Busy day today, so I’ll just share a few of the shows (and a movie) that are (and are not) getting us through the COVID-19 sheltering-in-place.*
Last Tango in Halifax: A sweet story but with some grit. It doesn’t get high marks by way of stars, but I like it.
Self Made: The story of the first self-made African American woman millionaire.
The English Game: A clash of class in the history of soccer’s evolution from just a gentleman’s game to the people’s sport.
Peaky Blinders: We’re stalled in the third season, because it’s just more of the same violence, so we’re taking a break from it. But I’ll be back to finish it.
Tiger King: I watched one episode. I don’t need to see more.
Outlander: Yes, I (not the hubs) watch it, although I’m not as engaged as when I binged the first couple seasons.
Red Joan: An 80-something year old British woman gets arrested for treason. Based on a true story.
Ozark: A twisted story set in a place where I used to spend my summers. I was young then, but I don’t recall rumors of a drug cartel laundering money around them parts. And there weren’t any riverboat casinos on the lake. It’s a dark story and embarrassingly engaging. If the characters of Peaky Blinders could show a little bit of redemption in the way Marty and Wendy do, I think we’d see it through the way we do Ozark.
Dickinson: Love, love, love. A new series (that I heard got picked up for its second season) about the great Emily Dickinson.
Now, it’s your turn. What do you recommend? Feel free to disagree with my comments, too.
In Hawaii, we barely moved the needle by four for a new total of 584 cases. Remember, one data point does not make a trend. We have a .7 percent mortality rate in Hawaii, the second lowest in the country, although Governor Ige is hinting that the April 30 stay-home order is likely to be extended. On Kauai, holding at 21.
Be well. Be sane.
*This is in addition to the replays of old sporting events and car refurbishing shows that my husband has watched.