September has arrived and with it the rain! More time to be spent curled up in front of the TV enjoying our favourite shows and movies. Here's a round up of what I've been watching over the summer...
The Expanse (Series 4-6) - Prime Video
This was a super easy watch while doing all the mundane round the house tasks and data entry! It's set in space in the 24th century and revolves around a power struggle between Earth, Mars (which has been colonised) and The Belt (made up of multiple colonies living on space stations essentially). The show finished with season 6 and it was quite a satisfying ending.
Damages (Series 2-5) - FreeVee Amazon Prime
FreeVee has landed on Amazon Prime which allows a lot more programmes to be watched free of charge but with the odd avert along the way. This was handy as I watched Series 1 of Damages back in 2021 but then the show left Prime, so when I spotted the show on FreeVee it was a great time to pick back up on the world of high flying lawyer Patty Hewes, played by the amazing Glenn Close and the tangled relationship wirh her protege Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne). This really is acting at it's best.
The West Wing (Series 1) - FreeVee Amazon Prime
Surprisingly I have never watched this Emmy award winning drama set behind the scenes at the White House. This is surprising as Rob Lowe was a chidhood crush of mine (yes, I took up the saxophone after watching St Elmo's Fire). I've completed the first series now and I can safely say the nuances of the America political system has gone straight over my head but the performances are simply excellent. I wish Michael Sheen was the real president. I am looking forward to delving deeper and finding out more about the back story to the Bartlett administration.
Stranger Things (Series 4) - Netflix
I really don't think there has been a better show on TV for a long, long time. The back story revealed this series was mind blowing - we learnt so much more about El and where she came from - and who her father really is. And the use of music was phonemenal.
Thirteen Lives (2022) - Prime Video
OMG. If you haven't watched this movie you must. This true story of the 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand stars Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell and Joel Edgerton as the amateur cave divers attempting the rescue. Nail biting stuff.
I Came By (2022) - Netflix
If you are looking for a creepy, edge of your seat thriller then look no further. I swear at times I was holding my breath!
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)
I don't know what to say about this movie. Possibly the oddest thing I have ever watched. Growing up with Nicolas Cage movies lots of the references hit home, but Nicolas Cage playing a satirised version of himself pulling from the characters he has plated over the years plus an additional inner voice in his head channelling a younger version of himself was more than my brain could handle. At the end of the movie Husband and I turned to each other with a WTF look on our faces. Bizarre and in the vein of Being John Malcovich but even stranger.
My eldest was desperate to watch this movie and it certianly didn't disapoint. A fantastic performace by Austin Butler depicting the life of the world's most famous performer. And nice to see Tom Hanks playing a unlikeable character for once.
Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022)
As much as I enjoyed the original Despicable Me movies I think they need to call it a day now. The girls enjoyed it though!
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