Movies On Netflix: Wildlike

Monday, October 30, 2017

Wildlike is a 2014 movie about 14-year-old Mackenzie, who is sent to temporarily live with her uncle in Alaska. 

It is difficult to tell initially what's going on in the beginning, but then the story unravels and it is revealed soon why she runs away from home. She finds herself with little money and attaches (stalks) herself  to hiker Rene Bartlett, in the hopes that he will help her reach Seattle. 

The dynamics between the two are endearing. Bartlett, on his way to hike through the Denali National Park , makes it convenient for the cinematographer to show the gorgeous landscape of Alaska (which might want you to take your next vacation there). Some movies skimp on the substance of the story by compensating it with beautiful scenery. But Wildlike does not and it balances the beauty with a solid story beautifully. Not once does it falter in its story-telling. 

The actress who plays Mackenzie (Ella Purnell) is amazing and I hope to see more of her in the future. We sure need 20-year-olds that are actually talented and whose last name is not Kardashian.

This movie is not just a good-enough-for-a-friday-night-movie-on-the-couch, but it's truly a well-written movie and will make you root for the characters. 


British TV shows To Watch

Monday, October 23, 2017
British Tv shows To Watch
Ok, before I go any further, let me get this out of the way, I am a certified Anglophile. Maybe, it has to do with the fact that as a student of Literature, you read a lot more of British Lit and end up falling in love with this little country. Or, maybe it's just the gorgeous british accent, I don't know. Now that you know that I am totally objective when it comes to British TV shows, let's look at the tv shows that you should absolutely watch.

Here's the list and I haven't included the usual suspects (Downtown Abbey, Sherlock etc.) because everyone and their mother know how great these shows are.

DOC MARTIN: It's about Dr. Martin Ellingham, a big city surgeon who moves to a small village as a GP after developing a fear of blood. He is grumpy and has zero people skills, much like Dr. House. You'll fall in love with the Doc and the villagers of this beach-y little town. I really want to visit Port Isaac after watching this show. The eighth and the final season airs in 2018. So, you have seven seasons to binge-watch and I say that as a good thing. It's available on Netflix.

BROADCHURCH: If there's one thing I have learnt form watching these shows, it's that the British do crime shows really well. And this is no exception. The show is about two detectives investigating the murder of eleven-year-old Danny Latimer in this quaint, small seaside town of Broadchurch. It has everything you need: drama, suspense, great acting. It has 3 seasons in total and the first two seasons are available on Netflix. 

DOCTOR FOSTER: It follows Dr. Gemma Foster, who suspects and later discovers her husband is having an affair. It's a great drama and sometimes, it gets borderline soap-ish, but since it only has 10 episodes, it gets away with it. The first season is available on Netflix. 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: As the name suggests, this is a series that takes a look at the British Legal System, from the moment a person is charged with a crime to the verdict. It has two seasons, 5 episodes each, so it's not too long. The first season follows Ben Coulter, who is charged with the murder of a girl, and who has very little memory of the night. The Emmy-award winning HBO show, The Night Of, is based on this show. The second season follows housewife Juliet Miller, whose husband is found stabbed in the bed. Now available on Hulu.

APPLE TREE YARD: It's a four-part series and is based on Louise doughty's book of the same name. If you like courtroom drama, this is definitely for you. 

MARCELLA: And last but not the least, Marcella is set in London and is about Det. Sgt. Marcella Backland, who's been out of the police force for the last ten years raising a family and who gets called in when there's a copy cat murder, from when she was still in the force. You will like it, if you are into police procedural. It's available on Netflix. 

Hope you like the list and you find a new show you can watch. Also, are there any other british tv shows you enjoy watching? I would love to know.


Local Business Spotlight: Meet Cris, The Owner Of Santo Brigadeiro, Columbus

Thursday, October 19, 2017
I met with Cris at her home and we talked about her life before Brigadeiros, her passion and what made her start a business making chocolates in Columbus.

Outline Of The Show: 
  • What brought her to Columbus
  • Reason why she thought Columbus was great place to introduce Brigadeiro
  • How do you pronounce Brigadeiro and the story behind these iconic chocolates
  • How is it served
  • Why Brigadeiros make for great party favors
  • What she is working on right now 
Where to find Santo Brigadeiro: 

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Cris - Owner Of Santo Brigadeiro

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