It’s been another hot minute since the last time I took some time to take a Commercial Break. So let’s go over the events of the past month and see how many TV shows I have binged while trying to stay sane. Seriously, it’s been shows on top of shows for the past month.
Well, well, well. It was an important day for television yesterday, when the Emmy awards were given out to the best of the best. I did not watch the Emmy award show itself but I did read through the list of winners, and spent way too long staring at those daring red carpet looks. So I figured I’d talk a little about it and share some of my thoughts about this year’s Emmy awards.
This week’s theme is again quite wide in terms of the possibilities. So, like always, I’ve decided to pick a theme within a theme and go with family. But not your typical crime family type crime shows with mob factors but unlikely criminals that drag their family, against their own better judgment, into huge messes. This week’s picks are three very different shows, but all have quite a lot in common as well.
Like promised, here is the second part of the recap that brings you all the shows and books I consumed during my break. Needless to say, I don’t think I remember everything I saw during this little absence of mine. Didn’t keep a list, only reviewed one show, so who knows what I will forget to mention. Also, I didn’t read much but I did discover a few good songs and had one good oldie on repeat. As per usual, there are also links at the very end.
It’s been ages since I last reviewed a TV show, but it’s now time to tackle the second season of Ozark. Going in with high expectations felt inevitable, since I adored the first season so much. Find out if the pressure of expectations got the better of season 2, and whether the Byrde family is close to getting out of trouble.
Before watching Ozark, I thought Mindhunter was definitely going to win my number one spot for best Netflix show of the year. Granted, there are still many promising first place contenders coming up (Stranger Things 2, The Punisher), but I didn’t expect Ozark to push Mindhunter of its pedestal so quickly. Should have seen it coming though, since I’ve always had a soft spot for Jason Bateman, and his character Martin Byrde is especially intriguing.
Technically, Netflix didn’t get me by the balls because I have none but it felt like the best possible phrasing for this week’s Commercial Break. Why? Well, I imagine it’s like that feeling of somebody holding your boobs for a really long time, at first you’re like “yes, finally some action”! So you let it happen for a few hours but around hour 8 you start to resent this act of your boobs being held and yourself as well but you feel like once it stops, you’ll feel worse. What I’m saying is that I should have renamed the title to “Netflix Got Me By the Boobs”.
Images from Tumblr
Trying to fit in some writing in between my work and other life stuff is not going well. Though most of my time is actually spent on work and not life stuff, which means even my three days off is packed with activities. Went to the doctor’s again, met up with a good friend visiting from Austria, and today I trust my eyebrows to someone who is studying to make them decent. Tomorrow though, tomorrow is the day where I don’t do anything!
Images from Tumblr.
Had to work this morning so I came home pretty late and actually thought about not writing a Commercial Break. But I already skipped last week and I’m actually really trying to push through this weird bloggers block I seem to be suffering from. So, I have my evening coffee (I know, I might be crazy), some chocolate popcorn (delicious), and two weeks to summarise. So, let’s go!