Hacks: Season Two – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Stranger Things: Season Four, Vol. 1 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Atlanta: Season Three – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Love, Victor: Season Three – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Barry: Season Three – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Summer I Turned Pretty – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A bunch of my shows came back in the last few months. Stranger Things blew my mind and I think they did a really incredible job with the writing and the structure. Sadie Sink was the total MVP of the season. If it was even possible, Barry got even darker for season three—though still hilarious. I was so happy to have Atlanta back after all these years, but I was a little disappointed. I understand what the writers are doing with the episodes that are separate from the main plot, but it just made the season as a whole feel really disjointed. My favorite episodes of Atlanta are the ones where the four main characters are together at like some sort of party and each of them have their own strange experience and then come back together at the end. Oh boy, The Summer I Turned Pretty. Just another example when books only benefit from being adapting into shows rather than movies. I enjoyed Belly as a character much more here than in the books. One of the best parts of this adaptation was the added storylines of the mothers, Belly’s brother Steven, and the Deb Ball.
C’mon C’mon – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Leave No Trace: A Hidden History of The Boy Scouts – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I managed to miss C’mon C’mon when it first came out so when I saw it available to watch on a flight I took at the beginning of June, I was pumped. Boy, was it worth the wait. Joaquin Phoenix’s connection with the little boy playing his nephew is so beautiful. Mike Mills does such a great job making these kind of human interest stories. Another plane movie that I was also able to fit in on my flight this month was the documentary on Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys. While not really divulging too much into his early life, this doc takes us with a present-day Brian Wilson as he drives around to different historic landmarks of his life in Southern California while discussing what was going on with him and the band at each point in their careers. I learned so much more about how much of a true genius Brian Wilson is and how much trauma he has gone through during his life.