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Life has been so busy that I haven’t had much time to watch television these days. Needless to say, it’s taken me a few months to write a recap posts of what I’ve been watching movie and television-wise lately.
I quickly picked this movie at Redbox, since I was in a hurry. It seemed like something that Andy and I would both find interesting. Boy, was I bamboozled big time! It is an entirely predictable love story between an American nurse and Ottoman military officer. Scenes of the movie seemed like they were ripped-off from Titanic and Pearl Harbor (fitting, because Josh Harnett from Pearl Harbor is in this movie.) The “epic battle scenes” that the movie claims to have are non-existent. The plot was so confusing that Andy and I literally spent the entire movie asking each other “What does this mean?” “What is happening?” And probably the worse thing of all, something I didn’t learn until after we watched the movie, is that supposedly (if the rumors are true) The Ottoman Lieutenant is a Turkish-funded propaganda movie created in a counterargument that denies the Armenian genocide took place, and is meant to confuse the average moviegoer with similarities between it and The Promise (which were released a month apart.) I don’t usually state this in my book or tv/movie reviews, but I’m going to state it here: 100% waste of time. Do not watch.
I watched this on my sick day from work (when I was injured due to an accident with Lily) and it was so entertaining. I remember watching Emily Osment on Hannah Montana, so I can almost relate to Emily’s character in a way. The second half of Season 5 doesn’t air until sometime this year, and I can’t wait to watch those episodes!
Let me preface this by saying: I am not a Star Wars fan. Repeat: I am not a Star Wars fan. I am just the wife of a Star Wars nerd 😉 Andy and I went to the LDX theater to see this on opening weekend. Unfortunately, our movie showing was a 10pm showing, which meant I almost fell asleep. This movie felt about 45 minutes too long and I was confused for
a good portion most of it. Now, for Andy’s opinion: the first 45 minutes felt slow, and then the plot picked up. Andy also started going into the details of it, but again…. I was lost.
This show is totally my guilty pleasure when Andy is at work. (I may have been inspired by so many episodes of Heartland when I picked horseback riding in the Badlands as our “splurge” activity for our South Dakota trip.) I love how entertaining the plot of this show is, without the smut that is found in so many shows today. I finished Season 9 and am now just waiting for Season 10 to be on Netflix. This show is filmed in Canada, and it really makes me want to visit Alberta, Canada someday!
Andy and I watched this show together, and I love it! I am so Leslie Knope. Sometimes, it was tough watching this, because I don’t have an “Ann Perkins” in my life. We finished watching the series right before Christmas, and as much as I love Parks and Rec, I did not like Season 7 at all.
This is a 1985 miniseries based on John Jakes’ trilogy of Civil War books with a look at how the War Between the States affected families on both sides. I first watched it in middle school social studies class (we had a Civil War day where the men re-enacted a Civil War battle and the ladies dressed up in ball gowns and learned to waltz…. #OnlyIntheSouth) and absolutely loved it! I was so obsessed with this series I have watched the miniseries and read the trilogy multiples times– no small feat, since each book is around 800 pages long! I introduced this to Andy as our next television show and even he enjoyed it. Andy watched it for the historical military aspect; I watched it for the cute guys… Patrick Swayze and Parker Stevenson 😉
What movies and TV shows are you watching lately?