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Viewed this Week (39)

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!

TV:
Switched at Birth 2×5 – “The Acquired Inability to Escape”
Bunheads 1×15 – “Take the Vicuna”

Movies:
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Warm Bodies
Side Effects

Thoughts on What I Watched:
Guys, I don’t know how else to explain my love for Switched at Birth.  The show is continually entertaining, surprising, and thoughtful.  It is the show I look forward to most, and the one I enjoy the entire way through every single week.  It is also a show I watch alone, and I actually relish this time by myself.  This week was another great episode, with some interesting moments between Daphne and Travis.  I love it!

Bunheads seems to be altering its tone ever so slightly, and it’s working well, for the most part.  I’m not entirely sure that I buy the whole Sasha-gets-an-apartment thing, but the rest of it is entertaining enough.  I don’t necessarily think this one sticks in my brain for very long after I watch it, but I definitely enjoy it while I’m watching it.

Watching Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was a way to help distract me from some household chores, but it’s still a fun movie after all these years.  Matthew Broderick is so cute and charming, and the movie is smart and funny.  It’s also iconic–you’d be amazed at how many movies since pay homage to the film.

J. and I went and saw Warm Bodies and liked it, for the most part.  It’s a good retelling of the Romeo & Juliet story with a Beauty and the Beast twist to it.  It was funny and smart and well-cast, for the most part.  It wasn’t, you know, totally memorable, but it was a nice way to spend a snowy evening.

Side Effects was, for the most part, entertaining.  I really liked the set up of the movie but was put off by the twist about halfway through.  It’s still an entertaining, twisty movie, and the performances are largely great, but it was sort of disappointing in that it was all so obvious to me.  Even so, not a bad two hours.

What did you watch this week?

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