Where I ramble about all the TV shows and movies I’ve watched in the past week ….
Not exactly starting off strong in April, but I’ve been busy … as usual. Let’s just talk about shows and movies then …
FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS
I haven’t finished any shows this week. I was about to start Beef, but then just didn’t have the time.
WEEKLY TV SHOWS
Ride (Season 1)
Not exactly loving the pace of this show, but I love seeing cowboys. So I don’t have particularly strong feelings either way just yet.
School Spirits (Season 1)
Wally is definitely jealous and I like to see it. Simon and Maddy’s relationship is so specia.
The Company You Keep (Season 1)
Everything is going so much faster than I expected and I’m curious about Charlie trying to con Daphne for Emma now??
Abbott Elementary (Season 2)
Janine and Gregory are SO OBVIOUS and I just love seeing that ship develop.
The Mandalorian (Season 3)
Din definitely isn’t *the* main character anymore and I’m not mad about it. It’s just about the Mandalorians as a whole now and that’s interesting in its own way. It’s still not my favorite season at this point.
Ted Lasso (Season 3)
Are you tired of me being in love with Jamie Tartt yet? Cause this is his best season so far and I will not shut up about that.
Everyone giving Nate the side-eye was truly a favorite moment of mine.
9-1-1: Lone Star (Season 4)
Not gonna lie, I didn’t see Wyatt as a firefighter either. But I’m glad Judd is so involved and wants to make things work, even if he disagrees. He’s a good dad.
Good Trouble (Season 5)
No Denvia, but a lot about the cult and stuff. It’s just not my preferred storyline, so I wasn’t as invested this week.
Station 19 (Season 6)
Legit no couple is allowed to be happy on this show, right? I saw some troubles a mile away, but the Andy/Eli/Montgomery love triangle was NOT on my radar. I really thought Eli was into Andy more.
Grey’s Anatomy (Season 19)
I’m sad about some developments, but also applaud the teams of both Grey’s and Station 19 for shedding such a light on the dramatic changes in healthcare for women in the US. It feels insane, but that stuff is indeed reality. Also, I continue to adore the interns and Lucas being Simone’s Man of Honor is a trope that’s going to be epic!
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Sterne unter der Stadt/First Snow of Summer
This little Austrian movie completely captured my heart! It’s part of the “Stadtmärchen” genre, which is an absolute favorite of mine – think, The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain – and there’s just not enough movies like that out there. They are whimsical and fantastical, but also set in an existing town. This one was set in my hometown, Vienna, and made such mundane things as waiting for the subway absolutely magical. I definitely want to watch it again.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor among Thieves
I was super hyped for this movie, which might have been a bit of a detriment for my enjoyment. It wasn’t a bad movie at all, but somehow I expected more? I kept thinking about how things would have been if I had rolled the dice for some stuff that went down and frankly, a lot of it went way too smoothly. But it also absolutely captured the spirit of DnD and was generally very fun. I would have liked to see more of certain characters, but that’s okay. I can see this actually developing into a franchise.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods
What I love about this franchise is the very strong focus on family. They carried that through to the second movie and I really appreciate it, but while some moments had me tear up, it didn’t hit like the first one. I realized how old the “kids” actually are and found Levi’s acting a bit over the top. Billy is about to turn 18 and his “adult version” sometimes acts like 12. He’s really not THAT goofy! But it was pretty cool and I enjoyed it anyway.