What I Watched, What You Watched #124

Happy Sunday, Sacred Wall followers! It’s been another quiet week over here at the Wall – I’ve just gotten back from vacation, so I haven’t watched too many new movies. However, the things I have been watching, I’ve been really enjoying.

As my vacation has mostly been centered around getting myself onto a proper sleep pattern and curing my insomnia, I only had time to watch two full movies during this period. The first is the newest installment in my Forced Parental Marvel Binge, Iron Man 3, a film which split the room down the middle. I’m firmly in the “this is a good movie” camp with my mother, while my father and brother hated it from beginning to end. I also had another viewing – and my brother’s first – of Call Me By Your Name, which I was testing the waters with for my upcoming Top Ten of the Decade list. My brother ended up lukewarm on the film, and as for me, all I will say is you will likely be hearing more about this film from me come March. Oh, and while I didn’t exactly finish either film, I did see half of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (a classic I was just too tired for) and some of my favorite scenes from Avengers: Endgame, which somehow still holds up quite well. There’s a chance it becomes the first true Marvel film to make my Top Ten list (Guardians and Black Panther don’t quite count, and Deadpool isn’t in the MCU).

On television, I’ve been walking on air as two of my favorite shows from 2018 have returned to TV, and each is just as good as ever. The first is Succession, which had a massive hill to climb coming off its complicated, challenging first season. Luckily, now that creator Jesse Armstrong is free of the control of producers like Adam McKay, the show is in full force, mixing comedy, tragedy, and pathos in a marvelous blend of emotion. The second is GLOW, which remains my happy little relaxation show, as I could live with these characters – with or without a plot surrounding them – for years. Plus, Geena Davis! Oh, and I finally finished Killing Eve Season Two, a season which premiered strong, waned in the middle, and then came back in dramatically perfect fashion. These last two episodes were near-perfect, and Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are two of the best performers on TV.

That wraps up this week’s nice, simple What I Watched, What You Watched. I’ll try to get a few more movies in the next few weeks to have more to say going forward. In the meantime, feel free to comment below with what you’ve been watching, as well as what you think of the shows I’ve watched. See you all next week!

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