23 August 2016

What I've Been Watching


Prepare for some serious screen recommendations...

Stranger Things
No doubt you would have heard about this recently on Twitter or all over the web, but this show has been taking over. I'm so glad I decided to watch it because it's now probably made it onto my favourite TV show list. It's set in the 80s (cue an amazing soundtrack and aesthetic fashion), the acting is so good, and everything was really complex and aesthetically pleasing to watch. I loved how complex the characters were and how everything ties together, yet there is so much more that could be explored in future seasons (if that's a thing that's going to happen - I really hope so). Definitely give this one a watch - it's kind of scary at times but not really.

The Fundamentals of Caring
When I spied this movie on Netflix and saw that Craig Roberts was staring in it, I knew I was definitely going to watch it. I've heard a bit of buzz about this but not much, and I thought it was a really cool movie. A writer (Paul Rudd) basically starts caring for a disabled teen and they embark on a bit of a road trip. It was quite funny, plus I generally just enjoy anything Craig Roberts/Trevor says. It has a bit of an odd appearance from Selena Gomez but the overt Britishness of Craig definitely made the movie.

She's Beautiful When She's Angry
I always enjoy a good documentary and while browsing on Netflix I came across this one, which I'd heard nothing about before. She's Beautiful When She's Angry is about the events that happened around the feminist movement from 1966 to 1971 and surrounds the people who were involved in it. I found it super interesting to actually watch a documentary about some of the history of feminism. By the time I'd finished I felt really empowered, and it certainly made me think about the types of issues that come with feminism such as representing different sexualities and race. If you are interested in learning more about the history of feminism I would highly recommend this one, and it's always inspirational hearing from some key feminist leaders.

Freaks and Geeks
I was utterly obsessed with this a good few weeks back and this has definitely made it high on the list of my favourite all time TV shows. You may have heard a thing or two about this or watched it yourself - it's famous for having only one season but that's ludicrous because it's amazing. Set in the 80s but made around 1999, this show has stars like James Franco, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, Linda Cardellini and more. It mostly follows Lindsay Weir (who is my ultimate fashion inspiration tbh) and she starts hanging out with the 'freaks', where she rebels against getting good grades and her mathlete friends. I love watching anything set in the 80s... if you haven't got round to watching this I'd highly recommend as it's pretty much perfection.


Have you watched any of these?

-Emma
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