The last two weeks of the year always seem to blur as we’re really in the middle of the last week of the year. I’ll probably post again next week since I have another long weekend ahead of me. Joyous!

The nine
the nine

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – I’ve seen it twice already! No spoilers from me, just impressions. I enjoyed the movie but it felt like a lot of delicious little morsels as opposed to the fulfilling meal. We had all these tastes in these moments that were filled with emotion or action then on to the next without time to feel for even for just a moment. So much happens in the movie but there were moments that deserved more focus. We meet new characters but don’t spend enough time with the ones we actually know. In the end, this end tied up a lot of main threads. I don’t know where I’d rank this last movie but I will say it was better than any of the prequel trilogy but not better than any of the original trilogy…

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Henry Cavill as Geralt in The Witcher

The Witcher – This Netflix show dropped on Friday and we finished it over the weekend. I was always going to watch it because HENRY CAVILL. I read the first book (THE LAST WISH) after he was cast, so in my head, Henry was always Geralt. I haven’t played the games (and I’m not a gamer so that’s not going to happen). I went in watching with relatively fresh eyes and an open mind. I know that folks who’ve played the games or read all the books were likely wary of the whole production but hopefully they’ve given the show a chance or just put it out of their mind.

The show is amazing. Henry is fantastic as Geralt. He is so good and that’s not my adoration for him talking. If the show was utter and complete crap, I’d say so (well, in gentle terms). I have watched so many shows out of love that I will admit are not good but The Witcher is not one of them. The production is stellar, the acting is good, the story intriguing. Is it perfect? No. Would I watch this show if Henry was not in it? YES.

See, that’s how I know I actually like the show and am not just loving Henry in something new. I would watch The Witcher if Henry was not in it but I AM SO GLAD he’s in it. I am so glad that he stars in a fantasy show because I love watching good fantasy shows. Between the action and intrigue and magic, I am duly hooked.

Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri are both so good too. I loved watching their stories as much as Geralt’s. I cannot wait to see what season two brings.

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once more, Geralt

One last thought– Geralt’s gear reminds me of Ares (from Hercules and Xena), except Geralt wears more clothes. In one particular scene, Geralt looked like a cross between Ares and Legolas… IN A GOOD WAY…

Jack Whitehall
Jack Whitehall lost the food challenge so…

Our Christmas was lovely and lazy. I hope everyone had good times with lots of love and laughter…