What I watched: Hinterland, a police drama set in Wales, and a very, very sad show. There are three seasons to it, and it is worth your time. The lead character makes all the bad decisions, is rightfully depressed, and just can’t catch a break. There are an inordinate number of murders, dead and/or abused children, endemic poverty, and gray, bleak cinematography. It is a moody thing, and apparently some folks here at DeadSplinter think that the countryside looks beautiful…but I find it to be dark and stony and stormy and forbidding. Here’s a clip:
What I read: I read book four in Jennifer Ashley’s Below the Stairs series. She writes a good mystery and focuses on food because the heroine is a cook in service to the rich in Victorian England. I loved reading about the daily effort to provide multi-course meals and feed the staff.
I also read Murder on Wall Street, book 24 in the Gaslight Mystery Series by Victoria Thompson, set across the ocean in Victorian New York City. This series is worth digging into from the beginning. There is the random not-great book, but the most recent one was stellar. I especially liked the pronouncements of wise men, stating that the motor car fad would quickly pass, especially as the cars went so very fast at ten miles per hour. It has excellent immersive world building.
What I listened to this week: Ran Nir’s LFNT band, Parading Shoes; Sean Christopher, Indigo Blue; and Charles Bradley, Lucifer.
So, darling DeadSplinterites, are you doing okay? Hanging in there? What have you watched, read, or listened to? Do you have any plans for the weekend? Please stop in, dearest ones, and keep us all up to date!