January Wrap-Up: Television and Film

In an effort to write more often (frequently) and keep up with the things I’ve watcched so it’s easier to write lists at the end of the year, I’m going to publish thoughts on some pop culture I’ve consumed. If it becomes too unwieldy, this might even become several posts. Let’s get to it.

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Streaming Guide May 19 – May 25

via What’s New In Streaming For The Next Seven Days — DeciderTV

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Rachel Lindsay: Lawyer, Bachelorette, angel, possibly nicest person in the world.

It’s a good week in streaming for: Twin Peaks fans, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fans, fans of Laura Dern (in both shows) and Daveed Diggs (in Kimmy Schmidt). It’s a bad week in streaming for… anyone who hoped that they’d find a decent batch of boys for Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay. There are some good boys in there: I like Anthony, Blake K, Mohit, and I think Michael was okay until he revealed that he follows a paleo diet.

I saw the first six episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and they’re great. I mostly agree with the review over at the A.V. Club; I think a B+ is about right grade-wise. The show is still at its best when it’s dealing with Kimmy’s post-traumatic stress from being in the bunker, and there wasn’t a lot of that in the first six episodes. Laura Dern and Daveed Diggs are both perfect. Important note: I watched most of it with a patchy internet connection, which definitely hampers the viewing experience, but I enjoyed it. I laughed at the silliest joke. I’m planning on writing a review when I’ve seen the whole season.

I’m also really excited that the final season of Avatar: The Last Airbender drops on Stan tomorrow, as well as the first two episodes of The Legend of Korra. I’ve been keeping an eye out for them for a while, so I’m looking forward to watching. Right now however, I have a Twin Peaks rewatch to complete (I still haven’t gotten any further than I was when I wrote the guide. Still on episode 2.)

Avatar: The Last Airbender, Book One

There was a strange set of circumstances that led to me watching the first season of Avatar over just over a week. I had been hearing about how great The Legend of Korra is for over a year, and after signing up for Stan, I discovered that the first season of Avatar on Stan during my 30 day free trial (which I think was up yesterday, but I’m happy to pay for new episodes of Better Call Saul at $10 a month, and there’s the “My List” feature, which I imagine is the same as the Netflix queue, and I have a lot of things on it). Last Thursday I was looking for something to watch, and here was this show I had heard so much about that I decided to watch it.

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