Last Sunday night was the Emmy’s and I have to admit I have never watched the four shows that dominated – Schitt’s Creek, Watchmen, Succession and Ozark. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve heard great things about Schitt’s Creek and Ozark but the premise does nothing for me. Maybe if we have to go into lockdown again, I’ll watch it along with Breaking Bad. I don’t know. I find that I don’t dedicate myself to most series until I know it’s gonna be around for a few years.
Having said that, I’m a sucker for documentaries and limited run series. Here of late Netflix is owning it with those times of shows. I know many are “canceling” Netflix due to Cuties. Get over it. Child porn is everywhere and for as awful and inflammatory as Cuties is the documentary The Social Dilemma makes up for that awfulness. Y’all, I always knew deep down that social media is the devil and yet I keep it around because I love keeping in touch with far flung family and friends. We have been reluctant to let our kids have social media because we feel they are on their devices enough playing games and doing school work. After seeing that documentary I just want to burn all of devices and go analog again. It’s disturbing. This documentary is definitely worth your time.
I’m also watching Challenger: The Final Flight. It has a time capsule feel to it and is very well done. Anyone over the age of about 40 remembers exactly where they were when it blew up that cold January day, I know I do. And, having always been interested in the space program, this show is just fascinating.
I also really enjoyed Down to Earth with Zac Effron. It’s a few months old and slightly contrived but to see how other places are working toward sustainable planet practices is interesting. Sometimes it seems to me that the world wants us American’s to do it but when you see what other countries are doing it brings it home that we all need to do what we can to help our people and our planet. Some would say this show it a little propaganda-y. Whatever. It’s still pretty good tv and Zac Effron is extremely easy on the eyes, at least that’s what my 13 year old daughter says. I can’t say that she’s wrong.
Next time we’ll talk podcasts so all my podcast people I got some new favorites.
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