Happy Wednesday!!!! I have such good news this week, which I will share with you later in the post, but it has made me all energized and happy!
This is our catch-up post! Where you can talk about movies you are watching, post links to interesting articles you have read, and just generally let us know what is happening in your lives. And you can keep coming back here whenever you want through the next week if you have something cool to share.
Now, for me!
Reading: Not much! Although now that I know Sanjay’s new bio is a) something Sanjay is suing to keep out of print and b) written by the same guy who wrote the Rekha bio that I loved, that is all I want to read ever.
Watching: I’m going back around to the start of Midsommer Murders. It’s getting almost sort of springlike here, and escaping to the English countryside with the tweeting birds and flowering plants and murdering murderers just feels right.
Thinking: I AM GETTING RID OF DOG!!!!! BWA-HA-HA-HA! Don’t worry, I’m not killing her or dumping her by the side of the road or anything. I sent an email to the shelter saying she really needs a change, living in a temporary situation in an apartment is just not good. Which is true, she either needs to be in a house with a full time parent, or she desperately needs a dogwalker at least a couple days a week while I am gone, and obedience classes to learn good doggie manners, and so on. And the shelter didn’t say “Margaret, you are a horrible irresponsible person who should hang your head in shame and think about what you have done”, they said “sure, of course, just drop her off on Thursday”. So, YAAAAY!
(Here she is, busily destroying my apartment. Which is the only way I can keep her quiet long enough for me to work on the computer, so I don’t care)
And then I immediately went online and found another even more difficult dog and arranged to go out and meet her on Saturday. So I may be dogless for 36 hours before being re-dogged. Or, I will hate this dog at first sight like I did Dog, and just have a nice drive in the countryside.
Now, discussion question!
Sort of related to Sunday’s post where I wrote sequels for Rani’s movies:
What movie do you want a straight up sequel to? Not a franchise like the Golmaals, not a remake like Aashiqui 2, not an epilogue that gives them a better ending like most of my fanfic, but a whole new film with a new plot building on the characters and plot from the first one?
For myself, besides the obvious Don 3 (FARHAN! STOP PLAYING VIDEO GAMES AND GO TO WORK!!!!), a couple of others come to mind. First one, Dishoom! I loved the chemistry between Varun and John, and it’s a cop partner movie so a sequel is easy.
Another one, Happy New Year! Which, okay, wasn’t a good movie. But the cast was great! And the idea of these oddballs pulling of a heist was great. I want a sequel that has everyone getting back together for another scheme. And no Shahrukh this time, just Boman and Sonu and Abhishek and Naseerji’s kid.
Oh oh! Bajrangi Bhaijaan! Salman’s character was so rich, and Kareena barely got explored, plus her father and the rest of the family, there is a lot there. I want to spend more time with Salman in that role no matter what he is doing.
One final one, Hum Aapke Hain Koun! Why not? Everyone can play the same roles as before, and it can be the romance of Monish Behl’s son and his cousin-brother Madhuri and Salman’s son. Maybe the twist is this time there is a bride swap and it actually happens? Maybe the older brother dies shortly after the wedding and the younger brother marries the widow but it all works out? Or the bride elopes on her wedding day to the older brother, and her younger sister has to suddenly step in? Mostly though I just want to see Mature Madhuri flirting with Mature Salman.