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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Media Diary (February 2022)

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

Severance (TV): I’ve found this to be incredibly compelling so far

Nightmare Alley (Movie): Fantastic, and I’m always a sucker for sideshows

Grim & Mild Presents: Sideshow (Podcast): Case in point

Inventing Anna (TV): Loved it, now waiting for her return as Ruth Langmore

Kimi (Movie): Sleek and entertaining

Pam & Tommy (TV): I look forward to this every week

Red Rocket (Movie): Was a big fan, and this viewing was part of a mini Sean Baker binge

Tangerine (Movie): Which included this (amazing!)

Starlet (Movie): As well as this (also killer)

Painting With John (TV): Glad it’s back, I find this so relaxing

Archive 81 (TV): Tore through this

The Girl Before (TV): Simple and fascinating

Swan Song (Movie): I found this to be quite moving

We Need To Talk About Cosby (TV): The way he layered in the stories of the women chronologically was powerful and horrifying

The Final Member (Movie): A charming and fascinating look at the world of penis collecting

Des (TV): David Tennant was chilling

The Woman in The House Across The Street From The Girl in The Window (TV): Have just started this, but already enjoying

Murderville (TV): So far, so good on this too

The Tinder Swindler (TV): Insane that he got as far as he did