Thursday, January 22, 2015

I recommend...

...that you watch Broadchurch. Now. It's on Netflix (at last!). Jessie will be blessed in heaven for recommending it a few months back. I have never been so moved by a crime drama. I don't even think "crime drama" describes what this show is. It's therapeutic, somehow. Plus, it overcame a barrier that I thought was insurmountable. Early on, I said to Jeremy, "if [such and such happens], then I hate this show." Well, such and such happened and I still LOVED the show. Wow.

...that you make and eat zucchini gratin. Maybe it's not zucchini season where you live, but I think it's eternally zucchini season here. Our weekly CSA box is always brimming with it (actually marrow, but it's mostly the same thing). Zucchini gratin is perfect.

12 comments:

Suzanne Bubnash said...

There's some genius in Broadchurch. The people are real/normal people and act about how you would expect in a situation. No perfect Hollywood world here.

Glenda The Good said...

Did you watch the american version as well...Dr. Who also is in that...I'm just saying :)

Myrna said...

We just finished Broadchurch, too. So well done!

Myrna said...

And may I recommend two murder mystery series, the Canadian Murdoch Mysteries http://www.cbc.ca/murdochmysteries/ and the Australian Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1988386/ both available on Netflix, and both EXCELLENT.

Ariana said...

This is my favorite zucchini recipe...sometimes I make it sans gnocchi altogether and just eat it plain. So delicious, especially in the summer when I have lots of garden tomatoes.

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/gnocchi_with_zucchini_ribbons_parsley_brown_butter.html

Crys said...

Myrna I just finished miss fisher! Loved it!!!!! She is so saucy! It is my favorite meddling woman detective show ever! I also enjoyed ripper street but it isn't so peppy.

Sarah Familia said...

What do you think of the new season so far? I still think it's good, but I was surprised to find it much more event-driven than Season 1. In Season 1, I really thought it was genius how everything had ALREADY HAPPENED, and it was just about teasing out people's reactions, and their little secrets, and who they really were as people and as a community under the pressure of such an intense and tragic situation. I almost feel like there's too much stuff happening in Season 2. But I am just as riveted, so I guess that means it's working.

Bridget said...

I haven't seen a bit of season 2, and I'm not sure I want to. I can't imagine what else there is to discuss! I also don't think I want to see the American version. I watched a trailer for it and it was so weird to see the same story in an American accent.

Jennifer said...

Whew, thanks for the recommendation. I just watched most of Broadchurch in two days. I couldn't walk away from it.

Bridget said...

Awesome, I'm so glad! Did you find it strangely therapeutic?

I just now finished S2 and I don't think I recommend it. S1 comes to a nice close and I think it's fine to leave the characters and story there.

Jennifer said...

Yes, I did. I didn't even realize there was a Season 2 until I was reading these comments. It just doesn't feel necessary. Like you said, I felt like they closed everything so nicely, unlike other shows that drop a cliff hanger right at the end of the last episode (I'm talking to you, Downton Abbey). Anyway, I read a little about how it was written and produced on Wikipedia. None of the actors knew who the killer was until the very end of production so their acting couldn't give it away. So interesting. And those cliffs are just beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Oh and I don't think I'll watch S2. I can't handle unresolved suspense very well, hence watching most of S1 in a few days, and I feel at peace about everything. At least for now.

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