My Favourite Things – May 2016

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So apparently I’m not dead, I just fell off the blogging wagon for a while. For some reason that always happen to me either in the spring or in the early autumn. Guess it has something to do with the seasons changing, but it usually only happens once a year. Hopefully that means I won’t fall off again until 2017 :P
Anyway, let’s get back into things with some positivity: my current favourite things!

Music: Volbeat – For Evigt

Volbeat is a rock/rockabilly/metal band from Denmark, but their songs are in English though, they just add a few Danish lines here and there in some songs. The singer has an amazing voice and despite their often melancholic lyrics this band always makes me feel happy and energetic.

Last week they released their new single For Evigt (means “forever”) and I’ve been playing it on repeat since then. This is my current favourite song. :heart:

Television 1: Game of fucking Thrones!!

I cancelled my subscription to HBO last autumn, but now that Game of Thrones is back on I had to sign up again! At last! :D What’s interesting is that this is the first season where the show is completely ahead of the books. Since I’ve read the books I’ve always had a general idea what would happen, but now the story could swerve in any direction. It will be so exciting to see where the writers will take it!

My only gripe is that the Americans get the latest episode almost a day before I can watch it, so right now every Monday I will have to avoid pretty much the entire Internet…

Game of Thrones spoilers gif

Television 2: Vikings

Second reason to renew my HBO subscription: the new season of Vikings.

I love this show. Of course it’s not 100% historically correct, but as a Scandinavian it’s still fun to see something serious made from our history/mythology. The characters are interesting and it’s very beautifully made (perhaps a bit too beautiful sometimes. For example, the real Uppsala is flatland and certainly doesn’t have such epic waterfalls).

I can definitely recommend this show if you like historical dramas. Historical dramas with half-naked long-haired men with tattoos – and badass women fighting with sword and shield alongside said men… :)~

Movie: Only Lovers Left Alive

This movie came out in 2013, so it’s not exactly new, but I only discovered it last week and was blown away by it.

The plot is simple, it’s just about Adam and Eve and their love for each other. We simply get a glimpse into their lives and their world. The pace is slow with no major twists and no real action. The cast is perfect and their acting top class. Every single scene is beautifully filmed, beautifully lit, and accentuated with the most perfect music.
I was expecting some generic vampire movie but instead got a work of art.

All that aside, it was totally worth watching just for the otherworldly beauty that is Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton. *Swoon*

Only Lovers Left Alive

Comments

  1. 9 May 2016

    Great post!

    I’d actually stopped watching GOT during season 5 because a certain character was rumored to die. I really have to stay away from the Internet when it comes to this show.

  2. 9 May 2016

    Though I want to watch Game of Thrones, it will be hard for me to catch up because there’s the internet posting spoiler lol. I’ll add that only lovers left alive to my to-watch-list. <3 Thanks for recommending!

  3. 11 May 2016

    I keep meaning to watch Vikings but never do, I’ve heard so many great things about it too! For Evigt sounds pretty good! I like finding music that is a bit heavier moving into metal but has clean vocals so I might check out more of their stuff!

  4. 13 May 2016

    I stopped watching Game of Thrones, but I’m here for the Tower of Joy flashbacks! Those are the only scenes I watch hahaha.

  5. 14 May 2016

    It’s always so exciting when Game of Thrones is back on! I haven’t read the books (even though I meant to), so everything is a surprise to me, haha. So many things are happening at once in this season! I actually feel like it’s a bit too much in the first couple episodes.

    Vikings was recommended to me, but I haven’t checked it out yet. Looks like an interesting show though!

  6. 14 May 2016

    I am so excited about Game of Thrones, eee. I have not read the books and I was always a bit nervous that I would get a spoiler somewhere. Not I don’t have to worry too much, but still have no idea what is going to happen, going into each episode. >.<

    Australia gets it the same time as the US, if you have subscription TV. I had to order another pack to watch it, but it's the only way I can. xD

    I really liked that movie, Only Lovers Left Alive. I will have to watch it again. :D

  7. 14 May 2016

    I bunged watched Game of Thrones last year after watching a couple of episodes from season 5 with Ryan. I was hooked! Really enjoying season 6 so far.

    I know what you mean about disappearing from the blog-o-sphere, mine tends to be during the Summer months as I have more things on in my “offline life”.

  8. 15 May 2016

    I watched one episode of “Games Of Thrones,” I really wasn’t that impressed. However, my saying is “Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.” So, I ended up trying to watch it again, and I disliked it as one episode (the show happened to be on while I was cooking dinner one Sunday night – the character was raping his newly bethrothed wife). Yeah, not a fan of rape nor of the show. I don’t know, I guess it takes a lot for me to actually like something like that.

    I’ve actually wanted to see Vikings but I never got around to it. Unfortunately, I think at the same time Vikings aired so did Sons of Anarchy. The story of Samuel Adams. I really don’t know if there will be a second season or not, could be just a one time ordeal. Ya know?