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Life Lately – March 2024

I didn’t seem to consume as much media in March, I think the warmer weather and spring flowers encouraged me to leave the house. So instead of having cosy weekends at home, reading or watching TV, I opted to have weekend getaways, one staycation in London and another in Norfolk.

Adventure of the Month

To celebrate our wedding anniversary at the start of March we spent a few nights at the Richmond Harbour Hotel in south-west London. Richmond is one of our favourite boroughs (even before the Ted Lasso connection). Whilst, we often spend the afternoon or evening in the town centre, enjoying the cafe culture or restaurants, it was nice to spend the weekend here, exploring more of the area, like Richmond Park. The hotel also had a spa, giving us the perfect place to unwind for the weekend. 

March Adventures. A college of photos from the Richmond Harbour Hotel and Spa.


Death and Other Details

Streaming Service: Disney+

How do you solve a murder that was committed in a locked room? Especially when sailing the Mediterranean on an ocean liner filled with the wealthy and powerful. Everyone on board is hiding something… but is one of them a killer? Imogene Scott aims to discover. When the only person capable of helping her is a man she hates, the world’s once greatest detective, Rufus Cotesworth. Can the two of them work together to stop the killer?

Violett Beane as Imogene Scott
Lauren Patten as Anna Collier
Rahul Kohli as Sunil Bhandari
Angela Zhou as Teddy Goh
Hugo Diego Garcia as Jules Toussaint

Poster for the TV programme Death and Other Details
Image © Disney+

Rating: ☕☕☕☕/5

Death and Other Details is a locked-room mystery with a twist. It reminded me a lot of the first season of White Lotus with hints of the Glass Onion movies. Like Glass Onion, this show revolves around a murder mystery, whilst the obscenely rich as they play their power games. Each episode drops another twist, that will keep you hooked until the end.

The Gentlemen

Streaming Service: Netflix

After his estranged father dies, Eddie Halstead finds himself the recipient of a vast fortune. But, as he deals with his newfound wealth, he soon discovers that his inheritance is much more than financial wealth. To his astonishment, he discovers that he is now the owner of one of Europe’s most expansive weed farms.

Theo James as Edward “Eddie” Horniman
Kaya Scodelario as Susan “Susie” Glass
Daniel Ings as Lord Frederick “Freddy” Horniman
Joely Richardson as Lady Sabrina Horniman
Vinnie Jones as Geoffrey Seacombe
Giancarlo Esposito as Stanley Johnston

Poster for the Netflix series The Gentlemen
Image © Netflix

Rating: ☕☕☕/5

Guy Ritchie’s newest television programme is a spin-off from his 2019 film The Gentlemen. The programme is very similar to Ritchie’s earlier work, in the British gangster genre. This stellar cast delivers the quirky script and gun fights you expect from a Ritchie (or Tarantino) movie.

3 Body Problem

Streaming Service: Netflix

3 Body Problem is Netflix’s anticipated adaption of the Remembrance of Earth’s Past book series. Beginning with an astrophysicist’s choices in 1960s China manifest in a present-day encounter with an alien civilization.

After seeing her father murdered in front of her during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Ye Wenjie is recruited by the military to work as an astrophysicist on a new project. However, her decisions at the time have a ripple effect that persists into the current era, with consequences for all of humanity.

Benedict Wong as Da Shi
Jess Hong as Jin Cheng
Rosalind Chao as adult Ye Wenjie
Zine Tseng as teenage Ye Wenjie
Jonathan Pryce as Mike Evans
Ben Schnetzer as young Mike Evans
Liam Cunningham as Wade

Poster for the Netflix series 3 Body Problem
Image © Netflix

Rating: ☕☕☕☕☕/5

Without a doubt, this is one of the most anticipated TV programmes of 2024 – an adaption of a top-rated sci-fi book series, by the showrunners of the Game of Thrones series. There are a few major differences between the book and the show. Firstly, a lot of the storyline moves from China to England. Secondly the creation of the Oxford Five characters, a group of friends who become involved in Project Staircase. These changes help the storyline move along and add some extra emotion to the show.

Also Watched

Poster for the TV programme Death in Paradise
Image © BBC
Poster for the TV programme The Tale of Nine Tailed
Image © Netflix
Poster for the new animated series of X-Men '97
Image © Disney+

March Books

Book Cover for The Potting Shed Murder
Book Cover for Good Girl, Bad Blood
Book Cover for The Three-Body Problem

Listened To

Copy of my most played song in March from Spotify, including songs from Djo, Wolf Alice and Bloc Party

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