Movie/TV Monthly Wrap-up – April

So it’s hard to think about anything other than Avengers: Endgame right now (the day this goes up, I’ll be in my 2nd viewing), but I did watch some really great stuff this month.

TV!

I finished up the last season of Catastrophe and it made me realize how much I love this show. The writing is so quick and dark; these characters express the hilariously frustrating difficulties of marriage and parenthood that everyone is thinking. Another show I said goodbye to was You’re the Worst. This show has one of the best portrayals of depression I’ve ever seen. the final season, especially the series finale, was so perfect for the tone of the show and I’m glad they stayed true to these despicable and crazy characters.

After hearing such positive things, I watched the Freeform Original show, The Bold Type. Coming from a channel that gave birth to Pretty Little Liars and Greek, I wasn’t expecting much. However, this show is really great! The relationship between the three main characters is so authentic and fresh. The storylines are fresh and topical—it’s become a part of my weekly line-up.

 

MOVIES!


The only positive to Netflix’s The Perfect Date, was Noah Centineo. Boy is charismatic as hell. The movie that really surprised me this month was Someone Great. When it started, I just assumed it was this years Ibiza or Bachelorette—women centric movies that seem to have similar plot lines and not much else. On the surface, that’s what Someone Great seemed like, however, there was a much heavier focus on friends and how terrifying it can be to actual have to grow up. To say goodbye to a relationship even when you both don’t want to, but know it’s for the best. And it also has Lakeith Stanfield in a leading man-esque role—this needs to happen more often!

Shazam was such a fun time. I’ve never seen such perfect casting—who else could play a fourteen-year-old stuck in a superhero’s body than Zachary Levi!?! Don’t even get me started on Avengers. My plan was to see it the Tuesday (today) after opening weekend. I had my ticket purchased and everything. I wake up at like nine on Friday morning and I couldn’t take it. I had to go see it that day. I rushed through a rewatch of Infinity War and then made it to a 2:15 showing of Endgame. Long story short, it ruined me.

The Perfect Date: 2.5/5
Teen Spirit: 3/5
After Everything: 3.5/5
Someone Great: 4/5
Homecoming: 5/5
Shazam: 5/5
Avengers: Endgame: 5/5

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