Star-Crossed…and TV in General

Star-Crossed (Television Show, 2014)

star crossedDrama | Sci-Fi | Teen
3 Stars
Lead Cast: Aimee Teegarden (Emery), Matt Lanter (Roman)

Synopsis:

“About an epic romance between a human girl and an alien boy when he and others of his kind are integrated into a suburban high school 10 years after they landed on Earth and were consigned to an internment camp.” -IMDB

Let’s face it, sometimes we watch a show simply because we secretly (or not so secretly if you please) enjoy watching attractive people…and yeah, for us ladies it’s often the extremely handsome bad boy with a good heart or whatever. And, well, that is what happened with Star-Crossed. Continue reading

Siege and Storm

Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo (2013)

siege and stormYA Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.  Continue reading

Hjørdis

Hjørdis (TV Mini-Series, 2015)

hjordisComedy | International
4 Stars
Lead Cast: Lise Baastrup (Hjørdis), Martin Brygmann (Gert), Ellen Hillingsø (Helle)

This is a Danish television mini-series about a school teacher named Hjørdis who, for the end of the school’s anti-bullying week, is putting together a performance with the students but then when the crown Princess Mary suddenly pops up on the guest list her plans go awry.  Continue reading

Translations

Translations by Brian Friel (1981)

translationsTheatre | Historical Drama
5-stars
Blurb:

“The action takes place in late August 1833 at a hedge-school in the townland of Baile Beag, an Irish-speaking community in County Donegal. In a nearby field camps a recently arrived detachment of the Royal Engineers, making the first Ordnance Survey. For the purposes of cartography, the local Gaelic place names have to be recorded and rendered into English. In examining the effects of Continue reading

Buried Child

Buried Child by Sam Shepard (1979)

buried childTheatre | Drama
1 Star
Blurb:

“A newly revised edition of an American classic, Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize winning Buried Child is as fierce and unforgettable as it was when it was first produced more than twenty-five years ago.

A scene of madness greets Vince and his girlfriend as they arrive at the squalid farmhouse of Vince’s hard-drinking grandparents, who seem to have no idea who he is Continue reading