What I’m Watching…

When I had the flu and was on the coach for a day and half, I got in some TV time.   By the afternoon of the first day, my headache had lessened and TV watching wasn’t too bad.

I finished up The Victim.  I had started the series over Christmas break but only got through one episode.  I had planned to get back to it eventually but hadn’t.

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I finished it while I was sick.  It was only 4 episodes.

Here’s the overview:
On the night of Halloween, father and husband Craig Myers is brutally attacked, leading him to discover that an online post has accused him of being the notorious child killer previously known as Eddie J. Turner. An investigation into the attack and the post casts suspicion on Anna Dean, whose son was murdered 15 years prior. She is accused of conspiring to have Craig murdered. The emotionally charged court case that follows gives a glimpse into Scotland’s unique legal system and calls into question the traditional labels of victim and accused.”

At the start of the show, I believed Craig to be the victim….by the end of the show I was having trouble not seeing everyone as a victim and I think that is the premise of the show..but WOW.  It was amazing to see how one crime could ripple out and drastically change the lives of so many people.  I watched this on Britbox.

I didn’t want to start another series…instead I switched over to Amazon Prime and watched two movies that have been on my list that I wanted to watch.  I actually had to rent them both.  The first was….The Zookeeper’s Wife.

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I had read the book a couple years ago and loved it.  I had hoped to see it in the theater but that didn’t happen.  It was one of those that was only at our theater for a couple weeks and timing didn’t work out to go.

I told myself I would see it once it was released…but even then I didn’t rent it.  Finally I did.

Here’s the synopsis:
The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan’s stewardship and Antonina’s care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.”

I’m actually glad that I didn’t see it right away after I read the book.  I didn’t do all the comparing.  I could not longer remember all the details from the book so that “what was better the book or movie?” didn’t happen for me.  I was able to very much enjoy them both.  I recommend the movie.

The other movie I watched was also based on a book…this book, The Art of Racing in the Rain.

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I had read this book a while back and again had plans to see it in the theater.  Again that didn’t happen.  When I saw it on Amazon and saw that I could rent it, I was excited about that and finally got to do it.

I loved the movie…sad of course and a bit hard to watch after Ruby just passing away but I’ve found that I’m healthier if I don’t try to avoid grief.  Spoiler, the dog dies….but he lived a well lived life and any time that happens, there is honor too.

The movie was fabulous and again, I listened to the book long enough ago that it was familiar but not so fresh that I was comparing all of the details between the book and movie.

Here’s the synopsis:
Denny Swift is a Formula One race car driver who understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate everyday life. Besides his career, Denny has three loves of his life — his beautiful wife, their young daughter and his best friend, which is a dog that wants to be reincarnated into a human.”

I was happy with all the shows I picked for my “sick time” and recommend them all.  As always, let me know if there is something good you have watched recently.  It really makes picking a lot easier if I know there is something out that that someone recommends.

7 thoughts on “What I’m Watching…”

  1. I just watched Holiday in the Wild on Netflix and it was very good. I like your movie reviews…I never know what to watch when I have 2 hours to myself. Lol

  2. I love your reviews both of books and the tv you watch especially since I have similar likes. Several times, however, you’ve given away critical events. Maybe a “spoiler alert”. thx

  3. I enjoyed the series “Virgin River” on Netflix. It is based on books by Robyn Carr. Netflix offers several other series based on Robyn’s books I’m going to check out.

    Also on Netflix, based on true life, “Dirty John,” was very good. Look up the premise online. Recently I watched part of it again while visiting my daughter and enjoyed discussing “what would we do in her place.”

  4. I just watched Art of racing in the rain. I cried a lot! It may have just been my mood or it could have been the movie’s fault. Whichever, it was a very touching movie!

  5. As I was checking out Zookeeper’s Wife on Prime I saw that they had the film, WALKING WITH THE ENEMY. I suggest you may want to watch that sometime about a Jewish man who kills a Nazi solder, then retrieves his uniform. He dresses in it to save people. It takes place in Budapest and we stumbled on it just prior to taking a Viking Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Along the river in Budapest is a line of brass shoes that was put there to commemorate the Jews. This information is hard to digest sometimes but I feel like we should never forget.

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