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I just have to show you something. It has English subtitles, don't worry!

But first, imagine you're in Poland. The government and the catholic church found another "enemy of the nation" - LGBT. They seed hate and support violence against LGBT people and the supporters of equal rights. Białystok Equality March (we don't have "pride marches") ends with people being attacked, insulted and bitten up. Counterprotestants threw rocks and firecrackers at them, shouted words full of hate, often in front of their own kids - in the name of God and Jesus. It was two months ago and I'm still shaking when I remember the videos. Yesterday, the video below was published. The main character is Jesus - already known from the creators' earlier films. He has a few words to say.

Please watch the entire video, even if you don't like the fist few minutes. It's later when it gets interesting. Don't forget to turn on the subtitles!

I'm watching Game of Thrones!

For a few years, I felt like I was the only person in the world who wasn't watching "Game of Thrones". When I was at the university, people would talk about the episodes before lectures. My sister was a big fan and I even bought her some merchandise (which isn't easy when you don't know what you're buying). And of course those endless comments and memes on the Internet. People who don't watch anything else watched GoT. It was a perfect thing to talk about with other people, like weather. I watched two episodes, decided I didn't want to have anything in common with that world and, for a few years, repeatedly heard "how can you not watch it?".

I'm watching it now! I can't believe no one recommended the books to me. I was in the library, looking for some Terry Pratchett books and saw the Game of Thrones books. Of course, eveyone was talking about it again as it was the last season, so I grabbed the first one. I really got into it. The plot is pretty much the same, but what difference makes the way the story is told! In the books you know what the characters are thinking, you get to know them before the real action starts, and actually like most of them. The series focuses on sex and violence. So, I read the first book and then watched season one, then did the same with book two and season two. It works. When watching, I already know the plot, so I can focus on the sceneries (beautiful) and actors (Richard Madden! Aidan Gillen! Maise Williams!). Somehow I managed to get through those years without spoilers, so I'm enjoying the read. And now I call myself the only person in the world who is watching Game of Thrones.

No spoilers after season 2, please!

"Stranger Things" Season 2

As you may remember, I didn't love "Stranger things" right away. I wasn't cheerful about season 1, althought I liked it enough to watch season 2. And I think I liked the sequel more. SPOILERS!

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"Stranger Things" Season 1

I guess when you hear about a tv series from many people, at some point you just have to give up and watch it. dieastra, it would probably last longer if you didn't bring up Sheriff Hopper's resemblance to Sheriff Kowalsky :)

The first season is only eight episodes and I loved the first three or four. The series is good to look at - the shots are carefully planned, the costumes and places take you back to the eighties, the narration is slow and the camera often shows the characters and their reactions, which is great because the actors do a very good performance, even the kids. I was attracted to the story right away. But now after the finale, when I think of the entire story, it feels a bit shallow and unsurprising. I know it was probably the point - I did some reading and know how much the series refers to the movies from the eighties - but one thing is to copy some characters and shots, and the other is to transform them somewhat. I always like when a trope, a line or a shot is not only taken from something else, but creatitively changed, twisted. So the story in "Stranger things" isn't its the best part and because it follows tropes and schemes I recognize despite not seeing that many 80's movies, the last episode was the least interesting one. You just know what you'll see. But I liked the kids, the sheriff, the scenery and the vibe, and after a short break, I'd give season 2 a chance.

Breaking Bad - what a ride!

Spoiler to s01e03, nothing more. I'd never spoil the entire Breaking Bad to anyone.

It took me about two weeks to watch 62 forty-five minute episodes of Breaking Bad. I haven't binge-watched a tv series for a very long time, but this time, I was hooked! To have to watch one episode of seasons one, two or five per week would be like torture. This series is incredible.

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Breaking Bad - just started

Me, reading about "Breaking Bad": It's a series about an underpaid chemistry teacher who starts producing and selling drugs. It's five seasons long, so I presume the main character gradually goes deeper into the criminal world, gets into bigger and bigger trouble, does other illegal things and, at some point, probably has to make some difficult choices...

Episode two: "So we flip the coin who's going to deal with a dead body and who's going to kill the other guy"

Boy, that escalated quickly!

(I only watched season 1, so no further spoilers, please!)

Bandersnatch

A lot was said about the newest Black Mirror episode (film?), "Bandersnatch", and now I got a chance to see it. Or should I say, play it? As everyone probably knows by now, it's an episode where you can make decisions for the main character and choose between two options multiple times through the story. In the beginning, you choose between two boxes of cereal or two music bands to listen to, but it escalates quickly and before you know, you choose between life and death. Or do you?


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Few things I've watched

I finally found more boring production with David Tennant than "Spies of Warsaw"! It's called "Bad Samaritan". It's supposed to be a thriller about two bulglars who break into a wrong man's house; the man is a psycho and wants to teach them a lesson. The movie's fine for about fifteen minutes - there's suspense, disturbing music and a surprising reveal, and then... nothing. I didn't care about any character, the plot wasn't interesting at all and even David barely kept my attention. I spent the last minutes reading an article on my phone. I hope David Tennant's luck for good productions hasn't run out, as I heard "Camping" was bad, too. For now, I don't feel like finding it out myself.

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Merry Christmas!

I'll be back, but for now,
Merry Christmas!