What I Watched This Month
Oh, boy, what didn’t I watch?!
Penny Dreadful, Season 3 – Finished watching this series that I started in January.
The Outsider – If you haven’t watched the new HBO series based on Stephen King’s book by the same name, you’re missing out. Starring and produced by Jason Bateman, this dramatic thriller is amazing. Also, the cinematography in this show is beautiful.
Grace and Frankie, Season 6 – While I don’t know that this season was my favorite, this show is always great.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Season 2 – Trying to get caught up on Sabrina. I really love this show and how dark it is compared to one of my childhood favorite shows.
Locke & Key – co-created by Joe Hill, Stephen King’s son, this show on Netflix was pretty amazing and full of so many cool little bits.
October Faction – another supernatural type show that was really unique and fun.
Zoo, Season 1 – Just started this show that ran for three seasons and it’s a great show with a message of how cruel we’ve treated the animals. It’s basically a hyped-up version of Animal Farm.
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. Ready for more seasons.
Shrill, Season 2 – Enjoyed season 2 of this show just as much as the first season.
The Babadook – Michael had never seen this movie so he got Babadook-ed. Did you know that the Babadook is the unofficial mascot for the LGBTQ+ community? I still don’t understand it so somebody explain it to me, please.
The Conjuring 2 – Flipside, I had never seen this movie so we watched it. This horror “world” is pretty good.
911 Lonestar – I had watched the original 911 show and then saw this new spinoff starring Rob Lowe, Liv Tyler, and more. It’s a good show but what really impressed me was the amazing inclusivity in the cast and characters which includes a trans man (& the actor is actually trans), a gay man, a Muslim woman, and more.
Blindspot – I’ve been slowly working my way through this series.
The Leftovers – A suggestion from my friend Lauren was The Leftovers which ran for three seasons on HBO. I really could have used more seasons, HBO.
Knives Out – This has an amazing and huge cast and a unique storyline which created a really fun movie.
Jojo Rabbit – One of the best movies I’ve seen in a while, probably since Joker last year. I was concerned about the content. I knew it was a satirical film about Nazis and I wondered if it was done in bad taste. But, not only did it have an amazing message throughout, but the acting and the cinematography was fantastic.