Happy Tuesday! Are you still killing your new years resolutions? Are you still tracking those goals? Something that never seems to leave my list of things I want to accomplish is running a half marathon. Am I alone in this? WHY do I even want to do this? I don’t even like running. Nevertheless, there it sits. Large and in charge on my yearly things. Anyone want to train? I’m thinking Seattle could be a cool place to run the race. (I need major incentive if I actually want to accomplish this, ya know?) Okay, any who – time for more of my favs. This time TV.
The Newsroom (HBO)
I was skeptical about this show when my friends first told me to watch it. BUT I CAN’T RECOMMEND IT ENOUGH. It’s on HBO but is not horribly explicit? I was pleasantly surprised. I watched this show and wanted to work in a newsroom after. (All of you that know me are going “Of course you did”.) Also the grammatical errors in that last sentence are bad. I’m so aware, but I just don’t know. It’s been a long freaking time since I learned on which side to put the period. And the quotations. And just, all of it. — This show made me care about the world and politics and all of these important things. The whole show is based off of a newsroom (duh), but the cool part is that they used real current events. So there’s an episode based on the Boston Marathon. 9/11. The Deep Horizon oil spill. The killing of Trayvon Martin. Etc. Seriously ~~*~*wAtCh ThiS ShOw*~~
The Bold Type (Hulu)
Alright, alright. So I like teen soaps, WHAT OF IT. The dreamer side of me just lives for this “New York work at a cool magazine in Manhattan” world. I know it’s unhealthy. I know. But honestly, I related to Kat, Jane, and Sutton. They’re in this awkward post-grad, twentysomething millenial world and I appreciated their acknowledgement of how confusing and messy life is. The music is great and the cast is great. There are some conversations that took place in this show that I STILL think about. (TV-14)
Salt Fat Acid Heat (Netflix)
O.M.G. Don’t watch it if you’re hungry. Also don’t watch it if you’re trying to put together IKEA furniture (@ me). You need to use your eyeballs because it’s that pretty. And also #subtitles. Samin is the real deal. She can hang with the James Beard peeps as well as with us commoners who love a good Trader Joes tamale. THIS, everyone, is my kind of gal.
Dawson’s Creek (Hulu)
Sometimes I still think about the ending of this show, and I smile stupidly to myself. I’m just so glad it ended the way I needed it to end. (I won’t tell you in case you’ve lived under a rock since 2003 like I did.) This show is at times cheesy (most of the time), at other times, really nostalgic. I love a late 90’s, early 2000’s show. I’m always down for the awkward spaghetti straps and weird hair clips. Watch if you’re looking to get stuck in the middle of an obnoxious, sappy love triangle. You’ll end up loving it, I promise.
The Nineties (Netflix)
Okayyyyy. I just recently finished the internet episode. There was a whole deal about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates that I was evidently too young to know about. The whole series is all so great. Broken into episodes about different things like: music, tv, technology, politics, etc. Be sure to check this one out if you’re a sucker for the 90’s like I am.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Read more of why I listed this show here.
Wild Wild Country
There was a time I didn’t talk about anything else. Wild Wild Country was all she wrote. It was an ‘eat, sleep, breathe’ WWC kind of life. This story is absolutely NUTS. The title definitely doesn’t give it justice, so give it a chance. It’s the most fascinating, eerie, and frightening thing. This is done incredibly well, and most of Wild Wild Country is told through those that experienced it. Including the ring leader herself. WATCH THIS.
I could’ve listed a million other shows. Okay, not a million. I do TRY to have a life. What did you love in 2018? Anything to add to my ever growing list?
Cheers, happy watching!