Hello my fellow goggle-boxes, I hope you are all well. With only a little easing of restrictions from lockdown, here in the UK, during the month of July, there has still been a lot more time for watching telly!
– Adaptations –
Frozen II (2019) * – One Friday night, with our customary takeaway, we settled down to watch Sky’s premiere of this Disney animated sequel to Frozen (2013), which was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen fairy tale. The story follows Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, as they embark on a journey into an enchanted forest. A sweet film with some funny moments, but the story and songs aren’t a patch on the first film.
True Blood (S6) ** – I also worked my way through the Sky boxset of season six of this supernatural drama, based on Charlaine Harris’ The Southern Vampire Mysteries. This continues to follow the misadventures of Sookie Stackhouse, as the ancient vampire, Warlow comes to claim her as his bride. Still a little too much sex for my taste, but good vampire fun, that is a great distraction in these crazy times!
Altogether that is two new-to-me adaptations watched. I also enjoyed comforting re-watches of two more of the Harry Potter films and the utterly charming The Secret Garden (1993). Which brings my grand total up to five adaptations watched in July. My adaptation pick of the month has to go to The Secret Garden, as it brought back so many lovely childhood memories for me.
– Other Viewing –
As for non-adaptations, I worked my way through the Sky boxset of the gripping, award-winning mini-series, Chernobyl, on NowTV; and then the new Anglo-Spanish, mystery-thriller series, White Lines, on Netflix. I also enjoyed three more Friday film and takeaway nights, where I watched: Will Ferrell’s hilarious, new film, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020); Sky’s premiere of the disappointing, science-fiction drama, Ad Astra (2019); and the quirky Coen Brother’s western, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018).
Phew, what a lot I watched?! Now over to you as I’d love to hear what you think: Have you watched any of these? Are you tempted by any of these? What did you watch last month? Any recommendations?