Hi all, it’s been a month since I last posted. I regret the lag time but I’ll fill you in on what I’ve been watching. Since I seem to be gravitating toward series I haven’t watched many full length films–also much to my regret. But once I finish The Morning Show I will have run out of suggestions and will return to the world of cinema. I did catch a few and am giving each a quick review as well.
(Apple+) I just joined because they have two pretty good series I would recommend with a couple of caveats. It’s only $5 a month, so it seems like a pretty good deal if you stick with the ones they produce. And on a final editorial note: a plea for some suggestions from you.
I’ve have now finished all the Ted Lasso seasons. Mostly light weight and diversionary, especially in the beginning, it does touch on some dark topics hence some episodes may jar you if you are feeling vulnerable like so many of us these days. The acting is great and I actually enjoyed watching the games.
I am now midway into Season 2 of The Morning Show. Each episode is an hour long and honestly it’s one hour where I am not thinking of anything but what’s going on on-screen. The world of broadcast television is so far from my reality that there’s enough distance between me and the characters on-screen to keep me absorbed but deliciously un-empathetic with maybe a couple of exceptions.
“Barb and Star Go to Vista La Mar”
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are Barb and Star. If you are in the right mood to overlook the class based, privileged view of this extremely silly movie you might find it amusing–which I did–but please don’t judge me as I was desperate.
“King Richard” (HBO Max)
Oh how I love this movie. Will Smith–perfection as are the young women who play Venus and Serena. All I can say is watch it!
“Intolerable Cruelty” (Netflix)
Another very silly film but with a touch of sophistication from the Coen Brothers. How bad could it be with George Clooney and Katherine Zeta Jones? Well, let’s say it’s not exactly their best but watchable in the same way bagged potato chips are not haute cuisine but quite edible.