As February comes to and end we have a double theme on our hands. Not just a romance tropes edition but also the television edition. This is a fabulous theme because while I dislike love triangles in general… I sort of love them in shows. There’s just this element of prolonged angst when it comes to shows that can go on for many seasons that elevate the triangle to extremes. I love that. So here I’m bringing you three love triangles in televisions shows that actually worked really well. Or at least they worked for me.
This theme comes at a right time because I’m now remembering something… I was supposed to upload Part 2 of all the stuff I saw on TV last year. (Part one is here.) My brain has been a mess and I forgot so now there’s going to be three freshmen series here that will be also included in the Part 2. So this is sort of like a sneak peak. Oh by the way, if this sounds rushed, it’s because it is and I’m desperately trying to get this freshmen series post done so I could watch season 3 of Good Girls and cry while they fuck up the story lines. The script has already burned me at this point and I’m currently half way through its third season.
We wrap up 2020 with some space / aliens! Seems rather fitting since this entire year has felt like an alien version of its predecessors. We are also ending it on a TV note, which is nice but also a little frustrating. You see I don’t know many space / aliens shows. Most of them I’ve mentioned already anyway. So making this 2020’s last Thursday Movie Picks a bit special and listing three space related shows I still need to see.
Another Television Edition and we’re back at it with Non-English shows. I love this theme because this has pushed me into watching more shows on Netflix. More diverse shows. And honestly, I didn’t have to even try this year. I had three picks ready and all of them made in Scandinavia. There was a plan to throw a Danish show into this list and make it a trifecta but I didn’t have time to see any. Though have no fear, next year I shall have another impressive list to share because I’m thoroughly enjoying watching non-English shows. They demand a lot of attention, I need to read the subtitles because no dubbing for me but they are also fun, unique and refreshing.
October wraps up with a halloween/television edition and I’ve really gone above and beyond for this. During this month I watched six new to me movies and now I’ve seen two new, one rewatched “mini-series” in the horror genre. Granted, two of these aren’t so horror after all but they are classified as such on IMDb. So this is more like a light halloween/television edition, horror elements but not scary-scary. Super proud of myself for seeing these shows because two of them were actually pretty good!
Having to list something based on a theme you yourself recommended (journalism of course) is ironic. I’m was excited about journalism at the end of 2019 because I work in journalism. Also when I recommended this theme I had just seen one of my recommendations! Now many months later the plan I had has escaped me and now I don’t know what I was thinking. Anyway, here’s my three not so theme within theme recommendations. There is a bit of a connection in here but it took ma AGES to figure out!
Sitting down for this week’s Thursday Movie Picks is actually making me anxious. Television Edition usually comes to me with a certain amount of ease but not this week. I cannot for the life of me remember any show that is a prequel. Yes, I know there are some, probably even a bunch but I can’t think of any. The problem of the prequel theme is that I have not seen them. So let’s see how this one turned out, shall we?
This week’s theme was a bit of a challenge for me. Television Edition weeks usually aren’t but there aren’t that many shows based on movies. If there are, I haven’t seen most of them, so there’s inevitably not a lot to choose from. I did go with movies I’ve seen and in one case, I’ve also seen the show. I think I’ve seen parts of one show but I can’t remember.
It’s that time of the month again where instead of movies I recommend TV shows. It’s always exciting but this month I get to talk about book to TV adaptations! Now, since I haven’t done this type of recommendation list before, I figured I could make this week even more special. So, instead of recommending adaptations that exist, I’m listing shows that are coming out in the (hopefully) near future. Since this pandemic is still affecting our lives and everything around, two of these may take forever. That being said, these are three upcoming book to TV adaptations that I’m very excited for!
This week I felt like not aiming for a theme within a theme because all three of these are completely different. These are the three competitive reality shows I’ve watched more than a season worth, followed almost religiously at some point and all that I’ve lost interest in at the moment. So, I guess I do have a theme within a theme for this week. Anyway, these competitive reality shows are not even in the same ball park. They are also from three different continents..