The problem is that we are still living in the dark ages with TV technology - using a VCR to record shows. My mom got us a Tivo for Christmas, but we really don't want to start up yet another monthly bill, so we haven't set it up yet. So, I programmed the VCR to tape The Amazing Race while we were gone (an awesome show we watch with the kids), but we have to rely on watching the rest of the missed shows on the computer. The problem with THAT...we watch on the computer in the office and I can't lie on the couch! Watching a TV program over a wireless connection on the laptop just doesn't work well.
So, anyway, we've been sitting in the office after the kids go to bed, catching up on Lost (first priority!), Flashforward, Grey's Anatomy, and Private Practice. We still have a ways to go, but we're almost ready for this week's shows!
We did watch one movie this weekend:
- Infamous, one of two movies that came out in the same year that covered the exact same topic: the story of Truman Capote researching and writing In Cold Blood. We watched Capote a few years ago. Even though this was essentially the same story - a few details were interpreted differently - we still really enjoyed this interesting and sometimes funny movie. For starters, Capote was fascinating, as was the story behind In Cold Blood (a brutal murder in Kansas). Also, I thought Sandra Bullock did a terrific job playing Harper Lee in this movie (the author of To Kill a Mockingbird was Capote's close childhood friend; she based her character Dill on him). As a nonfiction writer myself, I find the story of Capote writing In Cold Blood fascinating. With this book, he created a whole new genre, Creative Nonfiction: true stories written like a novel. I recommend both Capote movies (though probably not in the same weekend!).
Have you seen any good movies lately?