What plans do you have for this weekend? Have you watched any new show or movie lately? Or may be read an interesting book? The weather is opening up here in North and it would be lovely to head out, except, we have had a busy week and so, we are planning to stay in and just lay low.
A Thursday starring Yami Gautam has released this week and after the mind-blowing A Wednesday, this movie looks very thrilling. Except, I really have a problem watching kids being in dangerous conditions or being hurt on screen, so I just skipped the whole movie and watched the last ten minutes to know what it was all about. And it is indeed quite emotional! You can try watching it if you have a courageous heart. I don’t and that is why I also didn’t enjoy ‘The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window’. Hff! It’s quite a mouthful and honestly, I just call it the ‘new Kristen Bell’ show. It was a passably watchable show but with a very disappointing ending. Plus a plot line involved the protagonist’s daughter being killed and eaten by a serial killer!? No thanks! (Thankfully, they didn’t show that part. Also, I am pretty sure, no one, absolutely no one, not even the most negligent parent, would ever leave a child, let alone their own, alone in a cell with a serial killer! This show hinged more on ridiculous than entertaining.
My husband and I also started watching the newly released ‘How I Met Your Father’, except, we just couldn’t relate to it! So, we’ve been married for only seven years now (almost) and we already don’t understand the current dating trends. The show depicts dating woes of young people approaching their 30s but we just had a hard time understanding the context, language and so many new terms we had no idea what did they mean. We hardly laughed and basically spent our time reminiscing about how funny its predecessor was.
Gehraiyaan released to mixed reviews last weekend and despite the fact that the trailer looked interesting, I am going to give skip it for now because I am not in a mood to watch anything serious.
We did get to watch The King’s man, a prequel to the Kingsman spy series (which I haven’t been a fan of) but chose to go ahead with it because it stars Ralph Fiennes and is centered around World War I. It was an enjoyable watch especially if you are a history buff like us, connecting the plot line with the real-life events.
A really light, fun show that I watched recently is Finding Ola, about a regular 40 yr old Egyptian woman who is blindsided by divorce and sets on a wobbly yet warm journey to finding her feet, her voice and in the process, eventually herself. It is a perfect show if you are looking for something humorous yet humane to watch and as a woman, I really connected with the nuances of being a woman in a traditional society depicted in the show.
Some shows that I am also planning to explore are Inventing Anna, Thirty-Nine and Snowdrop.
Have you watched anything interesting lately? What shows are on your watch-list?