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My month in film (and Netflix)

Hi guys! So I lost track of this series very quickly but for good reason. I've been blasting through a few series and building up a serious "to watch" list for my time in hospital next month. I'm gonna be in for at least a week so I figure I'll need some good easy to watch stuff. Send your recommendations on a self addressed envelope, please! 

So let's get stuck in...

The Search For General Tso
In the UK we don't really have General TSO's Chicken, the sweet and spicy dish that is apparently ubiquitous in Chinese-American food culture. This documentary searches for the origins of the dish and why it is just so dearly loved in a country where only 1% of the population are actually Chinese. 

TEDTalks: Love, No matter what
TEDTalks are only a few minutes long so it's easy to blast through them. Unfortunately Netflix were pulling their entire catalog of TEDTalks so I didn't have the chance to get through more than just this one series. They are all on YouTube though so you don't need to miss out.

Tomorrowland: A World Beyond
I missed Tomorrowland in the cinema and the trailers don't really tell you much so Tomorrowland was a nice surprise. Far from the Utopian Future idea this is actually a movie about preventing global annihilation. Whilst they gloss over the actual "prevention" it is still a cute film with a heavy message about hope and dreams.

Star Wars: Episodes IV - VI 
Usually I refuse to watch the manky digitally ruined versions of the original Star Wars trilogy which, due to George Lucas' spectacularly bad judgement, are the only ones available online or on DVD (legally); but I was in the mood and they were available on my NowTV trial. It happened. 

Love
There are two options on Netflix at the minute both with the singular title. Please make sure you choose the series and not the film. The film is awful. The series is fab. Not PYP funny (piss your pants) but definitely a few giggles and a whole lot of feels. The amount I relate to this series is slightly depressing. Forever disfunctional. 

Daredevil
I know I mentioned Daredevil in the last post but series two was released and oh my god. So good!

Batman vs Superman
Speaking of things that are good, here is an option which is not. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad, it's just not good either. It's definitely something to switch off your brain to. Enjoyable on the surface but frustrating to scratch that surface because it's got more holes than a holey metal island (key nerd reference there). 
Wonder Woman was predictably bland and under used. Superman was as one dimensional as he always is. Lex Luthor was the most interesting character in the thing because he was the only one with any element of light and shade and oomph about him. Last but not least Ben Afleck (or Batfleck as we like to call him) did the best he could with a poorly written characterisation and paper thin plot line. But big boom, flashy light, ooh punchy... These is the level of thinking you'll need to watch and enjoy this movie. 

I also finished Pretty Little Liars and sunk back into the new episodes of Once Upon A Time. I love that Netflix shows up to date series but I conflicted with my love of Boxsetting. Why must we have to wait!!



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  1. I love Love.

    I think we all can related. It really is rather grim. Ha.

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