Media roundup #1
Welcome to the media roundup! This is where I'll catalogue and quickly review things I've watched, read, or listened to. I plan to post these as I've finished about five things, and hopefully it'll become a regular staple around here.
Spider-Man: No Way Home (movie)
I braved the movie theater for this one, and it was worth it. Lots of fan service, but what Marvel Cinematic Universe movie comes without that these days? Entertaining as always, and the casting was *chef kiss.*
Veronica Mars (seasons 1-3, movie, and season 4)
This show blew me away with how many heavy topics it covered. There were episodes about people who were transgender, sexual assault, racism, and plenty of high school drama. It had strong Buffy the Vampire Slayer vibes, which is one of my all-time favorite TV shows. I wasn't so keen on the ending, but I'm glad they were able to rally a movie and a whole season after the show was pulled off the air for the first time.
The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (limited series)
Let's be real, I was looking for something with Kristen Bell in it after finishing Veronica Mars. This one was all kinds of weird and funny and confusing. The episodes are ~30 minutes long, so it was an easy one to put on while I was riding the indoor bike.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (season 2)
This one started off slow. Like, I wish I could get some of my life back slow. There are some good episodes here and there in the beginning, but season three (which we've already started watching) is where it really starts to pick up. There are some The Next Generation cameos sprinkled in teh first two seasons as well, but none of them are especially important or good.
Kill List (movie)
This was a weird one. The pacing was all over the place, and it was hard to tell what people were mumbling half the time. The movie didn’t really pick up until about halfway through. There’s some heavy torture gore, which I’m not really into. The ending was all kinds of wild.
Directed by the same guy who did Kill List, this was a massive improvement. The premise was pretty silly, and it definitely felt more like a dark comedy than a horror movie (which is fine by me). The ending was a good one, too.