today we’re talking series and podcasts I loved in April.
S-Town is the podcast everyone has been raving about in the last few weeks. I have checked it out upon the recommendation of a colleague and oh boy it was awesome! Produced by the producers of Serial and hosted by Brian Reed, S-Town is a 7 episode-investigative podcast that was made over three years. Everything started in 2012, when John B. McLemore, a horologist from Woodstock, Alabama, emailed the staff of This American Life to ask them to investigate a murder having allegedly taken place in Woodstock and been covered by the local police.
I liked plenty of things in March so it was high time for my March Favourites post!
Freaks and Geeks (TV Series)
Freaks and Geeks is an amazing comedy-drama TV show from the nineties that I have only recently discovered. It is incredibly funny while also tackling a few ‘serious’ issues.
Yes, 2017 is here and this post already feels so out-dated but hey, there is no way you are going to escape my December Favourites! In December, I watched one of the best movies I had watched in a long time and I also really enjoyed a podcast and a Youtube channel.
We Need To Talk About Kevin (Movie)
This movie gave me a big slap. Can you say this in english? I don’t care, I’m saying it. It is a creepy, disturbing, thrilling, fascinating movie that really really shook me. I felt a need to talk about it for days after watching it. It is not a new movie, it was released in 2011 but I have only watched it recently (thanks Netflix!) and I liked it so much that I decided to include it here. Plus, I’m sure plenty of you have also missed it.
It’s high time for my very belated November favourites! This month, I fell in love with two podcasts and a Youtube channel, and, for the first time, I also have a music favourite!
I have already recommended this podcast to lots of people but I feel like this is still not enough… It is one of the best podcasts I have ever listened to (and I am now becoming a sort of podcast connoisseur!). Created and hosted by film journalist, critic and author Karina Longworth, who has an amazing voice, this cinema podcast focuses on the “secrets and forgotten history of Hollywood’s first century”.
You have been waiting for them for two weeks and here they are… my belated September favourites! Below is a little glimpse of what I liked in September and think you should check out if you have not done so yet.
Bojack Horseman (TV Series)
Bojack Horseman is one of Netflix’s original series. It is an animated TV series which is cool like hell, as you can see from the opening theme below.
This TV series focuses on Bojack Horseman, an actor who played in a sitcom that was very famous in the 90’s, and who hasn’t done anything since the sitcom ended. Bojack is a cynical, selfish, self-centered, almost megalomaniacal character (and a confirmed bachelor) and he is definitely the spice of the series. He is such a great and funny character that you can’t help yourself from liking him, even if you don’t want to. Unlike other animated sitcoms, Bojack Horseman has a general plot which develops over the seasons, so each episode is not independent, and that is something that I quite like.
Time for the August favourites! This month, I liked:
Stranger Things (TV series)
Yes, everyone is watching or has already watched Stranger Things. That means that I am not going to write too much about this very awesome Netflix TV series. Basically, Stranger Things is about Will, a 12-year-old kid (or so) who goes missing after a board game night at his friend’s. And, obviously, it is also (and mainly) about the search for Will: not only are his family and the town’s sheriff looking for him, his 3 best friends have also decided to find him no matter what. It is a very nice TV show to watch because it combines a little bit of everything: mystery, horror, thriller, super 80’s vibe, high school team drama…