It's the end of November, and the winter holidays are almost upon us. That means food, family, and friends. For me, it also means trying to catch up on some of the shows and movies I've been missing these past few months.
I just finished Season 3 of Black Sails, which is probably the most underrated show on T.V. If you've never seen an episode, it's basically Game of Thrones with pirates. Fascinating heroes, warring factions, betrayals, intrigue, massive ship battles. Like Assassin's Creed IV, it also borrows from real the history of Nassau, recreating a number of historical characters and events. It once again proves Starz still has some of the best original content out there. If you haven't seen Ash vs. Evil Dead or Spartacus, stop reading this and get to it! They're also both a lot of fun.
Speaking of Game of Thrones, I'm finally caught up through Season 6. I had mixed feelings about it, since I'm a huge book nerd, and I don't like the idea of events in the show spoiling Winds of Winter before it's even out. I know, I know. But before you mock me, I caved. After all, the last I thing I want is to be awkwardly left out of conversation circles at all the holiday parties, where everyone is talking Westeros but me. In any case, I'm glad I did. While there were a few hiccups, and time passed at pretty much whatever speed it needed to for the plot, overall, it was an incredible season. Maybe my 2nd favorite, next to Season 3. So many great character moments. The dialog seems to be getting better and better every year as well, which is an amazing feat.
Beyond that, it's been more reading, writing, and research for me. Oh, and holiday shopping! I have a lot more of all those things in the coming weeks. Hopefully some new project news around the new year? Yes, I think so.