Stuff I watched this week:
The Lighthouse - It's as amazing as you've heard, but it's definitely not a comfortable watch.
Solomon Kane - Only marginally above average, but James Purefoy is always fantastic.
Veep, Season 4 - These are despicable, detestable characters. And mostly not in the charming way. But much like The Office (U.S.) I'm glad I didn't give up on it as some of the satire is very sharp, and the political drama is interesting. Still, much like real politics, watching it hurts my soul a bit.
Outlander, Season 4 - I'm so glad I gave this series a try. But since last season, while I'm sure being faithful to the source material, it's feeling a bit like it's gone off the rails. What's next, a season on the moon? Also, for trying to responsibly address issues of race and equality in the 18th century (through to the the 20th), the main characters still feel incredibly privileged. But I guess that's the romance-fantasy aspect of the story. You can't go to all these amazing places and do all these amazing things if you're consumed with life's grim realities. (Which... I guess applies equally to modern times and fantasy fiction in general.)
“Also, Dude, ‘Sand People’ is not the preferred nomenclature; Tusken Raider, please.”
“Walter, this isn't a guy who built the moisture vaporators, here....”