WHAT I'VE BEEN WATCHING #3

9.7.20

Oh wow it's been a long time since I got chatty about my viewing choices and being as I've had a lot more time on my hands, I think it's about time we caught up. 

I'd kind of hoped that during my time being furloughed I could use this to mines & J's advantage...remember *that* podcast we started? But truth be told, without the fun date days, the new cinematic releases and the fact that we've been mostly re-watching old favourites,  we've found it difficult to find the time, space or energy to keep it up-to-date.

See The Stars - what i've been watching #3
See The Stars - what i've been watching #3

Realistically once I've written out this post; I'll be kicking both our butts into gear and plan our #LockdownEdition episode, because although we've been out of work and stuck at home since March...we've got plenty to chat about. 

And I miss talking about our movie nights, sharing our thoughts on what we're watching and with my what to watch recommendations being so popular, I remembered that even though our podcast is a little dry right now, my blog is the perfect place to talk movies and binge watching...

See The Stars - what i've been watching #3

So what have we been watching recently? Lots of chick flicks and discovering some fun & wholesome tv series too... 

∙ LOVE WEDDING REPEAT 
Oh, I had such high hopes for this film, the film included some great actors - Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn and the girl from angus thongs & perfect snogging... but unfortunately, I was so disappointed and a little bit bored. I really liked the premise of the film, I'm a sucker for movies that include a mix of peoples storylines but I just don't think these stories worked together as much as I'd originally hoped. 

∙ BLINDED BY THE LIGHT 
Ah, another disappointing film. We watched Yesterday last summer and the mix of the British humour and the Beatles music and I was confident Blinding By The Light would be the same; but with Bruce Springsteen, but I was so bored I switched it off after 30 minutes...I'm so sorry.  

∙ UPLOAD 
Alright so don't judge me but I have such a *not so secret* crush on Robbie Amell, but who wouldn't, have you seen him? And when J's brother told us how much he enjoyed this new amazon prime series, I was eager to watch it - I don't think J is as sold so we're only half way through the season but so far I'm really enjoying it. The series is based in the future(?) where they're able to upload themselves to a virtual afterlife, with communications to the still-living and the help of a 'angel' in the new world they live in. It's fantasy and fun but gives me a little bit of fear that this might some day become our reality, weird. 

∙ THE WEDDING YEAR
Another movie available on Prime is the wedding year, one that's been on my watch-list for some time and I'm so happy we finally sat down and watched it. A sweet film with a good cast following a new couple who attend 7 weddings together within a year - a true test of their relationship, whilst were yet to attend our first wedding together I think I instantly felt a connection with Mara and her commitment worries. Probably one of my favourites we've watched in lockdown, 10 out of 10 - would watch again...

∙ STATION 19 
Right okay, if you're a Greys Anatomy fan and you've not yet watched the spin-off series of Station 19, whats wrong with you? This is probably one of my top choices in terms of tv series right now and after he's been dipping in and out of episodes for the last year; I'm so excited by the fact J and I have been watching from season 1 (it's available on prime fyi). It's dramatic, intense and comedy gold - and in true Shonda Rhimes fashion, everyone is gorgeous & you guessed it, their relationships are always a little 'messy'. 

∙ MCU MARATHON
This has been on our watch list, possibly since last summer and when I got Disney+ for my birthday back in March, it's been on the list since. I'll be honestly we're working through this super slowly, probably watching one movie every two weeks (we're currently watching station 19 & nothing else). We recently watching Iron Man 3, which I remember enjoying more when I initially watched it, I'm excited to get stuck into the more intense viewing of avengers rather than all the other to be honest.  

 LOVE ROSIE 
I don't know how many people are aware of this, but love rosie is one of my all time movie choices, I randomly picked up the book in 2013 and I've been in love ever since. I read the book one summer during uni and when the movie was released I was absolutely in love with Lily Collins & Sam Claflin; the story of two best friends and their tangled relationship, filled with so many kiss her already moments, & so many moments when you want to scream at both Rosie & Alex but the film itself is so sweet and wholesome and I love any chance to watch it... 

See The Stars - what i've been watching #3

∙ AFTER LIFE 
Lockdown has really messed with my sleeping pattern and after a 5am wake up call, I spent my very sleepy Sunday morning watching the entire first season of this netflix show and honestly it was heartbreaking, funny and left me feeling all mushy for the rest of the day. I'm not typically a fan of Ricky Gervais; his comedy is usually something I like but this, I really enjoyed.

 SWEET MAGNOLIAS 
Right, is anyone else just loving this? I'm half way through the series - so please no spoilers! But after I saw everyone calling this the new Gilmore girls, I knew it was a must-see. I recognise a huge chunk of the cast from other series, films & projects they've worked on so seeing them altogether is perfect for me, that mix of the small town vibes and how everything just looks so quaint and vibe-y...I can't quite figure out how to explain it but it definitely fills that Gilmore Girls hole in my heart and I can't wait to watch the rest of the season. 

Unless you're not following me on IG or Twitter, you may have missed the fact that I've been watching Grey's Anatomy for the entitreity of lockdown (but there's a separate post about that...) it's meant that finding the time to watch other things feels a little 'limited' - but J and I tend to make dinner together and choose something to watch every evening before bed, so we've been making the most of our free evenings together and I bloody love it! 

Have you watched anything from my life above? Any recommendations for what we can watch next? 

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