noro taiyo #23


I only knit when I watch TV, so this 1/2 a scarf owes its existence to True Detective S1. 2018 was supposed to be the year that I tracked my watching as well as my reading, but that hasn’t happened because there is almost nothing to report.

January – Juni Taisen, first three episodes of Doctor Who S10

February/March – Bungo Stray Dogs (completely loved the first part of S2), Dressed to Kill and The Woman in Green (Rathbone Holmes)

April – True Detective S1, first episode of Westworld (the rest has to wait until next month)

Anyway, I loved True Detective and I’m a little sorry I watched it this month because I don’t have time to go around the internet telling everyone they were wrong about the last episode. (It was good!)





villains with good hair


I finally finished Game of Thrones, episode 5. I feel so accomplished – it’s taken me approximately two months to watch five episodes and I have a feeling I may not make my goal of catching up before the new series airs. One reason that it’s taking me so long to get through the series is that I have to get used to seeing actual humans in the roles. As I was reading, I pictured Jaime Lannister looking like Griffith from Berserk and Cersei looks like Griffith as well. As I watch the show, I keep forgetting that they are twins and their love is oh so throw a kid out the window forbidden.

I was about to say that I would be into a Game of Thrones anime, but Berserk is right there if I ever feel the need for bloodthirsty medievalism.

Sherlock S4 (spoilers, nothing but spoilers)

Adding a spoiler warning in case someone looking for the lyrics to early Belle and Sebastian songs stumbles in here by accident and has their Sherlock experience ruined.

I just needed to express my happiness over the utter ridiculousness that was the end of The Lying Detective. Evil twins! Out of all the twists available, Mofftiss played the evil twin card. I hope it turns out that Lestrade’s mystery date in The Six Thatchers turns out to have been with the evil twin and that Sherlock is very 😦 about evil twin banging all his friends. I’m also hoping for an angsty discussion, ‘Perhaps you are the evil twin.’

In Lestrade news, I was concerned by his violation of correct procedure when he turned off the recording, but apparently he is aware that no one cares about rules in Evil Twin World, and judging by his tan, he already has his retirement villa in Spain ready and waiting.

Lestrade, answering uncomfortable questions that will lead to an early retirement.