Sidenote, How do y’all keep up with all the television shows/series and movies? Nevermind there’s Netflix, Starz, HboMAX, Showtime, Hulu, and every other type of streaming service, I mean, Its hard for me to remember the shows I like watching, let alone, the ones I need to Watch. I’ve been trying to rewatch “Insecure” for the past two months, so I can be emotionally prepared when the final season starts on October 23, but I haven’t even started! (SIGH!) There are so many movies/series I have saved or in my ‘watch list’ but I have no clue when I’ll be able to see them.
Plus I’ve gone back to reading. So now when I do have a bit of down time, I’m indulging in my favorite characters. Technically, I am reading two books at once currently. There’s just not enough hours in the day to do all that’s needed. How do yall do it?
If y’all don’t know .. and yall should, but I’m from New York, grew up In the heights. Washington Heights. Specifically I grew up in Dyckman Projects. So I remember when ‘in the heights’ was on Broadway, but No I didn’t see it. However I listen to the original soundtrack all the time. So yall know the movie came out recently, No I haven’t seen it, but I’ve been listening to the soundtrack, and Nah, I can’t get with it. I promise I’ve been trying to love it but its a hard pass for me. Out of the new soundtrack, I only like two songs, The Club, and Blackout, but I still love the original songs for those two songs.
I love ‘Benny ‘s Dispatch but the original with Christopher Jackson and Many Gonzalez. When I listen to the movie version with Corey Hawkins, when he says “Big papi in town for the weekend’ WHO THE FUCK IS THAT? I cant!
I know we haven’t discussed the first season yet, we’ll do that this week/next weeks but we’re going to skip season two. I wanted to skip season three as well, but there are characters, and elements going into season four you need to know to fully appreciate season four. However I think we’re going to merge both season four and three together, bare with me. I think we’ll be able to really gain a deeper understanding of the show.
Since I’ve finished watching ‘Alice in Borderland’ I’m still on par with watching Asian series, so that brings us to ‘Warrior’. Now that I’m writing, it definitely reminds me of ‘Into the Badlands’ but I think only because of the fighting. It does remind me a bit of GOT, with all the moving parts, and characters.
‘Warrior’ follows a Prodigy, in his quest to navigate being an ‘onion’ in 1800’s America. Which was not a kind place for ANYONE who wasn’t white. I’m taking the series slow, but I’m on the fifth episode and Chile, Ah Sahm, the prodigy, has made some (head shaking) poor decisions, and it doesn’t seem like he is willing to make any better of decisions. Its a slow build storyline wise, however, as you put the pieces together, the fighting keeps you drawn in. So far, Lee is my fav character, but he definitely running from something … or someone.
Warrior is shown on HBOMax. I’ll take a few days to allow you to catch up, so I won’t be spilling any tea.
Well I’ve been busy doing nothing but watching a whole lotta television. Do we consider it watching tv even if you’re streaming from your laptop? Well, whatever, Let’s pretend.
I think last week I started HBOmax The Flight Attendant, In my defense I did read the book and it was a great read. My memory isn’t working at this second but I think I read it as a flight attendant, so yes, the book was better BUT the television series did not disappoint. Many characters were added, and roles were changed, but I will recommend. It is a show to watch. So Go and Watch!
I also finished House of Ho, which is also on HBOmax. Just picture it, an refugee family, who came to America with nothing, but with hard work, and possibly a few shady deals, rose to the top, and is now an extremely wealthy asian family. “What glitters isn’t always gold”, I think we’ll revisit this, AFTER you’ve had time to actually watch.
Tonight, I started watching Pine Gap, which is streamed on Netflix. Close your eyes, and picture this, someone is trying to sabotage America, from the inside of an intelligence agency, when tension is already high. Also, I think I gave the show a chance, partly due to actor Parker Sawyers. We (I) met him in Southside with you, but I fell for him in P-Valley, and I like the energy he brings to a roll.
What are yall watching? … Besides the shows I’ve recommended.