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What I’m Watching, Reading and Recommending!

OUTLANDER on Starz.  This TV show is an excellent adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s  internationally best-selling series of novels. Set in Scotland, the first season follows a modern-day woman who inexplicably travels in time to that country’s violent past in the 1700s.  Lots of Men in Kilts, sword play, and beautiful Highland scenery. But, it’s the characters that keep you enthralled. Very Adult-themed Romance Science Fiction Historical Fantasy. Ron Moore (Battlestar Galactica) executive produces.

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LA LA LAND stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in Damien Chazelle’s (Whiplash) charming ode to young romance in Los Angeles.  Wistful. Charming. Fun.

A lock for a Best Picture Oscar nom.

Check out the soundtrack : Various Artists – “LA LA LAND”

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PRINCE LESTAT and the REALMS of ATLANTIS

Anne Rice’s latest in her popular Vampire Chronicles series catches up with Lestat, Louis, Marius and Co. as they wrestle with the consequences of Lestat becoming The Prince.

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HARRY POTTER and the CURSED CHILD

Okay, it’s not a book, but rather, the script to a 2-part Play. And yet, it reads just as easily as one of Rowling’s books in the Potter franchise.  Here, we catch up with Harry’s son Albus and his best friend Scorpius Malfoy when they get a hold of a TimeTurner to disastrous results. Enjoying a sold-out run in London’s West End but not heading to Broadway until spring of 2018.

CITIZENFOUR

CITIZENFOUR. Chilling. Humanizing.

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READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline.

Hands down, my favorite book of the last five years.

Cline presents the future of Entertainment and how we consume it, but also, how Entertainment will consume Us. Plus, some cool ’80s trivia.

BLUNT TALK

BLUNT TALK on Starz.  The second episode had me in stitches!  Cancelled after two seasons.  Pity.  Great role for Patrick Stewart to show his comedy chops.

Wickedly good Historical Fantasy. Shoots in Wales. Season 2 DVD arrives March 3rd!

Wickedly good Historical Fantasy.

Sherlock! on PBS with Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman...So, so Good.

Sherlock! on PBS with Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman…So, so Good. Series Four to premiere Jan. 1st 2017.  Could be the last for a while. Stream the entire series at PBS.org

 

Wonderful story of a very real, flawed person and how she deals with Grief.

Wonderful story of a very real, flawed person and how she deals with Grief.

Part One of a Trilogy (natch). Enjoyed it (as did George R.R. Martin)

Part One of a Trilogy (natch). Enjoyed it (as did George R.R. Martin)

 

AquaMan in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice...March 25, 2016

AquaMan: The Movie doesn’t premiere until 2018 but he will appear in Justice League.

Series To Binge Watch:

  • Another Period (Comedy Central)

ANOTHER PERIOD

  • Black Mirror (BBC America)

 

  • Orphan Black (BBC America)

ORPHAN BLACK

 

  • Penny Dreadful (Showtime)

A continually surprising Horror series with new takes on Dracula, Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, The Wolfman, et al. Binge-watch all three seasons which were written by John Logan (SPECTRE, Skyfall). With Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton.

PENNY DREADFUL

  • Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon)

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  • Hamilton:  The Documentary (PBS.org)

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