What I Watched, What You Watched #138

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and I hope you’ve been enjoying the reviews that went up this week. It’s been a banner year for cinema thus far, as you can see from the two A- reviews. And I have more reviews coming, considering I saw three new movies this week. These include Amazon’s The Report, the Fred Rogers film A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, and my Black Friday tradition of seeing a kids’ film with my brother: Frozen II. While I won’t spoil the reviews here, one of these films is not good, while the other two are great, with one film on this list constituting an A+. You’ll find out soon enough!

At home, I took advantage of the quiet weekend mostly to relax, although I did have to work both of the holidays, but I still managed two comedy viewings (even if one is not intended as such). For the intended comedy, I finally got around to watching the cult classic MacGruber, which had somehow missed my pop culture radar despite my love of the original sketch. I consider MacGruber to be more of a dumb comedy than anything brilliant, but I will confirm: both the love scene and the Celery Scene are amongst the funniest scenes this decade. I also had my second viewing of this year’s Serenity, the Matthew McConaughey/Anne Hathaway kinda-film noir, kinda-sci fi thriller that utterly failed on every level. I love this bonkers film, and I wholeheartedly think everyone needs to see it, if only to have your mind blown by the stupidity and audacity of the twist.

At home, things were a bit simplistic without South Park or It’s Always Sunny. I did have Rick and Morty to fill in the gaps, but while I enjoyed the heist movie parody, it didn’t really scratch the itch I wanted it to. So I ended up turning to some of my old surefire comedy favorites for some laughs in the meantime. For example, I finally revisited “Sideshow Bob Roberts” from The Simpsons, an All The President’s Men spoof that gave us some of pop culture’s most lasting influences. I also caught a rerun of How I Met Your Mother, which featured a young Ashley Benson, whom I had forgotten was on the show. Oh, and of course I watched the big parade on Thursday (Macy’s, not Detroit, which is in no way America’s Parade, I don’t care if I live there).

Well, that concludes this week’s What I Watched, What You Watched! I’ll be back later this week with a special Christmas list, as well as the Entertainers of 2019. Maybe I’ll even get up a few of those positive reviews I owe you all. In the meantime, you can let me know below what you’ve been watching, as well as what you think of the shows I’ve been watching. See you all soon!

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