Saturday, December 28, 2013

Belated Merry Christmas!

Other than the fact that I haven't written in about 15 days, I haven't really anything to report personally. Christmas was lovely, despite being on call for crisis assessments on Christmas Day, which kind of made me want the day to go by fast. Work has been going well, and I am less stressed than I was before, which is making my life far less.......stressful. I finished the Bates Motel which had an interesting ending, and not a bad ending overall. Definitely shows what a bad mother-son relationship can end up like. Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Verag Farmiga as Norma Bates both play their parts so exquisitely, perfectly well; almost creepily well done. Not for everyone, but definitely worth watching, and I am curious to see how they progress the series and then connect it to the film that Alfred Hitchcock made. I also started this new series called The Newsroom which stars Jeff Daniels, who so far is the part of the entire series (at least of the 2 episodes that I have seen). He is charismatic and speaks his mind and makes sense doing it, which may have to do with the fact that Aaron Sorkin wrote and created the series. That man is perhaps the best writer in all of Hollywood right now, aside from Christopher Nolan. He has a way of developing characters that is well done, but more so is his talent to write powerful, and moving language that is clever, witty, humorous, and stirring. The show also stars Emily Mortimer, Dev Patel, Alison Pill, and Sam Waterson who fits his character like a glove, and it is very different than his character on Law & Order. The show is about a group of people who set out to make good news that reports the facts and tries not to gain popularity by pandering to the gossip, often simpleminded audience that pines for pop-news. So far I like where the show is going, but things can always take a negative turn mid-season. 3 days left of 2013. Wow, I still cannot believe this year has gone by so quickly, and so much has really happened in this year. You'd think that I'd have more to say after such a long absence, but words seem to be fleeting for me. So I shall say good night and good luck.

Opening Scene for The Newsroom (this is an awesome scene)

Worthy is the Lamb by Georg Frederic Handel
(I was supposed to put this as the last song for my 25 Days of Christmas songs, but it didn't work out that way, so here it is. It kind of works as an end of the year song pretty well too.)

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