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Science Fiction

Watched Under the Dome S1E1

Watched Under the Dome from m.imdb.com

An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small actual town of Chester's Mill, Maine, USA, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townspeople must discover the secrets and purpo…

Trying out different shows to see if there’s anything besides Star Trek worth watching on Paramount+ since we didn’t like either new Trek series. Not this 😉

I thought this was sci-fi but seems to be more drama with a heavy dose of gore. (Except they didn’t even get the gore right? They sliced a cow in half and the inside is shown as just a solid blob of meat, rather than having bones and internal organs, but they just kept showing it. Stop, it’s gross and annoyingly inaccurate 😂) In the pilot alone there’s a murder, a kidnapping, multiple seizures, a plane explosion where a severed leg lands next to someone, and hints of blackmail and political scandal. Seems like they set up plenty of storylines 🤷‍♀️

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Cool Nature

Watched Hummingbirds

Watched Hummingbirds from amazon.com

David Attenborough takes us into the remarkable lives of hummingbirds via stunning slow motion photography. Everything about these tiny birds is superb and extreme. They have the highest metabolism, fastest heart beat and most rapid wing beat in the avian world. They evolved to feed on flowering plants but are now a crucial part of wider ecosystems. How do they mate, raise their young, and live?

  • Hummingbirds need to drink every 15 minutes
  • To not starve overnight they go into torpor
  • Feet and legs evolved to save weight but useless for anything but perching
  • Fuschia’s long pistils are for hummingbirds to hold onto while they drink
  • Red flowers common for hummingbirds to hide from bees which are red green colorblind
  •  Their hearts beat 1000x a minute when flying to supply their wing muscles with enough oxygen
  • Hummingbirds are only found in the Americas
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Romance Science Fiction

Read Colonist’s Wife

Read Colonist’s Wife by Kylie Scott

It’s 2088, and having testified in a gangland murder trial, nowhere on Earth is safe for Louise. Witness Protection has organized a new identity and a marriage contract for her on the mining colony of Esther, one of the moons circling Jupiter. The man who meets her there is not the groom she expected.

Adam Elliot is neither sweet nor sincere, and he looks like he was hosed off a barroom floor. But soon a memorial service reveals Adam’s soft underbelly. Throw some stellar sex into the mix and the two decide that maybe marriage to each other might not be so bad after all.

But an assassin is already at work. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues on the planet’s frozen surface. Louise is determined to live long enough to draw the maniac away from the husband she might just have fallen for.

I liked the idea of witness protection in space, and combined with being a mail-order bride really highlights her desperation.

I wish they’d taken a little more time to fall in love. Their backstories were both kept very loose and I think would have helped their character growth if they’d been explored more. Ending felt abrupt.