I thought I’d start sharing my Weekly Digest, something I haven’t done on this blog yet. It’s a good way to keep track of the days and the things I’ve been enjoying/doing while in quarantine, ‘cos god knows it’s all blurring into one.
Here’s what I’ve been digging this week – in addition to napping. Lots and lots of napping.
The Devil Next Door (2019)
A Cleveland grandfather is brought to trial in Israel, accused of being the infamous German death camp guard known as Ivan the Terrible.
Jesus. This is quite a bloody ride, let me tell you. At the time of writing I haven’t a clue whether the accused really is Ivan the Terrible, arguably one of the most evil men to have ever drawn breath on this earth. The evidence for and against John Demjanjuk flip flops between damning and farce – so right now I couldn’t bet my life on how it will end up.
The Holocaust survivors’ testimonies though, they’re heartbreaking and very hard to listen to. While several of them were brought into doubt by supporting evidence from the defence, it’s still incredible to imagine what they went through and what they’ve seen. This is definitely a gripping documentary and one of the most compelling, currently available on Netflix.
I recently blogged about the True Crime docs I’ve recently enjoyed and this should be included on the list.
I’m struggling a little bit with technology at the moment, something I’ll go into in a bit more depth another time. Not because I don’t know how to use it – for me it’s more of an overwhelmed feeling. I get really angsty being part of a mass Whats App group or speaking on the phone unless I absolutely have to – and now, during this pandemic, everything we do is online/connected. And then some.
I love it, don’t get me wrong but I’m still learning to be patient and co-ordinated – there’s an adjustment period to work through, I think.
What I have been enjoying is online quizzing. This week we did one on The Evolution of Horror Podcast’s Facebook page, and we’ve also made up a couple of our own and done them with my brother and sister-in-law during our video calls. I like how creative this new way of communicating is making us and I love seeing what other people are doing on social media.
Not Setting an Alarm
There are a few things I enjoy about being furloughed and nothing more than not waking up to an alarm in the morning. Being able to wake up naturally hasn’t happened for me for a long time – even on the weekends I set one so I don’t sleep through my precious days off. It’s a novelty and something I’m going to make the most of while I can.
I am really looking forward to going back to work though, honest.
Killing Eve Series 3
Shit son! Villanelle and Eve Polastri are back – and I am so excited about it. The first episode is already on the BBC iPlayer and it’s amazing, explosive, fun, shocking – everything I expected it to be.
I won’t drop any *spoilers* for any of the seasons but I will say it’s some of the best British TV and the central cast are incredible (looking at you, Fiona Shaw, Sandra Oh and especially, Jodie Comer).
I’m most looking forward to the inevitable showdown between the main protagonist/antagonists – and Villanelle’s chic as fuck wardrobe. Also, the addition of Gemma Whelan to the cast should be good. I have high hopes – and if you haven’t seen Killing Eve yet, get on it.