My April Currently post is definitely running a bit late, but better late than never!
Watching: Daredevil Season 2. Mini- rant ahead. Feel free to discuss in the comments with me!
We just finished season 2 and I am torn. I loved The Punisher. His story, his character, all of it. I loved the ending he had with Karen. Excellent. But, I absolutely couldn’t stand Elektra. I have zero knowledge of her character in the comics, but she drove me nuts on the show. It wasn’t her personality that bothered me so much, but the fact that I hated Matt when he was around her. I felt like the second she was around, he basically threw everything to the wind despite knowing better, and went around with her anyway. In fact, there is actually a scene where he has the audacity to say that she is messing things up for the most important people in his life while he is right then blowing them off on a hugely importantly case to be doing shit with her. HELLO MATT. This is YOUR choice to be there, not hers. I didn’t like Elektra’s character (and I don’t think she is supposed to be likable) but I was even more annoyed that Matt kept blaming her for his own shitty choices. And I don’t really enjoy starting to hate the main character of a show.
Beyond that, I really didn’t like The Hand, and the big reveal involving Elektra. It just doesn’t seem thought out. In fact, they didn’t even explain WHAT the ‘Black Sky’ even is, or how it relates to their plan. Overall, I really wasn’t too impressed with Daredevil’s actual story line this season. Though the fight scenes continue to impress.
TL;DR: Enjoyable, but not nearly as good as Season 1.
Punisher = YAY! Elektra = BOO.
Reading: The 5th Wave. It’s been on my list to read for ages and I found it on sale for $5 at Target so I snagged it. I found it incredibly predictable, but still enjoyable. Full review coming soon.
Listening: Mainly Podcasts and my Creative Juice Pandora channel (mostly piano music.) I’m always so behind on Podcasts, but I’m working on staying caught up. I’m thinking about doing a post about my faves in the future.
Making: Progress on some personal art projects now that all my current commission work is finished.
Feeling: Like I need to find a routine for exercise. I’d eventually like to get myself on some kind of schedule for when I work out as opposed to my current system of ‘fit something in when I have time, if I have time’.
Planning: The future of my blog. That sounds so intense when you put it like that! In reality, nothing too intense at all. I’d like to make some changes around here both in layout and content, but nothing in the near future. I’m still just in the thinking stages about it.
Loving: Being outdoors. Other than a chilly Tuesday this week, we’ve had weather consistently in the 60s and higher for a couple weeks now. It’s been so nice fitting in hiking trips throughout the week and just spending afternoons outside in the yard. We just recently bought a fire pit for the backyard and I can’t wait to spend our evenings in some camp chairs relaxing around the fire. Simple pleasures!
What has your April looked like?