In a twist of fate, the likes of which are normally reserved for fiction, this week I have been laid low by The Plague (a cold). My last post was on what you should do to prepare for death and this week it has felt like it was actually a possibility.
(Yes, I am a Drama-Llama, thanks for noticing).
Because I am fortunate and privileged enough to live in a country with (currently) free healthcare and paid sick leave I was able to take the time to recover from the stuffy head, excessive mucus (sorry) and neighbour-disturbing cough.
I did this mostly by watching telly.
I could recommend the films that I watched without FFing (Fast Forwarding) but I don’t really trust my germ-ridden sense of taste on those matters. One thing I WILL recommend though is the Netflix series Abstract.
There are 14 episodes which break down into:
- 5 episodes that I had to switch off because they involved people who were obvious attention-seekers or the direction was too messy.
- 5 that were enlightening and interesting.
- 2 that were really enlightening and interesting.
- and 2 that were utterly fascinating and brilliant.
I am not going to list which episodes are which, I think that bit is probably completely personal, but if you are at all interested in why our world looks the way it does, these insights into designers and how they work will show you some of the answers.
If anybody needs me I’ll be over here…receiving instructions from my new Germ Overlords who have taken over my brain…