Weekly Watch #2
Last month we made a slight change in our weekly TV schedule. We also added a lot of things to the shows we want to watch, as usual. I still like to stick to one show per evening, but it is getting harder with all the tv series that are available now. If anything, I would be happier if we had one evening where we did not watch any tv (or youtube, or anything, really). And we don’t have to, of course. Anyway, here is what we watch for the next few weeks. You may notice a leaning towards Star Trek.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
You may have noticed I am a bit of a Star Trek fan. Apparently, Star Trek has been a ‘silent’ franchise (as I read in an article on a Dutch news site). Which is weird to me, because it has been present in my life as loud as it can be. Lots of things happened in my life because of Star Trek.Let me tell you why watching Strange New Worlds could be fun, even if you’re not a fan … yet.
West Side Story: from stage to film
West Side Story is a film from 2021 … No, wait: it’s from 1961 and it … Hold on: it’s originally a Broadway musical, for the theatre or, no, stop: it’s really just based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Gosh. As a Shakespeare groupie, I am amazed at how enduring and versatile the story is. (Dig deeper: Romeo and Juliet wasn’t really thought up exclusively by the Bard, either.) Why won’t we let this story go? What makes it so enduring?
Only Murders in the Building: who-dunnit?
Murder mysteries can be a great vehicle for drama and exploring characters. The series Only Murders in the Building adds comedy to the mix and it became irresistible to me. I only started watching because I was bored. Then I became quite intrigued and invested. I discovered there was an extra layer that you don’t see right away. The hidden tragedies of people’s lives.
Downsizing: it’s a small world …?
Imagine there was a way to make people smaller, physically. It would solve so many problems. Houses would be smaller, fewer resources would be used and think of how good it would be for the planet! A brilliant solution. Too bad it is fantasy. That’s why it is fun to watch the film Downsizing.
Better Call Saul: our Monday night
Monday nights are hard. It’s the first workday after the weekend and then we just want to fall into a series that surprises us enough to make us forget it’s another 4 days until the next weekend. And for me personally: a series that gives me an excuse to not think of the unfinished laundry just yet. Better Call Saul, the spinoff of Breaking Bad, is just that, But why watch a series that is a prequel where you know how it’s going to end? Well, let me tell you why.
Weekly Watch #1
Every day of the week we watch one episode of a series together. On some days, we have time for breakfast shows, lunch shows (we work from home) and a nightcap show, to watch just before we go to bed. I guess part of me misses the programmed viewing I grew up on. Let me share what we are watching the coming weeks.
Looking forward to: film trailers
Oh, it’s been a while since we’ve been to the cinema. I think Dune (2021) was the last film we saw. So maybe we should do our now annual trip soon. There are a few films I have my eye on. Some of them would be best watched on the big screen. But then again, our tv these days is almost as big as our 1970’s film projection screen. Isn’t technology great? Here are some trailers of films I look forward to.
Even more streaming in The Netherlands
There are many streaming options now in The Netherlands and more and more are added. After Netflix, we got Disney+, and Prime Video, and now we are keeping our eye on SkyShowTime, because: Star Trek. Duh. Oh, and Frasier.
10 Romantic couples in movies
Romcoms are really not my thing. I don’t even get all that excited over purely romantic films. Still, there are some of my favourite films that happen to also have romance and romantic couples. So I’ll share those with you.