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Viewed this Week (10)

Inspired by Ticket to Anywhere’s What I Watched, I’ve decided to try to post on Sundays about what movies and/or TV shows I watched the week before.  Some weeks will be epic, and some weeks…won’t be.  There’s no hurt in trying, though, right?  The format might change as I figure out what I want this to be.

TV:
Girls 1×6 – “The Return”
The Client List 1×7 – “Life of Riley”
My So-Called Life  1×1 – “Pilot”

Movies:
Chronicle
The Avengers

Thoughts on what I watched:
Girls continues to be awesomely uncomfortable.  Having Hannah’s parents back in the picture was nice, and the shower scene was awful/awesome.  Hannah’s interactions with the pharmacist were like looking in a mirror for me, which is always…unsettling.  I want her to sever ties with Adam (he’s so completely unremarkable), but I understand the pull she feels towards him.  Ugh.  This show, you guys.  This show.

The Client List is still terrible.  I don’t know why I continue to watch it–I suppose I keep hoping that Riley will hook up with her brother-in-law (even though I know they’re going to drag that out).  I’m already tired of the whole “Selena is a bitch” story line they’ve got going.  It feels too much like they’re trying to add tension to a story that’s already rife with it.  I mean, the women are in constant danger of going to jail as it is.  Do we really need a “bad girl” with a vendetta?  Really?

My step-sister came over one night this week and requested a viewing of My So-Called Life.  It had been a while for me, and I am always struck by how emotionally real the show feels.  The scene where Claire Danes goes into her mom’s room and cries about how sorry she is about “[her] hair and everything” absolutely kills me.  Also, I still think the dad is hot.  I can’t help it.  It’s one of my embarrassing quirks.

(Coincidentally, the picture is one of my favorite shots from the show, like, ever.)

I watched Chronicle after hearing some good buzz about it and also sort of being curious, because I really love Michael B. Jordan (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights).  I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the movie–it was absolutely gripping and horrifying.  I’ll probably review it–we’ll see if I get to it–but if you get a chance to watch it, I recommend it.

After what seems like forever, I finally went and saw The Avengers.  I actually really liked it–much more than I expected to.  The standard Joss Whedon humor is there, as well as the heart.  He manages to create genuine connections between all the characters, which is always welcome.  I don’t want to see any of the characters in their individual movies (except Jeremy Renner, who I would watch doing anything, including 120 minutes of him sorting recycling or something equally boring), but I’ll see them as a group anytime.

What did you watch this week?

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