🍿 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)

Just watched: Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) directed by the Daniels 🎥 ★★★★

In a word, wild. In two words, absurdly entertaining. In three words, just gotta watch.

Finished watching: The Menu (2022) directed by Mark Mylod 🎥 ★★☆☆

Quite strange. Perhaps engrossing? Sillier as it went on.

Skiing today was fantastic! ⛷️🎥

And I just love finding these impossibly balanced rocks out in nature. They’re so neat! 📷

A giant bolder covered with snow and trees, balancing on a tiny bit of its underside.

Okay @lexfri@hachyderm.io, you got me. 😂 🎥 🔊


Introduce yourself with 5 TV shows 📺:

  • How I Met Your Mother
  • The Leftovers
  • Ted Lasso
  • Parks & Rec
  • Castle

Finished watching: Mr. Corman (2021) written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt 📺 ★★☆☆

It’s hard to wrap my thoughts about this show into a tight little bow because it was kind of all over the place. But I can say that it was masterful in bringing forth emotions from real everyday life. The last three episodes, which took place during 2020 pandemic, so accurately captured the fear and uncertainty of that time that I forgot for a moment that I wasn’t actually in lockdown in my house.

I can’t foresee a Season 2, which it sounds like there won’t be one, but I think it’s worth watching – even if just for it’s weirdness and rawness.

Oh, and it feels like this show was Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s demon dog. He wrote, directed, and starred in the show and wrote and performed the music. Pretty cool.