Entertainment-recently-consumed part two.
Some films on DVD. Loved Harold & Maude (highly recommend – but big trigger warning for suicide). Enjoyed The artist, Watching the detectives, ParaNorman, Addams family values.We also watched the ‘making of’ feature on the DVD of Spirited away, which was interesting.
Television-wise we watched season one of Elementary (yay, lovely, can’t wait for season two to be available) and have just started on The musketeers (quite enjoyable so far).
We went to a local art gallery to see a great kind of art film thing(?) called Eleanor where Ruth Wilson plays three different characters in three parallel stories written by contemporary playwrights based on three pre-existing poems… or something… I don’t know, it was good. And, without spoilering, it has elements that I think a lot of you would like.
And we also went to see the closing night of Ordinary days, the first production at a new venue called the London Theatre Workshop Fulham. A friend of Cinema Rolls and Radioforte was in it and was really good, as actually was the whole cast. It’s a sweet little musical about four youngish people in New York, by someone called Adam Gwon who I hadn’t heard of but is apparently up-and-coming in musicals. Audra McDonald recorded one of the songs from this show apparently? One of the things I liked was that although it was basically about two two-person relationships neither of them was the two-people-meet-and-fall-in-love story, which is pretty well covered in fiction. One was about strangers becoming friends, and the other was about people already in a relationship and trying to figure out where their relationship goes next.
Games: played Lilly looking through, which is charming and pretty and has a nice original gameplay gimmick that’s clever without being ‘ooo look it’s so clever’ and creates a mental challenge without being completely counter-intuitive. (Basically the gimmick is that you get a pair of goggles and when you put them on you go into the past but stay in the same physical location, and you can solve some of the puzzles by doing things in the past that change the physical environment in the present.) A couple of puzzles were quite difficult but only one was the annoying ‘I’ve solved this by just clicking everything in every combination but I still don’t understand why that was the answer’ kind.
Also played The inner world. Okay, has nice moments, but not amazing. And a lot of the puzzles are not very intuitive at all, which doesn’t make the game impossible because there’s a good hint system but it’s still kind of annoying to feel like there was no reasonable way you could have guessed the answer.
And yeah, I think that’s everything. Oh and I discovered Chaos life because one of you (I forget who it was) reblogged an episode and I enjoyed reading the archive, so thanks for that, whoever-it-was!
I think that’s all. It seems like plenty anyway.