In the first weekend of September I traveled to the Netherlands, spending two days on Amsterdam and one day at Zaanse Schans, Haarlem, Leiden and Noordwijk.
A city is hit by an epidemic of blindness and authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital.
Billy Pilgrim becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. Following Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, we see his journey as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden and we follow his search for the meaning of life and the unknown.
The Crown reveals the political rivalries and romance behind Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the 2nd half of the 20th century.
Since lately I’ve been enjoying Victoria (a tv show that follows the life of Queen Victoria of England) I’m excited to watch The Crown and have a more modern perspective of the life of a queen.
666 PARK AVENUE (2012)
The Drake, the luxurious apartment building in Manhattan, is owned by the mysterious Gavin Doran and his wife Olivia. The Drake is home to dozens of residents who are unaware they’re living in the dark embrace of supernatural forces. When a young couple is hired to manage The Drake, they soon discover that something is not quite right.
I certainly recommend this drama for fans of suspense and the supernatural. I don’t know any other series that I can compare it to, it’s certainly unique (maybe it has a similar atmosphere as Rosemary’s Baby). The story is interesting although it has some loose ends. The characters are not that likable or interesting and I think that is one of the main flaws of this series however I would still recommend it.
HOUSE OF CARDS (2013)
A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.
Victoria is a BBC drama about the early life of Queen Victoria, from her accession to the throne at the age of 18 through to her marriage to Prince Albert. Victoria went on to rule for 63 years, and was the longest-serving british monarch until she was overtaken by Elizabeth II on 9th September this year.
After watching the film Young Victoria and really enjoying knowing more about British history I am pretty excited to watch this one. High expectations for this one!