So apparently I spoke too soon.
I was not back.
I slipped back into depression this past week. What a roller coaster.
When I'm not moping around the apartment in my pajamas and crying, I have been catching up on a lot of great television. A lot of great soap operas, actually.
No, not The Young and the Restless. Nothing like that.
I'm talking about soap operas that take place in the late 19th century.
The Forsyte Saga
This is a series that focuses on the shocking scandals and affairs of the Forsytes, an upper-middle class British family.
It spans generations and decades, with people coming and going, loving and dying.
The costumes are pretty, but not spectacular The acting is the same. But that's not the point. It is simply a delicious storyline, with characters that are not cardboard cut outs. Each character is like a storyline, with their personalities and emotions twisting into a colorful kaleidoscope. You never truly know each character, but you watch them grow and for that reason, your favorite character always changes.
Right now, this is my most favorite character of the series.
He is Soames Forsyte, the twisted husband of the beautiful heroine, Irene.
He is so disturbed, wicked, and head-scratchingly bizarre, you can't help but cheer him on!
Plus, every time he enters a room, he glances around suspiciously, with haughty pursed lips worthy of Doctor Evil (one MILLION dollars!). It is so over-the-top dramatic, I have found myself entering places (restaurants, public libraries, my parents' house) with the same accusing glare and daring arched right eyebrow. It makes people in real life nervous and I love it.
(Okay, I obviously have way too much time on my hands. Haha.)
Definitely pick this series up on Netflix or your local library. I highly recommend it.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Mine will be slightly happier because one of my closest friends is coming from Dallas to visit me. I think it will be the bright spot in my month, really.
I promise to catch up with everyone soon! Please forgive my second long period of absence. xoxo!
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