This afternoon I think it would be fun to delve into what I've been watching lately and what I think you should watch too! I find that with my lazy days of summer coming to a close, it has just been wonderful to sit back and kick up my feet for a bit. After all, University is extraordinarily time consuming. I know that my favorite movies and shows will soon take the back burner as I focus on my studies and other activities.
What's up first on the list?
The War Bride (2001)
This movie looks at the life of a British woman who finds herself caught up in a romance during World War 2. I don't want to spoil too much, but I will tell you that the majority of the film chronicles the woman's life in Canada waiting for her husband to return from Europe. I found this movie particularly interesting because the topic itself was different from the usual World War 2 flicks that I stumble across. Romance in movies is not uncommon, but I had never watched a movie that detailed a woman's growth and adaptation in a foreign country while waiting for her husband. To be honest, I never really thought about women having to relocate in masses to their husbands' home countries (so many quick marriages took place during the War). For me, it's hard to even imagine making such a drastic change in such a short span of time. I highly recommend giving it a watch if you find yourself with some spare time.
Foyle's War (2002-2015)
This is one of the best television shows to grace television. For hours this past year, I found myself engrossed in the complex mysteries presented every episode. The series takes place during World War 2 and part of the Cold War, and every episode there is a new mystery that has to be solved. Sometimes it's a murder; sometimes it's just petty theft. But it's always well-acted and extremely believable. I could go on for hours and hours about how remarkable the show is, but I think it would be far better if you guys just watched it yourselves. When it ended this past year, I cried. I will openly admit that I am still in denial about the whole thing. That's how good the show is. If you haven't seen it, watch it right away! And if you have seen it, it never hurts to re-watch an episode or two!
Switching genres completely, I thought I'd discuss one of the newer television shows that is out. I know, it's surprising to see me talk about a show based in modern day, but this show is too relevant to not discuss. Mr. Robot takes on the modern day problem of money and wealth distribution. A lot of its themes cover modern day corruption, and the main character (Elliott) and a group of hackers decide that it is time to do something about these issues. Even if this sounds like it might not be your thing, I urge you to at least give it a chance. The central actor, Rami Malek, is absolutely brilliant in addition to an outstanding supporting cast. Plus, it has a 9.1/10 on IMDB. So why not give it a shot?
That's all for today, folks. Thanks for reading, and cheers!