🆕📝 Crashing Clockwise #538: ‘If I Lose It, I’ll Die’

A 🚀 reunion, 📱 widgets, 🐻 controversy, 🔐 features, 🤑 for 📺, and 🚸📺 favorites.

🆕📝 Crashing Clockwise #538: ‘If I Lose It, I’ll Die’

A 🚀 reunion, 📱 widgets, 🐻 controversy, 🔐 features, 🤑 for 📺, and 🚸📺 favorites.

🆕📝 7 Things This Week [#128]

▶️, 🍿, 🫨, 🧑‍🍳, 🪟, 🔍, and 🍎. Plus 5️⃣2️⃣💿, and 🐍📦.

📺 Finished watching: Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

A graphic for “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” displays headshots of actors, a monster, and a review, rating options below (Poor as the one selected) against an action backdrop.
Text: “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters 2023 - Created by Matt Fraction & Chris Black
A rare stinker from Apple TV+. I jumped in when I heard multiple recommendations, and had to wait for it to get good. And kept waiting. The plot seemed so contrived and unbelievable, and I’m not talking about the monsters. Finally things got at least interesting, if not good, near the end. Of the two storylines, the one in the past was more compelling, but still never felt cohesive. And don’t get me started on the present day characters — I didn’t like any of them. I’m not usually such a down on shows, but man. At least the monsters looked cool."

🆕📝 Crashing Clockwise #536: ‘Spay and Neuter Your Pets’

🎙️: 🖥️, 📱, 🐰, 🖱️, 📺, and 📧.

📺 Finished rewatching: Trying (seasons 1-3) created by Andy Wilton

Two people sit on swings, smiling at each other, surrounded by greenery and houses. There’s text reviewing the show “Trying Seasons 1-3 — Created by Andy Walton”, rating it “Great” for humor and emotional impact.
Text: Contender for my favorite show of all time. It’s hard to imagine a show more heartwarming than this, and it doesn’t skimp on the cheeky British humor, nor the meaningful and relatable stakes.
Every season has at least one episode that makes me happy cry from beginning to end as my heart overflows.

📺 Finished watching: Letterkenny (2016-2023) created by Jared Keeso

Two men stand arms crossed in front of a red wall with “LETTERKENNY” written on it. Text: “Letterkenny 2016-2023 — Jared Keeso & Jacob Tierney A wonderfully fast-paced, quick-witted, and surprisingly charming production. Great show that was well-executed and satisfyingly ended. Over and out.” Buttons below read “Poor,” “Okay,” and “Good,” with “Great” selected.

Not gonna lie, it was pretty cool to see this bit on the big screen. 🍿

If there’s one thing I learned about Napoleon tonight, it’s that he loved to play with his cannons. 🍿

If you make it through Trying S02E08 without a happy cry, or at least a few solid happy tears, you’ve got tougher emotional walls than me, my friend. 🥹📺

Season 2 of Our Flag Means Death isn’t really doing it for me. There’s still time, though, and I did love the first season. 📺

📺 Finished watching: BEEF on Netflix ★★★★

The ante just. kept. getting. raised!

🍿 Just watched: Oppenheimer ★★★★

It’s a far cry from The Dark Knight or Inception, but boy does Nolan know how to make a movie. I was riveted through the whole three-hour trial-that-wasn’t-a-trial.

I’m continually amazed by what humans can make, and what they can do to each other.

While watching the first episode of The Afterparty Season 2, I was a little worried that it had lost its mojo. The setup seemed a bit ham-fisted, and I didn’t connect with any of the characters. But the second episode was an absolute delight. Really looking forward to the reset of the season now! 📺

I couldn’t say it any better myself.

Well, Ted Lesso ended very well. It was a brilliant show with many flaws, but it was always something special.

I’m here for it if it continues on in another form, but if not, that’s fine too. It’s been a special show.

I’d love there to be another story brewing, but I’m so glad that they got to tell the story that they wanted to. 📺

📺 Finished watching: The Last of Us (2023) on HBO, created by Craig Mazin & Neil Druckmann ★★★★

I don’t always get on board with the latest popular TV crazes, but this one definitely held up. I appreciated that while you certainly felt on edge for every episode, there weren’t as many jump and zombie scares as there could have been. I loved seeing the trust grow between Ellie and Joel, and how they helped each other become less broken over time — even while having to do horrific things.

And, yes, the ending is quite shocking.

📺 Finished watching: The Climb (2023) on HBO Max, created by Chris Sharma and Jason Mamoa ★★★☆

I’m a climber who has always enjoyed the bromance between Sharma and Mamoa. So I was super interested in this series. I found it a bit pedantic and cringy early on and was disappointed that Mamoa had basically zero involvement with the climbers. But everyone was personable and showed up in a big way in the actual climbing. I grew to enjoy the series and was on the edge of my seat during the finale.

Finished watching: Shrinking on Apple TV+ 📺

Right up there with Ted Lasso and Trying as a smart, charming, heartfelt, and laugh-out-loud funny show. Jason Segel, Harrison Ford, and the whole gang really pulled off something special here. It’s some of their best work and I loved every character.

Finished watching: Loot Season 1 (2022) created by Alan Yang & Matt Hubbard ★★★★ 📺

Just as funny as I expected, but with way more heart. A little cliché in parts, but still a fun and worthwhile watch. Maya Rudolph is a national treasure.

So I flew through the whole first season of Ted Lasso in two days. Even as someone who’s rewatched it multiple times and knows it very well, I still got the feels. ★★★★ 📺

Just watched: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) directed by Edgar Wright 🎥 ★★★★

Totally get why this is a cult classic! It’s super fun to see so many familiar, beloved faces in one film. Even if the storyline is a bit pejorative, it’s exquisitely shot and edited, and is a good watch.

Just watched: The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022) directed by Peter Farrelly 🎥 ★★★☆

A story worth being told, with a good mix of cluelessness and courage. A reminder that friends are chosen family, and we’d do anything for our family.

Just watched: Office Space (1999) directed by Mike Judge 🎥 ★★★★

Yeah, so, this was the perfect combination of dumb, funny, and entertaining. Great movie for when you just want to turn off your mind for a bit. And so quotable.

Finished watching: Acapulco (2021, season 1) directed by Richard Shepard ★★★★ 📺

A fun ride so far. Excited for seasons 2 and 3.

Just watched: Pretty Strong (2020) by Never Not Collective ★★★★ 🎥

Incredible climbing. Tangible stoke. All-female climbers and filmmakers. 👍👍 (Trailer)