Interstellar trailer

Dear ladies and gents,

I saw Inception on what was the hottest day that summer. Or at least it felt like it. I hobbled home all pukey and sh*t and on a verge of a heat stroke. But you know what? It was worth because the movie was amazing. Even Leonardo diCaprio was hmmm what’s the word… palatable?

Now here ladies and gents we have the trailer for Interstellar.

Ambiguous or what? It can be about bloody anything (although to be honest them wheat fields gave me a nasty flashback to the Happening and them trees. And that was NOT a good movie).

But I will go and see it. Not because I’m ride or die Nolan fan. It is because I have every faith the movie won’t be sh*t. On the plus side – the release date is November 7th and thank heavens for that, don’t fancy another brush with a heat stroke.

On a side note – who would have thought we’d see the day Matthew bleeding McConaughey would be in a Nolan movie? And not taking his shirt off? Fair play to him and his agent.

Down the black hole – House of Cards

Dear ladies and gents,

I have fallen into the black hole that is House of Cards (week before it was Orange Is the New Black) *sigh*

Be as it may, any spare moment I might have is wasted on Frank Underwood. And his wife Claire obviously. Folding laundry, drying my hair, doing whatever.

But also… just one more episode…

At times it’s so bloody horrifying, it makes my blood run cold. But then again, that’s what makes it so compelling, no?

Remember that scene when Frank is playing chess against himself? That’s the essence of Frank right there, no? Always, always at least three movements ahead of his enemy.

To cleanse the palate if you will – Moone Boy is back! And you can never (EVER) have too much of Chris O’Dowd! (and David Rawle obvs)

So ladies and gents, House of Cards? Have you gone down the black hole only to return when you are done with the last episode?

TV and fashion – TV shows with some damn cute outfits

Dear ladies and gents,

a while back I did a fashion post. Or shall we call it by its proper name – fashun? I mean I guess these can be worn ironically, but yeah, I refuse to take it all too seriously.

On a side note – I don’t believe in paying full price. Ever. Not even for investment pieces. God bless the Internet! What with online shopping, ebay, promo codes, ASOS and their free shipping, we are being spoiled rotten. However. HOWEVER. This can also lead to over-consumption. And that is something I am trying to be prudent about of late (the whole do I need it or do I want it internal debate).

Be as it may and what I’m trying to say – please don’t look at this post as oh-omg-so-pretty-want-need-to-spend! Some of this sh*t is expensive! It is more of “inspired by” post, if that makes any sense?

Anyhow, here is a selection of shows that have some damn cute outfits.

Scandal

I will admit I do have a big honking girl crush on Kerry Washington. But O!M!G! Olivia Pope’s clothes! So pretty! Now here is a situation where I’m well aware these type of clothes would never work for my lifestyle (I’d be afraid to wear any of her coats or bags (all Prada by the way) in case I spill something down my front. Also gorgeous and expensive cashmere doesn’t really mix well with cats and dogs), but doesn’t mean I can’t admire them all the same.

Also who knew (WHO KNEW) long leather gloves could look so appealing?

Additional sources: Pinterest board where you can find all of Olivia Pope’s outfits. Also here you can read an interview with Scandal’s costume designer Lyn Paolo (of course they will be doing an all Prada episode).

Images: Fashionista

Elementary

Elementary might not be everyone’s cup of tea, I get that. Hell, I prefer Sherlock myself! However. Lucy Liu’s character has some serious fashion game. I mean her coats alone… this Vince one is a beauty. And don’t get me started on this Ann Demeulemeester coat!

Images: CBS.com

Additional sources: Some great blogs where you can look this stuff up if you are that way inclined. Also some of these even offer great options for less – Joan’s Fashion Show; Pop Detour; Worn on TV; Shop Your TV
Here is the Entertainment Weekly interview with Rebecca Hofherr, Elementary’s costume designer

Parks and Recreation

I might have mentioned already I love me some gang from Pawnee. Also Leslie’s tops? So pretty! But I do have to agree with the comments on this Jezebel article, while I do think Steven Alan and Equipment come up with some really pretty stuff, you can easily find similar tops at the high street (yes, it’s true! And not all of it is 100% polyester!). Because yeah, almost $400 for a silk shirt? Not happening (Uniqlo has a nice range if anyone is interested).

Additional sources: Worn on TV

Images: NBC.com

French shows worth a watch

Dear ladies and gents,

it’s an never ending quest to find decent shows to watch. Like, I watched the IT Crowd and loved it so much. So I tried with Black Books (the logic being one of the writers was the same and because I’m greedy like that), alas it wasn’t meant to be. Then you have shows like Lost that only happen every couple of decades (if we are lucky, that is).

So we kinda have to look elsewhere. We’ve covered UK shows, we covered Scandinavian shows, we covered Australian shows, now here is a short selection of French shows that might be worth a look.

Spiral

Spiral (French title Engrenages) is a crime drama series produced by Canal+. Crime investigation is presented from the perspective of the different bodies of the French justice system (if we had to compare, it would sorta be like Law and Order with the Wire feel and some CSI thrown in for a good measure). In the UK the series aired on BBC Four, while in the US it is available on Netflix and more recently MHz Worldview. Fifth season was filmed last year, while sixth season has already been commissioned.

Braquo

Braquo is another crime series produced by Canal+. It follows the story of four police officers working at the Hauts-de-Seine police precinct in Paris. One of their colleagues gets accused for misconduct and subsequently commits suicide. They make it their mission to find out the truth and clear their colleague’s name, even if it means doing stuff that is not necessarily legal. And before you can say Bob’s your uncle, Internal Affairs in on their case. In the US the series is available on Hulu. Season three has been commissioned.

Les Revenants

Les Revenants (or the Returned) is a supernatural drama series produced by Canal+. The series is about a small mountain community where people who have died start reappearing. They look the same, they are not aware that any time has passed or that they have indeed died. But. To coincide with their return, a bucket load of strange sh*t starts happening that affects both the dead and the living. In the UK the series aired on Channel 4, while in the US the series was available on SundanceTV. Second season was commissioned and it will air in November of this year.

R.I.S, police scientifique

R.I.S, police scientifique is produced by TF1 and if we again had to compare it would be similar to CSI (mind you, not CSI: Miami, because obvs that cannot be compared to anything. Looking at you Horatio). It is based on the Italian series RIS Delitti Imperfetti. So far seven seasons aired.