Where I ramble about all the TV shows and movies I’ve watched in the past week ….
Can’t believe the month is almost over, like … where has time gone? In true me-fashion, I’ve watched a ton of stuff again, despite some shows having taken a break this week. Let’s talk!
FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS
Firefly Lane (Series Finale)
I was kind of spoiled for the ending of the show by people who have read the book, so it probably didn’t hit me as hard as it would have if I had had no idea. I always related more to Kate than Tully, so it definitely bummed me out either way, but I like that it all came full circle.
A lot of the time, in this final season, it felt like the flashbacks to the past weren’t as vital for the storytelling as they had been previously. I definitely considered having all the necessary pieces for a full picture from mostly just the present timeline.
Either way, glad Netflix let them tell the whole thing, that’s super rare these days. It’s a corny show, but I enjoyed it. They really managed to show that you can have ups and downs in all your relationships and that doesn’t mean they are bad or over forever. I appreciated that most of all.
WEEKLY TV SHOWS
Will Trent (Season 1)
I knew that Will would see right through Angie’s charade about what happened. Didn’t expect the season finale to be a two-parter about a serial killer targeting orphans from Will’s home though. This show sure has my attention.
Ted Lasso (Season 3)
Season 3 of Ted Lasso sure has hit its stride now. It took them a minute, but the wait was well worth it, because we’re in it now! Season 1 me would have never believed that Trent Crimm (our dork) and Jamie Tartt would be my absolute freaking favorite characters, yet here we are.
I loved that we got to meet Sam’s dad and it broke my heart to see what they did to his restaurant. When the team showed up to help clean and the name of the restaurant was explained – I shed some tears!
9-1-1: Lone Star (Season 4)
They really tricked me with that teaser last week, because I was fully ready to believe that this woman was a black widow.
Good Trouble (Season 5)
The family episodes, where really EVERYONE is there, can sometimes get a bit overwhelming, but I think they handled it well. I was happy to see so much growth and communication in the group as a whole.
9-1-1 (Season 6)
Ravi really is back and I love that so much for me. I can already tell that a huge chunk of the fandom doesn’t care about Buck’s new love interest. All I saw on my Twitter timeline was people showing Eddie confused when Buck said that he finally found someone, who saw him for him, and like … honestly. Eddie sees you bro.
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What’s Love Got to Do With It?
I was SO excited for this movie and I guess that’s where my downfall came from. It’s not that it let me down exactly, but I wasn’t vibing with it as much as I had hoped to. While there were some absolutely lovely moments and I thought a well-balanced view on relationships, there was one thing that didn’t click with me.
The two leads have amazing friend chemistry and I truly believed that they had grown up together, knew each others quirks and had a history, however, the romantic side of it wasn’t as prominent to me. The whole movie is based on the premise that you probably shouldn’t marry someone you don’t have a “romantic spark” with, but somehow that was exactly the thing lacking with the main characters? Zoe and Kaz only really showed that there was more than platonic feelings rather far along in the movie and at that point it was kind of too little too late for me?
Also, there’s no way Zoe made a cinema-quality documentary the way she worked … no way!
A Pinch of Portugal
It’s a Hallmark romance movie, what more am I supposed to say? I initially watched it because of my darling Heather Hemmens and stayed for the feel good vibe. These movies aren’t necessarily the most realistic, but no one is watched a Hallmark movie for realism. It was nice, but obviously a very copy-paste-concept.
The Portable Door
Do you ever watch a movie and just think that everything about it screams that it was based on a book? The Portable Door is that kind of movie. I’ve not read it, so I can’t compare, but I immediately knew that there was rich worldbuilding somewhere out there and they wanted to make it into a film – I think they succeeded.
I had a really fun time watching the movie, it was weird and funny and quirky. They managed to get an absolutely amazing cast! The thing I couldn’t shake was the color grading? Something about the way that was handled made the film seem outdated to me, because it felt like it was produced such a long time ago, when it’s really a recent release. Anyway, it’s a nice distraction for a lazy Sunday at home!