What I Watched Last Night: NBC’s The Slap

I do not normally have high expectations for the NBC network. The promo for their event series (“event series” is a story all in itself), The Slap, did nothing to change this. Read More What I Watched Last Night: NBC’s The Slap

What I Watched Last Night: The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

Ever since Comedy Central announced that Larry Wilmore would be taking over Stephen Colbert’s timeslot after The Daily Show, I’ve been super excited to see how it would turn out. After all, the other TDS alums who have branched out to do their own shows have done very well; The Colbert Report was freaking hilarious and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is absolutely brilliant. Will The Nightly Show live up to our expectations?

Y’all, I was cracking up before we even got to the show’s opening credits and had tears streaming down my face by the first commercial. And then it got even better. Read More What I Watched Last Night: The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

What I Watched Last Night: Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley premiered Sunday night on HBO after that other show, with the dragons, boobs, and murder plots.  Read More What I Watched Last Night: Silicon Valley

What I Watched Last Night: Albatross (2011)

Hello, Persephoneers! I have a perfect movie for you if you want something light and sentimental with just a dash of substance. It’s the film Albatross, released in 2011, and stars Jessica Brown Findlay, Felicity Jones, Sebastian Koch, and Julia Ormond. The film was directed by Niall MacCormick and the script was written by Tamzin Rafn, who based the story on some of the experiences she had as a teenager. Read More What I Watched Last Night: Albatross (2011)

What I Watched Last Night: Garrow’s Law, Episodes 1 and 2

So Netflix screwed up and didn’t send me the Hitchcock version of The Lodger, but something else that was on my queue instead. Garrow’s Law is a 2009-2012 BBC period drama based on the life of real barrister William Garrow. It stars Andrew Buchan, Lyndsey Marshall, Rupert Graves, and Alun Armstrong. Read More What I Watched Last Night: Garrow’s Law, Episodes 1 and 2

What I Watched Last Night: The Four Musketeers (2005)

We all have certain types of stories we like to see every movie version of, right? As of right now, my thing is to watch different versions of Alexandre Dumas père’s The Three Musketeers, of which there are countless film versions. Netflix has a whole slew of them, some of which are available on Instant, but this one, starring Emmanuelle Béart as Lady de Winter and Vincent Elbaz, was on DVD. The title in English is The Four Musketeers, but the original French one was D’Artagnan et les trois mosquetaires. Read More What I Watched Last Night: The Four Musketeers (2005)

What I Watched Last Night: The Rose of Versailles, Episode One, Oscar, The Destiny of a Rose

So Bastille Day occurred this weekend, and with all of the terrible news that came out, I decided to celebrate July 14 with a rewatch of the first few episodes of the anime The Rose of Versailles, which has only recently been released on DVD.

Read More What I Watched Last Night: The Rose of Versailles, Episode One, Oscar, The Destiny of a Rose