Welcome back to the Tuesday Blog Hop with the Romance Writers Weekly! This week, Fiona Riplee wants an insight into the psyche of our minds by learning about what movie or television series we love to watch. Furthermore, she wants to know what our choice of movie or program says about our creative personality.
Before I go any further – can you keep a secret? My day job is Production Manager for a small market television station. I’m in charge of most of the behind-the-scenes people involved in commercial and local program production. So you think I’d spend a lot of time watching TV, right?
Well, you’d be partly right. I watch a lot during the day. But the evenings are my only chance to write my novels, so I am very particular about which TV shows I spend time with. That makes answering this question pretty simple, as there are so few shows!
Right now, I am Netflixing “Ripper Street”. I love mysteries and police procedurals, and this program, set in the years following the Jack the Ripper murders in Whitechapel, follows the lives of police and prostitutes. It is very well-produced (BBC does very little poorly, in my opinion) and has wonderfully complicated characters. I now have a huge crush on Jerome Flynn!
I am also eagerly waiting for the next season of Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman to be available. I love the insanely quick pace of the first three seasons, and think it is a brilliant adaptation.
I am not a huge movie buff, but there are definitely a few that made a huge impact on me. The Princess Bride is one of my all time favourites when it comes to escapism and fun. Crash is one of the first movies that hit me so hard I can still remember how I felt in certain scenes (not for the faint of heart, however). And another that I love is The King’s Speech. Not only because of Colin Firth (sigh) but it is a wonderful love story.
If you just looked at my list of TV programs, you’d probably think I write hard-boiled detective fiction, or at the very least bone-chilling romantic suspense. But while I do like to dabble in suspenseful plots, I am most intrigued by the relationships of my characters, and the suspense is usually a foil to their story. And I dare you to categorize my movie list. Eclectic, maybe?
Find out what Dani Jace has to say about her TV and movie choices here!