What I Watched: January 2018

I watched a ton of tv last month! And probably more movies than I’ve ever watched in a single month. Though four of the six were watched on New Year’s Eve, so they technically don’t even count. 🙂 It was a good month of visual entertainment, though.

TV – Alone

The Mayor

The Mayor

So I really enjoyed this little half hour comedy. But it’s been cancelled. I’m assuming halfway through the season since it hasn’t been back on since Christmas. I’m sad!

Shameless

Shameless

Still love it. Still recommend it. Still gritty and hard to watch sometimes, but the character development is fantastic.

Great British Baking Show

Great British Baking Show

I have to separate my watching of each season because I get too attached to the characters and can’t handle jumping right into a different set. So I watched the third season and it’s been my absolute favorite so far. This show is SO good! I especially loved the people on this season. Nobody annoyed me, even a little bit.

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

I believe I binged this in two days of sewing. It was really enjoyable! I did find it a little odd that the show is supposed to be about Midge finding her voice in the comedy scene, and very little screen time is actually devoted to that. The characters and their fast talking rants were a little obnoxious (there’s a reason I hate Gilmore Girls). But overall, I’d definitely recommend this one!

The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor

I still love this show! Tear jerking goodness.

Last Man on Earth

Last Man on Earth

Is this over yet? Ugh, the annoying characters, the dumb sound effects, constantly introducing newfound characters and then immediately killing them off or making them disappear. I think this is the last season. I hope? I mean, I don’t need to keep watching. but I feel like I really have to follow through.

Fuller House

Fuller House

I caught up on the second half of season three. Seriously, some parts of this show are so ridiculously corny. I can’t stand all the live audience noises. But there are also so many little tidbits that legitimately make me laugh out loud. It’s worth sticking with. I’m glad DJ is switching her attention back to Steve. (Though watching them jump over a waterfall to catch a giant animated koi was possibly the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen on tv in my entire life!) He’s so adorable and dorky.

Modern Family

Modern Family

It suddenly occurred to me that I haven’t watched this newest season at all yet, so I had to catch up. I enjoy it! It’s never been one of my favorites, but it’s entertaining enough.

Life in Pieces

Life in Pieces

I think I enjoyed this show more when I first discovered it and binged. It’s so funny, though! I love pretty much everything about it.

The Resident

The Resident

New show alert! Another medical drama. But I really loved Matt Czuchry in The Good Wife and I’ve always been a fan of Emily Van Camp (Revenge is so good!). So obviously I’m going to watch a show that stars the two of them together! There have only been three episodes so far, but I really like it!

TV – Together

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

We finally finished up season one and started season two. I enjoy it, but it’s not a favorite.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

This season is getting better. Not quite as depressing as how it started. But also, kind of ridiculous. Like when Nathaniel, Josh, and White Josh are dancing/striping/crying/singing? Bizarre.

Riverdale

Riverdale

Want to talk about bizarre and ridiculous? This show has gotten so weird! It just makes me laugh how dumb it is.

Superstore

Superstore

Is it just me, or are the laughs just not there anymore? I LOVED the first two seasons of Superstore. But the current season has been kind of a drag.

Flash

The Flash

Poor Barry, he can just never be free and happy! We’ve cut out all other superhero shows for now, but still plan to stick with this one.

Halt and Catch Fire

Halt and Catch Fire

Our new watch of the month. I have to say that I was SO CONFUSED like the first four episodes. It was just a crazy amount of nonsensical computer talk and it was seriously pissing me off how little I understood what was going on. But the characters seemed intriguing and Greg was into it and Lee Pace is hot, so I kept going. And by the end of the first season I was highly invested! We just started the second season and I’m a little sad at the changes so far. But I assume it’ll get really good again.

MOVIES

Captain Underpants

Captain Underpants

I was a little distracted on my phone while we watched this, but it seemed fairly amusing for a family movie. I think I was actually laughing more than my kids at the potty humor.

Boss Baby

Boss Baby

I thought this was a pretty good family movie too. A little dumb, but kind of funny too.

Logan Lucky

Logan Lucky

I was hoping to really love this because I adore Channing Tatum and Adam Driver. It was okay. I didn’t hate it. But I’d never watch it a second time.

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

Same goes for this one. I guess I didn’t realize quite what the movie was really about. But female empowerment and all that. It was enjoyable.

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Definitely my top movie of the month! Top movie in a long time! I loved it soooo much. I get that in real life PT Barnum was probably a terrible man. But the movie, as a fictionalized piece of history, was fantastic. The music was incredible. Everything about it was just perfect. I’m SO glad I saw it in the theater. Love!

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

This was an intriguing movie that was almost entirely sung and had very little plot. It was a variety of scenes in no particular order portraying the love found and lost between two people, played by Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. Anna’s nonstop singing voice definitely got old. But I liked most of the movie – until the end. NOT happy with the reason they split up. The movie did make me a little envious of childless couples that just live for each other and their dreams, though.

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Author: Amy Noe

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