Month: January 2016

Persuasion

Persuasion by Jane Austen Pages: 260 Genre: Classics Published: 1818 Link: Amazon | Powell’s You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own...

January 2016 TV SciFi

I’m excited that The X-Files are back, even though the show did not end on a strong note. I am hoping after all this time that some of the excellence that shown through in the third through fifth seasons will sneak into some of these six episodes and remind...

January 2016 TV Historical Dramas

I was interested in the War & Peace miniseries until I read a few reviews of it and it actually made me want to read the book. Why do I keep wanting to read super long books? Mercy Street does not sound appealing to me at all....

January 2016 TV Fantasies

The Magicians could be cheesy, but having read the first book in the series, I am curious enough to check it out. I wanted to watch Lucifer, but I would be more interested if he wasn’t trying to solve crimes because that doesn’t even make sense. Beowulf was a...

January 2016 TV Dramas

I don’t know if I want to root for a hedge fund guy, but I do like Damian Lewis so I’ll check out Billions. London Spy has really good reviews, and it is only five episodes long, so that gives me incentive to watch it. Recovery Road and Outsiders...

January 2016 TV Documentaries

I wasn’t really interested when I heard about Chelsea Handler doing a documentary series, but after watching the trailer for Chelsea Does, I think I actually want to check it out. Dark Net could be interesting, but I don’t know if I want to go out of my way...

January 2016 TV Crime Dramas

I ignored the first season of American Crime since I heard that it was really self important, but this season was much better so I am willing to check it out. I was intrigued by Mad Dogs, but the critics are not saying too many good things about it....

January 2016 TV Comedies

Fall really did not have many comedies so it seems like the networks were waiting for January to unleash them all on us. My top pick would be Angie Tribeca since I love the humor of Airplane! and Police Squad! I also enjoyed You, Me and the Apocalypse even though I did...

Carrie (2013 Movie)

This was a completely unnecessary remake. When it began it showed Julianne Moore as Carrie’s mother, Margaret White, giving birth to Carrie and almost killing her immediately. That gave me hope that it might add a little more backstory to the movie from the book that the 1976 version left...

The Martian

When I heard that Matt Damon would be playing astronaut Mark Watney, I thought he was perfectly cast. I knew he could portray a guy who could figure out how to survive on his own, while also being able to show the emotional effect it would have on a...