Sharing a few recent shows and movies I’ve watched. Some old, some new… Mike and I are currently watching The Good Place together and we’re excited for the new season of Ted Lasso, too. Would love to know if there’s anything out there that I must watch… either alone or with Mike. Always on the hunt for good shows!
MY RECENT WATCHES
NEW GIRL (Netflix)
What kind of rock have I been living under???? I totally missed the New Girl hype when it first came out. But rest assured I just spent the last few months watching it in its entirety. I loved it so much… I might just restart it from the beginning. It’s the perfect “feel good” show that I was craving. I watched it a lot at night while needlepointing and it always brought a smile to my face! I loved the quirkiness of the characters– and the character development throughout the seasons! Again, why did it take me so long to get into it????
CRUEL SUMMER (Freeform)
There has been so much hype around this teen drama thriller series that takes place over the course of a few years in the 90s. The plot is about a group of teens as they navigate the lead up and fall out of one of the girls being held captive by a kidnapper. I wanted to know what all the fuss was about so I, naturally, watched it all. Honestly, it’s not good. Terrible acting. Cheesy lines. Ridiculous plot. Lots of bad wigs. But I still watched it all? So…. take my opinion with a grain of salt. (Though maybe a 31 year old isn’t exactly the target audience, ha!)
THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Hulu)
So I watched seasons one and two of The Handmaid’s Tale and loved both. It’s SUCH a difficult show to watch at times, but I have to say I think it’s one of the most thought-provoking shows out there. Every time I watch an episode, I am absolutely sick to my stomach… and come back for more. (If you’re not familiar with it, it’s based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name. It is a dystopian future of what the United States would be like if the government was overthrown by a religious group after some sort of civil war/revolution.
Apparently I thought this would be a good show to pick back up after January’s insurrection…. and while I’m pregnant? I had some insane dreams while catching up on seasons three and four. My friends fall into two camps for this show: absolutely love it or absolutely can’t watch it. It took me a few tries to get into the first episode because it made me feel so sick, but I’m ultimately glad I watched it and stuck it out.
MY OCTOPUS TEACHER (Netflix)
My mom and sister highly recommended this documentary on Netflix. It’s a beautiful work of art really. A free diver befriends an octopus in a kelp forest off the coast of South Africa. I know what you’re thinking: How does someone befriend an octopus. But it’s true– he really does! It’s an absolutely heartwarming view of the underwater world. (Be prepared to cry though…. I definitely choked up!) You must watch it if you haven’t already!