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DeeInNeed78 42F
464 posts
9/5/2020 7:20 am
Highly Recommended


So the nights are drawing in, the damn virus is still circulating and ruining any thoughts of a normal life still so how to pass those winter nights?

Anyone got any recommendations...a book, a tv series, a film, an album?

It might be something well known that I never got round to...for example everyone raves about Game of Thrones...nope never seen a minute of it...I've never read a Charles Dickens book...nope...I've never listened to an opera...nope...never seen one of those superhero movies that are so huge...Avengers or whatever they are called...nope never.

Maybe it's a little known gem that you have discovered and would share with us all?

I'll kick things off with a subtitled Mexican tv series on Netflix, a thriller called Dark Desire...never been one for subtitled films or tv series but I'm hooked.

DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
9/5/2020 7:29 am

So what is your recommendation for us all?


1bighammer1000 55M
3612 posts
9/5/2020 9:08 am

I was reading a western horseman magazine once and saw a painting a gal done and it blowed me away, I would of bet a hundred dollars it was a photo. I told myself I wanted to paint but in reality I could barely draw a stick figure. I taught myself to draw, I still haven't got around to painting, and I am not fast, a portrait of just a face will take me about twenty hours. I get started drawing and 4-5 has passed before I know it. I get a good sense of accomplishment from it also.

Anything worth doing is worth doing right


mc_justmc 60M  
6716 posts
9/5/2020 10:39 am

Definitely Game of Thrones, you'll be hooked after a few episodes.


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
9/5/2020 10:51 am

    Quoting 1bighammer1000:
    I was reading a western horseman magazine once and saw a painting a gal done and it blowed me away, I would of bet a hundred dollars it was a photo. I told myself I wanted to paint but in reality I could barely draw a stick figure. I taught myself to draw, I still haven't got around to painting, and I am not fast, a portrait of just a face will take me about twenty hours. I get started drawing and 4-5 has passed before I know it. I get a good sense of accomplishment from it also.
Wow 1big stick with it...I must admit painting is something I have thought about and would love to do...but I can't do the stick figure


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
9/5/2020 10:52 am

    Quoting  :

Lol what do you suggest?


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
9/5/2020 10:53 am

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    Definitely Game of Thrones, you'll be hooked after a few episodes.
Hmmm I must admit I'm not a dragons and suchlike person but I'll take your advice and give it a go


XHamburgDave 77M  
10315 posts
9/5/2020 1:38 pm

If you are able to switch off reality, and just enjoy some very funny books. I would recommend the Discworld Series written by Terry Pratchett

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justaguyinalaska 54M  
783 posts
9/6/2020 12:17 am

Two video suggestions that are lighthearted but also compelling:

"Mozart in the Jungle" - a contemporary dramedy set in a fictional New York City symphony (loosely modeled on NY Philharmonic). The heroine is pursuing a *chair* in the orchestra while living la vida loca in one of the world's great cities. Funny, well-scripted, superbly acted and a sweet look at the mania behind the scenes of a modern fine arts community.

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" - Also set in New York City, but in 1958. The heroine is a smart-aleck *Jewish American Princess* who impulsively (okay, alcohol was involved) becomes a stand-up comic. The real star is the team that designs the costumes....stylish and over-the-top!

Both on Amazon Prime and guaranteed to exhort laughs at a time they are in short supply.

Enjoy


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
9/6/2020 4:57 am

    Quoting XHamburgDave:
    If you are able to switch off reality, and just enjoy some very funny books. I would recommend the Discworld Series written by Terry Pratchett

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Thanks X...haven't done the books but they have been dramatised on TV


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
9/6/2020 4:59 am

    Quoting justaguyinalaska:
    Two video suggestions that are lighthearted but also compelling:

    "Mozart in the Jungle" - a contemporary dramedy set in a fictional New York City symphony (loosely modeled on NY Philharmonic). The heroine is pursuing a *chair* in the orchestra while living la vida loca in one of the world's great cities. Funny, well-scripted, superbly acted and a sweet look at the mania behind the scenes of a modern fine arts community.

    "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" - Also set in New York City, but in 1958. The heroine is a smart-aleck *Jewish American Princess* who impulsively (okay, alcohol was involved) becomes a stand-up comic. The real star is the team that designs the costumes....stylish and over-the-top!

    Both on Amazon Prime and guaranteed to exhort laughs at a time they are in short supply.

    Enjoy
Thanks Alaska...hadn't heard of Mozart in the Jungle so will check it out but Mrs Maisel was definitely on my to do list.


69ereatwetpussy 58M
4102 posts
9/6/2020 1:14 pm

Start to learn knitting see how long you can make a scarf. Lolol
I'll be sitting in the woods looking for one buck to mount.
Get a sewing machine make pretty dresses for underprivileged children. And mask to go along with it.


tease_n_toes 72M
553 posts
9/6/2020 5:31 pm

A really good 'feel good' movie is 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind', set in Africa a few years back!


neilcoates 44M
1452 posts
9/7/2020 2:57 am

Jack Reacher books.. you read them.. and I'll take care of you


lindoboy100 57M
22636 posts
9/7/2020 4:34 am

I've never watched Game of Thrones either. In fact, I seem to miss out on all of the big series, when I try to watch them I never get into them, then can never seem to find the time. Outlander, Line of Duty etc, nah......

I did watch Nazi Hunters which was good apart from the ending.

If you're into sci fi, I've been watching Altered Carbon, first series excellent, second series okay too.

Comedy - ye'll do a lot worse than Still Game. And there's another one on the beeb at the moment, Mandy, I've heard it's okay too.

Or you could always waste hours of your life on a.f.f.......

Pull ma finger.........


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
9/12/2020 6:59 am

    Quoting 69ereatwetpussy:
    Start to learn knitting see how long you can make a scarf. Lolol
    I'll be sitting in the woods looking for one buck to mount.
    Get a sewing machine make pretty dresses for underprivileged children. And mask to go along with it.
Quite the suggestions there


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
9/12/2020 7:00 am

    Quoting tease_n_toes:
    A really good 'feel good' movie is 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind', set in Africa a few years back!
Ooh that is an unknown one to check out


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
9/12/2020 7:01 am

    Quoting neilcoates:
    Jack Reacher books.. you read them.. and I'll take care of you
Lol...I know the films but haven't read the books...one for the to do list.


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
9/12/2020 7:04 am

    Quoting lindoboy100:
    I've never watched Game of Thrones either. In fact, I seem to miss out on all of the big series, when I try to watch them I never get into them, then can never seem to find the time. Outlander, Line of Duty etc, nah......

    I did watch Nazi Hunters which was good apart from the ending.

    If you're into sci fi, I've been watching Altered Carbon, first series excellent, second series okay too.

    Comedy - ye'll do a lot worse than Still Game. And there's another one on the beeb at the moment, Mandy, I've heard it's okay too.

    Or you could always waste hours of your life on a.f.f.......
Oh I love Line of Duty...Don't know a lot of the other suggestions but saw Mandy...it was ok and Still Game I haven't seen...are you promoting Scotland there ...I'd be a bit sore after a few hours of ff tho !


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