Sunday, 20 June 2021

Umbrella Weather

 It has been raining over the past few days.  A lot!  And completely coincidentally, while stuck indoors instead of being out in the garden or up the allotment, I have been rewatching the second season of The Umbrella Academy.

 I had almost forgotten just how good this series is, and it is made all the better for the fabulous outfits of The Handler (as played with great relish by the scene-stealing Kate Walsh on the right there), and the amazing music.  A selection of my favourites can be found below, after the trailer:

Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started From

Boney M - Sunny

Baio - Sister of Pearl

Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home)

 What do you do when it rains?

~O~

P. S. I have also been watching this Best of Chloe vs Luther video (over and over again) from Don't Trust the Bitch in Apt. 23 because it always makes me laugh - particularly Luther's reaction when Chloe tells him that Patti LaBelle has died (don't worry - she hasn't).

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  1. Fun! I'll have to pull The Umbrella Academy further up the watchlist. We are so far behind!

    What do I do when it rains? I actually moved to Seattle FOR the rain while everyone else seems to want to escape it. All my best creativity comes when everything is wet. Gosh, that sound provocative. Writing, I do a lot of writing when it rains or other crafts and experiments.

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    1. Melanie! Nevermind provocative, that's downright disgusting!

      Bravo!

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  2. The Umbrella Academy looks good.
    But I usually watch TV of Boney M's vintage and after that you really notice CGI.
    I try to keep things to do on rainy days. This one I have been watching the film When the Lights Went out, after 30 East St in Pontefract after watching a Most Haunted about it. Even my cynicism thinks there's something there.

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    1. You mean Yvette Fielding didn't put you off?
      Oncethey get notification that Yvette and the crew are visiting, most ghosts bugger off somewhere else for some peace and quiet.

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  3. As if I need to add another superhero "cinematic universe" into the meld - Marvel is quite enough for me, ta. Besides, I don't subscribe to Netflix, Amazon, Disney or the like, so we'd be waiting a few years before this got onto any watch list (the Marvel viewings are all down to the largess of our friend John-John, who does subscribe to all of 'em). On a rainy day, I'd rather indulge in a travel programme, architectural history or gardening programme focusing on some hot, sunny place we'd never visit in real life... Jx

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    1. I want to know which architectural history and gardening programme(s), Jon. Birds of a feather and all that.

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    2. We enjoyed Bettany Hughes' Greek Odyssey (and Egypt's Great Mummies: Unwrapped as well), Lost Kingdoms of South America with Dr Jago Cooper, Africa's Great Civilizations with Henry Louis Gates Jr., and, of course, Monty Don's Around the World in 80 Gardens. Plus anything David Attenborough touches is pure gold, and Michael Palin too. Jx

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    3. *Sniggers* I was imagining Jon watching Birds of a Feather, over and over - kind of knew I'd got that one wrong.
      Sx

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    4. Sharon: "I've virtually thrown myself at every decent looking man in a five mile radius. Barely half a dozen of 'em give me a second look."
      Tracey: "And only then after you made a fuss of their guide dogs."

      Jx

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    5. Pauline Quirke is one of UK's better stars.Best known for comedy, but she's a deep mine of talent. If the "Harvey Moon" series are still around, try those. And "The Sculptress" but not at night on your own

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    6. I've followed her since she had her own show Pauline's Quirkes with the boy-band Flintlock in 1976! And yes, she was utterly terrifying in The Sculptress - a tour-de-force of acting, in my opinion. Jx

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    7. Yep. A well-deserved Damehood,I'd say.

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    8. Gosh. It's terribly cultured around here, isn't it. I'd better go before I ruin it with talk of Star Trek...

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    9. Oh! Don't throw your teddy in the sandpit! A bit o' cultcher never 'urt anyone.
      Might have to search for that Umbrella show.(This outpost of empire does not always pick up good stuff!)

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    10. The "Umbrella show" is VERY good, and the second season in particular is riddled with history and "cultcher" (the look at racism and segregation in 1960s America is quite disturbing). There are quite a few killings, and a lot of bloodshed, but on the whole it's done in a somewhat kitsch way, so as to alleviate the horror. Mainly, though, it is fun, and bright, and amusing. Mainly...
      Oh, and I think it's only on Netflix. At the moment, anyway.

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  4. Oh, how funny. When I saw that GIF in my feed, I thought it was going to be about Cruella Deville. Have not watched The Umbrella Academy. Need to work on The Boyfriend more, he is quite resistant to the idea. Lovely costume... indeed. Kizzes.

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    1. I highly recommend TUA - The Handler is on a par with Cruella!

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  5. I haven't yet indulged in The Umbrella Academy, though I feel I ought to. I will, however, sign the petition for Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 - that looks fun!
    Sx

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    1. Oh, I'd love Apt.23 to come back, but I feel that ship has sailed (I think it was made in 2013?). It used to be on Netflix, but not anymore. It's on You Tube, but at £1.99 an episode!!!

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  6. Oh - I love Get Right Back!
    Sx

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    1. The Umbrella Academy soundtrack is fantastic!

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  7. Now you just know I adore that wardrobe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And I see Adian has made a bigger splash here!

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    1. I did think of you when I popped that gif up there!

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