Media Diary (September 2022)

Some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

Andor (TV): Off to a great start, and already feels very confident in itself

Funny Pages (Movie): Loved being dropped into this weird little world

Shame Spiral (Podcast): Don’t think I’ve ever heard more accurate OCD conversations on a podcast

The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power (TV): Definitely enjoying it (and the visual effects are among the best I’ve ever seen), but I do prefer the down-and-dirty House of The Dragon backstabbing

X (Movie): Stylish and fun, can’t wait to see Pearl

Sharp Tech With Ben Thompson (Podcast): Love the “expert paired with a regular person” setup

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (TV): I mean of course I was gonna watch this (and of course my wife can barely handle it)

Crumb (Movie): Hadn’t re-watched in a long time, and think it honestly might be the best documentary ever made

Los Espookys (TV): So glad it’s back, this show is absolutely brilliant

Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul. (Movie): Had high expectations, but thought it was pretty mediocre overall

Jurassic World Dominion (Movie): Had extremely low expectations after the scathing reviews, but was honestly kinda into it!

The Patient (TV): An intriguing concept (and love the short episodes!), curious to see how it plays out

American Gigolo (TV): Seeing how it unfolds, he’s definitely one of my favorite actors

McEnroe (Movie): He seems to have mellowed just a bit

Five Days at Memorial (TV): Harrowing and tragic

The Princess (Movie): Really impressed at how this was done entirely with existing footage (no narration/talking heads/etc.)

Russian Doll (TV): Super late to season two, but the updated premise seems solid

They Call Me Magic (TV): Continuing my random Lakers-related odyssey from last month

📬 Want weekly recommendations? Sign up for my free newsletter!

Media Diary (August 2022)

Some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (TV): Nobody’s more surprised than I am that I went on (and really enjoyed) a deep Lakers history binge this month, led by this awesome series…

Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers (TV): …continuing with this riveting documentary…

Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (Movie): …and on to this, I guess I’m a jock now?

Prey (Movie): Absolutely fabulous

Fed Up (Podcast): Fiber drama!

House of The Dragon (TV): Off to a solid start

Light & Magic (TV): What flat-out mindblowing careers

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (TV): She’s fantastic

American Scandal: Edward Snowden (Podcast): I love this show’s general vibe, and obviously this season’s subject is fascinating

Pleasure (Movie): After some pretty bleak stuff, the ending was a nice touch

Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee (Movie): Bummed that they didn’t cover his “I’ll eat my own dick” challenge, but otherwise solid

The Sandman (TV): Still pretty early with this, but along for the ride

One Year: 1986 (Podcast): Have a feeling this season’s gonna hit me right in the memories

Nathan For You (TV): I’d somehow never watched this incredible show after all these years, and was spurred on by The Rehearsal

Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99 (TV): What a hellscape

Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes (Movie): That roof clearing duty 💀

Dreaming Walls: Inside The Chelsea Hotel (Movie): What a vibe

D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?! (TV): I was only loosely familiar with his story, and enjoyed learning all the details

The Most Hated Man on The Internet (TV): What a piece of work

Media Diary (July 2022)

Some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

Nope (Movie): Loved it, and I think I’ve finally wrapped my head around the shoe in the sitcom flashback scene

Black Bird (TV): Really good, and both leads are fantastic

Elvis (Movie): Reviews were pretty polarized, but I thoroughly enjoyed it…

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (Movie): …which of course sent me down an Elvis rabbit hole

The Bear (TV): Thank you, chefs

Candy (TV): Loved the whole vibe, looking forward to the other one now

Westworld (TV): This new season is so much better than last season

Crimes of The Future (Movie): Fascinating and creepy

Mind Over Murder (TV): A really interesting story, though I still can’t get over the fact that they pronounce it “BeATrice”

The Rehearsal (TV): Tremendous

Thor: Love and Thunder (Movie): Enjoyed it, but (like my wife) I’m kinda up for a bit of a Marvel break

The Anarchists (TV): Clown show

What We Do In The Shadows (TV): As always, a delight

Downton Abbey: A New Era (Movie): Good to see the gang back together, but nothing mindblowing

Only Murders In The Building (TV): It continues to be goofy and enjoyable

Mormon No More (TV): An interesting look at families adjusting to big life changes