Watched a decent film on Netflix, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, with excellent performances, especially from Viola Davis, and Chadwick Boseman, doing a really blistering turn as the gifted but self-destructive Levee. It's incredible that he could concentrate so intensely on building a character, when he knew he had only months to live. A sad loss to thespdom.
I was, indeed wrong about the DISCOVERY season being over, and caught up with the actual finale. Again, OK, but not that great. Most of the characters are soppily goody-goody, and the lead, 'Michael', is quite annoying.
Over the holidays I idly gawped at two 'Christmas in Grand Hotels' programmes, one set in the Savoy, the other in the Plaza; equally jawdropping/nauseating. I just cannot fathom on why people. even with unlimited money would want to waste it on this grotesque super-luxury. It doesn't look like any kind of fun to me. I rather feel for one of the guests, a mild-mannered little man who had always brought his old mum to the Savoy for Christmas, and now came every year in memory of her. He seemed quite sweet-natured and sad.
I FINALLY got around to sorting through a big of mismatched and single socks and gym gloves, to put the OK ones away and stick the rest in the charity shop bag, to be recycled. I felt absurdly pleased with myself.