What I watched: Bloodlands, which had “whoa, no way” moment mid-way through season one, which completely changed the viewer perspective. Our protagonist has a Bosch-esque personal style, a Luther-esque moral ambiguity, and a whole lot of baggage.
As per Acorn TV “In the gripping thriller Bloodlands from Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Bodyguard), veteran detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt) connects a criminal’s car pulled from the sea to a notorious series of disappearances-including his own wife’s 20 years earlier. Brannick begins an obsessive campaign to unmask a possible assassin, code-named Goliath, in a case that evokes Northern Ireland’s dark past.” But that is not the “whoa” thing.
There will be a season two, hooray! Here are a few trailers/clips:
What I read:
Gated Prey by Lee Goldberg, a bit of a hard-boiled police procedural, but with a female LA County Detective. Eve Ronion contends with active cases, the dregs of a nasty police gang, and a ton of resentment against her success. This is book three in the series, it is worth catching up with the first two.
I also read Fool’s Gold: a 1920s historical fantasy romance (Mysterious Powers Book 4) by Celia Lake. This lady’s writing is my jam, and she “spends her days as a librarian in the Boston metro area, and her nights and weekends at home happily writing, reading, and researching.” It shows. This book in particular reflects an enjoyable amount of knowledge and detail about paints, pigments, galls, art styles, and forgery. Plus, dragons.
What I listened to this week: Bodi Bill – What If; RIVER – Inappropriate; and Brothers of Santa Claus – Figure It Out.
So, darling DeadSplinterites, what’s up with you? What have you watched, read, or listened to? Have you actually had some fun? What is going on in your world? Please check in, tell us how you are, and share what you are up to!