It's been a while since I wrote a list of what I've been watching from Netflix so this is going to be a long one. Sorry...
Singin' in the Rain - I'm not sure how I managed to go this long without ever seeing this movie. But it was cute. I really liked Debbie Reynolds and some of the outfits were just amazing. I even pinned some of them to my outfit inspiration board on Pinterest. I loved this movie.
Notorious - I ended up with a boat-load of Ingrid Bergman films in my queue. I think most of them are there because they're either Alfred Hitchcock or have Cary Grant in them (I see the name Cary Grant that movie is queued instantly). I'm not hot on her. I don't want to be her like I do Doris Day, Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn. This movie was good though. Not the best Cary Grant or Alfred Hitchcock film but good. And Cary Grant carrying a woman down the stairs? Totally swoon-worthy.
Veronica Mars season 1 - I love Weevil. I want to have his adorable, little motorcycle-riding, law-breaking babies. This is one of many shows that I was interested in when it was current but didn't get to see either because of my work schedule or because I didn't get the channel that it showed on so when Netflix suggested it, I added it. I'm glad that I did. I really like the characters. Especially Weevil (have I mentioned that I love him?), Keith, Wallace, and of course Veronica. And while I don't love Logan like I do Weevil, I did end up liking him by the end of the season. Duncan I could do without.
Jane Austen's Persuasion - Watched the Sally Hawkins/Rupert Penry-Jones version. Somehow I missed a conversation near the beginning and got so confused. I had to go back and rewatch the whole thing. It's a lot better when you understand what's going on. I really liked it on the second watching. Will have to get the book and read it.
Casino Royale - My first Bond. James Bond. Yeah, I have no idea how I've made it this long without seeing any Bond films either. I liked it though and want to watch the other Bond movies. Does anyone know if I need to watch them in the order they were made or can I just watch them in whatever order?
Enchanted - This movie is so weird. Part of me hates it and part of me loves it. It's just so damned cheesy. And I know they mocked themselves but still. I dunno. I'm torn about this one.
Masterpiece Classic: The 39 Steps - Another Rupert Penry-Jones movie. I didn't even realize it when I queued them. It just sounded good so I added it. And wow. It was great. I loved the story and the characters. I thought they were going to end the movie without an unhappy ending but they pulled through. So good. If you like mysteries you have to see this.
Bedknobs & Broomsticks - I hated this movie. It was horrible. It's like a cheap, wanna-be Mary Poppins and it's a very poor imitation. The characters didn't interest me. The songs weren't charming and memorable. It was just lame.
Laura - Oh wow. I loved this movie. So rivoting. And is Gene Tierney a beauty or what?
Casablanca - I had never seen this either. I added it to my list because it was suggested and I knew that it was a classic. And then I saw it had Ingrid Bergman and I actually considered taking it out of my queue. But I'm glad I didn't. It's really good.
Covert Affairs season 1 - I've seen an episode here and there on tv but never two episodes in a row. So I added it to the queue. I love it. Auggie is amazing. I can't believe the actor is not blind. He is so good.
Yours, Mine and Ours - The original, with Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. I have a confession: I can't stand I Love Lucy. I really dislike slapstick comedy and the show is just stupid and idiotic to me. So I was a little apprehensive about this movie. But I loved it. She was so funny in it. I think there are times that it's not good for a person to play the same character for so long because that's all they're remembered for. The tv show is the legacy that lives on and my generation knows her by, and this movie was so much better than that. It's a shame that my generation and those after me aren't familiar with her movie work. And by the way, this movie is so much better than the remake, it's ridiculous. Skip the remake if you haven't seen it and check out this one.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - So romantic. Who'd have thought that a love story about a living woman and a ghost would be romantic and heart-warming? But it totally is. And it's got Gene Tierney in it. She's gorgeous.
Vertigo - What the hell kind of ending what that? Freaking Alfred Hitchcock. Giving me a horrible ending and making me love every minute of it. The man was a master.
Nero Wolfe season 2 - Have I ever told you how much I love Timothy Hutton and Kari Matchett? By the way, she's on Covert Affairs. They're both such amazing actors. Her absolute finest (and funniest) moment is in the episode "Death of a Doxy" (episode 1 of season 2). Seriously, just watch the one episode if you like her. You can't miss that part.
Hamish Macbeth season 3 - I'm so sad. It's the last season of Hamish. Oh I love him and his townspeople. So funny. And I love Frankie. He's so cute and I'm so happy that Lachie Jr. is with Jean. The three of them are the cutest little family. This show makes me want a Westie. But instead of naming him Wee Jock, I'd name him Hamish. Or Lachie. Or maybe TV John. Cause they're all just that awesome.