February seems to have been a very short month, thankfully, but the ongoing lockdown has meant that I’ve continued to binge-watch shows from multiple streaming services.
What have I watched this month?
NCIS Season 1-4 (Currently Watching)
There was a time when I would be found in front of the box every Friday and wouldn’t dare miss an episode of NCIS. Over the years they retained their charm and even rewatching them all these years later, I still enjoy them.
Les Miserables – The Movie
The night I ended up watching this, I was actually looking for The Greatest Showman (which I still haven’t watched). Everyone knows the story of Les Mis. Set in 19th century France, it is full of despair, romance, and revolution. And it has some great songs.
The Ninth Gate
The Ninth Gate is a Polanski special with Johnny Depp as the lead and an interesting premise. It’s not one of my favourite films directed by Roman Polanski (The Pianist anyone?) nor is it my favourite starring Depp, it was still worthy of a watch.
This was a ‘maybe I will’ kind of watch but only because I had no idea what else to watch. It pleasantly surprised me, about a priest who practises exorcisms and follows a demon through several.
White House Farm
Thanks to Netflix suggestions, I found White House Farm and it was a damn good watch. I enjoy series based on real crimes and this one was no exception. I even went and took a look at what really happened.
Homeland Series 1-3 (Currently Watching)
There’s often no logic regarding anything I’ll watch and this more than meets that requirement. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it, but now I’m most of the way through the third series and hooked. Oops.
I seemed to miss the hype on this one and, while I enjoyed it, I still feel it could have been so much more. That being said Ralph Fiennes played the part of Mr Brown admirably and it was a good watch.
I remember watching Beaches for the first time in the mid-90s and falling in love with the terrific character that was Cece and the unlikely friendship between her and Hilary. Even now, two decades on it still brings tears to my eyes.