One of my unique talents is complaining how I don’t have “enough time to read” while doing something else when I could be reading.
Although RUMOUR HAS IT that it’s ok to have hobbies and interests outside of books???? Wow this is startling information. Usually I use my non-reading-free-time to have existential crises or eat small delicious cakes — but occasionally I do watch a movie or a TV show! Like a normal person! Woah!
Except I’m not the biggest fan of watching things. Why??? I have a list.
- I honestly feel guilty for watching TV when I cOULD BE READING OR WORKING. (I grew up with TV as an irregular occurrence.)
- hi. I’m actually a workaholic, it’s hard to tell.
- My TBR hates me as is. I feel it staring at me, watching, waiting, plotting to crush me in my sleep because I neglect it so.
- I actually get bored watching 3hr movies. (Confession: I barely read for longer than 1hr at a time. Sitting still and taking in information is hard work???)
- I do grow tired of certain aspects of average movies…how everyone is white/straight/neurotypical/super rich etc. etc. I probably don’t pick the right movies, but also availability of movies isn’t my forte. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I leech on my sister’s Netflix, but the selection is weird in Australia.
- YOU HAVE TO SIT STILL.
- People all look the same. Ugh. Why.
- I have a sensory disorder so, I won’t lie, I struggle with the sound. (I can’t go to cinemas.) My ears are bleeding with music one minute and then they’re whispering the dialogue. WHY.
Yet all that aside, I don’t mind watching things occasionally!
I find it helpful for writing in that you can observe body-language (super important to write about) and I love taking notes on how they do fast and witty banter.
Me @ me while telling myself it’s ok to take a break and watch something: IT’S WORK.
Ahem, yes, I don’t have problems.
Anyhow, today I want to talk about
5 Things I’ve Watched Recently vs 5 Things I’d Like To Watch Soon
and then actually ask for recommendations because I’ve been super tired lately and felt like watching things but also??? what??? to watch???? Making decisions is a curse I am not willing to bear.
Top Ten Tuesday: Bingeworthy TV Shows/Amazing Movies
Since this is one of my favourite ever books, of course I had to see the adaption! And they actually did it justice?! My faith is being mildly renewed in book-to-film adaptions?! I’m also secretly wildly pleased it went just straight to Netflix because then I could watching like everyone else instead of waiting 398 years for it to get out of the cinema! THANK YOU UNIVERSE. NICE UNIVERSE.
BEST THINGS: How absolutely ridiculously adorable was Lara Jean. I MEAN. I love her. I also adore Kitty (super annoying; 10/10 for little sister accuracy) and the settings were gorgeous (HER BEDROOM), and Peter Kavinsky was an adorkable thing. Also it was really true to the books!
EH THINGS: I feel like they didn’t make Lara Jean shy enough?? So it wasn’t as clear why she didn’t have lots of friends. Also frEAKING JOSH AND PETER LOOKED THE SAME. I still am so confused. (Also they weren’t actually that attractive lmaoooo.)
See? The year of cute diverse YA adaptions apparently. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ And I did have to wait for this one to come out of cinemas and I was thoroughly spoiled for it. (I mean YES I’ve read the book, but spoiled for the changes can still happen!) Still I loved seeing the world geek out with excite over this!
BEST THINGS: Funny! Cute! Pretty accurate to the books too! ALSO WHY DO ALL MOVIE TEENS HAVE SUCH EPIC BEDROOMS?! I WANT ONE. Also Blue is literally the cutest thing ever.
EH THINGS: I hated the ferris wheel scene. I was so so out-of-character for Blue. ALSO HERE WE GO AGAIN…making characters less shy?! I like shy people! Let us shy people live, ok!! And Martin was so freaking cringey I hAD TO LOOK AWAY. But that’s good acting on his part. But so. cringey. I nearly forgave him in the books, but in the movie arghhg I hate him.
I’ve talked about this a bit in my recaps, bUT HEY. You want to see me flail over Thor and Loki!! Also possibly this is my favourite Marvel film now. (Iron Man is still top, but yet…) Possibly Taika Waititi should direct every movie ever. I even watched this TWICE in one year which is mind-blowing for me, your resident distracted gumnut with the attention span of a dying gnat.
BEST THINGS: The HUMOUR. It was so Australian! SO AUSTRALIAN. I lived for this. Also Thor was actually a giant Hufflepuff, and it was perfect, while Loki has matured so much. I genuinely love him and every time he stabs something he shouldn’t?? I still love him.
EH THINGS: NOTHING.
(Also to all the people who say it “wasn’t serious enough”…HAHA NO. YOU ARE WRONG. IT IS A GIFT TO A DYING WORLD.)
I genuinely picked this off Netflix because (a) I was tired, (b) I wanted something brainless. WOW did I get the brainless. It wasn’t horrible, it was just…bad! I kind of feel it’s Netflix’s version of Love Simon? It just missed having good actors and a genuine or heartfelt storyline but oh well. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
BEST THINGS: It is about not knowing how you identify, which I think is important, and there were plenty of cute fluffy scenes! Also there was one scene where Eliot just randomly is talking about how Jesus would have 0% of today’s attitudes towards queer people, and like that was so out-of-the-blue and REFRESHING. It’s barely a 10 second scene but it made me so happy.
EH THINGS: Dude. SO cringey. Also Alex’s friends were absolutely gross and can we just not have them??? They were also SO homophobic and then at the end they’re suddenly…not. Also Alex was super unlikeable and I genuinely CANNOT picture his face right now. I have to go look it up. I’m not joking, he is ultimate bleh…also mean. You can be confused about yourself but it doesn’t have to make you mean. And the plot was just partying, drinking, sex sex sex. I need an actual plot thanks.
AKA the last season on Netflix (SOBBING, WHY DON’T THEY PUT ON THE OTHER SEASONS?!). I love this show! It’s absolutely stupid and fun and really wholesome. And diverse. Like over half the cast is POC! It’s just surprisingly unproblematic and it’s easy to accidentally watch 3989 episodes because it’s dumb. I love it.
BEST THINGS: Like everything. Jake’s character development is A+. Holt is fantastic. Amy is as stressed on the outside as I feel inside. ROSA IS THE QUEEN AND I LOVE HER LOOK AT HER HAIR SHE IS FLAWLESS AND HAS AN AXE. Gina is a gift. Charles is super gross. Terry is their mother. It’s just funny. I love funny!
EH THINGS: Seriously every scene with Hitchcock and Scully are awful and let me just fling myself into the abyss. Gross.
You know how I said I was going to list 5 shows I should watch? HAHAA. MAYBE I’LL LIST MORE. I genuinely am just here to break my own rules these days.
But please give me recommendations! (Preferably recs on Netflix! Though I can watch elsewhere sometimes!)