Thursday, December 31, 2020

[Rearview Mirror 2020] Documentaries


 
In the series of 2020 reviews, first - documentaries. I have watched 83 documentaries, both standalone movies and several-part series. I count 6-part series as one documentary though. You can say I have watched 83 titles.
This is just in case someone wants to watch something.
 

Monday, December 28, 2020

BBC Autumnwatch 2020 Part 4

In this episode we learned about the imported grey squirrels pushing the red squirrels, native to Europe, from their habitsts (sadly it's happening everywhere) and natural methods of culling the greys' population. There was a whole, wonderful segment on the life of an oak. Also - how a spider's legs work.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

[Advent Drama Calendar 2020] Day 20: What scene have you watched several times?

I have to admit to my chagrin - way too many but I don't have them saved. Especially the funny moments in various series.

BBC Autumnwatch 2020 Part 3

Again, this is a highly talkative show that gives lots of information about the local environmental issues, but I managed to snap few pics.

[Advent Drama Calendar 2020] Day 19: Which characters had the best womance?

As with the previous day, this one is problematic. I don't count Be Melodramatic here because we had siblings.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

[Advent Drama Calendar 2020] Day 18: Which characters had the best bromance?

 
It's weird, but this and Day 19 are really hard for me. Mostly because in the series I've seen there was a great mixed group dynamic, with less gender-specific relationships.
Or I forgot something. This could be the case.

[Advent Drama Calendar 2020] Day 17: Which drama no one talked about did you love discovering?

Since I missed on the, apparently, eons in dramawatching history, this year I watched some shows that aired in the past and maybe then they garnered some buzz but it wasn't mine to witness. Especially the mini-series, which I will not count here.
Anyway, here it goes.

[Advent Drama Calendar 2020] Day 16: Which character could you have fallen in love with?

Hmm, this is something to consider.

Saturday Poetry Corner 53: No Help For That


Today, a poem by Charles Bukowski

Friday, December 11, 2020

BBC Autumnwatch 2020 Part 2


Not many screenshots from this episode as it was mostly talk and explaining, etc.

KBS Drama Special 2020: The Reason Not to Confess

This season of DS is slow and meditative and this episode can be summed up with: good things come to those who wait.

[Advent Drama Calendar 2020] Day 11: Which actor was your revelation this year?

 

For some it's not going to be any surprise. There was one actor who came and swept me off in the role of a slightly deranged member of a weird cult.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Friday, December 04, 2020

[Advent Drama Calendar 2020] Day 4: Which drama offered the most innovative scenario?

 Actually many dramas had something that could be classified as innovative, something that wasn't seen or used before.
 

Thursday, December 03, 2020

BBC Autumnwatch 2020 Part 1

Autumnwatch 2020 takes us to 4 locations: southern tip of the island, the middle part, Scotland and Wales.

[Advent Drama Calendar 2020] Day 3: Which pair of actors shared the most perfect chemistry?

So today I present you some of the best chemistry that graced my screen this past year. Just had to keep it clean and simple, so of course due to the process of the natural selection only few remained.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Enchanted Forest (2020)

 

 I have to say, Doclights/ZDF documentaries quickly moved into my top 10 movies this year. It's not heavily sensationalized, overly dramatic or full of gimmicks like other companies (PBS, I'm looking at you). The narration is calm but explains everything that needs to be explain with a dash of humor.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

KBS Drama Special 2020: To My Assailant/The Teacher

 

This was an uncomfortable watch, if I am to be honest, and knowing KBS DS, the ending could swing in any direction. I was so glad it went that way.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Saturday Poetry Corner 52: Kim Sowol's Poems

Daecheong Lake

Today, a handful of poems by Kim Sowol - one of the most beloved poets in Korea. 

Friday, November 20, 2020

KBS Drama Special 2020: Crevasse

 
This was a story about two people and their lives ruined by the past, cowardice and passion.
 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Friday, November 13, 2020

Album Cover Part 4

 

Today, albums featuring celestial bodies or space on the cover. No Holst's Planets.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

TV Series Opening 50: Search (2020)

 

Since I couldn't find the official one, I cut it to make one.
Enjoy the creepy foghorn.

Monday, November 09, 2020

KBS Drama Special 2020: Modern Girl


And KBS Drama Special 2020 kicked off... after leaving us stranded with the previous season and unfinished episodes. However, it started with a strong message - that no one has the power to decide your own future but yourself.
 

Sunday, November 08, 2020

Islands of Wonder 3/3: Hawaii (2020)

 

In this episode we witnessed the disappearance of the Hawaii archipelago, the oldest bird in the wild (a 67-yo female albatross named Wisdom), fish that can climb upwards the waterfall, and humpback whales that come to Hawaii for winter.
I'd love to do that as well.

Saturday, November 07, 2020

New Taiwan Music 2020


A handful of songs that have caught my attention in 2020. Some were released earlier, but it's been a while I posted anything about Taiwanese music.

Saturday Poetry Corner 51: November poems

 
Today, three assorted poems describing November.
 

Friday, November 06, 2020

Album Cover Part 3


In this episode - album covers featuring nature. I know, there are lots of those, so I had to do a harsh selection. In addition to first post rules, this one also doesn't feature: humans, Deep Forest albums and SHINee. Why SHINee you may ask? Well, they ARE the natural marvel, so...
 

[Movie Review] The Odd Family - Zombie On Sale (2019)

 

This movie was sponsored by LSD. Which is actually quite beautiful.

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Islands of Wonder 2/3: Borneo (2020)

 
In this episode we visited Borneo - and its inhabitants. Like gliding reptiles (over 20 species), pitcher plants that feed on insects or bat's guano, orangutans who know what and how to apply for arthritis, and a dwarf forest with dwarfed trees.

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Islands of Wonder 1/3: Madagascar (2020)

 

If you thought Australia was weird - meet the Madagascar menagerie: a pelican spider that hunts other spiders (and looks like a pelican too), a tenrec that can produce a litter of 35, and in danger rubs spikes on their back to sound the alarm (the largest litter of all the mammals and the only one that does this kind of warning), a tiny chameleon that lives for 4 months only, aye-aye with one creepy finger from your worst nightmares...

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Saturday Poetry Corner 50: A Litany for Survival

 
Originally I wanted to post a different poem but couldn't find the English translation. Which is too bad, because this poem evoked the Autumnal rain so perfectly.