After the busyness of the past month or so, we thought it would be a good idea to have a quieter weekend this time round! On Friday evening we had AJ and Jen (some friends from Fordham Church) round for dinner. It was a really nice evening, we did a curry and I think it went down quite well 🙂
Then on Saturday, we basically spent the day not doing very much at all. In the evening we watched “Bender’s Game” (which arrived that morning) – but more on that later.
On Sunday we went to church in the morning, and then again to Eight Ash Green, before meeting up with Alex and going to the Black Buoy in Wivenhoe for lunch. Although I think the menu has changed a little (maybe it just changes for Sunday lunch though), we had a delicious lunch. Alex and I had roast beef and Phil had a risotto. After that, I think just about all we could manage was head home and watch “Bender’s Game” again (Alex hadn’t seen it).
After dropping Alex off at the station, we then watched “Top Gear” and “Stephen Fry’s America”. It was great to have Top Gear back again, and I’ve really been enjoying Stephen Fry’s series. It’s nice to see America in a different light to the one usually seen on TV!
Aaaaanyway. Bender’s Game. This is the third instalment of four new Futurama DVDs. It was mostly based on the Dungeons & Dragons game, which I don’t know much about so I probably missed some jokes. Nonetheless, it was still great fun if incredibly surreal at times! Although it didn’t seem quite so surreal on watching it a second time. I really enjoyed it – the jokes were good and the plot was clever – although some of it was probably lost of me given that I didn’t know much about D&D.
The only thing was, I did feel like the plot was a bit forced at times – I think where Matt Groening and Futurama excells is at short stories, i.e. the usual 20 minute format. Ah well, let’s see what they pull out for the next one 😉