I’ve had a lot on my mind, so very little on my blog lately. Lack of content doesn’t mean lack of activity. Stress squeezes shut the word flow, but I expect I’ll be back to my usual yackity self in a week, or so.
I started watching Once Upon a Time over the weekend, and am nearly finished with Season One. I love all things Ginnfer Goodwin, so this was going to be a win for me anyway, but I found myself surprisingly fond of Jennifer Morrison. I couldn’t stand her on House, and she really annoyed me on How I Met Your Mother, so I wasn’t expecting to like her here. In fact, she’s what kept me from watching the show sooner. This character suits her well, and I find myself thinking that she’s really a great actor.
Claire Danes is another who has never impressed me much, but whose acting has won me over on Homeland. I’ve liked Damian Lewis for a long time, so watching him wasn’t going to be an issue, and I will never turn down Inigo Montoya. I expected to be eye-rolly and full of haterade for Danes. Nope. I have been so delighted by her acting that I want to invent awards just so she can win them.
Downton Abbey has been bleak this season, and I am so sick of the Bates/Anna storyline that I’d like to see the Spanish Flu come through again and put them out of my misery. Bryan feels the same way about the Gillian/Cathouse storyline on Boardwalk Empire, which is making me very uncomfortable this go around. I don’t like Nucky-the-Gangster. I like Nucky-the-Conflicted-Nearly-Gangster. I do like Margaret, but since I ship Nucky/Margaret, I am unhappy at their state of affairs.
When is Rome coming back on? I could use some Jeremy Irons mugging.