What I Watched: The two seasons of Striking Out, from 2017-2019, an Irish drama about poor choices, conspiracies, and the law. I would have watched another season, but it was two and done.
According to the New York Times:
It’s all very predictable, and predictably well-acted. It’s also fairly appealing, if you like the idea of a legal soap opera done like a restrained British rom-com. Or if you like the travelogue style of drama that includes lots of slow-motion nighttime helicopter shots of dramatic riverside skylines and daytime scenes set in front of public- art installations.
What I Read: The Vampire of Montana (Agents of the Royal States Book 1) by Susan Copperfield. This is a pseudonym for author R. J. Blain, and it is written in her distinctive over-the-top sarcastic style. It is a fluffy read, just what my tired brain needed. Here is the Amazon blurb:
As a member of the RPS, Daphne Niell, also known as the Vampire of Montana, lives to serve. On a good day, she hunts terrorists and eliminates them before they can strike. On a bad one, His Royal Majesty of Montana, also known as her twerp of a cousin, sends her overseas to play nice with foreign monarchs. Upon landing in Spain, the Vampire of Montana learns she’s been played, and her first job involves securing the life and liberty of everyone in a busy airport. To do her job, she needs more than just an excuse: she needs a partner. Selecting a tall, dark, and handsome stranger from the ticketing line to become an unwitting accomplice in her plans isn’t her style, but desperate times call for drastic measures. What she doesn’t know might kill them both and forever change the course of the Royal States and the world.
What I Listened To: Isaac Gracie – The Man Who Flew Into Space; Bay Ledges – Walk Away; and Matt Corby – Big Smoke.
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