10.31.2014

wmtc movie and series season now open: your suggestions are welcome

Baseball season was painfully short for Red Sox fans this year. When your team wins a grand total of 71 games it's a chore to watch, and I gave up early. The postseason, on the other hand, was incredible, and I watched (at least until I fell asleep) every night.

I was mildly disappointed that the Royals didn't go all the way, but going to Game 7 of the World Series and losing that by only one run is awesome. And the Giants play in one of my favourite cities and ballparks, so it's not like I hate them, either. All in all, a great October.

Because the 2014 Red Sox sucked, I've watched more TV and movies than I normally would during the baseball season. But Movie Season started in earnest last night, with Season 3 of The Wire.

So what movies did you see and would recommend since this time last year? If you emailed or Facebooked me with titles, please still feel free to post them here.

Movies: always looking for well-made documentaries, quirky indies, suspenseful noir, crime thrillers or capers, mind-benders, smart teen movies, and smart comedies. Don't care about action, zombies, most sci-fi, or standard rom-coms.

Series: Sons of Anarchy and The Shield are on our list. We're watching one season of The Wire every winter. Breaking Bad, maybe one day. Game of Thrones, never. Mad Men, never. Got something not on this list?

Binge viewing update: finished Farscape, finished Longmire (need more!!), and am currently watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (I know, what took me so long. Didn't care about TV in those days!) Buffy is going quickly, so anything good with lots of episodes, I'm game.

TV Comedies: Loved Parks & Rec until we stopped loving it and gave up. Netflix ended Community in the middle of a season and I'm waiting for more. Finished (and would love more of) Bob's Burgers, BoJack Horseman, and Brooklyn 9-9. Currently watching and loving The Mindy Project.

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

Just watched a nature doc on the snow monkey's of Northern Japan. It was wonderful. I reccommend:http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/snow-monkeys/snow-monkeys/8736/

laura k said...

Thanks! Stephanie, I know you recommended movies over the last few months. Maybe you remember what you saw? If not, I'll search through Gmail.

Stephanie said...

Right. I figured you had those...I'll have to think on that but I definately remember the most recent.
PRIDE !! What an awesome mix: Labour rights and LGBT rights all come together in the middle of the 80's, what more could you want?

I rate this one a MUST see.
More soon.

Amy said...

Did you try Doc Martin?

I don't know if it's your type of movie, but we both really liked The Flat---about a guy who learns disturbing facts about his grandparents after his grandmother dies. It's a documentary.

allan said...

Pretty sure The Flat is on our list. Just haven't picked it to watch yet.

laura k said...

The Flat is in my Netflix list. Sounds good, if a tad obvious.

Doc Martin on my Binge list. I can only binge one at at a time. :)

laura k said...

Thanks, Steph. That sounds great - of course!

laura k said...

Amy, Allan is downloading Doc Martin S1 for me now! I'm psyched to start a new series like this. :)

Amy said...

I hope you like it! Let me know.