What I’ve Been Watching #1

Friends!  I watch too many shows, despite not having cable.  I have a computer hooked up to my TV, and since I don’t have any children to be a good example to, I often eat my dinner while watching a show.  Depending on my energy level after work, I may spend the whole evening doing this.  So I thought I would share some of the things I’ve been enjoying.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – Do you love old school whodunit mysteries, done with observation and wit, rather than high-tech forensics?  This series follows Miss Phryne Fisher, a wealthy young woman in 1930s Australia, as she becomes a private detective and solves the murder mysteries that happen around her.  Her dynamic with the police is more positive than most similar shows.  Also, the costumes are fabulous!  The show can be found on Netflix.

Extra History – A Youtube series about various events in history.  Extra Credits is a show normally about aspects of video games.  As a side project, they run short series on historical events.  The first one was the Second Punic War, supported by a game company that was releasing a game set in that time period.  Since then, they’ve let their Patreon supporters decide, and so the topics vary.  The most recent series was on Khosrau Anushirawan, a Persian King.  I enjoy this because my history classes when I was younger were sorely lacking.

Guilty Pleasure:  Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card – I’m a sucker for magical girl anime.  I actually originally got a Crunchyroll subscription so I could binge the original Cardcaptor Sakura series.  It’s just so light-hearted and predictable.  I love to put it on when I’ve had a rough day and need something to cheer me up.  The new series is more of the same saccharine predictability, but in a nostalgic shiny package.

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