I’m obsessed with TV, and even MORE obsessed with movies. I’ve even thought about starting a side blog dedicated to this obsession (but do I really need even more on my plate?) I’m wondering: what have YOU been watching lately? I am always on the look out for more recommendations!
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from Twitter, us bookish people love storytelling and that does not stop at novels. Most of us (at least most of the people I talk to) are total pop culture junkies. We consume every kind of story-telling media, from web-series to kdrama. Today I want to share with you what I’ve been watching.
Parks and Rec
Whyyyyyy did I wait so long to watch this? For some reason I just totally ignored this show’s existence, and then one day Mike stopped on it during a channel-flipping marathon. So we watched a single episode and fell in love with it. Immediately after, we binge-watched the first five seasons on Netflix. Now I’m working on Season 6.
Seriously, I love everything about this show. I haven’t found a sitcom that can make me laugh so consistently, while simultaneously making me actually care about the characters, since That 70s show.
To be honest I never would have started watching this show if I didn’t know one of the contestants (team Joe!) but I’m so happy I did. The artists are so freaking talented and I love that this show combines not just the tattoo, but other mediums for this talent, too. Plus, it gives me the much-needed dose of reality TV while I wait for Big Brother and Survivor to come back.
Now, I’m not going to lie and say this show is the greatest thing ever. There is so much room for improvement, it’s just shy of being heartbreaking. I don’t like the pseudo-feminist crap they try to pass with a certain idiot character, and I think the show’s strength is in the comedy and action instead of the politics and drama. However! I love the blend of fictional characters and real historical figures. The atmosphere and art of the show are spot on. Everyone is dirty and gross and piratey and I fucking love it! I have high hopes for this show, and I can’t wait to see it grow.
Oh. My. God. You guys. Frozen came out in 2010, and it is one of the most underrated movies ever. This is a horror about a trio of friends who get stuck on a ski lift with no hope of rescue. I was so surprised by how much I came to care about the characters; usually horror movies are all about the shock and less about the people going through the stories. There was no real villain, hardly any gore, and yet it was so intense and scary because it’s something that could realistically happen. To anyone. Except me because I am never going anywhere near a ski lift, thank you very much. (Shout out to Blythe for recommending this one!)
Thor: The Dark World
I’m writing this post on Sunday, and Thor 2 comes out on Tuesday, so inevitably I’ll have watched this about 18 times by the time this post goes live. I can watch Best Hemsw- er… Chris Hemsworth do just about anything, so you KNOW I have to have this in my collection. I’m not exactly pleased with everything in this movie (especially Sif’s treatment, but that’s hardly the filmmakers’ fault) but I’m still a huge fan of the franchise.