I realize that my content has been very one-note as of late, but today marks the first day of my vacation and I’ll be off work until mid-August. Here’s to hoping I can bring some variety into the mix moving forward, but today, let’s check out which shows and movies I’ve watched.
FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS
I, once again, didn’t finish or binge any shows.
WEEKLY TV SHOWS
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Season 3)
This is going to be my girl Gina’s season, I just know it. She’s my absolute favorite, so I just want to see her on my screen all the time.
Good Trouble (Season 4)
There was no Davia, Luca or Dennis at all this episode, so I was only mildly interested. The cult thing feels so out of place with the rest of the storylines, yet it takes up so much screen time.
Roswell, New Mexico (Season 4)
It only took them … 7-ish episodes to figure out that Alex was missing? And his actual boyfriend still doesn’t know.
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Childbearing isn’t easy, but Doula really showed a specific kind of struggle. I was sometimes confused about the messaging, because … what was it even really trying to say? Maybe it just boiled down to the fact that every birth story is different and unique, but this definitely was a weird one. Oddly enough, it did seem on brand for Chris Pine to be involved in the movie. Can’t put my finger on it, but that part made sense.
Press Play is a time travel love story and you can always wrap me around your finger those. I would definitely recommend this one more to people who are romantics than those who are really into the science-fiction part? I just think that you will have to take the time travel and the way it works on good faith, because it’s very specific and not explained at all.
I don’t think Press Play was the best this “genre” has to offer, but I enjoyed myself for the duration of the film. Lewis Pullman has also really become a draw for me when it comes to shows and movies, so I loved seeing him as a romantic lead.
The Gray Man
The Gray Man is alright? If you enjoy a huge chunk of your movie to be action packed with a familiar plot, this could very much work for you. Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas all did well in their respective parts, although I felt that Jessica Henwick and Regé-Jean Page were a little wasted. It sure was a stacked cast and I liked watching them, but the movie either needed to flesh out some of the plot more (e.g. Six’ relationship with the girl) or just cut some stuff, but 2+ hours is too long for an action movie.
Mr. Malcolm’s List
I thought Mr. Malcolm’s List was utterly charming. I liked the predictability of it and everyone’s performances. The casting director has my heart for casting Oliver Jackson-Cohen in a non-creepy role for once, because I adore the man and his acting abilities, but I don’t always want to have to be scared of him.
Anyway, OJC is not one of the major characters, who were rather embodied by the fabulous Zawe Ashton, Freida Pinto and Sope Dirisu. I 100% believed and bought into their respective performances. I’m just having a blast with these reimagined regency and whatnot love stories. (Sorry if I got the time period wrong.)
4 thoughts on “Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #28”
I didn’t even finish The Gray Man. I don’t know specifically what it was, but from the opening I was like uh-oh, and it went downhill for me thereafter. Maybe it is just Netflix big-budget action movie fatigue. Enjoy your vacation, Kat!
The Gray Man was fairly average to me, but I was surprised I had the patience to sit through it. I feel you on the Netflix fatigue a little bit though.
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I haven’t heard about Mr. Malcolm’s List before, but it’s exactly my type of movie and I’ll be watching it this weekend. I’m glad you enjoyed it! Doula looks a bit weird but I love Troian Bellisario so I think I’ll check it out too.
Mr. Malcolm’s List is a delight and I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Also, I never tell people not to watch something, so I hope you also get something out of Doula. Troian is great in it!
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