I was supposed to write this post last week, because Entertainment Christmas started last week with The Hunger Games and Mad Men and continues this week with Game of Thrones and The Killing. A cornucopia of awesomeness! (not like the cornucopia in The Hunger Games which is not such a great place).
I loved The Hunger Games. I read all three books (finished the last on on my way home from Bali) and loved them. It was long, but I was not bored for one minute. I was holding back tears on multiple occasions, even though I knew exactly what was going to happen. I am not going to explain what it was about. You can find that everywhere else on the web. The only negative for me, was that I was hoping the movie would be more visually appealing. I was expecting the capitol to more like Wonderland or Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. This is a fantasy world with the imaginative “area” full of bizzarre manufactured creatures but it did not feel magical. I guess now that I think about it, the arena is a horrible place and when the kids are there, they are not in awe. The movie definitely focuses more on the people elements (I am sure that is not the right phrase) and I guess that is what the book is about too. Anyway, loved it. If you have not read the books, not sure what you would think of the movie.
The long awaited Mad Men premiere, was equally awesome. Don Draper is still a mess, just married to a younger woman who is more sexually “revolutionized” which will distract them only so long from how messed up he is. The office antics continue and I can’t wait to see what happens to all of the characters this season. The only thing that stinks is that I have so many awesome shows to watch, I am not sure which to pick on Sunday nights!
I am also really liking House of Lies on Showtime (also on Sunday nights). The crazy consultants are a very exaggerated version of what I lived for many years. I assure you, it is NOT all that glamorous to fly around every week and work long hours. There is not that much partying (or sex) and first class only happens when you get an upgrade in this economy. I will watch Don Cheadle to anything and Kirsten Bell is SO good in this (love her wardrobe). It is apparently, the highest rated comedy on Showtime, ever. (Which means higher than Californication and Weeds). Interesting.
So tomorrow we get Game of Thrones and The Killing back! I keep thinking about reading Game of Thrones but someone told me not too if I have watched the show, so I haven’t. Can’t wait to see what’s up with Khaleesi and those little dragons, the horrible spawn of the incestuous couple, and the Golden Globe winning Peter Dinklage who refused to play elves and oompa loopas and kicks ass. And who did kill Rosie? I am guessing NOT that cute Billy Campbell and that I won’t find out any time soon.