A series of picoreviews for things I’ve watched on streaming lately:
The Old Guard: Loved it. Want more. Fave bit: not the Romantic Speech scene, but its aftermath when it cuts back to them. Although the speech itself, and those characters, are wonderful. Solid movie, will watch again v. soon.
Warrior Nun: The pacing of the first 3-4 episodes is *terrible*. I feel as if they expected 6 episodes & got 10 and had to Fill The Time. But it evened out, and by the end I definitely wanted more.
My Spy: This was cute and sometimes very, very funny. The little girl, Chloe Coleman, is absolutely stellar.
The Lake House: I’d refused to watch this on the basis that it looked like A Crying Movie, but a friend who is a huge Keanu Reeves fan, INSISTED I had to watch it. So I asked here on Twitter if it was going to destroy me, and was told it would be ok, then read the synopsis on Wiki to be sure, so, ok, I’m watching it.
At about 15 minutes in, Ted blurted a total Princess-Bride-style, “JESUS, GRANDPA! What did you read this thing to me for?!” so I had to pause it and explain what was going to happen and then he was dubious but like ‘okay’ and he spent the rest of the movie giving me these suspicious ‘Jesus, Grandpa!’ looks, but it did turn out okay in the end and I liked it. Even if the timey wimey was super wibbly wobbly. :)
I have not yet watched Hamilton.
all right FINE after attempting EVERY POSSIBLE LEGAL METHOD & (let’s be honest) a couple of quasi-legal methods of streaming Leverage, i have BOUGHT NOT ONLY THE DVDS BUT ALSO A PORTABLE DVD/BLU-RAY PLAYER SO I CAN WATCH IT WHILE USING THE EXERCISE CYCLE, GOD DAMN IT
i feel that this is SOMEWHAT OVER THE TOP and should not have been A NECESSARY STEP for watching 12 YEAR OLD TV in THIS THE YEAR OF OUR LORD TWO THOUSAND TWENTY
i also bought The Librarians and Alias for good measure because IN FOR A LAMB, LADS, IN FOR A FRIGGIN LAMB
otoh the portable dvd/blu-ray player does open up our entire catalog of TV On DVD to watch, which means i might actually get around to watching the entire series of X-Files that I bought before streaming was really a thing, & it won’t pause while waiting for our network to work. and in fact, if i can hack it to watch our american DVDs i might even re-watch Highlander. SO THERE.
(i have entire seasons’ worth of Supernatural tweets to turn into a blog post, maybe, but also…maybe not… :))
ETA: in the time between starting to write this post and now (my computer froze up so I couldn’t post it), I’ve discovered that my old computer has a DVD player, so I’ve returned the dvd/blu-ray player & am using the computer, which has a much larger screen, to watch X-Files. Well. Two episodes, so far, anyway. :)
I’ve written a little Walker Papers/Supernatural crossover fic story for you, my readers, basically because you’re wonderful.
There are EPUB and MOBI versions of “Ghost Rider” available for download at my Patreon, or you can read it on mizkit.com. :)
It’s one thing for freshly-minted shaman Joanne Walker’s past to come back to haunt her…but when it comes back with a vendetta aimed at her beloved 1969 Mustang, Petite, all bets are off. But with the help of a couple of really tall, really cute FBI agents who definitely aren’t who they say they are, Joanne might solve this mystery before it hurts somebody else’s Baby….
The second book in my ridiculous gladiator shapeshifter paranormal romance series is out today! GLADIATOR CHEETAH link, for those of you who are all business! (Book one, GLADIATOR BEAR, is here. :))
For those who have read the book early: if you wanted to leave a review, that would be AMAZING. Generally, Amazon needs 50 reviews to start boosting books, & every 50 thereafter increases its visibility that much more.
He’ll make her heart race….
Shannon had her life planned out right up to the Olympic gold medal, but she never predicted the fall that ended her biathlete career. When a South African game reserve puts out a call for sharp-shooters to help guard their animals, Shannon leaves the wreck of her life behind in exchange for danger, excitement…and an unexpected chance at love…
Cheetah shifter Aeolis Savio is cautious about telling people the truth regarding his sanctuary: that it’s not only protects ordinary endangered species, but is also a refuge for shapeshifters whose gladiator ancestors once fought, and bonded with, the beasts of the Roman Colosseum. But when intelligent, brave Shannon Kavanaugh joins the park rangers, Aeolis must betray his secret in the first moments that they meet, in order to save a newborn from certain death.
But the natural circle of life isn’t all that threatens the sanctuary. Elite hunters who know that shifters exist are looking for their next big kill, and have their sights set on Aeolis’s refuge.
Can fated love hold the line against hard-hearted humanity? Find out in GLADIATOR CHEETAH!
Picoreview: Season 10 Supernatural: Honestly, I suspect I enjoyed this a great deal more after a 6 year hiatus than I would have if I’d continued watching it at the time. I’m watching the THEN/NOW recaps because it’s been years, and they’re generally helpful, and I spent all of April doing a more or less daily picoreview of the episode I watched on Twitter, so I’m just gonna drop that behind the cut for … the hell of it. :)