Happy Wednesday! It is 80 degrees in my living room and the city is tearing up the street outside my window. But I am happy, because I got my fan going and I am taking pictures of the construction to send to my nephew.
Watching: I’m co-working again today and considering using the time to also watch Thar. Last week we saw the two Bahubalis, so I need a strong follow up. In non-Indian news, started the new The Staircase miniseries. That is SUCH a weird story! Just, so very very strange! At one point it was about the failure of the legal system, but now it’s morphed into something about true crime and fame and family and I don’t even know. Anyway, Colin Firth manages to do a perfect Michael Peterson accent, and also make himself unattractive. And to add to the weirdness, Schwarzenegger’s son plays one of the Peterson kids, one of the few people on earth who’s personal life is more unusual than the character he plays.
Reading: Started Anne of Green Gables! So good. Matthew is such an amazing character. And Rachel Lynde. Marilla is good also, but those two really shine in the first chapters.
Thinking: Should I see Ranveer’s new movie, or the random Tamil movie I know nothing about that is also playing?
Listening: My nephew watched Bahubali for the first time! Or at least, this song. Apparently he was fascinated, and then immediately stood up and run up the stairs.
Now, question for you! Inspired by Colin Firth making himself unattractive in The Staircase, what actors can you think of that never, no matter what, are unattractive?
Let’s see. Shahrukh and Cary Grant spring to mind. I’ve seen both of them play “mildmannered” types who are supposed to be overlooked and uninteresting, and yet they are both still super attractive. Who for you?