Media Diary (November 2022)

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

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (Movie): Honestly everything I needed it to be

The White Lotus (TV): No sophomore slump here

Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty (TV): A completely fascinating look at a greedy little empire

Sharp China (Podcast): Enjoying this ongoing insight from a China expert

Black Adam (Movie): Had low expectations, but it was fine! (never should’ve doubted The Rock)

The Peripheral (TV): Just started this, but it’s already awesome

Spector (TV): Yikesville, USA

Interview With The Vampire (Movie): The recent show drove me to a rewatch (spoiler: the show is better by leaps and bounds)…

Queen of The Damned (Movie): …then on to this sequel, which I’d never seen (the less said about it, the better)

I Love You, You Hate Me (TV): Wherein I learned that the guy in the Barney suit was deep into Tantra

Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga (TV): What a wild ride

Doctor Who: The Power of The Doctor (TV): Really ready for the next season (I loved Jodie Whittaker, but was generally not a fan of the Chris Chibnall era)

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Media Diary (October 2022)

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

Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire (TV): I was semi-obsessed with her books as a teen, and have found this series’ fresh take to be wildly interesting

Pearl (Movie): I was late to the game on X, but enjoyed this prequel and look forward to part three

Hard Fork (Podcast): Off to a fantastic start

Conversations With a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes (TV): Almost obligatory alongside the dramatized version

Clerks III (Movie): We got to see it with Kevin Smith at a live event which was fun, and the movie itself was a decent, hyper-targeted nostalgia bomb

The Lincoln Project (TV): Interesting to see how this group came together

One Year: 1942 (Podcast): I keep coming back to this show, love the concept

Shadowland (TV): Honestly should be mandatory viewing

American Gigolo (Movie): Had never seen the original, which was solid

The Vow: Part II (TV): Bring back more night volleyball scenes!

Blonde (Movie): Not sure where to even begin with this, but can at least say that it had some of the worst scene transitions I’ve ever seen

Sins of Our Mother (TV): Absolutely nuts

Doctor Who: Legend of The Sea Devils (TV): Defines “meh”

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

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