Tuesday, April 28, 2020

BBC Horizon: Hubble - The Wonders of Space Revealed (2020)

This documentary is like a week old and it's very pretty. It presents the story of the cosmic observatory and shows both people who took care of Hubble and the images provided by the little helper.
I admit, I grew up watching images provided by it and I can't imagine my school years without them.
Hubble is 30 this year.

Monday, April 27, 2020

[Review] Loss:Time:Life (2016)

This is a Korean remake of a Japanese series from 2008 and it's followed by two other installments, all on my list to watch. 
It consists of 9 episodes with the last one being about the referees only, so we have two separate stories with 4 episodes each.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

National Geographic Vanishing Kings: Desert Lions of Namib (2016)

This one is beautiful AND informative. Three minutes in I learned that one lion's territory here is the size of Switzerland. The five males are even called by one observing scientist - Five Musketeers. And one of their mothers is 17 years old, which is very old for a lion in the wilderness. Which means she's an incredible hunter. And her passing was really hard to watch.
And humans killed the last adult male desert lion. Now it's up to those 5 boys.

[Review] Office Watch (2017)

This review will be short because the drama is short. It has only 8 episodes around 6 minutes each which makes around 50 minutes in total.
But it's probably one of the cutest and funniest things I have seen lately. I know there is a second season, a bit longer (slightly over 70 minutes long) and with different cast, but I'm yet to watch it.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Saturday Poetry Corner 34: Silver


Today, a short poem by Walter de la Mare.
Walter de la Mare, born on April 25, 1873 in London, is considered one of modern literature’s chief exemplars of the romantic imagination. His complete works form a sustained treatment of romantic themes: dreams, death, rare states of mind and emotion, fantasy worlds of childhood, and the pursuit of the transcendent. (from here)

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Kings of the Desert (2017)

See, there's a reason I absolutely hate recaps - because I really don't need people to tell me what I saw. And this documentary is exactly this - it tells you what's going on on the screen. It has 0% of any knowledgeable info presented. 
But I watched it for the kitties. Fear not, I have another docu lined up - Vanishing Kings - Desert Lions of Namib. Maybe a better one.

Throwback Thursday Part 54

On this day in 1516 The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot) is enforced across all of Bavaria by Wilhelm IV, Duke of Bavaria, stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops. This is why today's Throwback Thursday is to the song featuring any alcoholic drink mention. So such nonsense as drunk on love etc.

KBS Drama Special 2019: Goodbye, B1

As always, a little story, spanning more or less for a month, centered around the moving out. Nothing more trivial, right? And yet, it managed to tell a much wider story just with that premise.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Saturday Poetry Corner 33: A Thing Of Beauty (Endymion)


Today - a poem about the beauty by John Keats. Because I was inspired by my friend's cat. The poem that was supposed to go today will go the next week.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

BBC Our World: The Trees that Bleed (2020)

This documentary is actually a hard one to watch. It deals with many problems facing Africa as a continent and its particular countries. If you want more insight, go to YouTube (this documentary is there) and read the comments from the people who live there. There is a new colonialism on the rise and yet most people don't seem to see it. Or want to see it.

Monday, April 13, 2020

[First Impression] RUGAL

I have waited until I had all first four episodes to watch them in one go (two days, fine) because I feared that in this recent deluge of series that appeared to end us, I might be too distracted to watch or remember the facts.
Also, I have not read the webtoon, so I probably have no idea about many things yet.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

BBC The Magic of Mushrooms (2014)

From this documentary I learned few new things. And after reading few books on mushrooms I am still happy I can manage to find new information. There is a fungus, Pilobolus crystallinus (commonly known as "hat thrower") that can eject the spores with the acceleration equal of 20k G. The oyster mushroom can form tiny loopholes out of their filaments to catch the tiny worms living in the soil to get to the dose of the Nitrogen (saprotrophic nutrition). I learned how to spot ash dieback disease, caused by Hymenoscyphus fraxineus too.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Saturday Poetry Corner 32: Memory

Today a two-part poem by Christina Rosetti. It's not her first time here, as her poem Echo was posted earlier. This poem was planned to be posted here as early as in the end of January. I have a good memory.

Friday, April 10, 2020

[First Impression] Find Me In Your Memory

This time a really short impression after the first 4 episodes. I know I always say short and it grows into something more about things that barely touch the drama itself.
But in this case it's really this. I swear.

Thursday, April 09, 2020

BBC Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough 3/3: Survival

In this episode we met an epaulette shark that can walk, new species of coral living way below the mesophotic line, reefs grown on sunken vessels, voracious starfish that decimate the populations of corals and the scientists who rush to save the reef.

Monday, April 06, 2020

BBC Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough 2/3: Visitors

In this episode we had manta rays showing the unusual behavior, tiger sharks who act like an ocean vacuum cleaner nomming on anything dead.

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Saturday Poetry Corner 31: Life

Today two little poems about life - complementing each other.

[First Impression] 365: Repeat The Year

At first traveling back in time may seem like a brilliant idea, given that humans always have regrets over past events and they would always do things differently. But we never ask for the price of it.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

[Impression] Nobody Knows

SBS has seriously a streak of great dramas lately. Last year Fiery Priest smashed whatever award show it could, and during this season they have this and Hyena. I had planned to write a traditional first impression short post but then life happened and four episodes stretched into eight so here it is, I am writing an impression only, after the first half of the series.