what i’m watching:
It’s a slightly edgy take on the life of America’s most captivating hermit, Emily Dickinson. Hailee Steinfeld delivers a complex yet contemporary Emily and I enjoy it. Who knew Emily Dickinson was a champion baker? I do now. I guess you do as well, so congrats. Season 2 just dropped a couple of weeks ago so get on it!
OKAY BITCHES WE BACK! Nicole Kidman is just perfect, I will say. Plus, we love shows about ridiculously wealthy New Yorkers!! It’s the only time NYC truly looks hospitable. I had been hearing people talk about this show and truthfully I’m not sure what made me wait so long to start it but I’m glad I at least had the forethought to wait until the whole series had dropped so there was no waiting til next Sunday to see how it all pans out. I promise through the whole first episode I was like “WHO is this bitch and WHY the eyes?!?!?”, but one quickly comes to understand as the episodes unfold.
Martin Scorsese directs and support-stars in this 7 or 8 episode look at Fran Lebowitz’ New York. First of all, I didn’t really know Fran Lebowitz until I watched this, much like I didn’t know Joan Didion til I watched the documentary on her [HELLO THIS IS WHY DOCUMENTARIES AND DOCUMENTARY-STYLE PROJECTS ARE WILDLY IMPORTANT!!!] Anyway, she’s amazing. She’s got a bucket full of opinions on everything, much like I do, and she hates everyone, much like I do. Wow. How she survives with all those people around her I will never know. But seriously. I watched it in one sitting. It’s riveting, hilarious, I learned so much, and Scorsese directs it so you know it’s overdone in terms of documentary shots. So good.
I missed the Kaley Cuoco of “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughters” and let me tell you, it’s like that bitch grew up and became a flight attendant!!!! and she coped with her father’s premature death by way of grocery-store-heart-attack by becoming an alcoholic 😬 not the healthiest BUT it created this character so we’re running with it! It’s based on a book I believe, so if you’re so inclined pick it up! If not this series is great. It’s lighthearted but with a few heavy moments sprinkled in at a pace you can deal with. The characters are all super fun and truly there are so many twists and turns it very easily keeps one entertained.
I’ll not lie; I cried. I knew so little about the Bee Gees other than their disco music and THERE’S SO MUCH MORE. First of all, the vibes. THE VIBES. The outfits. THE OUTFITS. The music. THE MUSIC. It’s so cool to see their evolution from Beatles-sounding boy band to disco vibes to literally writing ISLANDS IN THE STREAM!! And literally everything in between. It made me v mad I missed my audition for a Bee Gees cover band in LA because of my stupid marijuana brand ambassador job [RIP]…though truthfully I don’t know that I could sing solely in my falsetto for that long. Anyway, I 100% recommend this okay, even if you literally ignore the entirety of this post, please just watch this doc. it’s so worth it.
It’s a fictionalized account of 1987’s Black Monday [yet another time when the stock market plummeted] and I srsly wish this is what truly happened. I mean not because I want it to have happened but because it did happen and for some ridiculously stupid reason like in the show so at least I know what went into the motivation behind imploding the stock market for jeans…Anyway, the show is cast well and just done really well. Think Wolf of Wall Street but with less white people and much funnier. Definitely recommend, season 3 is set to drop sometime this year.
When Meryl Streep invites you on a cruise, you go. You don’t ask questions, you pack your bag and go. So she’s an American author who’s won an award in London and she has a crippling fear of flying. Her publisher/agent/idk who comes up with the idea to send her on the Queen Mary across the Atlantic and she obliges, if she can bring her two bffs. Two bffs, mind you, she hasn’t spoken to in years. It’s an interesting lil movie, I enjoyed it. Full of surprises, like women of a certain age tend to be. Watch it!
Let me tell you something: I did *not* expect this show to be what it is. I mean it’s called “I Love Dick” so I could’ve taken the hint but I did not. It’s a dope show, though. Centered around the guy everyone wants to fuck or be, Dick. Dick Marshall, I want to say. Not going to look it up. Anyway, Dick is an artist and created this creative compound for artists in Marfa, Texas. Katharyn Hahn is the lead and I just love her. She’s just so good and real and raw and funny and weird and she’s just good. A short series with short episodes, so get to it!
It’s a sweet show. It’s about a working actress single mom living with her three daughters in Los Angeles. I watch this show at a different pace because it’s so different…I don’t mean like in editing or in style, just in writing. I haven’t really encountered a show like it and can’t compare…To me it’s kind of groundbreaking because it’s unfamiliar ground being trod in each episode, in each character’s life. It’s interesting. It’s weirdly comforting even though there’s so much chaos. I don’t know, give it a spin and maybe you’ll see what I mean.
I went to start the series and realized I had actually….already…watched it….in its entirety? And I had no recollection of it whatsoever. You may be thinking “😬 that probably says enough about it”, you may be surprised! It’s one of those shows that just addresses so much while taking the piss out of everything but also while reluctantly trampling the tropes that put the main character in the obscurity she is *not* so desperate to leave. It’s intriguing. You should give it a spin.
It’s a critical profile of one of America’s most beloved presidents, and rightfully so…Honestly…why was the so beloved? He ignored AIDs??? He ran on racism?? He was the mouthpiece for millionaires? He was just pissed at the Kennedys for going after GE/MCA??? He had a deep-seated belief that if it’s good for business, it’s good for everyone and I truly think that formed every view he had. Verrry interesting. They say politics is show business for ugly people…and though he wasn’t ugly, I feel like he realized such insane popularity when in competition with boring ass, stuffy ass, old ass, politicians. I just question going from an open mind to a closed mind in one’s life because it should evolve the opposite way in my opinion, but who am I?! Anyway, less impressed. But good show! Watch if you just kind of want to be annoyed but also want some fact-weapons to deploy against your “Reagan Republican” family members, you know what I mean?
Listen, I just now binged both of the special episodes they released and I am…..broken. Not really because I also watched the behind the scenes extras that played after each episode and realized like yes okay honestly their breakup is for the best because right now they have some shit to work through personally. I love that they touched on the fact that they had to figure out something slightly different in terms of format for these episodes due to COVID, which is why we have more of a one-scene kind of feel to Rue’s episode. You can tell restrictions had lifted a bit for Jules’ because you see a lot more of the quick-sequence of a multitude of shots in different places with different lighting, etc. You won’t be disappointed by these episodes, just heartbroken and destroyed. Definitely recommend.
Nice holiday film, I did not expect the whole coming of age and coming on out aspect but picked it up as soon as they were in the car on the way to her parents home for Christmas. The casting was extremely well done, everyone is believable and funny and hello Kristin Stewart actually decided to act!! Daniel Levy is just so good. Aubrey Plaza is everything always. Overall, a good watch!!
i tried to watch:
People who like this show::: Why? I mean I get it but it’s still just lacking for me somehow. Don’t get me wrong, the-Duke’s-inability-to-cum-inside-his-bride-because-he’s-trying-to-spite-his-father is a great first season plot line, supported by a million smaller plots of the same exact nature: arranging marriages; and then somehow centered around a Baroque Dan Humphreys character who’s spilling the tea everywhere. A lot is going on while nothing is happening. I will say that I love the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella style diversity in casting. The sets and backdrops are fucking beautiful. Overall it’s an okay watch but it’s just not what I had expected, honestly. I’ve heard rumors that it’s been extended for 8 seasons so, we’ll see.
It’s not a bad show to have on in the background, you know? It’s a Bravo scripted series so you know, take that as it is. I will say, I did not expect pretty much anything that was going on. I will blame that largely on the fact that just watch the main girl act for three seconds and you’re like huh? What’s all the hype about? Why is everyone so obsessed? How do I become such a successful scam artist??
In theory it’s a very clever idea. In execution, it misses the mark. I wish it had been more of a Comedy Central Roast of 2020 instead? I feel like that kind of vibe just would’ve been better. I wanted to like the comediennes, especially Ms. Maisel but she just proved not to be so marvelous. In her defense, her topic was pants. Overall, not good. Didn’t finish.
i can’t stop watching:
Truthfully hilarious. Created by former “The Office” writer, Justin Spitzer, it follows a hilarious gang of ppl you want to work with as they live their lives and work retail at a big box store. It’s seriously so funny you will not be disappointed. Every character is so well done. HOT TIP – Season 1, while funny, is not the absolute best. Superstore sort of reboots itself with the second season, so you honestly could start there and not really miss anything. I do love that Cheyenne has her baby, Harmonica, twice. Once in the season 1 finale, and once in like episode 2 of season 2.
Talk about a police department I would fund!!! This show is so fucking funny. A staple…I didn’t watch the reboot on Quibi bc watching tv on my phone???? but I bet it was funny. Not funny enough to keep Quibi going, but funny nonetheless. So, so funny nonetheless.
So, there you go!
Listen, I know I just dove right into the list with no lil introduction or anything but in 2021, we’re getting to the fucking point. So, anyway, I hope this curated list brings you your favorite binge of 2021.
Enjoy or don’t — it’s your life!!