Entertainment Monthly: 3 Things I Liked in January

January has been an interesting month in many aspects, with lots of snow days, some good hikes in Wales and all sorts of wonderful moments, but the rule I have set to myself is that I should only share my three favourite things entertainment-wise with you, so here we go!

The three items of this month aren’t new at all, but they’re great, so who cares?

One TV show

Once Upon A Time (ABC)

After months of binge-watching six seasons of the show, I am now finally ready to see the seventh (and last!) part of Emma Swan’s adventures. I am a sucker for fairy tale adaptations, and this is no exception. Special mention to Lana Parilla (the Evil Queen/Regina Mills) who is completely stellar and whose character is one of the best I have seen on TV in a very long time.

One podcast

Living With The Gods by Neil MacGregor (BBC Radio 4)

After the fantastic History of the World in a 100 Objects, the former director of the British Museum comes back with another angle under which to consider our relationships as a species: religion. But just like A History of the World wasn’t really about the objects in the permanent collection of the museum, Living With The Gods is not just about religion; it is about how we relate to one another and to our planet. Beautiful.

You can listen to it on the BBC Radio 4 website or download it from the traditional podast platforms.

One record

Moondance by Van Morrison

It isn’t new either (1970), but it is so spectacularly good that I believe everyone should listen to it at least once in their life. There is something truly moving to Van the Man’s voice, and The Rolling Stone Album Guide gave it five stars, if it means anything. Here’s a fantastic recording of Crazy Love (the fourth song on the album) with Bob Dylan in Athens (1989):

On the other hand, I (finally) watched The Dark Knight, and didn’t like it much (I am starting to suspect that maybe the problem is that I don’t like Christopher Nolan at all), Polar (which I’ll be reviewing pretty soon), and I have rewatched The Breakfast Club and Memphis Belle. Of course, I cried on both occasions because I am that much of a softie.

Have you guys listened to/seen anything good lately? Do you have suggestions for February? Tell me in the comments, and I’ll review the best bits next month!

All texts © Justine Houyaux; heading picture courtesy of Pexels.com

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