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Any good TV/movies/music you have discovered lately?

Asked by Call_Me_Jay (13867points) March 27th, 2020

With the world on slow-down, people have more time to fill. Have you found something new?

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filmfann's avatar

While in quarantine, I had the chance to see Harriet. It was very good. I also appreciate its adherence to the true story.
I hate when filmmakers alter the truth to make a film more exciting or easier to watch.

Zaku's avatar

Actual newly-created-for-everyone things? Yes, a couple.

Little Fires Everywhere is good.
Westworld has a new season being released now which is good.

ihavereturned's avatar

Just got into Curb Your Enthusiasm and I am loving it lol

Alice_zzzzzz's avatar

Who is Harriet?

jca2's avatar

I am watching Little Fires Everywhere. Currently, up to episode 4 is available. I think there will be 8 total but I’m not sure.

I really liked Tiger King. So many people say the same thing. It’s a documentary so that’s a bonus.

Recently, I’d DVR’d Walk the Line which was about the life of Johny Cash, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.

I look forward to the 3rd season of Ozark. It just came out last night. I still have a few episodes left in season 2, which I have been putting off to wait until 3 came out.

mazingerz88's avatar

Revisiting the old greats I’ve seen before ( A Few Good Men ) as well as discovering great old ones I wouldn’t have known about if not for watching random movie reviews and interviews in YouTube.

An old Roger Ebert interview mentioned the film Man From Elysian Fields for example. Searched in Amazon to rent it but lo and behold, it was on Prime! Who knew? : )

Another film I stumbled on Was Jane Campion’s An Angel at My Table.

Find myself collecting a bit these days. Criterion copies of Bergman’s The Magician, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Stalker. All highly recommended.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ihavereturned -That’s the show my brother keeps telling me to watch.
As for new stuff, I’m just reading about sculpture techniques.

filmfann's avatar

@Alice_zzzzzz Harriet is about Harriet Tubman, and the underground railroad in the time before the Civil War.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

I binged through Fleabag on Amazon (12 episodes). Phoebe Waller-Bridge wrote it and stars and I think she’s a genius. Very adult situations and language if that is a concern.

I re-watched Hugo, the Martin Scorsese film. It’s one of my favorites. It blends the story of a boy living in a train station with that of Georges Méliès, the pioneering film maker who practically invented fantasy movies and special effects. The visuals, the characters, and the story are all beautiful.

janbb's avatar

@Call_Me_Jay I loved Hugo when I saw it years ago.

I watched a very lovely Australian film called Ladies in Black about workers in a posh department store in 1959 Sydney. Some of it had to do with their reaction to new European immigrants. Prime

Anne with An E has been one of my recent favorite series. It’s based on Anne of Green Gables but has opened it up some and has great characters and writing (and scenery.) Netflix

I watched the 2012 film If I Were You last night with Marcia Gay Harden about a woman who’s husband is having an affair. Very witty and some neat twists. Prime

ragingloli's avatar

I played a bit of “Plague Inc.” recently.
It is a game, where you create a disease with the goal of wiping out humanity.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

^^I have only been able to wipe out humanity once in that game. It seems to get progressively harder.

I just binge watched all of Death note (not the live action crap but the anime) I can’t believe I waited this long.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I have recently begun listening to the singer Leon Bridges. He’s superb. A real crooner. I’m also enjoying getting to know another singer, Brittany Howard.

johnpowell's avatar

A show called Hitmen just came out last night. It is British so there are six episodes. And all of them came out at once. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins play incompetent hitmen. They are the original hosts from The Great British Bake Off.

It is hilarious.

jca2's avatar

I started bingeing “The Crown” last night on Netflix. Very entertaining and dramatic. I also watched “Bombshell” and that was interesting, being about real life characters.

@Hawaii_Jake: There’s an independent rock station here in NY that plays a lot of Leon Bridges. When I first heard it, I thought it was old Motown and then I learned it’s a new artist. Such a great voice!

janbb's avatar

Gonna have to listen to Leon Bridges

I started watching the new version of “One Day at a Time” on Netflix and it is quite entertaining.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

We started watching “Tiger King” last night. Wow.

jca2's avatar

Great and fascinating documentary, @ARE_you_kidding_me. Mullets, true crime and big cats. What more can ya want?

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

@jca2 Polygamy, cults, guns, drug lords, fake activists, potential murder… and that’s only three episodes in.

ragingloli's avatar

There is this beautifully trashy anime, Interspecies Reviewers, which chronicles the escapades of a group of adventurers in a fantasy world, and their side-gig of reviewing brothels.
A feast for people of culture.

mazingerz88's avatar

Just discovered Broadway HD channel in Amazon showing plays and musicals. Nice. Watching Cats for the first time. Lots to see before I cancel my subscription in one, maybe two months.

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