Here's a quick recap of what I've been watching and reading.
Game of Thrones (based on books by George R.R. Martin)
An epic fantasy tale on HBO. Phwoar! This was fast, furious and action packed. The prose is so hauntingly beautiful but it's a bit dark and depressing. Everyone you root for ends up dying, but if you can stomach all the violence and gore, this series is definitely worth watching! Rated R
The Borgias on Showtime.
I just started watching this series, and so far it is devilishly deviant. Jeremy Irons plays Borgia, the Spanish cardinal who became Pope Alexander VI. Showtime calls it ~ “One of the most remarkable and legendary families in history – inspiring Machiavelli’s The Prince and Mario Puzo’s The Godfather.” Rated R.
The Tudors. I loved this series on Showtime and since it's on Netflix, I'm finally caught up on all the episodes. It's a sumptuous drama of love, lust and rebellion. And Henry Cavill who plays the Duke of Suffolk *sigh* he's dreamy. But after finishing this series, I think I've seen one too many beheadings! Rated R.
Movie: Red Riding Hood
Just rented this from Red Box and plan on watching it tonight. From what I've read, it's a horror-tinged romance directed by Catherine Hardwicke (she directed the first Twilight). Anyone seen this, if so what are your thoughts? I've often wondered why it's called Red Riding Hood, when she doesn't do any "riding" at all.
I'm simply obsessed with The Tudors and nobody does the Tudors better than Philippa Gregory (The Other Boleyn Girl).
Got this book for my kids: