Monday, May 08, 2017

In April

via | Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders
The Prince, by Machiavelli - Interesting
Her Royal Spyness, by Janet Quin-Harkin (audio book) - Fun

Pretty in Pink
A Streetcar Named Desire
Poldark (seasons 1 and 2) - Liked the first season
Peaky Blinders (season 1-3) ♥ - Stunningly beautiful, brilliant use of music, great actors, good writing.

I hope you all are having a good May. xx


  1. PEAKY BLINDERS YES. I just started watching it as well, and I'm really enjoying it thus far. I love Ada, Polly, and Thomas, though I can't figure out my feelings on Grace.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    1. YES. Yeah I wasn't sure about Grace either at first. That series is so beautiful.


  2. Ah I still haven't started Poldark! I'm dying to, though - it looks so good.
    Hope you have a lovely May :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Thanks Amy! You too, <3

  3. Archipelago, that's the one with Tom Hiddleston right? How was that? I keep thinking I want to watch it, but never enough to make it actually happen! Haha, ditto on Poldark. :P Ooo Peaky Blinders! I want to watch that, (cause Cillian Murphy is my man!) but had the impression that it'd be too inappropriate. Did you find it was not too bad/worth it/easy enough to avoid?

    1. Yeah it's the one with Tom. I actually liked it more than thought I would. I was rather surprised how much I did like it. It was good at what it was, and a much slower and different way of storytelling than I'm used to. The story is just very simple, sort of day to day little things. Details. I like watching stuff that's different - learning different ways of telling stories - so I liked it for that. Btw, there's another movie by the same directed also with Tom, I think it's called Uncharted or something like that. I liked Archipelago much better.

      Cillian Murphy is amazing. So great. Really good. Makes everything he's in awesome. Brilliant. I knew basically nothing about Peaky Blinders when I started it. I was like thirty seconds into the first episode and I was just hugging myself because the cinematography was so beautiful and then a couple more minutes in and suddenly the music hits and you realize how brilliant it is and then Cillian Murphy is amazing.

      It definitely deserves its tv-ma rating, I just skip stuff every once in a while (by skipping I mean I switch tabs and surf pinterest for a bit). There's less violence-wise than in Daredevil (or maybe it's about equal - I skipped the brutal stuff in both series, so...). There's a lot more stuff to avoid in the third season than in the other two, especially sex/nudity, which increases the farther you go. There's plenty of language and just talking about rough stuff, the whole story is rough; other than that, which is constant, it's not too hard to avoid the sex/violence; I'm sure you're good at anticipating/avoiding stuff like that.

      I really love the series though, it's just so perfectly made. It's one of those things I'll watch a few minutes of and then go back and rewatch those few minutes trying to figure out how it was done and how to replicate it. It's just really beautiful and the music and Cillian Murphy.


    2. Thanks for the detailed explanation! Maybe I'll try and pick through it someday -- it is very tempting because I've heard great things, and then there's Cillain Murphy on top of that!