It's about time I caught you up on what I've been watching over the past few months on TV and and at the cinema. There is no doubt more I've forgotten but if I can't remeber them then they probably aren't worth mentioning anyway...
This is Us (Series 6) - Prime Video
The final chapter in the Pearson saga. Honestly I don't think I've ever been so emotionally involved in the lives of fictitious characters as I am with The Big Three and of course, Rebecca, Jack and Miguel. The final few episodes I have left see Rebecca's ongoing decline and it feels like the only way this ends is with her being reunited with Jack. Christ, I can't even type without tearing up.
Bridgerton (Series 2) - Netflix
You may remember I was late to the party and only watched Series 1 of Bridgerton when I was in isolation with Covid. But I got straight on the second season when it hit Netflix and devoured in over a weekend. Bridgerton is basically Mills and Boon on screen and even though you know exactly how it is going to turn out there is real escapism in ythe show. Less sex than the first series but a hell of a lot more sexual tension. Definitely a guilty pleasure but one very well executed.
Ozark (Series 4) - Netflix
Ozark is also airing it's final series at the moment. This is a super gritty show and I think Jason Bateman has been phenomenal in it, he usually annoys me but he was born for the role of Marty Bird. I think this is probably a good time to wrap up the show as it's only beliveable for so long as the body count gets higher and higher - there is only so much luck one family can. I genuinely have no idea how it'll all end for the Birds but I'll be surprised if the whole family walks away alive...
Secret City (Series 1) - Netflix
This Australian TV series is a political thriller set against the backdrop of rising tenion between the US and China. A journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers web of consipracies but puts a lot of lives in danger, including her own. To be honest I didn't find this very thrilling, in fact quite slow and I certainly haven't jumped stright into the second series so don't rush home to watch it.
The Sinner (Series 4) - Netflix
Husband and i were super excited about this as we've loved the revious series of The Sinner, esspcially 1 and 2, but boy were we disappointed. Painfully slow and it could have been done in 4 episodes not 8 easily. Such a shame.
Pieces of Her (Series 1) - Netflix
This was another show we had high hopes (who doesn't love Toni Collette) for but fell kinda flat. Episode 1 was excellent, really buiding a sense of intrigue. But then it felt drawn out and painful until the end. Please Netflix stop dragging out shows to 8 episodes when it could be much shorter!
The Expanse (Series 1-4) - Prime Video
This is my latest watch while sorting laundry or chipping veg series and there are 6 series so it'll keep me going for a shile as i've just started series 4. Set in the 24th century, Humans have colonised Mars and also live on space stations across the galaxy known as The Belt. Earthers, Martians and Belters are on the verge of war. When first contact with alien life is made humanity has to try to work together but things don't go smoothly. I like a bit of sci-fi and this is an easy
The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe - ITV Hub
Based on the true story of a man who faked his own death in an insurance scam this series tells the story from his wife's point of view, and it really is quite a tale. I had mixed feelings as I felt there were elements of mental abuse and power going on. but at the same time found it quite unbeleiveable that the wife went along with it for so long. I guess once the wheel had started turning she felt unable to take back the lie. Quite a shocker.
The Adam Project (2022) - Netflix
Ryan Reynolds can't do a lot wrong in my eyes and this movie was a bit of fun and the kid playing mini Ryan did an excellent job of imitating what Ryan probably was like in his younger days. My kids couldn't cope with watching Mark Ruffalo though as he's the Hulk to them!
Ghostbusters Afterlife (2021) - Now TV
Now this bought back some nostalgia. I loved the Ghostbusters movies as a kid but was also always a bit scared (hell hounds!). In this sequel two kids discover their recently decreased grandfather was an original ghostbuster, Egon Spengler, played by Harold Ramis who co-wrote the orginal movies and sadly passed away in 2014. The whole movie felt like a memorial for Ramis (who appears in the film as a ghost) and what a fitting tribute. Paul Rudd brings an excellent dose of comic timing and some eye candy with his immortal face, but the biggest shock was how amazing Ernie Hudson looks at 76!
The entire Marvel Cinematic Universe - Disney+
Since Christmas we've been watching all the Marvel movies and series in cronological order with the kids. I'd seen the vast majority of them, except for the new ones like Eternals, but it was great to actually watch them in the correct timeline, and those last two Avengers movies,, Infinity War and End Game are just so brilliant (even if Thor looks terrible). Husband went to see the new Dr Strange and the Multiverse of Madness but he deemed it too scary for the kids but we are looking forward to the new Thor movie coming out as apparently he's buff again (yes!).
The Batman (2022) - Cinema
Good god this was boring. Pattinson was terrible. I could barely see what was on screen as it was so dark, yes I get Batman is dark but I was seriously considering asking if something was wrong with the projector. And it was long, about an hour too long. Bring back Christian Bale.
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