Hello my fellow goggle-boxes, I hope you are all well. Here’s all the goodies I managed to watch over the month of March, when the ‘pandemic-that-shall-not-be-named’ arrived to our shore meaning we had to start practising social distancing, making a lot more time for watching telly:
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) ** – First, one Friday takeaway night, we watched this crime film, in which Zac Efron controversial plays the charismatic serial killer Ted Bundy, as his terrible crimes are revealed from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Liz Kendall; based on her memoir, The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy. A creepily gripping watch that had me repulsed and fascinated in equal measure – Hats off to Efron he played Bundy scarily good!
True Blood (S2) ** – Then, I finished season two of this supernatural drama, based on Charlaine Harris’ The Southern Vampire Mysteries, which continues to follow the misadventures of Sookie Stackhouse. Now, with her two competing vampire suitors, she has to take on the anti-vampire Fellowship of the Sun church and save Bon Temp from spiralling into chaos. Still a little too much sex for my taste, but still good vampire fun, and let’s face it, what troubling times are not made better by sexy-ass vampires?! 😉
Locke & Key (S1) ** – Next, I finished this new, supernatural horror series, on Netflix, based on the comics by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. Following their father’s shocking murder, three siblings and their mother move across country to the old family Key House, that turns out to be filled with reality-bending, magical keys. A fun, teenage drama with a dark twist, that had me both laughing-out-loud and slightly wanting to hide behind my pillow. Really hoping for another season.
How To Train Your Dragon (2010) *** – Finally, to cheer myself up during self-isolation at home, I watched this computer-animated film, based on the 2003 book of the same name by Cressida Cowell. Young Hiccup, a Viking, expected to fight and kill dragons, goes and does the exact opposite by befriending a deadly Night Fury dragon, he names Toothless. A brilliant family adventure, full of laughs, and made even better by the fact Toothless reminded me of my cat. 😺
Altogether that is four new-to-me adaptations watched in March. I also started watching True Blood (S3), but with no re-watches during the month my grand total stays at four.
As for non-adaptations, I finished watching the BBC’s Back in Time Corner Shop, a great nostalgic watch; and the retro, supernatural horror, Stranger Things 2 & 3, where I enjoyed some more monster mayhem. I have also enjoyed a couple of nights at the movies, obviously from the comfort of my own sofa though, where I watched the bloody, revisionist Western, Django Unchained (2012); the fun, animated fantasy adventure, Coco (2017); and the biographical musical, Rocketman (2019).
Now over to you: Have you watched any of these? Fancy any of these? What have you been watching recently?