I’ve been watching more television than I normally do partly because I am cross stitching in the evenings and partly because I’ve turned television on a couple days during my long stints of mask sewing. Here are a few things I’ve been watching….
A Fall from Grace:
This was a Netflix movie. It says it’s a thriller but I really didn’t get a “thriller” experience when I watched it. I’d say it was more of a “made for television” movie. Remember growing up many of us watched the “Saturday Night Movie”? It was a fine movie for stitching to. I didn’t have to “watch” it all and could easily stitch while it was on.
This is the overview of the movie: “When gentle, law-abiding Grace confesses to killing her new husband, her skeptical young lawyer sets out to uncover the truth.”
Here’s the trailer….
It didn’t get the greatest reviews but honestly, it was okay in my book. Maybe if I was intently watching the movie the movie’s sake vs having some to watch while stitching, I wouldn’t have liked it so much. Give it a try and see what you think.
I was late to the party but I finally watched… Alias Grace.
Here is the overview of it:
“Based on the 1996 Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, “Alias Grace” tells the story of young Grace Marks, a poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who is accused and convicted of the 1843 murder of her employer and his housekeeper. Stablehand James McDermott is also convicted of the crime. McDermott is hanged, but Grace is sentenced to life in prison, leading her to become one of the most notorious women of the period in Canada. The story is based on actual 19th-century events.”
This got pretty good reviews and I have to say, I liked it. I loved the costumes. I loved the narrative in first person. Some of the characters I didn’t love but as part of the story, I didn’t think I was supposed to love them. All in all…it was an interesting watch.
I didn’t know it was based on a book…I’m tempted to go listen to it. We all know books are often better than the movies.
The next show I watched was Collateral. This was a quick 4 part series that have my attention. This was on Netflix. It’s a British show. My kids all tease me that I like all things British. It’s mostly true especially with television.
Here is the overview of it…
““Collateral” is a four-part thriller set in London that takes place over four days. When a pizza delivery driver is shot down in South London, Detective Inspector Kip Glaspie, played by “Great Gatsby” star Carey Mulligan, is left in charge of the investigation and refuses to accept the murder as just a random act of violence. As she investigates, she soon finds herself being drawn into the darker side of underworld London. At the same time, politician David Mars, played by John Simm, becomes embroiled in the events due to his rocky relationship with his unpredictable ex, Karen, and a vicar struggles to conceal her affair with the only witness to the shooting. Disparate worlds collide and become entangled as the investigation develops.”
I’ll admit to being a crime show/cop junkie…I seriously love them.
I like the drama of “who dun it?”.
If you are looking for a short quick series….this is pretty good one. I did a little research and this is only going to be a one series show. That’s a little sad as I really liked the characters.
That’s what I’ve been watching….As always I love any suggestions.