I’m currently reading:
- The Stand by Stephen King
- Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) by Diana Gabaldon
- The Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America’s Wildlands by Jon Billman
What I Watched This Month
Well, at least no one can judge me on the number of movies and shows I watch now. And, I watched a lot of True Crime this month.
Prodigal Son – Started watching this show thanks to our friends Jenn & Ed and it’s great! About an FBI profiler (seriously my dream job when I was younger) and his serial killer father who he turned in when he was just a little kid.
Underwater – Kristen Stewart’s newest movie based in a deep ocean drilling site. Pretty good and I’ll be adding it to my scuba diving movies and docs list. I loved her sports bra she was wearing so much in this movie, I looked it up online (not something I normally would do) and was so excited to find it was a sustainable company that I bought one.
Run – A new show on HBO starring Merrit Weaver (love her!) and the guy who played Bill Weasley in Harry Potter. Classified as a comedic thriller, I’d say that’s the most accurate way to describe it. Worth the watch!
Creepshow – Remember this from the 80s? Well, Shudder has redone it and it’s not bad at all!
The following movies are all Shudder originals which like in March, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with and they actually have some decently known names. Not like the typical B-horror movies with horrible acting (which I still kind of love): Bliss, The Furies, The Head Hunter, Summer of 84, Satanic Panic.
Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery – A story that most of know and I feel like the majority believe she did it (I’m in that group). So infuriating though.
The Mid 90s – We made a new mission to watch all of the A24 movies because they’re so good and this was the first one since making that decision. Written and directed by Jonah Hill, this is a story about a small group of friends set in Los Angeles in the 90s focusing on the skateboard culture. Really good, but was not aware of how dark it was.
Hunting JonBenet’s Killer: The Untold Story – Another infuriating one. So much to unpack on this, of course.
The Murder of Laci Peterson and Scott Peterson: An American Murder Mystery – Another well-known case that I was unaware many think the husband is not guilty. While he did get convicted, after watching these two documentaries, I can see why people would think he’s not (although he is most definitely a cheater). I, unfortunately, think it’s one of those ones we’ll just never know for sure.
Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery – Pamela Ann Smart is an American woman who was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, witness tampering, and accomplice to first-degree murder.
Cooked with Cannabis – New laid-back and chill cooking class on Netflix. Despite the use of animals, a fun concept! Also cool to learn more about cannabis in general and how it can be used in cooking.
Ozark Season 1 & 2 – I’ve seen both of these seasons before, but Michael had not and I wanted to get him caught up before watching season 3.
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann – This is about the little girl who went missing in Portugal while her family was vacationing there. They never found her or who did it. Not sure what I think about it but a fascinating documentary.
Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer – I had put this off despite hearing about it (not sure why though), but oh my god. This was so good.
Casting JonBenet – Interesting take of a documentary that included primarily footage from auditions of the JonBenet movie that was made and most of these people were locals so shared local information of the time during the investigation.
The Keepers – A Netflix docu-series about a nun that was murdered but the story is much deeper and disturbing than just that.
Peaky Blinders – Continuing Peaky Blinders and love it so much!
The Staircase – Whew. Another Peterson husband convicted of murdering his wife. This is the most bizarre thing. I believe that he did it. Definitely worth a watch.
The Platform – A really unique movie with a deep, underlying, and important message. Warning that the subtitles are terrible, but the movie is worth it. Also, warning that it’s very gory.
What We Do in the Shadows – This vampire mockumentary show is amazing.
The Cheshire Murders – A HBO true-crime documentary and probably one of the more disturbing ones I’ve watched.