Watch, Skip, or Binge

Another month spent at home with lots of good movies and shows!

Here’s what I watched this month:

Watch

Emma – Amazon Prime 

This movie got Jane Austen’s balance of satire and romance just right. I thought the beginning was a bit slow but the second half was terrific.

Blow the Man Down – Amazon Prime

I though this film was really unique, cool, strange and very ambitious. Overall I really enjoyed it. In this film sisters Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly attempt to cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. To conceal their crime, the sisters must go deep into the criminal underbelly of their hometown, uncovering the town’s darkest secrets.

The Way Back – Amazon Prime 

I love a good emotional sports movie and Ben Affleck was terrific in this one playing a grieving alcoholic basketball coach.

Skip

Love Wedding RepeatNetflix 

This is a Netflix rom-com where almost nothing of substance happens. The film was diverting and clever, but this was a low-stakes story where mishaps and mayhem occur and just like you imagined everything gets sorted out in the end.

Making the Cut – Amazon Prime

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are back hosting 12 designers who could have the opportunity to sell their designs on Amazon! I liked the idea of giving the designers to sell their designs on amazon but this was nothing like Project Runway. Instead of this I would watch Next in Fashion.

Too Hot to Handle – Netflix

I couldn’t stand the people on this show. There’s one couple I followed through out the show, they were the only ones really invested in the show and in their relationship but honetly I kept watching because of the commentary. Desiree Burch, narration was the best part of the show. I had this show playing as my background noise because I did want to see what happened at the end and how much money they were going to loose/win.

Binge

Casa de las Flores – Netflix

Season three’s episodes takes us back 40 years. This move back lets us see the formation of the relationships that shaped the late Virginia’s life which I really enjoyed.

I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter – HBO

This is a two part documentary series about Michelle Carter who was in trial for sending texts to her boyfriend encouraging him to go through with suicide before he was found dead by suicide in his car. The first part was all about how they met and a quick summary of Michelle and Conrad Henri Roy III. The second part was the most interesting one because they talked all about Michelle, her obsessions, and her mental health issues.

McMillion$ – HBO

This story was mindblowing! We don’t really eat at McDonald’s so I don’t remember the monopoly game but this is the story of their promotion and how a ex-cop turned security officer rigs the McDonald’s Monopoly game stealing millions of dollars.

Never Have I Ever – Netflix

I LOVED this show. I like many Mindy Kailing shows, the office, The Mindy Project, Four Weddings, but this one is hands down her best one!

Perfect – Amazon Prime

I’ve heard synchronised  swimming is a tough sport but never believed how hard it really was. This documentary follows the Canadian synchronised swimming team beyond the beauty, to the brawn it really takes to qualify for Rio 2016.

Skid Row Marathon – Amazon Prime

With so many bad things happening right now I enjoyed this documentary because it shared someone doing something good for others. Craig Mitchell, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, leads the long-distance runner’s club out of the Midnight Mission on Skid Row. They raise spirits and give a sense of purpose to people who are homeless, addicted or coming out of the prison system.

Waco – Netflix

When I was planning my trip to Austin and Waco I read about what had happened there  but after watching this show I dove deep into all the Waco articles. This is a six-episode series with a deep dive into the cult and it’s leader.

Some other shows I’ve started but have not finished include Outer Banks, Ozark, and Casa de Papel (Money Heist), Prank Encounters (highly recommended if you need a good laugh).

What are some shows or movies you’ve enjoyed during this quarantine?