With the new year kicking off and a busy week of awards news, I didn’t have a chance to watch a whole lot, but that’s going to change as a I start trying to round off my Top Ten lists. I did manage to see Hidden Figures, though, and you can read that review here. You should all go see it-it’s a terrific film.
At home, I finally got around to showing my family Florence Foster Jenkins, which I thought they would enjoy since my brother is an opera singer. He very much enjoyed it, my mother and father thought it was fine. I still think it is a flawed delight, with great performances lifting the very little story they have. I also watched Get a Job, and good God is that movie a trainwreck. I love almost every actor in that film, from Miles Teller and Anna Kendrick to Bryan Cranston and Allison Brie, and I can’t figure out for the life of me how it turned out this egregiously bad. Never bother with it.
As for television, I mostly watched some lighter stuff, like The Bachelor and Home Improvement, but I did manage to watch some deeper stuff. As I’m in the middle of writing my Best of Television articles, I started watching The Crown and Black Mirror, and am enjoying both of them. If I had to pick, I’d say The Crown is the better overall production, but Black Mirror is much more up my alley. And I also finally saw “The Panic in Central Park,” which may be one of Girls’ finest episodes to date. I’ll try to finish the seasons by Wednesday.
Oh, and it’s worth noting that It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Man Seeking Woman, two of the better shows on television, premiered last Wednesday. Man Seeking Woman had a very funny premiere, and I laughed a lot, but It’s Always Sunny changed the game. I’m fairly confident that their season premiere, “The Gang Turns Black,” may be the greatest episode of television in 2017. It’s hard to fathom anything topping it.
What about you? Did you watch anything interesting or great this week? Did you get a chance to see Hidden Figures yet? Let me know in the comments!