What I'm Watching

This is a thread to share all the good things you're watching at the moment, or have recently watched. Serialized shows on broadcast or streaming; films; digital shorts; stand-up; documentaries; performances — whatever! Tell us what you're watching and enjoying these days.

Three things in particular about which I'm really excited this week...

promotional image of the cast of The Good Place

1. The return of The Good Place. Oh Maude, how I love this show! And I am so damn excited for Season 3, in which our ragtag group of former ne'er-do-wells mumble mumble mumble no spoilers, which should make for an exciting season!

Everyone on this show is so, so great — and I highly recommend checking out [CN: video may autoplay] Jameela Jamil on Late Night with Seth Meyers, telling Seth about the time she accidentally tried to curl her hair with her roommate's vibrator. I love me a funny feminist lady who will say "dildo" on her first-ever U.S. late night chat show appearance!

screenshot from the film A Simple Favor, showing Anna Kendrick holding a camera and looking at Blake Lively

2. Paul Feig's new film A Simple Favor. I finally saw this last weekend, and I liked it a whole lot! (Even though I figured it out very early in the film, I still found it very fun.) I think Paul Feig may have invented a new genre: Absurdist noir. And I am here for it! I mean, let's be honest — Feig + funny ladies, and I'm here for it.

Speaking of which, I have never had much of an opinion of Blake Lively, but she came alive for me in this film. Fuck, she's funny! It's amazing what a director who looks at women for more than their appearance means for those women's performances.


screenshot of Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler in Better Call Saul

3. The current season of Better Call Saul. The whole season is fucking amazing, but THIS LADY RIGHT HERE OMGGGGGGG. Rhea Seehorn's character, Kim Wexler, remains one of my favorite characters in the entire Breaking Bad universe — and beyond. I love her; I love the way the writers write her; I love the way Seehorn plays her.

There isn't a weak spot in the entire cast, though: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito, Michael McKean, Michael Mando... Everyone is great. The writers love their characters, and the actors love their characters, and it shows.

Also: Still the best cinematography on television. Absolutely stunning. What a show.

Anyway! What are you watching these days?

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