It’s been a pretty good month for tv! I was doing a lot of sewing earlier in September and found a few new shows to binge. And some of our old favorites are back with new seasons in the last few weeks. While I do occasionally waste tv on not so great books, I rarely waste time on tv I don’t love. So lots of good recommendations this month!
TV – Alone
The Great British Baking Show
I watched the second season of this on netflix. Once again, very entertaining! I love how bizarrely different British baking styles are from what I’m familiar with. I’ve always considered myself quite a baker and there have only been two or three episodes of things I’ve even heard of! It’s such a happy and fun show.
I watched the first season of this and was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed it. All of the characters are pretty loud and over the top, but it has good heart. It feels very similar to The Wonder Years, Raising Hope, and The Middle. I found myself laughing out loud many a time, especially at Barry’s antics.
Life in Pieces
How have I not heard about this show before? (Also what I thought about Superstore!) It’s so funny! I absolutely love it. A lot like Parenthood or Brothers and Sisters, but without all the excess drama and emotional manipulation (which don’t get me wrong – I am all for, most of the time). I watched both seasons of this and am anxiously awaiting the third season in November. This big family comedy is filled with laughter and joy. Colin Hanks is my absolute favorite.
Let me go on the record saying I was NOT happy with how this season went. I loved Josh, but I’ve always been rooting for Charles because he and Liza have so much more in common, even if he doesn’t realize it. It really felt like they might be in the right direction and they pulled it out so long, ending the season with Josh’s wedding in Ireland. What?! No conclusion or even a cliffhanger with Charles?? Even if it means it has to be a final season, I really hope they end up together and the truth comes out to all.
I started this a long time ago and finally picked it up again. Just one season on netflix, and they must have known they wouldn’t renew because it has a nice conclusion. It’s a cute show. Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it.
The Mindy Project
Okay, not thrilled with the direction this show has taken either. So much lead up to Mindy’s relationship with Ben, including their elopement at the end of the last season. And now with basically no explanation, Mindy just doesn’t care and they get divorced. No big deal, at least according to this show. The most recent episode I watched (which might have been aired in October, oops), ended with Mindy finding out Danny is also getting divorced. How does Mindy never know anything about Danny when they share equal custody of a child? Anyway, I’m hoping this means Danny will at least be back in the show and maybe they’ll get their happily ever after. Ben was great, but I’ve always been a true Danny fan. Their first kiss? The best.
TV – Together
I was not a fan of this one, guys. I loved Jessica Jones, enjoyed Daredevil and Luke Cage. We didn’t watch Iron Fist because we heard it was so awful and boring. And that’s what I felt about this one too. There was a lot of Iron Fist related things that maybe we should have known, but it was just so not my thing. They all felt incredibly awkward together. I watched five or six episodes and Greg finished it by himself. Did not like it at all.
This is always referred to as one of the best tv shows ever made. Feeling like I’ve seen SO MANY awesome tv shows in the last ten years, it seemed odd I missed this one. Greg watched it when it was on and agreed to watch it again with me. We finished the first season. I enjoyed it, but I’m not sure I totally love it. Definitely interesting enough to keep my attention. But best show ever? I’m not there yet.
I felt about season two the same way I felt about the second book – mostly a bore fest. The third book was my favorite, so I’m hoping this season lives up to it! I’m surprised at how many things they need to cover and how few things they’ve actually gotten to by now. But I’m enjoying this season a lot. So many time spans. I can’t wait until they’re finally back together again.
It’s back!!! I love this show SO so much. The season three premiere was at the end of the month and it was a bit of a letdown after how the second season ended (Jonah and Amy kissing!). But I’m hoping they pick back up and it continues to be one of my favorite funny shows.
Another oldie, but goodie. I always like this one for a laugh. Sometimes Greg and I seem to get stuck on so many long, serious, kind of depressing shows. I love when we have shorter laugh filled snippets to watch in between.
I watched this in a desperate attempt to find a movie watchable on netflix while I was in Door County. It’s the true story of a figure skating teenager that contacts a rare form of throat cancer. She remains super upbeat and positive throughout it all. It wasn’t a horrible movie, but…probably not on my recommend list.
Total waste of time! I didn’t find any part of this movie to be funny. It was just ridiculous.
Finally saw this! I liked it. It was sweet and tenderhearted with a few laughs here and there. I feel like most of the movie was about the relationship between Kumail and Emily’s parents. Which is fine, I just didn’t really see it as much of a romantic movie. If that’s what was intended. Also cool that it was a true story.
And that’s it for September’s tv and movies! What have you been watching?