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.
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.
7 favourite 30 minutes tv series
For a long time now, we watch short comedy shows or sitcoms right before we go to bed. It’s short and funny, which helps relax and sets a definite end to the day for us. We’ve watched everything from Friends, to M*A*S*H, to Community, but let me give you 6 more tips that you can find on streaming service and one that I hope will find its way there soon.
The Sandman: finally
I don’t even remember the first book I ever read by Neil Gaiman. It could very well have been American Gods, which blew me away with its dialogue and well wrought fully fleshed out world. But it took me a while to switch over to his comic book series The Sandman. Not because I don’t like comics: I love them. I just did not see how I needed images to accompany his writing. It seemed redundant. I was wrong, of course. The Sandman is an awesome comic book series with great artists contributing. And then they wanted to make it into a tv series. Ha.
Looking forward to: tv trailers
Sometimes I get really excited about trailers for an upcoming season of a TV show. That’s usually only for Star Trek series, as it is this time. But I can include some other shows I am a little excited for in this post. So what will we be watching?
The Power of the Dog: makes you work for it
The Power of the Dog is quite a film. I enjoyed it and I may have some good reasons why you might enjoy it too. Or maybe reasons not to see it.
Black Mirror: science fiction feels immediate
Black Mirror tells us science fiction stories that feel like the near-future. You do not need to be a SF fan to enjoy this series. Get through the horrible first episode to enjoy the other fantastic stories.
Saturday morning: Voltron on Netflix
The weekend only began properly if you tuned in to cartoons on Saturday mornings. With your breakfast in front of the tv. Now we are grown up, we still enjoy starting the weekend like this.