This has been the longest January in written record, so I’ve put together a summary of the more interesting things I’ve seen/read/played this month in case anyone else is desperately looking for distraction from the hellscape that is lockdown 3.0.
Hop in the comments and let me know if you’ve seen/read/played anything recently you’d recommend!
Bridgerton – what’s not to love? This series features everything I could ever wish for in a regency drama – it’s bold, it’s beautiful and it’s already been signed up for a second series.
Little secret… I stopped after two episodes because I love it too much to see it end just yet and there’s so much lockdown left where I may need the boost of a fresh episode. (Netflix)
Star Trek Lower Decks – it’s a Star Trek cartoon featuring the support staff on a Star Fleet starship. It’s not quite as good as I expected but it is funny and feels like it’s warming up… but the Orville was better. (Amazon Prime)
Superstore – Brilliant easy watching comedy to have in the background during the day. This series was recommended to me by a friend who was reminded of me by one of the characters. Now I’ve seen it… she’s not wrong! It’s actually a little bit creepy watching a taller and *slightly* more evil version of me walking around. (Netflix)
Among Us – So. Damn. Addictive. You can play it for free on a smart phone, then murder your friends and try to get away with it.
It’s really easy to play and great when paired with a voice chat on Discord so you can interrogate the bastards you call friends to see who’s offing people.
Assassin’s Creed Black Flag – This one got infinitely easier once I connected my PS controller to the PC so I’m not jumping off my boat by accident all the time. The soundtrack is, as you’d expect with this series, amazing and the gameplay fun. My only issue is that it’s a bit repetitive early on which slows down the story progression.
The best bit about this game (besides the pirate ships) is that Edward Kenway, the main character, is Welsh and voiced by Matt Ryan, a real live Welsh actor.
A Spell In The Country – A pee your pants funny story about witches working together to fight the forces of darkness. Plus there’s a gobby little imp called Jizzimus.
Magic Misfit (Raven Academy #1) – steamy academy reverse harem read, not gonna call it a romance but definitely steamy!
A brilliant haul of books this month – five 5 starrers and an erotic novella about coronavirus. How will I ever surpass that majesty?!