Hello! How have you been? The last month or so has been semi-eventful for me, what with having one of my friends' entire vintage stock magically landing on my lap and apartment, and not being able to really make the most of it yet because of increased school work (hello, presentation on Jane Austen juvenilia - hello, trying to find scholarly articles on wild short stories one of the otherwise most written about authors wrote when she was fifteen!).
I've also been really busy feeling sorry for myself and trying to put off turning on the heat for as long as possible, 'investing' the money I'm saving on electricity bills into my tea and obsessive online video streaming fund, aka illegally watching the new Downton Abbey season, ten years' worth of Inspector Morse and awesome prequel Endeavour, and the newest Poirot episodes all the while ruining my eyesight. There's nothing quite as relaxing as watching detectives trying to figure out which British citizen has murdered another, and why.
I had been looking forward to the new, and last, season of Poirot for quite some time, especially Miss Lemon, Captain Hasting, and (now) Commissioner Japp were to return, to my great joy played by the same actors. The first fifteen years of Poirot were my favourite, and while I did enjoy the past ten years or so, I found the tone often too sensationalist. I was however delighted by Wednesday's episode, The Big Four, as it was a perfect mix of old and new, especially as the return of the previous recurrent characters provided a return of the formal familiarity which had been somewhat lacking in most recent episodes. As much as I like Ariadne Oliver and George, they're not quite as intricately linked with Poirot's world as the previous three were. Also, if you haven't seen it, here's the trailer for Poirot's last four cases - if you've been watching as lovingly as I have, you'll most likely find yourself holding back a tear or two.
And what about you, what's new? What have you been reading/watching/wearing/listening to as of late? Hope you're all well :)