Watching & Listening: June 2020

One of my favourite things to do every month is look back at all the books I’ve read. But this month I thought it would be fun to start getting into the habit of talking about the movies, TV and podcasts I’ve been loving in a given month. So here we are.

Love Life

I started watching Love Life pretty much as soon as it was available to stream. I was a little nervous because this isn’t really the type of show I’d usually go for, but I ended up really enjoying it. I’ve watched the whole thing now and I think Anna Kendrick was amazing and the ending made me so happy.

The Art History Babes

I’m really bad at listening to podcasts (and audiobooks) because I panic about not doing other things at the same time…it’s a whole thing. But, I’ve really been enjoying listening to this one. These four are hilarious, and I think I’ve probably learnt more from them than I have from my actual art history degree so far.

The Sapphires

This one has been on my list for a year long time, and I found it on Netflix this month and immediately watched it. This follows four First Nations women as they travel to Vietnam to become singers for the soldiers there. I just really enjoyed it. It’s filled with people I already loved—Jessica Mauboy, Miranda Tapsell and Chris O’Dowd in particular. Miranda Tapsell just put out a book which I’m super excited to get to, so I’m hoping she’ll share some fun stories about this one in there.

Miscellaneous

I also watched a whole bunch of one or two episodes of things this month. I rewatched the first two episodes of Buffy—I do want to do a full rewatch, but I don’t love the first season so it’s slow-going at the moment. I also watched an episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender, this is also another really slow-going show for me. I’m three episodes in and I do really like it, but for some reason it takes a lot out of me. I watched the first episode of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, not sure that I like this one but I’ll give it another episode. In the same vein, I watched the first three episodes of Run, which I didn’t like despite my love of both Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Domhnall Gleeson. I made it through four episodes of Killing Eve because I had it spoiled for me. As for July, I’m going into it with three episodes of Cinderella and Four Knights left and I’m emotional about it.

What have you been watching this June?

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