I figured since we got a thread on what people are reading, what people are playing, and what people are cooking, a ‘What’cha Watching?’ thread couldn’t hurt.
I’ve been watching a variety of things:
The first I wanna talk about is The Good Lord Bird:
This show starts with the line:
“All of this is true. Most of it happened.”
Which really sets the tone of the whole thing.
This show is great so far. Only one episode has been dropped, and already its completely dominated by Hawke and Johnson’s performances. True to life John Brown wasn’t this crazy, according to history Twitter, but his abolitionist adventures with his failsons and company makes for engrossing watching. They haven’t gotten into Frederick Douglas or Harriet Tubman yet, but I’m eager to see where it goes. I think there’s a lot of people who probably see this as a white savior tale, and it is sort of that, but the show also addresses this and gives the perspective of the ‘freed’ slaves under Brown’s wing. They seem to have the perspective of, “Oh, you took me from danger and put me in MORE danger. Thanks.”
But it’s worth watching just to see Hawke goin’ wild. He is like how he is in the trailer ALL OF THE TIME.
The next is Addams Family:
This is exactly the lowkey shit I need right now this spooky season. It’s dated as hell, and yeah there are definitely problematic elements, but I just love the whole dynamic of the Addams family. The subversion of sitcom characters still stands the test of time, and it has been a wonderful time to just get zooted with my boyfriend and zone out to the wholesome spooky family.
Lastly, I watched Zombie. Honestly, this didn’t stand out too much except for the phenomenal zombie effects. My partner and I both thought the plot was lacking, and the characters were bland, and the setting was offensive as hell… But GOD DAMN, the effects in this are really slapping around Savino’s work in Dawn. It’s insane.