it's SO out of character for me), but I especially love Ciaran Hinds (my first Wentworth and another Potter alum). It was a typical gothic horror in every since of the word...instead of the gore or the in your face horror, it's all about the noise factor, a loud scream or crash at the right moment will cause even the strongest of constitutions to jump, and jump I did, many times. But also with gothic horror, it never ends the way you expect, and this was no exception! It was good, but not fabulous and I hate to admit I was a bit disappointed in the ending, but, hey, I still want a romantic ending, even in a gothic horror! Radcliff's ability to pull off playing a father also didn't work for me. Maybe in a few years!

Next up, Green Wing:

I was a bit put off in the very beginning by the Python-like humor, but it didn't take me anytime to get attached to the characters and I got to the point where I didn't even notice the humor! It was a really great show and I hated to see the ending! It was filled with amazing actors, a true ensemble cast!

Then, I finally got around to watching the fourth series of Being Human:

I was putting this off...the last series ended pretty badly and this series went from bad to worse in the first episode! But I stuck it out and was glad I did! Whenever you have a major character change in a much-loved show, there is a 90/10 chance the new lineup will never measure up. But once it was all said and done, I had forgotten about the old ones (no pun intended). The writing is what saved this show (and an even hotter vampire doesn't hurt!).

As of right now, I am halfway through Wire In The Blood:

So far, I have to say, it creeps me out a bit...I don't know if it's the music or the fact that he's an Asperger with a menigioma (way too close to home). I'm not a fan of Hermione Norris either, although she seems to appear in all my favorite shows...Spooks, Kingdom, Cold Feet, I don't know why that is! She must be attracted to well written scripts!

So that's it for my holiday weekend! Really NOT looking forward to going back to work tomorrow, but who is! Hope the Queen's Jubilee went off without a hitch (and I can't WAIT to watch it), and no one tell me the results of Soccer Relief because I haven't seen that either! The isle's hottest guys (Mark Owen in particular!) from music to sports to movies on one pitch (and my pitch as well, Man U!)...well, I can't say out loud how that makes me feel and I better stop thinking about it or I'll never get any sleep!

Have a good week everybody and I have GOT to get caught up on reading blogs! I am SO far behind!


Miamina said...

You are doing really well with your stitching. I LOVE Jasmine's artwork and it always stitches up so well.

I haven't seen Woman in Black yet, but it is one that I was looking forward to watching. Hopefully I won't be too disappointed with it.

I'm a huge fan of Wire in the Blood, the later series are the better ones in my opinion, but I do love my TV crime series.

Soccer Aid was great! I'm not really a soccer fan but I had to make an exception for this one.

Kate said...

Jubilee isn't till this weekend! :)

I knew you would love Hal ;) I vaguely remember suggesting such a thing! lol

Keebles said...

Can't believe the comments I just wrote got deleted (the way this day is going, maybe I can).

Kate - sorry bout the Jubilee mixup! Seeing the stage go up confused me.

And I totally LOVE Hal and I didn't think anyone could replace Mitchell. I was a bit sad to not see him hook up with Annie though.

Miamina - I don't know how good my stitching is, but I'm really hoping Jasmine will be at Downtown Disney when we are there! I won't get the project finished by then, but maybe next time I can get her to sign it!

Nicki Elson said...

Radcliffe plays a father - I didn't know that. I heard he did a fantastic job though, but I've got to steal my nerves before I can watch.

The store where I work is hosting a Diamond Jubilee Tea on Saturday - should be fun, but there's no WAY I'm going in on a Saturday.