September turned into a pretty big tv month as I was scrambling to find something new to watch during my workdays, while also enjoying the startup of some of my favorite shows. I also have a couple of specific podcast episodes I want to highly recommend. As usual, spoilers are probably going to happen.
TV – Alone
Bachelor in Paradise
I stuck with this one to the end. Definitely not as enticing as The Bachelorette, but I was curious enough to keep up with it. So much drama! I really can’t imagine anyone truly finding love under that odd set of circumstances. But, it’s tv.
I’m very slowly making my way through this six episode show. It’s kind of funny, kind of corny, kind of intriguing. Shepard likes to watch it with me.
I watched the first season of this and found it to be pretty funny. Except it bothers me how much the two main characters basically look like they should be twins. Maybe that’s the point?
I watched the second season and really enjoyed it. This family treats autism so kindly. It’s really touching and the characters are so real. I like it a lot.
Great British Baking Show
It’s back! I’m only a couple episodes in, but it’s much fun as always! Even with a new judge and two different hosts, I still really enjoy it. Shepard too!
Sometimes this show just kills me. Why do the characters have to constantly self sabotage themselves?! I’m curious what will happen to Fiona since she’s leaving the show. Lip is still my favorite. Ian is so messed up. Debbie is so annoying. I’m almost most intrigued by Carl because he’s the only person doing good and kind things, after such horrible character flaws the first many years of the show.
I’ve only watched the first two episodes of this kind of ridiculous actress turned private detective drama. But I think I liked it! I’m sure it won’t be a favorite, but it’ll be a nice filler.
I’m soooo happy this is back! It’s one of my all time favorites. That first episode of season two was a doozy! I LOVE IT.
The Good Doctor
Also really happy this is back! I like it almost as much as The Resident.
TV – Together
We finally caught up and finished this one. Such a sad ending! Also, why can’t it just be over?! How are they possibly going to go on after Alison’s death? Literally all I have wanted out of this show was Cole and Alison getting back together and that clearly cannot happen, despite Cole realizing how much he loved her. I did really like this season, though.
Better Call Saul
I’m enjoying this too. It’s sad to see Jimmy and Kim drifting apart. But it’s nice how little they’re focusing on the drug side of things. I care much more about Jimmy/Saul.
This show was so crazy! Villanelle – what a psychopath! It just made me laugh so much. I liked it a lot.
It’s slim pickings for our together tv time right now. We started this one and it’s so bizarre. I hear you have to get through five episodes to form a true opinion. We’ve watched four so far. I was ready to quit after the first one, but the following three were much more interesting.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
This is one of my all time favorite movies, but I probably haven’t watched it in at least eight years. The Popcast did a deep dive of it for their Patreon supporters, so I wanted to watch it with fresh eyes before listening to the episode. I was happy to see that it kind of stands the test of time. I still loved it!
Sierra Burgess is a Loser
I rather liked this high school rom com. The internet’s been going crazy over Noah Centineo in To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before, but I actually preferred his character in this movie. He’s a cutie!
Penpals: Acting Your Age & Family Traditions
I loved this episode so, so much. One minute I was laughing hysterically and the next minute I was crying listening to the family traditions half of the episode.
Rise Together: 5 Ways to Show Up for Your Partner (both episodes)
I really love this podcast and all it’s pertinent advice for married couples. I thought these two episodes were especially useful. It’s kind of like getting little therapy sessions – especially if you can get your partner to listen to it too. I’m getting a little burned out on Rachel Hollis as a realistic example of what a woman can do with her life (you can do anything when you can afford to pay for tons and tons of help!), but I’m always very interested in what she and Dave have to say about relationships.
My Dad Wrote a Porno – S4E5 ‘Turkey Sandwich?’
So you really have to listen to this podcast in its entirety, but I thought this particular episode was so fantastic because the three friends talked more about their real lives and less about the book. I SO wish they’d just do a regular podcast all the time, instead of just three months of Rocky Flintstone’s erotica. They just sound like the absolute best of friends and I love hearing about THEM and not just their reactions to the book.
This is a new podcast that started last month by two members in the large facebook book club I’m in. I’m really enjoying it if you’re also looking for a podcast where people just talk about the books they’re reading!
And as always, be sure to check out:
Front Porch with the Fitzes
Happier with Gretchen Rubin
The Lazy Genius
The Bible Binge
I’d love to hear your recommendations for tv, movies, and podcasts!