I’ll just get this out of the way with the opening statement: yes, I watched the election coverage on Tuesday. I stayed up until 5:30 watching it, and got to witness Trump’s surprisingly toned down and unifying message. One can hope that this is the tone that remains for the rest of his presidency. However, I will also admit the shock had some weird ramifications on my movie watching. I didn’t watch that many films at home on my own-whenever home, I just kind of stared at the TV without really comprehending whatever was on. However, I did end up going to the theater a lot to distract myself from the divided country, and saw four films: Trolls (which you can read my review for here), The Edge of Seventeen (review coming Wednesday), Denial (review coming Tuesday), and Arrival (review coming tomorrow).
I did, however, watch one movie at home before election results came in: the late Garry Marshall’s Mother’s Day. Wow. What a trainwreck. Not even Jennifer Aniston could save this movie. I only slightly kid when I say this may be the movie that killed Marshall. It’s really bad.
On TV, lots of little things here and there. You’re the Worst and South Park mostly served to depress me, but ABC’s Wednesday Night Lineup turned out to be one of the most important things this country could ask for. Particularly Modern Family and Black-ish. Both shows turned in remarkably funny episodes for this far into their run, and it was incredibly refreshing and devoid of anything related to the events of last week. God bless the Walt Disney Company.
How about you? You guys watch anything fun? Anything you needed to take your mind off things? Let me know in the comments, and I promise that I’ll be trying to get the tone more upbeat going forward.