Sunday, 24 May 2015

What I've been watching lately

So I've just come to realize that I haven't made a post in quite a while. I think its because I've been tired a lot recently from work, and that I've been reading a lot and becoming abnormally obsessed with catching up on a lot of TV shows. I thought I'd share with you what I've been watching recently if you're interested. The primary focus for this blog is books but I really want to just talk about anything really: books, TV shows, movies, general life stuff. So here goes. 1. The Walking Dead - watched seasons 1 through 4
I'm probably way late onto the bandwagon with this one. It is already a hugely popular show worldwide and has a massive following and after watching the firs four seasons I can definitely see why. The storylines are so gripping and you are just dying to know which characters are going to survive until the next episode. The stories of every character is usually so fast-paced that each episode is over barely after it began. I definitely love Glenn, Michonne and Daryl the most, although there are few other not-so-nice characters that definitely make the show tense and entertaining to watch. 2. Poldark - watched episodes 1 through 3 of season 1
I've only seen three episodes of Poldark but already I can see why it is so popular, in the UK at least. And yes it is popular for reasons other than a shirtless Aidan Turner (although I'm not complaining!) The story takes place in Cornwall in the 1700s where Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) returns from war in America to reconnect with his old family and make new friendships with others, including local girl Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) There is definitely a sense of class struggle between families like the Poldark's and other characters such as Jud, Prudie and Demelza who are all of a lower class. Being the book nerd that I am, I am also in the process of reading the first book in the saga, Ross Poldark which I am immensely enjoying. If you enjoy historical dramas then I definitely recommend both picking up the book and seeing the TV show. 3. Once Upon a Time - watched seasons 1 through 4
It feels as though I've been watching Once Upon a Time for ages now. I just love how the writers really flesh out the fairytale characters we all know and turn them into "real people". Its perfect for pretty much anyone who writes fanfiction for things like Cinderella and The Little Mermaid and there is no shortage of handsome guys (see Captain Hook and Robin Hood for starters). Everything from The Wizard of Oz to Frozen is covered so if you like all things fantasy and fairy tales, then you should definitely jump on the bandwagon.