What I Watched This Month
Well, at least no one can judge me on the number of movies and shows I watch now.
The Outsider – Finished watching this amazing show!
Altered Carbon – on Season 2 of this Netflix original. It’s pretty good, but not my favorite show ever.
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.
The Masked Singer – probably the first time I’ve watched a singing show in a decade. Not as exciting as the first couple episodes but I’m committed now.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness – Like everyone else, I watched Tiger King this month. Until I get up a full blog post, check out my very lengthy Instagram post on my thoughts.
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Not that anyone asked me but I’m going to throw my two cents into the ring on @netflix’s Tiger King. I probably watched it the first day it came out because I feel like I was talking about it before it became huge. I thought it was an animal rights doc (because I was already aware of the shit show that is the exotic pet industry). I quickly found out — it’s most definitely not that. While I do feel that the overall tone of the doc is anti-exotic pet ownership (at least in this atmosphere), it was definitely about more than that. I struggle with this because I am vegan, an animal activist, an animal advocate, completely anti-zoo, anti exotic pet ownership and anti basically anything that’s not a true sanctuary. But, I still recommended this documentary because: A) it was the exact kind of distraction we all needed right now B) it truly is the wildest thing I’ve ever watched C) I am FASCINATED by the human mind. Me being fascinated by literally everything in this doc, I feel is no different than me watching a Ted Bundy doc and being fascinated by it. I’m still anti-murder just like I’m anti-animal abuse/exploitation. All that being said…I’m glad people are also equally fascinated BUT I’m sad that it seems the majority of people completely are missing the mark on how absolutely HORRIBLE and CRUEL this industry is. Don’t be so blinded by the insane shenanigans and miss the victims here – the animals. Take this doc and this dumpster fire of a story and learn something worthwhile from it: Do not go to facilities that have cub petting. Do not attend circuses or magic shows that include animals. Do not go to facilities that allow selfies or ANY physical interaction with wild animals. Do not purchase an exotic animal as a pet. Research, research, research! Always check out every location you go to before you go. It may seem like a good option on the surface, but dig deep. Even I sometimes still get fooled because these pseudo-sanctuaries do a great job at making it look like they are doing great things. Other red flags: selling, purchasing, breeding, and trading of animals. 📸 taken @turpentinecreek. Swipe for 🎥
Hannibal – Started watching this show on Amazon Prime. It was originally on NBC and ran three seasons. Pretty good but really surprised this was on a mainstream channel.
Hunters – I’m still not sure why Jordan Peele has been holding out on us for so long but happy to keep having new movies and shows from him.
A Discovery of Witches – Really disliked this book, but the show is much better. But, maybe it’s just Matthew Goode.
Little Fires Everywhere – I have not read the book yet but love the show so far.
Parasite – Finally watched this Oscar-winning foreign film and it lived up to all the hype! So good and I don’t want to give anything away.
Honey Boy – I’ve always been a Shia Labeouf fan and love how he’s turned towards Indie films in the past few years. This film was written by him and is based completely off of his life. He plays his own father in the film and it gives a raw glimpse into what child acting and a mentally abusive parent can do to a person.
Haunt – I found out about this new (to me) streaming service, Shudder. They normally have a 7-day trial but are giving a 30-day trial with current events. It’s a horror-focused streaming service.
They have original shows and movies as well and I’ve already watched three movies – all of which were surprisingly good.
Onward – Watched this new Disney movie that they released early due to everything. Pretty cute movie.
Jumanji: The Next Level – It was alright. Not as good as the first one though. And, definitely not as good as the original.
The Lighthouse – A24 back at it again! William Defoe and Robin Pattinson star in this two-person black and white film. It’s wild.
Monster Party – One of the Shudder original movies.
Ginger Snaps – And, another one!
Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part 1 – Michael had never seen anything pas the first one and we were discussing which district we’re in because you know…apocalypse and all. So, we watched them.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot – watched the reboot. It’s like the original, but not.
Spenser Confidential – Mark Whalberg Netflix original with a special appearance by Posty (Post Malone).
Dark Phoenix – Why do all the female-focused superhero movies do the worst and are reviewed as the worst? Captain Marvel had the same issue, right? Anyway, Dark Phoenix is like the most powerful X-men so whatever.
The Wolf on Wall Street – Another one Michael had never seen and we’ve been wanting to watch for a while. Finally got to it.
You Were Never Really There – Amazon prime original starring Joaquin Phoenix. It had pretty bad reviews and I’ll admit it was different, but I didn’t hate it. I think you have to like slower, more psychological movies to enjoy it.
Anna – Apparently (according to someone I won’t mention), I’ll watch anything that has to do with Russia – fiction or not. So, this was about your typical Russian assassin. Not The Americans or anything but still good.
Heavyweights – Rewatched a classic Disney movie. Determined that Heavyweights and Dodgeball are the same universe because Tony Perkis = White Goodman.
American Assassin – A movie we watched on a whim. because it had Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) in it.
The Sinner, Season 2 – Finally got around to watching season 2. I absolutely loved Season 1, but this didn’t live up to it in my opinion.
WHEW! So, what did YOU watch this month? Because, let’s be honest, we all definitely got our money’s worth when it comes to streaming services.