It's summer time, so of course I have been out hiking, kayaking, swimming, camping, and generally being one with Mother Earth.
This is basically me when someone suggests exertion in summer time.
Me and Netflix are still best buds come summer. I work all summer. Summer is me doing the same old, same old but minus making school lunches and plus angry inner thighs. I have the complexions of a sick ghost and every tourist ever is in my neighbourhood or on the local beaches or walking the wrong way on all the local trails. I DON'T WANT TO BE WITH THEM.
Netflix doesn't judge me for adding extra butter to the Extra Butter microwaved popcorn. Netflix doesn't care about my summer pelt. Netflix doesn't judge my leopardskin hammer pants that are actually 2 legit 2 quit. Netflix won't give me a sunburn or bite my ankles (the WORST spot for a mosquito bite and why does it feel almost orgasmic to itch it with two hands while sitting on the toilet, moaning?)
Why would I abandon Netflix just because everybody else has? I am LOYAL, friends. It is one of my best traits, right after buying excellent pants.
What I Watched & Loved in July
Friends From College
Was this relatable in any way at all? No. Did it go down easy like a bag of mini donuts at a State fair? Yes. Fred Savage played my favourite character and his physical comedy in Episode Three while sitting at a table at an odd breakfast date is my favourite scene. You will remember it when you see it too.
I think we all are begrudgingly okay when Jason Bateman plays unlikeable characters. Our hearts want him to always be kind and funny and smart, but he's SO good at playing the lout too. One episode in of Ozark, and I am getting early Bloodline vibes mixed with a dash of Breaking Bad.
The Incredible Jessica James
It is just that, incredible. Also charming, funny, smart and real. It's a sweet and tart story of a woman that may doubt parts of her life but NEVER doubts how dope she is. I'm trying to live my life with just a smidge of this no-nonsense joy.
I stumbled upon this documentary during one late night restless scroll through recommended titles. The beauty lies in the layers of story telling so I won't give away much, but it's a fascinating look at a life of a chef filled with pain, talent and raw honesty.
What You Should Watch Right Now, Ugh, I Can't Believe You
I would prefer you watch this uninterrupted in a darkened room with an excellent sound system because the tone, direction and score are all integral parts of this storytelling masterpiece. I was floored at how much I loved this movie and how much it stayed with me after just one viewing. It's the perfect combination of smart and entertaining.
As a member of Netflix Canada's #streamteam I will be giving you the straight goods on what I'm watching each month in exchange for a yearly membership. It's a match made in heaven, really.