Things here are rarely peaceful but somehow we managed to have not too busy weekend. N had cub scout events both Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. The husband was able to take him to both which left me at home where I was able to knit in peace and catch up on some DVDs that have been sitting on the night table.
I really enjoy a clever crime drama. There is something about the tension that makes me knit faster but still not make mistakes. It’s a win-win. The new TV show Elementary has been one of the new fall shows that I have kept up with and been relieved to see isn’t going to be cancelled any minute. I knew there had been a Sherlock Holmes based drama on BBC and decided I should check it out. After all the British seem to do TV so much better than we do. FYI US Networks: We like smart, intricate dramas and have the brain cells to follow them. Stop dumbing things down. I digress.
Sherlock is very good. The acting is excellent and the stories clever. I enjoy the graphics on the screen when Sherlock is making his mental connections. The London backdrop is of course more accurate for Sherlock Holmes. I look forward to catching up on this series.
The other DVD I watched this weekend was an episode of Wire In The Blood from season 6. I love this series. It’s gory and dark with really twisted criminals. I feel like when I watch this I see just how bad people can be but I know this is only a tip of what really goes on. The acting is fantastic and the stories horrific but well written and very believable. Sometimes I find that I’ve gotten so caught up in the story that I’ve stopped knitting.
I highly recommend both.