‘Blue Monday’, a cold, Jane Austen and Galavant

Oh yes, today is the gloomiest day of the year. When I got to work at 8 a.m. I saw this and thought: “nonsense, today is great, my baby niece turns 7!”.

By 10 a.m. I was pretty sure that all the predictions were right. The cold that was threatening me for over 2 days finally hit me, so hard that I can’t stay away from a tissue for longer than 15 minutes and that’s the maximum amount of time I can look (without loosing focus) into my computer screen.


By this time I knew that most of the work I did yesterday was in vain. By 12 p.m. I was counting the minutes so I could leave and come home, which I eventually did around 2 p.m., announcing at the same time that I’m in no condition to go to work tomorrow – to which my advisor told me “oh yes, stay at home, please do”.

ferris-bueller-sick-dayThe rest of the day went by in the darkness of my room (bright light hurts my eyes), watching a Jane Austen movie I had here – Northanger Abbey (which I loved) and then discovering the amazingness of Galavant.


Tomorrow I’ll stay home, hopefully I’ll feel good enough to do some work, I still have one movie and 2 BBC miniseries by Jane Austen that I need to catch up on…

Oh Galavant, where have you been all my life?

So, let me get this straight, ABC had  this jewel hidden in their arsenal, and they started the year thinking: Manhattan Love Story will do better… really?! Have you seen Galavant yet?! No?! What are you waiting for?!

LUKE YOUNGBLOOD, MALLORY JANSEN, JOSHUA SASSE, TIMOTHY OMUNDSON, VINNIE JONES, KAREN DAVIDThis is hilarious I had no clue as for the premise of this show, well, I knew it was comedy, but I did not know the rest, and man, was I positively surprised! So much so that I watched all six episodes on a row… and damn it, now I have to wait a week for the last 2. This is the show I never knew I needed and now I’m desperately hoping that they renew it, because I don’t know how I’ll go on without it ;-).

Apart from the great main cast (Joshua SasseTimothy OmundsonVinnie JonesMallory JansenKaren DavidLuke Youngblood), be aware for all the amazing guest stars that show up every now and then.