As you all social distance (what I call living my best life), you have lots of time to catch up on your small screen watching.
Since we work from home, COVID-19 hasn’t cramped our style (or lack thereof) much at all.
I did cancel my teeth cleaning appointment.
I just didn’t think it was a great idea to go to a place where spittle is encouraged to roam free.
I am sure they take all precautions, but I figure I only have so many rolls of the dice before I get exposed, and I am in an at-risk group.
So back to the point of this post.
I have finished The End of the Fucking World (Netflix).
Not exactly a laugh riot or a fun romp. But interesting. Season 1: Two kids run away together and end up in all kinds of scrapes – and the hilarity does not ensue. Loads of teen angst. But charming in an odd way. Season 2: The kids are older and they are dealing with some unintended consequences of Season 2. Still lots of teen angst – time for these two to grow the fuck up. It’s not as charming when you’re not a teen anymore. Still the show is very well acted, well written, with interesting (if not thoroughly likeable) characters, and a plot that keeps you (or at least me) coming back.
I really liked Happy (Netflix) a lot. Such a goofy idea and against all odds, it really really worked. If you haven’t seen it, check it out. A disgraced ex-cop is joined by a child’s imaginary friend (a blue flying horse named Happy) to try to save a kidnapped child. Really, REALLY, violent but funny too.
This weekend, we sat down and watched Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (Amazon Prime).
Being longtime fans of Kevin Smith, we found this pretty entertaining. Just about everybody (still living) from Smith’s earlier movies show up at some point. So many call backs. Some laughs, and some good acting from both Harley Quinn Smith and Jason Mewes. If you are a Smith fan, you’ll want to watch it over and over to try and pick up all of the in-jokes, call-backs, and cameos.
And I’m watching RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 12) – first time, I haven’t waited until the whole season is done and then binged it. The whole mess with Sherry Pie makes me so sad (I’m not going to get into it here, you can Google it, if you’re curious), because I really like her as a performer. Sorry to learn she’s also an ass hat. But I mostly watch it for the drag makeup and outfits; so I can enjoy it on a less-involved level.
So now what? There are more episodes of Good Girls on Netflix, but while I think the premise of the show is genius, I get so tired of stupid people doing stupid things. That does not entertain me – that’s just reality.
We watch, on the regular, Batwoman, The Flash, Brooklyn 99, The Connors, The Daily Show. And stream, when we think of it The Boys (Amazon Prime) – which just keeps getting darker and darker.
And of course, there is always Ridiculousness.
So that’s what I’ve been watching. What about you?