Hello! I spend a lot of my free time watching and streaming media and today I want to share with you what I’m watching this month!
TV: This is Us (Season 3)/Survivor (Season 37)
Maybe it’s because I’m old-fashioned or maybe it’s just because I like a routine but I still watch TV shows “live”. I don’t mind the commercial breaks and I enjoy having to stop what I’m doing in order to watch the newest episode each week. The two shows I’m watching on TV this month are This is Us and Survivor.
I started This is Us as the first season wrapped up; after hearing all of the hype. I do like the show and have gotten attached to the storyline but I’ve yet to cry over it… so I feel like I’m not loving it as much as the average American. I hear this season is the last season? I won’t be heartbroken if it is, however, I have rekindled my love for Mandy Moore through the show and I look forward to seeing what she works on next. I started watching Survivor on its second season after my family watched Season 1 without me (I was six years old so no biggie, really) and watched hardcore for many, many years. I stopped watching while in college but my family continued through and got me roped back in a couple of years ago. It’s still soooo good. If you watched when it premiered, you’ll notice the game and how people play it are both different but in a really good, strategic way. This season started off wild with one of the players breaking his BACK on the first episode AND a hurricane hitting on the second episode. If I wasn’t fully intrigued already, I definitely am now.
YOUTUBE: Three Birds Renovations (House Nine)
If you love home renovation shows like me but also like a little quirk in your design, you will absolutely be obsessed with Three Birds Renovations. They showcase different homes they renovate (one at a time) on their Youtube channel. Currently they are working on “House Nine” but prior to this home, two of the hosts renovated their “dream homes” and it was so refreshing to see fun tile choices and interesting colors and inclusions into these homes that you would never, ever see on a mass marketed show on HGTV. The episodes are filmed incredibly well and the three ladies’ personalities create the perfect balance for an entertaining yet educational show. Their channel is a must watch.
NETFLIX: Ozark (Season 2)
Me and my fiancé watched Season 1 of Ozark on a whim because we like crime-focused shows and because Jason Bateman is pretty damn likeable. I’m not gonna lie, this show is a bit boring but as someone interested in crime and justice (it’s actually my day job), this show does enough to keep me watching. At this point, I’m watching because I’ve already invested many hours and I figure I may as well finish out the show. That being said, it’s a fairly popular show on Netflix so I’m sure there are more positives to it than I am speaking to.
OTHER: Jack Ryan on Amazon Video
Speaking of day job, Amazon’s Jack Ryan showcases a gov’t analyst getting involved with the operational side of foreign affairs. It stars John Krasinski and is actually really good IMO. The subject matter, star actor and decency lead me to recommend it to you all. The show is based off the book and movie and as in most cases, is not as good *from what I hear* but seeing as I’ve never read or watched the original(s), I’m none the wiser and am thoroughly enjoying it.