Hanna

I watch plenty of Netflix shows and had never watched a Prime Original Series. When I saw the trailer for Hanna it jumped to the top of my watch list.

I binged all eight episodes this weekend and it was fantastic. Joel Kinnaman was good in two other series I loved, House of Cards and Altered Carbon, and he didn’t disappoint here either. Esme Creed-Miles was phenomenal as Hanna and makes the show. Check it out!

The OA: Part 2

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Two years ago, I took my time watching The OA. Not so much with Part 2; I got through in about 24 hours. Part 1 left me so confused, and while there are more questions now, I think I have a much better understanding. Of course that probably just means I’m extremely confused. The show is absolutely brilliant.

Do not click the next two links unless you’ve watched every episode because there are a ton of spoilers. These are good reads with ideas about where the future of the show may go.

What I’ve Been Watching – March 2019 Edition

I’ve watched my share of series and movies since the holidays and
Unbreakable, Split, & Glass. Helps when I make a trip out west and watch 2 movies each way.

Punisher season 2

My favorite of the Marvel series on Netflix. Too bad they are all cancelled.

Bird Box

After everyone was talking so much about this Netflix movie I was really expecting something. It was good but nothing special.

Captain Marvel

Great movie. Can we get more female super heroes?

The Umbrella Academy

Really fun comic book series on Netflix. I binged it in 4-5 days.

Bumblebee

People like to give the Transformers movies a hard time, but I’ve always enjoyed them. This one was no exception.

Green Book

Great story. Going in, I didn’t realize it was based on the true story. People really can change.

The Catcher was a Spy

Pretty sure I hadn’t heard of this movie before I saw it in the list on the flight. Another interesting story based on real life.

In Search of Greatness

A documentary I hadn’t heard of either. I really liked how they compared growing up to the kids of today, based on the careers and interviews with Pelé, Jerry Rice, and Wayne Gretzky. Parents push children in sports so much more now and don’t let them just go out and play. Studies show that the kids with less structured practice time grow up to have more creativity, intuition, and feel for the games, making them better.

“A” Watches

A few things have been watched to start 2019 and they all happened to begin with the letter A.

Anon

Although I’ve noticed this movie several times while browsing through Netflix, I always skipped over it. After finally watching the trailer, it caught my attention. Anon really gets you thinking about future upgrades to the human body and how security and privacy could change some day.

Aquaman

Another solid one from the DC universe. Almost on Wonder Woman‘s level for me, but not quite. A lot better than the rest of the films.

Altered Carbon

Anyone and everyone seemed to rave about this series when it was released but I held off. Actually I’ve been trying not to start any new series until I catch up on all of the others I want to start. Absolutely loved it and watched all 10 episodes over the weekend, which rarely happens. Action was a big part of the show, which probably is my favorite new show of the last few years. Advances in tech really gets you thinking about the future of the human race with this one as well.

After making it this far, did you notice the first letter of every sentence?

2018 Holiday Watches

Each year I tend to watch a lot during the holiday break. This year it started a year and one day after sharing the Ocean’s 8 trailer. I was browsing iTunes movies and rented it as soon as I saw it. Exactly what you’d expect from the Ocean’s movies. Cool that there was some character carryover between the movies too.

On Christmas day I watched a few movies on Hallmark Channel with Mom. All very predictable and heartwarming. They were Christmas Made to OrderIt’s Christmas, Eve, and Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa.

When I’m sick, I usually tune in to some type of marathon, because I can fall asleep and not care about missing anything. The Incredible Dr. Pol is a fascinating show about a veterinarian right here in central Michigan. I’ve seen so many calves delivered I’m pretty sure I could do it myself.

I watched CrossFit – Killing the Fat Man – Season 2. Shows the power of the program, especially combined with solid nutrition. Inspired me to try an experiment of my own.

One night I was browsing movies on Netflix and Wind River caught my eye. I liked it and thought it was one of the best Jeremy Renner performances I’ve seen.

Tiger Woods: Return of the Roar on ESPN got me pumped for the upcoming golf season and reminded me how lucky we are to experience this comeback. 2019 could be something very special.

To close out my vacation I watched Mission: Impossible – Fallout last night. I almost went to see it when it was in theaters so it’s been on my watch list for a while. It was enjoyable.

I also watched countless videos on YouTube, but that’s the norm.

You know what I didn’t watch? A single play of college football. It was great.

The Keepers

I’ve had The Keepers on my Netflix list for over a year and finally watched it. It’s sort of like Making a Murderer (just started watching season 2) meets Spotlight and it is a really good series.

The story and cover-up was fascinating, but made me sick. Unfortunately it’s another example of white men abusing power, this time led by the Catholic church. I went to a Catholic school for first through eighth grades and I’m so glad I walked away from religion when I went to college.

What I’ve Been Watching on Netflix

After not watching much most of the summer, I watched quite a bit in the last month.

Luke Cage (Season 2): downhill from season 1. Great soundtrack though.

Orange is the New Black (Season 6): The new prison really shook it up. Enjoyed this season more than the last couple.

The Titan: I was liking it until they made evolution happen overnight. The plot seemed to skip over a long sequence of events after performing some surgeries. Lost me for the rest of the movie.

Set It Up: Fun romcom, which I’m a sucker for.

I might start Altered Carbon next.

I’m Giving “Fear the Walking Dead” Another Go

When Fear the Walking Dead came out I watched every week, hoping it would pull me in. After the first episode of season 2 I’d had enough and gave up on it, which is hard for me to do with any TV show once I’ve gotten through a season.

With the end of The Walking Dead season 8 I knew I had to go back and give FTWD another shot. It didn’t take long and I was hooked. I’ve been working through seasons 2 and 3 for the last few weeks and have two episodes left until I can start on the current season. I guess I gave up on the show too soon.

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Season 2