I know I say this near enough every single month, but November has really flown by. I can’t believe it’s December now and Christmas and the New Year are just around the corner!
I didn’t actually manage to do an October favourites, so some of my November favourites will be definitely have been carried across.
TV and Film
His Dark Materials (BBC)
I loved the books when I was a child, and so I was really looking forward to the TV show starting (anything has got to be better than that attempt at a film all those years ago).
The show has not disappointed and I was hooked from episode 1. Of course, nothing is ever as perfect as the original book is but this new version of His Dark Materials definitely gives the book a run for its money.
Sorry We Missed You (Film)
I knew that I wanted to see this film as soon as I found out it was directed by Ken Loach. I’m a huge fan of Ken Loach, in particular his 2016 film I, Daniel Blake, which I thought was such a hugely important, emotive and brilliant film that I think EVERYONE should take the time to watch and understand.
Though I didn’t think that it could get any better than I, Daniel Blake, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Sorry We Missed You was, in my eyes, even better. The film is incredibly meaningful and well worth going to see. Sorry We Missed You follows the sad journey of a family as they struggle with recession, gig economy and zero hours contracts, minimum wage, and angsty teens. The acting is so naturalistic and it’s not hard at all to feel sympathy for them, or to place the family in any town or city in Britain.
Going to watch a Ken Loach is a very humbling experience and it definitely made me want to donate more to food banks, be more understanding of delivery drivers, and offered a new perspective on zero hours contracts.
A must-watch ahead of the general election!
Experiences and Places
I finally got to fulfill a childhood (and into adulthood) dream of mine! Seeing Liam Gallagher at the O2 was such an incredible experience and one that I’ll never forget. I loved the mix of songs from his new albums intertwined with Oasis classics. Whether you were young or old, had been lucky enough to see Oasis when they were around or not, it was so brilliant to see everyone getting involved, enjoying the music, belting out the tunes, and (though slightly grim) seeing beer flying through the air.
Not many favourites this month, but still an enjoyable month nonetheless.
What have you been enjoying this month?
Let me know!
Love, Zoë xx