Media Diary (May 2022)

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

We Own This City (TV): Gripping and maddening, as many of the best things are

Meltdown: Three Mile Island (TV): Speaking of maddening…

The Offer (TV): Soooo entertaining!

Ozark (TV): Big thumbs up for how they brought this to a close

Everything Everywhere All at Once (Movie): Incredibly creative

Obi-Wan Kenobi (TV): Hello there!

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (TV): A vibrant and fun throwback

Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness (Movie): Enjoyed it, but felt a bit like the second season of WandaVision

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Movie): Exactly what I needed it to be

The Essex Serpent (TV): Just started, but on paper at least this is basically my wife’s dream show premise

The Deep End (TV): I was vaguely familiar with Teal Swan (from a podcast maybe?), but obv this is right up my alley

Pachinko (TV): Early on, but super impressed at the sheer scale of this project

Men (Movie): So…that ending, huh?

Hacks (TV): Glad to have this back, both of the leads are amazing

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman (TV): I always enjoy these new interview batches, especially if I know little to nothing about the person

Atlanta (TV): Consistently great

Made For Love (TV): Such a weird little show, but I continue to follow along

Media Diary (April 2022)

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

Under The Banner of Heaven (TV): Already super compelling

Tokyo Vice (TV): Fascinated by the “fish out of water” vibes and time period

Our Flag Means Death (TV): Completely delightful

Moon Knight (TV): One of the best Disney+ Marvel shows they’ve released

CODA (Movie): Enjoyed it, but didn’t see it as Best Picture-worthy

Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed (TV): Obviously catnip for me

The Girl From Plainville (TV): Just started this, but she’s already chilling

Better Call Saul (TV): What’s gonna happen to Kim? 😬

Barry (TV): Glad it’s back!

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (Movie): Better than the last one 🤷

The Invisible Pilot (TV): What a story, and what a twist right in the first episode!

The Principles of Pleasure (TV): A pretty interesting look at the complex world of sexuality

Conversations With a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes (TV): I’m never one to turn down a Gacy doc

Media Diary (March 2022)

Along with some light Sanditon and Bridgerton dabbling with the ol’ ball and chain, some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (TV): Unexpectedly powerful

The Batman (Movie): Definitely a bit long, but high up there on my franchise list

Twin Flames (Podcast): As always, I’ll listen to any disturbing, cult-adjacent story

The Dropout (TV): My favorite of this month’s golden age of tech scandal shows

House of Gucci (Movie): A bit much at times, but overall enjoyable

Crypto Island (Podcast): I mean, of course

Super Pumped (TV): Also super entertaining, but Rob Morrow as Eddy Cue is a real stretch

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill (Podcast): Have just started this, but obviously right up my alley (hat tip to Jess)

Bad Vegan (TV): Absolutely amazing

Wesley Willis: The Daddy of Rock ‘n’ Roll (Movie): A fascinating look into his world

The Andy Warhol Diaries (TV): Loved learning more about his personal life, and thinking about how much he’d have loved the audio deepfake narration

WeCrashed (TV): As someone that operated out of a WeWork for a while, this has definitely been eye-opening

Phoenix Rising (TV): Marilyn Manson sounds like a real creep

Joe vs. Carole (TV): Both leads are giving it their all (plus you can never go wrong with Kyle MacLachlan)

Upload (TV): Glad this is back, the new season has been fun

Star Trek: Picard (TV): Q and a Star Trek IV-inspired plot? Uh, yes please.

Killing Eve (TV): Have just started on this final season, but will be sad to see it end.

The Problem With Jon Stewart (TV): Happy to see new episodes again!

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