I’m living in a bit of a weird world of late and it’s this one…
First off: Armitage world
Of course there is always all things Armitage to enjoy, with most recently the Urban & The Shed Crew premiere in Leeds with beautiful reports and updates from the fans. We have Hariclea’s great review of the film or Guylty’s lovely reports here and here with many gorgeous pictures and there are lots of other goodies I can’t even remember the sources of anymore! Thank you to everyone for sharing! For now I will pick this picture Guylty took as my favourite picture from this past weekend, but that preference may well change within the next 15 minutes…
But there is more to enjoy besides Armitage. I know, GASP! But it’s true.
A little while back in the comments section of one of Herba’s posts she mentioned a new TV series called Blindspot. I’d seen a few images here and there and had thought of checking it out but never got around to it – until Herba mentioned it and I decided to give it a go. I watched one episode and bam, I’m hooked! Yes, it’s quite violent and in my dizzy state the quick camera movements are sometimes a bit tricky to follow but I really like this show! Here’s the trailer you can see for yourself:
Jane Doe is so very beautiful (I already knew the actress Jaimie Alexander from the Thor films in which she plays Sif) and very intense. Her eyes… anyone could just drown in her eyes… Great acting from her! I didn’t know Sullivan Stapleton who plays the male lead but apparently he played a lead role in the Strike Back series after Richard Armitage left it! But there are also some very strong supporting roles. I especially love Ashley Johnson (she once played Mel Gibson’s daughter in What Women Want) who plays tech nerd Patterson and Marianne Jean-Baptiste (of Secrets and Lies fame) who plays the FBI Assistant Director. And there’s a The Mentalist link too! Michael Gaston, who was a very dubious recurring character on The Mentalist plays another dubious role here, as a CIA Deputy Director. Plus the music for Blindspot is written by Blake Neely who also wrote The Mentalist‘s music!
So, thanks for the heads-up, Herba! I’m with you on liking this!
And finally – I don’t remember what prompted me to do so, but over the weekend I watched the 1980s spy movie Jumpin’ Jack Flash with Whoopi Goldberg again. It’s a Whoopi at the beginning of her career (I think her second role after The Color Purple) and I find her irresitible in it! I haven’t seen the film in many years and guess what? I still like it! Story is a little unlikely and there are some plot holes but I don’t care. Also fun seeing the early computer world of the mid 1980s in this film. That in turn reminds me of War Games which I really should watch again as well! But I digress… I just love Whoopi in Jumpin’ Jack Flash.
From IMDB: “Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a coded message from an unknown source. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is chased. Throughout she remains in contact with this unknown person, who needs Terry to help save his life.”
Here, watch her trying to figure out the lyrics to the Rolling Stones song. Makes me smile every time!
Yeah, I know, I need to get out more but that’s a little tough right now… 🙂