Saturday, July 27, 2019

Saturday Screen Time #34: Secrets, makeovers, and Schitt

Happy Saturday, everyone! I'm back today with another Saturday Screen Time and this time I've watched a lot more TV than movies. A couple of my favorites had new seasons come out and I loved every second of them! I also started something new and saw one of the weirdest films ever. Now I'm deciding whether to see Crawl before it leaves theaters...  


Midsommar - I knew I had to see Midsommar as soon as I saw the first trailer. Hereditary was an absolute trip, so I felt like I knew what to expect going into this one. I was fully prepared for whatever weirdness I'd see. This movie is definitely lighter on the horror than Hereditary was, although there was still a great sense of unease the entire time. There were several moments that were so uncomfortable the people in the theater didn't know what to do with themselves so people awkwardly laughed. This isn't your standard horror fare, so I would only recommend this to people who've seen the director's first film and know what they're getting into. (3.5/5 stars)

Big Little Lies Season 2 - I have been waiting FOREVER for the second season of this show! I wasn't sure what would come next since I haven't read the book, but I was in no way disappointed. All of the actresses were amazing and I loved (and despised) Meryl Streep's character. The story focused a lot more on the relationships between all five women this time and I loved them all, especially Renata. The mystery this time isn't whodunnit, but how will they get away with it? Definitely start this series if you haven't already! (5/5 stars)

Queer Eye Season 4 - What can you even say about Queer Eye that hasn't been said? This show is a freaking joy to watch and it makes me feel so happy every time it's on my screen! I feel like this has to be the most uplifting show on Netflix and I've even convinced my mom to start it! While season three was my favorite, I also really loved this one. A couple of the heroes weren't my favorite, but I loved seeing the Fab 5 doing what they do! (4/5 stars)

The Lion King (2019) - And now for the biggest letdown of the year. :/ If you've been following these posts for awhile, you may know that I really have enjoyed most of Disney's live action remakes. I fully expected to love this one as well and even bought IMAX 3D tickets to get the full effect! But right from the first shot I knew something was off and it never got better. Since the theater was almost empty (I was in the back and alone in the row) I even started rage texting my husband. I think the problem is that instead of making a movie that felt really different OR doing an exact remake, they went somewhere in the middle. It was really jarring to hear a line quoted word for word, but then it randomly goes off the rails. It's almost shot for shot, but with the best parts taken out and nothing great added. I was excited to see Be Prepared was there, but they absolutely butchered that. If you haven't seen this movie seven billion times since it was released, you may love it. Alas, this may be the only one I don't buy. (1.5/5 stars)

Schitt's Creek Seasons 1, 2, & 3 - On the opposite end of the spectrum is Schitt's Creek! Did I binge three seasons in just over a week? Maybe. Don't judge me. I didn't know what to expect at all with this show, but I fell in love with the whole family within a few episodes. David is an absolute treasure and every single character's delivery is hilarious! I don't think the humor in this show is for everyone, but it's definitely for me! (5/5 stars)

What movie have you been let down by recently?
What's the last show you binge watched?
Let me know in the comments!