What do you watch?

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LogartyMaya
What do you watch?

I love musicals and our two new logarts, We're a showbiz family and I'm an accidental stage mum have made me want to go to the theatre! The last musical I saw was Matilda, which was wonderful, but there are so many great shows I haven't seen yet.

How about you? Do you love theatre, are you a telly addict or is film more your thing?

Gertrude
I share your enthusiasm for

I share your enthusiasm for musicals and as a child I saw Joseph and the amazing technicolour dreamcoat about eight times and can still sing the entire soundtrack if I put my mind to it :)

My cultural tastes have declined since then and I'm currently addicted to Masterchef. I love the invention test and the weird flavour combinations some of the contestants create. One young lad on last night's episode was phenomenal, although I had to chuckle when he apologised for his sauce being a bit crunchy because he'd put lobster claws in the liquidiser…

Sybil
I make no apologies for my

I make no apologies for my love of romcoms. Some of my favourites are Pretty in Pink (showing my age); Pretty Woman; Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bridget Jones’s Diary.

The queen of the genre – drumroll – has to be Love Actually. Never fails to cheer up a rainy weekend.

LogartyMaya
@Gertrude - I don't watch

@Gertrude - I don't watch much TV but I do have a bit of a Masterchef habit and also loved the ground-up lobster claw sauce. Loved last night's potato plum dumpling man even more, though. What was he thinking?!

touche
Live music can be hit and

Live music can be hit and miss, but the good stuff is unbeatable. A few days ago, I saw folk singer/songwriter Patsy Matheson. Great banter; beautiful melodies. I'm as prone to slothfulness as anyone else, but it just goes to show how important it is to switch off the telly and go and do something more interesting instead.

Triumphofhope
Film wins for our family!

Film wins for our family!

We went to see Suffragette last night and as well as being compelling viewing (Carey Mulligan is superb), it led to a discussion about the way men treat women.

Watching a film together can be an excellent way to get teenagers to talk - it's great when entertainment is educational.

Thomas
Thanks (Triumphofhope) for

Thanks (Triumphofhope) for the recommendation - I had "Suffragette" on the list of possibles to see with my son when he is back from uni this Christmas - along with the latest Star Wars and Bond films (of course!). We went to "Beaux Strategem" at the National in the summer, a restoration comedy which, to my surprise, he really enjoyed. He also dragged me off to "Mission Impossible" which surprised me again with how much I enjoyed it. Probably had something to do with the first part of the film being a a chase and eventual shoot out in the Vienna Opera House with Turandot in the background. I just sat back and enjoyed the music!

Triumphofhope
Thomas - I've also heard

Thomas - I've also heard really good things about The Martian, although it's the kind of film I'd never choose to watch myself. A friend has told me it's just the job for multi-generational viewing. I'll let you know!

Thomas
Triumphofhope - Yes, do let

Triumphofhope - Yes, do let me know what you think about "The Martian" - I've read a mixture of reviews for this, but that's usually the way. Thanks.

LogartyMaya
I loved The Martian! I wasn't

I loved The Martian! I wasn't expecting to, but was riveted the whole way through. We saw it on a big screen in 3D, which was worth it as the visual effects are great.

"I'm just going to have to science the shit out of this!" Excellent :D

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