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