Viking’s won out on my Thursday night television dilemma. I was very impressed by Lagertha. So often in the movies, the women just take the crap they are handed. I was happy that she went her heart. She’s not willing to share her husband and I don’t blame her. Good for you!
I will be watching Scandal tonight, so I am hoping it is another premiere that will make me happy.
I have a dilemma for my Thursday night television watching schedule. For the last few years, I have watched Scandal at 10pm. Well, we are finally getting a new episode after what feels like an almost two month break. Here is the dilemma. My new addiction, Vikings, starts their new season tomorrow at 10pm as well. What to do, what to do? Yes, I will have to DVR one, but which one will I watch live? I’m equally excited for both.
Writing about these two shows has invoked another crazy morality question for me. Why don’t I have an issue with Fitz cheating on Mellie with Olivia, but I am completely upset with Ragnar cheating on Lagertha with Princess Aslaug? I’m such a hypocritical television viewer.
A couple of blogs ago, I mentioned that I had really become a fan of the show, Black Sails, on STARZ which is about pirates. I can’t believe that I only have three more episodes of this show to watch before the season ends and I have to wait a full year for the continuation. Well, this past weekend, I found something new to watch in the interim. As I was searching for something to watch while suffering from a nasty stomach virus, I came across Vikings on The History Channel. I watched the entire ten episodes of the first season in one day! I found this show just in time too as their new season starts this week! Now, while Vikings doesn’t have the eye candy that Black Sails offers me in the glorious form of Captain Vane, I’m still enthralled by all that heathen behavior! Besides, Ragnar and Rollo are still pretty decent, just not up to Captain Vane’s stature…but I digress.
Now, I can say that I struggled more with some of the violent things that the Vikings did as opposed to the Pirates on Black Sails, and I’m trying to figure out why. They are all murderers and rapists. I assume that it is because Vikings is trying to remain true to their ways? I mean after all, it is on The History Channel so they need to be more careful with accuracy, right?
Anyway, Vikings and Pirates were the main characters in many of the historical romance books that littered my youth, so I am enjoying them being on my television screen. All that testosterone is invading my dreams!
How do you handle stress? My doctor once told me that I didn’t handle stress well. She’s right. Most of the time when I have to much going on and to many demands on me, I want to just abandon everything. I used to go to a private area and cry for about ten minutes, but I have stopped doing that. It never worked anyway.
So, what to do? I usually just take a few breaths to try to calm myself down. I tell myself to stop over-reacting and just take a minute to do something unrelated to the thing that is causing me stress. Sometimes, I eat sweets (definitely not the best solution for me).
Anyway, it’s a work in process. I’m still trying to figure out how to become that calm, cool, and collected person that I would like to be. It’s right up there on my list to become extremely smart and successful.
It has been a crazy week for me. I spent a day in a half stuck in the house because of the ice storm in Atlanta. The snow storm from two weeks ago really scared us crapless. I know I did not want another ten hour drive home and apparently no one else did either! Our streets were almost completely abandoned except for the news people who covered the weather non-stop. It was a little over kill on their behalf, but I appreciated the effort I think. Thank goodness for YouTube. I spent the time searching for new vloggers watch. Even though, I really should have been working on a blog post since I have been missing in action for about two weeks.
On top of the storm, I was preparing for a test for the last class I was in and writing a paper. Because of the storm though, the last class and test was cancelled. I can’t say that I was sad to hear that. Tests always stress me out.
In addition to finding a couple of new vloggers, I have become slightly addicted to the new series on STARZ, Black Sails! OK, now anyone who has been reading my blog knows that I love romance books. Historical romances can certainly romanticize pirates, and looking at the extremely sexy but dangerous Charles Vane has given my fantasies a very needed boost! Woah….long, dark hair, light eyes, scruffy beard, and a commanding presence is all that is needed to make me a happy viewer! He has filled the void that Game of Thrones left when they killed off my Khal Drogo! Thank you STARZ.