Where I ramble about all the TV shows and movies I’ve watched in the past week ….
I’m vibing with March so far and I hope you are too! Let’s not waste any time and jump right into what I’ve been watching this past week.
FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS
Walker: Independence (Season 1)
I’m full on in my cowboy era and I have no regrets. Originally I tried to watch Walker, but didn’t make it until the end of season 1, I was much more invested in Walker: Independence from the start. It’s obviously a CW show, so we have to deduct points for realism and unnecessary drama, but I still had a lot of fun. I know Justin Johnson Cortez was very hesitant to take on the role of Callian, not wanting it to be a harmful stereotype, but the cast and crew were very open to working with him and making sure he felt the role was authentic. There was a language coach on set, teaching the indigenous language and dialect to the cast. They did put care into it and I think it showed.
You can also feel about the romance however you like, but they’re kind of doing an enemies to lovers thing here and people are eating it up.
While a lot of other shows already got renewed, it’s not looking too great for Walker:Independence, which makes me sad. I think it deserves more time!
1923 (Season 1)
Alrighty, so … where do I start? If you’ve been following me on Twitter since the release of this show, you will have seen me absolutely spamming the timeline with Spencer and Alexandra content. I shipped them so hard and they definitely turned into the heart of the story for me. But … I kept quiet about a lot of other parts of the show and that’s because I believe – despite the absolutely brilliant cast that was assembled – this is Taylor Sheridan’s weakest entry into the Yellowstone universe.
The three main storylines (the ranch, Spalex in Africa, the residential school) all felt very disconnected for large parts of the season. Sheridan has once again shown that he has a penchant for gruesome on screen trauma and sometimes he’s just taking it a bit too far or adding it unnecessarily. I think, to this day, some people don’t understand or want to comprehend the atrocities that happened at residential schools and I’m glad we’re not glossing over that part of history, but it’s a lot. He also added torture porn with sex workers in the final two episodes for … no good reason? We had already established that the bad guy was a ruthless bad guy after all.
By the finale, it was very clear that this story was never meant for just one season. The pacing was off and it didn’t feel like a finale at all, just another episode coming to a close. I really hope that season 2 will end in a better fashion (with closure to some extent? Like, I wasn’t complaining about the ending of 1883 and that was devastating).
WEEKLY TV SHOWS
Daisy Jones and The Six (Season 1)
I’m not apologizing for making this show my whole personality for the foreseeable future! I mean, come on, it’s basically Fleetwood Mac fan fic.
I didn’t even love the book the way so many people do, it was very much a mid read for me, but dang, am I here for the show. Prime Video has figured out the perfect streaming release schedule (which is three episodes per week) and they’re applying it for Daisy Jones and the Six as well. The cast, which is portraying a fictional band, has released a whole formidable album that I’m listening to on repeat. The first two episodes are likely the weakest of the season, but bear with it. It’s going to be EPIC!
The Way Home (Season 1)
Genuinely so surprised by how much I’m in love with this show! Hallmark is known for its corny romances, but The Way Home is a lovely time travel show with family drama and a built in mystery. I can only recommend it, especially since it has just been renewed for another season!
Also, it has one of my new TV show crushes:
The Company You Keep (Season 1)
Having so much fun with this one? The secret agent/criminal dynamic is always divine, especially when they don’t know about it yet. Can’t wait for the calamity that will ensue when they find out.
The Last of Us (Season 1
Man, this show is just forever sad, eh?
Will Trent (Season 1)
I love every bit of new information we learn about Will. I don’t think Angie is really his soulmate, but I’m always intrigued to learn more about their past.
Fire Country (Season 1)
They did really with the “we’ve lost her” in the beginning and then putting THREE female characters in mortal danger. That’s what I call a misdirect.
Wolf Pack (Season 1)
OKAY! I still wonder if that blond dude could be Sarah Michelle Gellar’s son somehow? I don’t know why I’m stuck on that theory. But are the twins triplets in reality with their current assumption? I’m digging the build up, although the body count is super high right now and I never expected that.
How I Met Your Father (Season 2)
A lot of my friends are saying that they’re enjoying season 2 more, but I think I vibed with season 1 more? Weird times.
Abbott Elementary (Season 2)
Why is this show so funny? Not a dull episode in sight!
The Mandalorian (Season 3)
Daddy Din is back and while the first episode of the season didn’t blow me away, I’m looking forward to what’s ahead.
9-1-1: Lone Star (Season 4)
When are we finally done with the Owen show? This season has not been it so far with everyone but the Strands getting sidelined.
Station 19 (Season 6)
I’m glad Maya is getting help, but I was most heartbroken about the fact that Vic got put through trauma again. Although I’m really glad they addressed what loosing Ruiz and Montgomery would have meant for her.
Grey’s Anatomy (Season 19)
We’re echoing so many storylines from season 1 and I’m here for it. The soft reboot was a really good decision for this show, because it has finally become watchable again.
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Knock at the Cabin
Knock at the Cabin was one of my most anticipated movies of 2023, but I found it kind of lackluster. Some elements worked really well and I like that we were never shown the most gruesome things. Your imagination will always come up with worse things than what’s actually on the screen (and I personally don’t like gore). But I can’t quite put my finger on why this still didn’t work for me. There was no twist to it? It was exactly what was set up at the beginning of the movie and I felt like it was missing something? However, I love seeing Dave Bautista explore his range and I’m so rooting for this man to get a leading role in a romcom.