What I've Been Watching (Quarantine Edition, Week 8)
Big (1988) (Greatest Movie of All-Time Podcast) - Currently on HBO
- Listen to the podcast on Anchor, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Pocketcasts, and RadioPublic
Killing Eve (Eps. 3.3-3.4) Currently on Hulu and AMC
- Caught up just in time for Eve to take another huge loss. This season, it seems like Eve is going to lose everyone after she let Villanelle walk at the end of Season 2, and the writers still have yet to tip their hand as to where they are going yet either.
Hollywood - Currently on Netflix
- Why can't we have had this world? The bright shine, the hopeful narrative, the Hollywood style ending. I enjoyed almost every part of this series, and wish it would have had more than just its seven episode run. Ryan Murphy is one of the key creators for TV along with Shonda Rhimes and Michael Schur, but I loved this show. Its characters were fun, dark yet hopeful, appreciative, and willing to push boundaries to live their truth. It's not alternative history, but it certainly gives you an appreciation for what everything could have been like if we had been a little more daring and a little less scared.
Never Have I Ever (Season 1) - Currently on Netflix
- 10 minutes into the first episode, I knew this was a drastically different show than most high school coming-of-age girl sitcoms. Wonderfully casted and produced, this is a great find for most teen or young adult viewers. While some of the subject material can be heavy, the show handles it with the utmost honesty that it asks of its audience while giving us just enough carrot at times to keep us between the heaviest moments. This was one I couldn't stop binging, and I can't wait for a second season to see where things go even if I did call the cliffhanger after the first episode.
Billions (Eps. 1.1-1.12) - Currently on Showtime
- Decided to catch up on a cultural lexicon show that has two incredibly formidable actors dancing around each other before they go full tilt. This is wonderfully written and paced, and, in our modern environment, incredibly rich material to sift through. Yet, despite my personal feelings toward both over-zealous prosecutors and Wall St titans, I can't help but root for both Chuck Rhodes and Bobby Axelrod, which is exactly what the show wants you to do. Some great writing and showrunning here. The ebbs and flow of this conflict make for endlessly compelling TV as we hurtled toward the inevitable end.
My Weekly Shows:
RUN (Ep. 1.5) HBO
- I seriously have no idea where this show is headed, and I don't know if that excites or disappoints me. We have considerably upped the stakes yet again by pulling back the curtain all the way this time seemingly not to mention the change in locales and the drastic actions being taken by all the major characters at this point. Where would anyone go from here? That "oh fuck!" moments in the middle of the show. This all of sudden went from comedy to thriller, and back again with the roadkill. Are they ever going to be able to walk away from this with no issues? Interesting cameo by Phoebe Waller-Bridge though given that she's an EP here even if it wasn't surprising.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - HBO