Media Diary (May 2023)

Here’s some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

Silo (TV): Fascinating, and fills the Snowpiecer-sized hole in my heart

Master Gardener (Movie): Great performances all around

Search Engine (Podcast): Enjoyed the preview episode, can’t wait for the official launch

Fatal Attraction (TV): I was skeptical, but it hooked me from the start

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3 (Movie): Great way to close things out

The Secrets of Hillsong (TV): Obviously couldn’t stay away, and can’t believe they got Carl access!

Fast X (Movie): Exactly what I needed it to be (it’s about family)

White House Plumbers (TV): Into the goofy vibe

Platonic (TV): Just started, but curious to see where it goes, and can’t argue with the inclusion of my beloved Union Station Denny’s

John Mulaney: Baby J (Movie): Was definitely into it, especially as a study on coming back from a dark period

Angels in America (TV): Granted I’m twenty years late to this party, but wow

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie (Movie): I had no idea that he’d hidden his diagnosis for that long

Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories (TV): Love the wide variety of interesting topics

2nd Chance (Movie): I wish I loved anything as much as this dude loves shooting himself in the chest

The Great (TV): Huzzah all over again!

Angel City (TV): A super interesting story, and totally surreal to see my former boss Kara throughout!

Media Diary (April 2023)

Here’s some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

Beef (TV): Absolutely tore through this

Beau is Afraid (Movie): Still processing, especially the attic scene

Succession Podcast (Uh, Podcast): Incredible guests!

Mrs. Davis (TV): Love the whole vibe

Tetris (Movie): A total blast, and was great to get more details on names I’d seen on the legendary splash screen

Dave (TV): I always forget about this show, then it hooks me again every season

Somebody Somewhere (TV): Glad to see it back and showcasing an often-overlooked slice of America

Jason Isbell: Running with Our Eyes Closed (Movie): Have always been a fan, and this was an incredible look into his world (and really just as much into his marriage with Amanda)

Love & Death (TV): Just started, will see how it compares to the other one

Barry (TV): Always a fan, curious to see how this bring things to a close

Air (Movie): Fun, and it’s still a mystery to me as to why I generally enjoy sports-adjacent movies and shows, but not watching sports themselves

Waco: The Aftermath (TV): Put a Waco show in front of me and I’m obviously not gonna ignore it, especially when Gerri from Succession is playing a cult leader in flashbacks

Schmigadoon! (TV): Love the era shift, curious what they’d do if renewed again

The Mandalorian (TV): It’s fine, but maybe time for a minor “how did we get here?” life evaluation, especially after the Jack Black/Lizzo/Christopher Lloyd episode

Media Diary (March 2023)

Here’s some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

Daisy Jones & The Six (TV): Love the whole vibe, can’t wait to finish it

John Wick: Chapter 4 (Movie): That staircase finale!

Main Accounts: The Story of MySpace (Podcast): When life was simpler

Succession (TV): Obviously

Cocaine Bear (Movie): Was exactly what I needed it to be

The Coldest Case in Laramie (Podcast): Fascinating to hear it unfold

Yellowjackets (TV): Glad it’s back, ready for the ride

Women Talking (Movie): Thoroughly enjoyed this, and like it said on the tin, there was indeed a lot of women talking

The Consultant (TV): Totally unhinged and epic!

Money Shot: The Pornhub Story (Movie): Fascinating

History of The World: Part I (Movie): Honestly not sure if I’d ever seen this before, can’t believe some of the bits he got away with back in the day

History of the World: Part II (TV): Definitely a fan, the Beatles segments were solid gold

Hell House (Movie): Absolutely captivating

Perry Mason (TV): Had kinda forgotten about this show, but this new season is strong

Ruthless: Monopoly’s Secret History (Movie): Of course there was shameful capitalist backstabbing involved

Jared From Subway: Catching a Monster (TV): I’d never known just how dark this story was, yikes

Lucky Hank (TV): Fun so far, and a great treatment for Saul withdrawal

Sin Eater: The Crimes of Anthony Pellicano (TV): I’d been vaguely familiar with his story, but this was a great overview

Chris Rock: Selective Outrage (Movie): Didn’t expect him to go that hard at the end

Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne (TV): Just started this, but loving so far

Waco: American Apocalypse (TV): Like catnip for me

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (Movie): I’d never seen this version, think I prefer the theatrical cut (if only for nostalgia’s sake)

Ted Lasso (TV): I still enjoy it, but I’ve never been on the “this show can do no wrong” team

The Reluctant Traveler (TV): He’s a delight as always, but we get it, you’re reluctant