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It's Called a Hustle, Sweetheart

I rewatch the 2009 Syfy miniseries Alice over the past week and, well, I really do love that re-imagining of the Alice in Wonderland story. It doesn't try to be the original, but it does pay homage to it. Plus it's one of the only versions I know that actually use John Tenniel's Jabberwock design - and the only version that seems to remember that Jabberwocky is the name of the poem, and not the beast.

I've also been watching an old kid's show. It's Australian, from 2001, and it's called Escape of the Artful Dodger. Serious deviations from Dickens' canon aside? It's ... actually really good. Like, surprisingly so, considering that a lot of kid's shows from around that time period were not exactly the greatest. But we've got decent acting coupled with a decent plot. Plus just general hilarity. That it's a deliberate period piece has made it age well and I'm really enjoying myself watching this. Even enough to order the DVD. Yeah, there was a DVD, released in Germany. Go figure. That should arrive by 7th April going by this thing so that'll be nice.

Life's sort of been, well, eh to tell you the truth. I've been feeling like crap because my doctor is getting on about the weight despite the fact that I'm eating healthily and exercising and nothing is happening. This feeling crap leads me to push myself too hard and frankly my legs have only recently stopped hurting from all of that, and now my stomach is punishing me too. Vicious cycle that will continue because of course it will, my life does not let me have moments of happy. No wonder I'm finding such enjoyment in a kid's show. It's a lot easier to deal with.

Ah well. Happy Easter to those who celebrate it.

Date: 2016-04-02 03:36 am (UTC)
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There's a SyFy Alice in Wonderland show? Huh. I'll have to see if I can watch any episodes on Demand sometime... I've been watching a handful of other shows.

The second season of Galavant ended a while back. I thought it was pretty good. :)

I got into liking the new FreeForm show Shadowhunters, and The Shannara Chronicles that had been on MTV. (I hope that one comes back. I just recently found the Terry Brooks novel the show is based on, today.)

There was also this other show on the USA Network channel, which is a fictional interpretation of martial law - which is actually an imposing threat. Long story there, but back in January, I watched this sad, real important documentary the mainstream news never did a report on; what happened to the white trailers FEMA gave to the several of Katrina survivors... after their horrid cover-up had failed. This documentary was uploaded on YouTube of last year.

That was the beginning. From there I've looked into how much of a mess it is in American education, and so much more.