Sometimes too many things going on is not a good thing, because then you forget things and then start to eliminate the unnecessary things in order to survive. This is how I have been finding myself lately, and I think I can blame it all on graduate school since that is the one variable that I have never had on top of everything else that I am currently doing. I have to give it up to people who are married with children that work full time and then do school full time; I could not do that as I can barely stay on top of what I am doing. Anyways. I haven't been watching much of the Olympics lately, but I hear good things for the USA, the Netherlands, and Norway. I finished watching season 1 of Homeland, and even though it was interesting and at times good, I do have to say that at the end of the season I was quite disappointed with the characters and the writing; oh so predictable, oh so boring, and all so annoying as well. I didn't really like any of them major characters, and now that I think about it, I didn't really care for any of the secondary characters either. Claire Danes plays a crazy, manic, bipolar CIA agent very well, but it gets old and hence boring after a while. And the plot honestly was not written very well, although they did have the long game in mind when they wrote it, so I suppose that was alright. Yeah, not a lot of good things to say about the show at this point, but I am proceeding to season 2 and perhaps it will improve. Resuming the Oscar countdown tonight we have Best Director: David O'Russell, Alfonso Cuaron, Alexander Payne, Steve McQueen, and Martin Scorsese. I think Steven McQueen will get it for 12 Years a Slave, but then again, he might not. I would like to see Alfonso Cuaron get it for Gravity, but then again David O'Russell might nab it for American Hustle. I think it is down to those three, but more the first two than the 3rd. It's hard to believe that February is almost half-way over. Well I hope that everyone has a lovely Valentines Day; enjoy all of the chocolate, flowers, and kisses that you receive.
David O'Russell on American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron on Gravity
Alexander Payne on Nebraska
Steve McQueen on 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese on The Wolf of Wall Street