Forum Comments

Trashy TV/ Addictive TV
In Fun
Joyce
Feb 14, 2022
@sarah too , I dig Next Level Chef’s concept, and I‘ve liked the show when I see it. But I have such a hard time keeping track of shows, and it doesn’t help I don’t record them for future viewing, either. But I’m a sucker for a good culinary competition! I just finished watching the Electrical Life of Louis Wain on Amazon Prime, and I liked it. It wasn’t all cute kittens and rainbows (Louis Wain‘s life was very, very difficult, even without his mental illness). But it was a bit irreverent, which I like, and ultimately triumphant. But maybe one has to be a crazy cat person to really like it. Anyway, it was cozy viewing on a Sunday evening, and a bit of a tearjerker, but not too sad. I also saw the latest season of Cobra Kai on Netflix. I think people should settle their beefs with a good martial arts fight😆 The callbacks to the original movies, and the pop culture references (they show snippets of the movie Bloodsport!!) in the current season made me smile. Lastly, the Sparks Brothers documentary on Netflix is terrific. It’s nuts how a band of their longevity (they’ve released 25 albums) has flown under the radar for so long, yet they‘re worshipped by many well-known acts. Weird Al Yankovic, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and John Tyler from Duran Duran are just some of the musicians who talk about their love of Sparks in the flick. I’ve been watching a lot of their music videos on YouTube, and a few commenters said they feel they’ve experienced the Mandela Effect in not having heard about this band, despite growing up in the 70s and 80s. And it‘s true - they made numerous appearances on American Bandstand, and I remember them from the Fright Night movie soundtrack. But because they never got serious radio airplay in the US, they remained a cult band.
1
0
Trashy TV/ Addictive TV
In Fun
Joyce
Aug 20, 2021
If anyone here likes quirky comedies, I highly recommend Wellington Paranormal and Dead Pixels, both of which are currently being aired on the CW in the US. Wellington Paranormal happens to be set in the What We Do in the Shadows universe (and if you’ve never seen the movie, it’s hilarious. Taika Waititi is its director.), and follows a bumbling pair of Wellington, New Zealand cops who investigate otherworldly happenings. Officers Minogue and O’Leary are definitely NOT like Mulder and Scully, at least in terms of intelligence. Dead Pixels is another comedy, featuring a group of hardcore British online gamers. I’m not on an online gamer, but a roleplayer (RPG), and I can identify with the over-the-top reactions the characters display when their real-life responsibilities infringe on their hobby. I just can’t do dramas for the most part. Mare of Easttown was a major exception. I also like the Crown bc of its soapy aspects. And it’s not a tv show, but a movie I saw a few months ago - Hunt for the Wilderpeople. I hope it’s still available on Prime. It’s a very funny, and ultimately sweet, film about a runaway preteen, and the cantankerous foster father who inadvertently winds up with him. Both are on the run from child protective services, and the movie features some incredibly gorgeous shots of New Zealand‘s wilderness. I mention it bc I talked about Taika Waititi earlier here, and remembered he also directed this. It’s a feel-good movie you can watch with popcorn, or a nice mug of hot cocoa, under a blanket.
0
0
Joyce
More actions