10, 9, 8, 7, 6 …

Jake Gyllenhaal in “October Sky”

The past two days have been among the most stressful and miserable days I can remember, as we all wait to find out whether the American democracy will live or die. I don’t plan to write about this until the election has been called, and after I’ve had a little time to think about what comes next.

For tonight, though, while waiting for votes to be counted in Pennsylvania, my therapy will be watching “October Sky,” a very fine feel-good movie. If the counting goes on long enough, I might even have to watch “Love, Actually,” even if that’s a Christmas movie.

4 thoughts on “10, 9, 8, 7, 6 …”

  1. Oh wow. This is a whole new genre to me. Are any of them period pieces? You know how disinterested I am in here-and-now drama and fiction. 🙂 I’d greatly appreciate specific recommendations, especially if they’re Netflixable.

  2. Hi David

    It’s mostly crime dramas, which isnt my usual thing but The Bridge is excellent, one of the best programmes I’ve ever seen. The Killing and Bergan are also superb. They have a similar vibe to the Chernobyl series, which iirc had a Scandinavian director or producer. Not sure if they are on Netflix but definitely worth a download 🙂

  3. I saw Borgen, actually, and liked it a lot. There is a new season, I believe? Thank you so much for these recommendations.

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