...a lot of movies lately. Aside from Cinderella which was all the rage last week, I have also been watching some very interesting TV shows with some of my family members, and now we are working our way through a mini-series as well, so I thought I'd let you in on the fun. (That is, if it is fun to hear about the movies which someone else is watching, and you are not. That is a debatable point, I admit.) Anyhow...
My second oldest sister made the remark the other day that she would like to watch one of our long movies again--you know, the kind of movie that takes you several days to finish. Well, such a stipulation, while narrowing our choices down considerably, still left us with quite a few options. Fiddler on the Roof, Pride and Prejudice, Little Dorrit, Emma, Jane Eyre, Oliver Twist...lot's of good possibilities there. We finally decided on Little Dorrit and began watching it Saturday night. Can I just say this? I love that movie. There are so many good characters in it. And while in many ways it's a dark and depressing story, still in others it's extremely fun. I'm telling you, we laughed so much the other night. And really I don't see how one can help it with such characters as Panks and Fanny and Sparkler! They're hilarious! Why one only has to look at Sparkler to be overcome with mirth! And Panks! His mysterious comments and abrupt snorts are so ridiculously amusing! Ahem. Yes, well. I do admit, Little Dorrit has it's problems, too. There are a few scenes which we forward, and I wouldn't say it's the cheerful-est movie I've ever seen (Ha! Far from it!), but if you can tolerate the really aggravating characters and make it through all the heartbreak and emotion then I think you'll agree it's a pretty amazing film. I like it anyway. :)
I just started watching the sixth season last night with one of my sisters, my sister-in-law, and my sister-in-law's husband (which would be my brother, just in case you didn't get that. Haha!). This is not a TV show that I recommend to people because there's too much that I dislike about it, but I have to admit that, personally, I've gotten sucked into the story and so I want to finish it and find out what happens. So far it looks like this season is going to be pretty typical. It was amazing how many characters were having a bad day in the very first episode. Just about everyone had something to worry about. So, yeah, let the drama begin!
Oh! And I just have to say, the Dowager Countess' lines are the best! "Does it ever get cold up there on the moral high ground?" So funny! (Also, I was quite proud of myself for spotting Wickham from P&P '95. He was just a minor character, and I couldn't place him at first, but I finally figured it out. I knew I'd seen him before!)
Jeeves and Wooster
We're into the second season of this show now, and I must say it definitely measures up to what people have said of it. It's hilarious! Bertie's facial expressions! And Jeeves', too, for that matter! And all the ridiculous situations they find themselves in. For example, the scene we watched last night where Bertie and Jeeves go searching through Miss Stephanie's room in order to find Gussie's book, which she refuses to return to him. In the midst of their search, Miss Stephanie's vicious little dog jumps out from under the bedclothes, and before you know it Bertie's standing on the dresser and Jeeves...yes Jeeves!...that calm, proper, sophisticated gentleman...is sitting atop the wardrobe! It took us completely by surprise to see him in such a predicament. However, even in the midst of such a ludicrous situation Jeeves still manages to sit up straight and keep his dignity. (Dignity. Always dignity.) Yes, well. All that to say, I am very much enjoying this show. It's hilariously funny, and if you haven't seen it yet, I encourage you strongly to give it a try.
We've been watching this show sporadically for months. I must say, it's one of the silliest TV shows I've ever seen. The humor might be called "cheesy," but it's delivered in such an extremely funny way that the corniness of it only makes it all the more hilarious! It's probably one of the few shows that can get away with using the same punch lines over and over again and still make you laugh every time. It's hilarious, and fun, and...did I mention hilarious? "Don't tell me I'm using the word hilarious too much. " "You're using the word hilarious too much." "I ASKED you not to tell me that." (Sorry, you'd have to see it to appreciate that quote, because the tone of voice is everything, and grr...I can't write a tone of voice in a blog post.)
Have you seen any of these shows?
What do you think of them?
Did I use the word hilarious too much?
Oh! And am I, by any chance, asking too many questions?
Yes! You are!
"Sorry about that." (In a Maxwell Smart voice.)