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Monday, January 13, 2014

2014's First "What we are Watching"

I haven't done a what we are watching post for a long time. But we have watched a lot of movies and TV shows since the holidays. So here goes.

We started watching Downton Abbey on PBS but might have to give that up because on Sundays a new show called True Detective starts on HBO at the same time. This looks to be a great new show. It stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. But HBO runs shows all week so we might make it work. I think we need a DVR but Tom says no.




NETFLIX


Justified ~ Love this show. We love it so much we are actually watching it on Tuesday nights. We usually wait for the discs but last season was so good, we decided to watch it as it plays on FX.


Dexter ~ This is the final season. This was a great show but this season is a little slow and I think they are trying to wrap up the series. I was a little bored the other day but once we start a series, we like to end it.


Breaking Bad ~ This show ended and I am sad. It was a great little show. I am sad to see it go. It's not for everyone but it is worth watching. It has been one of our favorite series.


Parkland ~ We had no idea about this movie. It is a small little movie about the JFK assassination. It was actually quite interesting and I would recommend it.

Movies to avoid:
The Canyons - Horrible. Lindsay Lohan is in it, need I say more.
Jobs - You would think a movie about a man who changed the world would be good. It wasn't. It was dull and boring.
This is the End - It was so bad, we couldn't stop watching.


MOVIES



Wolf of Wall Street - We LOVED this movie. It is Martin Scorsese doing what he does best: making incredible movies. Sure there are drugs, sex and shenanigans at every turn. But it is wickedly funny. And contrary to what some say, it does not glorify drugs and stealing money from people. It actually shows what a scumbag this guy was and what happens when you are a bad person. Leo DiCaprio is amazing! Johan Hill is hilarious and the rest of the cast is fantastic. I would highly recommend it, if you are not offended by curse words, drugs, sex, nudity, drugs, hideous displays of douchebaggery and drugs.


American Hustle - This is getting a lot of buzz about being the best picture this year. It was good but not that great. The acting is amazing. I think Christian Bale was fantastic. Amy Adams was fantastic and Jennifer Lawrence rocked. Bradley Cooper bugs me so I cannot be objective in saying if he was good or bad. But the movies was not out of this world but it had its moments. I loved the soundtrack.


Lone Survivor ~ I left this movie feeling like someone punched me in the stomach. I also cried because I cry at every single damn movie. Anyway, it was brutal. It was a realistic view of war and death and all the bad stuff that goes along with it. It is intense. It is horrifying. It is also based on a true story so it makes a bigger impact when you realize people actually went through this. But it is a great movie. If you can stomach the violence and reality of war, I highly recommend it.

2 comments:

  1. Carolyn,
    The Lone Survivor sounds like something my hubby and son will watch, and I'll end up watching it, too!

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  2. i binge watched breaking bad in a couple of weeks and then had to wait for the final season. i miss it!!! I just started watching dexter, one of my friends said there is a point when you can tell the writers changed, and it goes south...you must be there, I'm not there yet. I so want to see american hustle and the wolf on wall street!! is lone survivor on netflix?

    speaking of netflix, have you watched orange is the new black? that was another weekend binge series, netflix original!!

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