Sarah and I went to see Thor yesterday. I've been a fan of the God of Thunder ever since I was a kid, watching the cartoons. It was part of a rotation of four - Thor, Hulk, Captain America and the Sub-Mariner. I always loved Thor the best, so I was overjoyed to see that they'd made a movie, and hoped they wouldn't fuck it up.
All I can say is, this film is definitely worth watching. We saw trailers for some other interesting films - Conan the Barbarian, Super 8 and a real dog - Cowboys & Aliens. I'm sorry, even the presence of my favorite James Bond, Daniel Craig, can't save this film, nor can Harrison Ford, or Steven Spielberg. A must miss event for me.
I watched the season finale of Hawaii 5-0 today. I'll try not to spoil it, but let me say that by the end of the episode, I was totally sitting there with my mouth open, saying a lot of omigod, and Jesus, and wondering how the hell they are going to get out of this one. Things have never looked so bleak for 5-0. One is incarcerated on trumped up charges, one appears to have become a traitor, one is being held for something that is true, and one may just be moving off the island. More deaths, major plot advancement and a great big wtf moment. Kudos for an excellent cliffhanging finale that will keep me wondering until the show starts back up again. All I can say is CBS better treat these people right.
The Borgias ends its season next week. Things are looking a bit bleak for the Borgia papacy at the moment. It's only due to Lucrezia's silver tongue and her charming of the barbarian Charles of France that the French haven't sacked Rome. The over-confident Juan Borgia met the French in the open field, assuming that their cannon would be ineffectual there, as opposed to tearing up their buildings. What he didn't know is that the French have connected cannonballs, and the damage done to human flesh by them is horrific. Lucrezia, who is being held hostage by the French, persuades her brother to withdraw his troops and allow the French to peacefully enter Rome. Inside the city, many have fled, including not a few of the College of Cardinals. Cesare has tried to take his sweetheart to safety, but she refuses to leave the sanctity of the convent which she fled to when she left him in horror at learning that he was responsible for her husband's death. I have to believe Rodrigo will pull them out of this somehow. I'm still waiting for della Rovere to get his. Lucrezia is with child, but it isn't her husband's. I suspect that the actual father is dead by now, we'll find out next week. I will definitely buy this when I can, this series is lush and lavish and fascinating, a true treat for the senses - and Cesare Borgia is damn hot.
That will leave me with only one show to watch, Top Chef Masters, at least for the next few weeks. Luckily The Glades is coming back to A&E in June. If you missed it the first season, I recommend you catch up and watch it. It's a really good show about a cop who used to work in Chicago but finds himself down in the Everglades now. He's unconventional but effective and I love his sense of humor. I recommend this series highly.
That's all for now, I think. Maybe tomorrow I'll talk about Top Chef Season 5 or Beauty and the Beast.
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