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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

I am a huge fan of spy thrillers, even though too often when I go to see a new one, it’s just not very good. Now, spy thrillers are usually chock full of suave, hot dudes running around the globe suspecting everyone and eventually shooting and blowing things up. The ladies sexually seductive, and more(…)

Netflix Fix: Wuthering Heights

As y’all have likely observed by now, many of the Power Animals are serious lovers of period pieces. I am no stranger to this serious love, so I was psyched recently to find a Masterpiece Classic miniseries of Wuthering Heights on Netflix Instant. It stars that dude who played the I-have-nothing-to-live-for war vet brother in(…)

Feast Your Eyes on…Richard Armitage

You guys. YOU GUYS!!!!! I just watched the BBC miniseries North and South on Netflix Instant and am now totally obsessed with Richard Armitage, the actor who plays the lead male role of ultra brooding John Thornton. And apparently I am not the only obsessed person out there, as Mr. Armitage, who is now breathing(…)

Waiting for the Return of Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey first aired on PBS in January 2011. Shortly after that I watched the whole first season in one afternoon on Netflix Instant. Having seen more British drama series than I can count, this is definitely one of the best I’ve watched in awhile. I devoured it and immediately couldn’t wait for the second season to(…)

Thoughtful Work: Mysterious Letters from Lenka & Michael

I am utterly engrossed by the Mysterious Letters project, by artists Lenka Clayton and Michael Crowe. In 2009, they wrote 467 letters to every person living in the Irish town town of Cushendall and 620 letters to every inhabitant of Polish Hill in Pennsylvania. They haven’t stopped there, and their plan is to ultimately write(…)