Happy Wednesday! Today is the day that maybe, possibly, I FINALLY get my car back from repair. I hate driving a rental!
Reading: I finally figured out twitter a little and found an article Molly sent me on “Made in Heaven”. It’s critical of two aspects of the series, first that Kabir/Shashank is so judgey and perfect in his voice-overs, “teaching” everyone how they should be. And second that Sobhita/Tara’s use of a sex video seems to minimize the real issues surrounding sex videos in India. I don’t know if I agree, but I’m also not sure if I’m right. If I am reading the show correctly, the last episode forces a reconsideration of the Kabir/Shashank character, turns it around so that the show itself is criticizing his easy answers. And the sex video, I feel like it is less about minimizing sex videos and more about taking the power back. But I want to know what you think! Here is her article: http://www.deepanjana.com/blog/2019/3/17/cutty-snark-made-in-heaven
Watching: I sped through Sharmilee last night so I could write my review today and it is SO GOOD! And Shashi is SO HANDSOME.
Thinking: Okay, today the garage calls and tells me the car is ready while I am at work. Leave Albie Dog with my co-workers, take an Uber for the first time in my life because it is the only way to get over to the garage, pick up the car and drive it back. Then, I take the rental car and drive it over to the rental place and return it, and then walk back to the office. I drive home in my regular car. Tomorrow morning I load it up with dog stuff and the dog, go into work, leave early, take the dog and the dog stuff to the sitter, then drive back and park the car, call a cab and get to the airport my traditional 3 hours early. Have a snack, read my book, stroll to the plane. Phew!
Listening: Still on girl power songs! I don’t know, the sun is shining, I’m driving a stressful rental car, the combination of confidence boosting and happiness is really working for me. Plus, it gives me an excuse to post a fanvid here every week:
Now, question for you! I forgot how amazing the finale action scene in Sharmilee (a bomb and a gun on a plane and then the pilot gets shot and it is ABOUT TO CRASH INTO A MOUNTAIN), what is your favorite Indian film action sequence?