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Viewed this Week (36)

Inspired by Ticket to Anywhere’s What I Watched, I 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.  Let’s get to it!

Easy A
Paranormal Activity

Switched at Birth 2×1 – “The Door to Freedom”
Bunheads 1×11 – “You Wanna See Something?”
Friends, Season 1

Thoughts on what I watched:
J. and I are trying to save money and stayed in on Saturday night and watched a couple of movies.  We tackled Easy A, because he had never seen it but sort of lusts after Emma Stone (so do I, so I’m fine with that).  He seemed to like it, though not nearly as much as I do, since I laughed and clapped my hands several times during it, despite having seen it before.  (I can’t confirm or deny that whiskey played a role in that exuberance.)

We also watched Paranormal Activity (my choice, again). I don’t know why I thought this was a good idea, as I was scared through the whole thing, but we made it through.  I remember it being more frightening than it was, but I also picked up on some nice foreshadowing I missed the first time I saw it years ago.

I’m so glad to see Switched at Birth return for a second season (does anyone else find ABC Family’s split-seasons really confusing?).  This past week’s episode was a solid start to the new chunk of episodes, and I’m excited to see where it all goes.  I love how they’re playing Angelo’s character, because it’s completely unclear if we’re supposed to root for him or not.  I love that Bay and Emmett are rekindling their relationship (slowly), and I love scenes between Daphne and Travis (why isn’t this a thing that’s happening yet?).  I just think the show is a lot smarter than people give it credit for.

Bunheads also premiered the second half of its first season, and I actually think it’s off to a great start.  Whereas the last two episodes before its hiatus were sort of a train-wreck, this one seems to be putting things back on track.  There seems to be some genuine momentum and character development, and apart from the awful, contrived scene between Michelle and her roommate’s much older boyfriend, the episode was pretty spot-on.  I’m excited to see how the second half of this season shakes out.

I’ve also been rewatching Friends, and have sort of plowed through the first season this week.  I don’t know what it is–the show is so, so dated–but I’m enjoying reliving parts of my childhood/early adolescence.  We’ll see how it goes.  It’s good background noise as I pack up my life and get ready to move. Again.

What did you watch this week?


3 thoughts on “Viewed this Week (36)

  1. You didn’t watch New Girl? It was great. Nick got 100% drunk on absinthe and Schmidt asked Nick and Cece if they thought they were allowing Winston to be his “blackest self.” It was hilarious.

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