Have I moved from this couch in the last 24 hours? Well yes, one does still need to get up to eat or bathroom or sleep in one's bed. There is a Harry Potter pop-up channel and it is on my TV and my couch is in front of it so between aforesaid exceptions, I have been slugging out in wizardry world.
"How grand it must be, to be the Chosen One." Professor Snape.
Life for Harry is getting more complicated and desaturated as we start the Half Blood Prince. Some questions are surfacing as I watch this incredible (for lots of reasons) body of work:
- How much damage to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has Harry Potter been responsible for?
- Wizards have banks, do they have insurance companies?
- Did Ginny Weasley use a love potion to snag Harry? (spoiler alert)
- Would Harry make a good Hogwarts Headmaster? Or would Neville Longbottom be a better choice?
- Why do the directors show Ron as the butt of jokes and increasingly incompetent when he starts out such a smart and talented kid in the first movie?
- "Why is it when something happens, it's always you three?" asks Professor McGonagall to Hermione, Ron and Harry. "Believe me Professor, I've been asking myself the same question for six years." Ron replies.
My favourite of the seven movies is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Mostly because the characters are treated with a fair brush and the "Dark Lord" isn't featured apart from a mention now and then. It's quite a complicated story too as it involves a bit of time manipulation (spoiler alert?) and not very many things get broken or damaged.