Escaping Reality With Six Wives February 7, 2017Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, People, Travel & Leisure.
We tend to enjoy movies and TV shows based on true stories better than wholly fabricated fiction especially fiction of the far-fetched variety that strains credulity.
Of course, exceptions abound ~ e.g., Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Nanny McPhee, Shrek, etc..
Exceptions aside, we’ve seen two “new releases” on DVD this month, based on real life events, that I highly recommend:
Denial ~ a libel case in London brought by a Holocaust denier. Great cast, script, costumes, and plot.
Sully ~ a crash landing on the Hudson River in January . . . with only minor casualties. Tom Hanks rocks his role as the pilot.
Both involve courtroom scenes. Coincidence, or not?
In like vein, we are currently watching two series on PBS. While neither is as riveting as Downton Abbey, they are a delight in their own Merry Wives of Windsor way:
Victoria ~ the series starts with Victoria stepping into the role of Queen while still a teenager.
Secrets of the Six Wives ~ here’s the trailer:
Both PBS series are historical dramas which take place in the past. You know, B.T. ~> before Trump became President.
Escapism, or not?
Aah . . . that’s better!