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Life Lately – April 2024

April should be the time to get outdoors and enjoy the spring weather. However, this past month, London has experienced a delayed winter, so instead, it was more the time to continue hibernating indoors and watching cosy dramas on TV. 

Adventure of the Month

London Stadium- home to West Ham football team.

The one big adventure we did have in April was attending the football at London Stadium. Wrapped up in our winter coats, meet up with friends to catch Liverpool away to West Ham. While our friends supported the other side, the game resulted in a draw. So, the good-natured competition did not ruin any friendships or enjoyment of the game.


Wonderful World

Streaming Service: Disney+

Wonderful World tells the story of a successful author and professor whose life falls apart after her son is killed in a hit-and-run accident. When the justice system fails her, she seeks justice by committing a crime herself and is sentenced to prison. She befriends a mysterious stranger,  Seon-yul, when released from prison. Soon, they enter a world of vengeance and find solace after incredible circumstances.

Kim Nam-joo. Eun Su-hyun.
Cha Eun-woo. Kwon Seon-yul.
Kim Kang-woo. Kang Su-ho.
Im Se-mi. Han Yu-ri.

Poster for the kDrama Wonderful World
Image © Disney+

Rating: ☕☕☕☕/5

This is an emotional programme about grief, guilt and redemption. The storyline is filled with predictable twists, but this didn’t stop my enjoyment of the show.

Overall, it’s a different take on the parent/child relationship and what people will do to protect their families. Both a mother seeking to try to get justice for her son’s death and a son willing to go to extremes to get revenge for his family.


Streaming Service: Netflix

A wealthy man hires Tom Ripley, a down-on-his-luck grifter, to track down his vagabond son from Italy and bring him home. When Tom accepts the job in Italy, he is drawn into a life of deceit, fraud, and murder.

Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley
Dakota Fanning as Marge Sherwood
Johnny Flynn as Dickie Greenleaf
Eliot Sumner as Freddie Miles

Poster for Ripley featuring Andrew Scott
Image © Netflix

Rating: ☕☕☕☕☕/5

Ripley is a new adaption of the first book in The Talented Mr Ripley series. This version is a cinematic, beautiful programme. Shot in black and white, with the stunning backdrop of the Italian scenery.

Overall, this is a visual masterpiece. The show captures the audience with suspense and scenery, especially the scene on the boat.  

Queen of Tears

Streaming Service: Netflix

A successful lawyer falls in love with the useless office intern and vows to marry and protect her, only to discover she is a heiress to one of the most successful families in Korea.

After three years, the once-happy marriage encounters difficulties, threatening their relationship. Can they navigate the issues and rediscover their connection.

Kim Soo-hyun. Bake Hyun-woo.
Kim Ji-Won. Hong Hae-in.
Park Sung-hoon. Yoon Eun-seong.
Kwak Dong-yeon. Hong Soo-cheol.
Lee Joo-bin. Cheon Da-hye.

Poster for the kDrama Queen of Tears
Image © Netflix

Rating: ☕☕☕☕☕/5

Queen of Tears is the newest show from Park Ji-eun (who also wrote the global hit Crash Landing on You. Airing worldwide on Netflix this spring, this programme is already another successful hit. Ultimately, this is a classic love story filled with swoon-worthy moments.

This was the first K-drama I watched weekly. Normally, I binge-watch the whole season once all the episodes have aired. I loved the chemistry between the two main characters and loved tuning in each week to see the latest disaster to affect the pair and how (or if) they would survive.

Also Watched

Poster for the new animated series of X-Men '97
Poster for the Star Wars animated series Bad Batch.
Poster for Spy X Family anime
Poster for the Apple+ TV show Sugar
Poster for the Apple+ TV show Palm Royale

April Books

Listened To

Receiptify copy of my April Playlist