As I mentioned over here, I’m recovery from a little surgery. Which means I’ve been watching a bit of TV the last couple of days.
Every so often, I think it’s good for us to experience the other persons struggles. Jordan has gotten a taste of mine the past four days. I think taking the kids all by himself to the DMV, grocery shopping, and the pharmacy give a fairly accurate idea of what it’s like.
But anyway, I thought I’d share some of my binge watching in case you’re looking for something to watch.
Far from the Madding Crowd
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I checked this period drama out from the library. The scenery and music are just stunning (watch the trailer here). I’d say it’s a bit like Poldark mixed with some Jane Austin. It’s about an independent woman who inherits a farm and then goes through life trying to decide between these three men.
I got a little frustrated with her that she didn’t just jump at the chance with Gabriel Oak, but I guess there wouldn’t have been a story there. He’s just such a good man, clearly the most attractive and the best choice. But I digress…
Jordan and I kept trying to figure out who had to die so she’d get it right. Vedy, vedy entertaining.
The Painted Veil
This one popped up on Netflix and it was very well done. It’s about this woman who marries a bacterial scientist in the 1940’s (?). He was in love with her, but she was just looking for a way out. They move from England to China and it follows their story through a cholera outbreak. But you can watch the trailer here.
Jordan came in half way through and got sucked in without knowing the full story. It was really well done and actually pretty Catholic in the view of marriage being upheld. But the ending, oh the ending…why? *sigh*.
Meet Joe Black
This one had several stars on Netflix, so I thought I’d give it a try. It’s got Brad Pitt, how bad could it be? It drew me in and I needed to finish it but I had so many questions.
The logistics weren’t very believable, especially the very ending. How did Susan know her father had died? Does Joe actually know what’s been happening the last few days/weeks or does he have a memory laps? So many questions!
The Catholicism Series
Our library finally got this one in and we checked it out. It’s been on Jordan’s wish list forever and a day, but with a $80 price tag, I couldn’t justify it.
It’s several disks going deeper into the Catholic faith and it’s been very enlightening. We’ve also enjoyed all the places he visits, especially seeing the ones we’ve been to.
A Dollar a Day
If you’re feeling discontent with what you have right now, this is a good one to watch. We were feeling a little frustrated with our current situation and this brought about a whole new light.
A Dollar a Day is on Netflix and it’s about these four college guys who travel to Guatemala for a summer. They wanted to see what it was like living on a dollar a day, like the majority of the population there does.
It was fascinating to get an inside look at poverty over there. I couldn’t help but notice how generous and genuinely happy the people were over there, even without a lot of material things.
Have you watched anything good lately? I’d love more suggestions.
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