#theunreadshelfproject2018 : read 2 -- unread 77 We are reading and watching Bourdain backwards. Not that we do this on purpose. It's just how we discovered him. He came to our attention during the last season of No Reservations. We immediately enjoyed his honesty. He does not give us a glossy, touristy, how-to, where-to guide … Continue reading On Anthony Bourdain: When we grow up we want to travel and eat and write like him
We started re-watching the Star Wars saga for geek purposes, to watch it with thoughtful eyes, mindful of the elements, character developments etc., etc., We're watching the prequels first, then Rogue One, originals, and finally the sequels. Maybe in the future we'll also watch the Clone Wars, but right now we don't have the time. … Continue reading Star Wars Prequels: are we late to say Attack of the Clones is the worst of the bunch?
Part 1 of THE EARTH IS THE LORD'S AND EVERYTHING IN IT: Wolf Hall is a 2015 miniseries about the rapid rise of Thomas Cromwell in the courts of the Henry VIII. It's an adaptation of Hilary Mantel's novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. It covers the time when Henry was trying to … Continue reading S-over-reign God: or what I realised when I was watching Wolf Hall
It's more than a faithful adaptation, it expands the original source creating a dystopian future that is eerily relevant to our times. It's not just joining the gender conversation, it's demanding to be heard. Just three episodes down and Hulu inserts itself as a contender to Netflix and Amazon in producing the future of television … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tail: more horrid and relevant in 2017 than it’s first publication three decades ago