As we’ve worked through the month of March, we’ve managed to watch our data caps pretty well, partially in shifting shows streaming from 1080p to 720p without noticing too much difference (especially for the elders in the house) and just shifting more to watching things I’ve previously purchased, some of which I’ve not actually watched before. We’re getting excited for what April has to offer as we end this month with Godzilla Vs King Kong on HBO Max and then get to finally see New Mutants and Moral Kombat with its new film.
We’ve mostly whittled away our list of shows to watch in several of our streaming service queues so we’re definitely in a good place.
Current Netflix queue: I Am Woman, Rebecca, Cool Hand Luke, The Dig
HBO Max queue: David Bowie: The Last Five Years, Watchmen TV, Westworld S3
Hulu queue: Das Boot, Swing Things, I Kill Giants, They Shall Not Grow Old
With my viewing partner occupied by other things this past week, I found myself trying to get into a few other things but mostly struggling a bit. While we continue to enjoy Falcon and Winter Soldier, I finally made it back on Netflix to check out Tribes of Europa. It’s standard post-apocalyptic stuff with plenty of mysteries, overacting, and things that don’t make sense, but it makes me glad that European-based storytelling can be just as generic as Hollywood. This is, I think, the second original series out of Germany for Netflix after the amazing Dark so I’m curious to see if it can find its way. Plus, it’s just six episodes.
I ended up with an evening where I had both of my kids, which has been rare during the pandemic, and got them together with my mother for a film that goes back to my childhood. With new storyboards being put out in an attempt to pitch a sequel to this, it was an ideal time to revisit The Last Starfighter. It’s a pretty straightforward plot – you can figure it out from the first minute or two without seeing the trailer – but it has a charm that works and could really be something amazing with a modern-day sequel. I continue to like the “weight” and bulk of the Gunstars in this and that there are some larger mysteries to be had and toyed with in any potential sequel.
The new concept reel if you haven’t seen it:
In catching up on older things that I’ve got in my collection that I’ve revisited while working while trying to avoid streaming so as to not use up my data cap, it’s an odd mix this week. Over the course of the week, I’ve background watched:
- My Fairy Laidy
- Place Promises in Our Early Days
- Somewhere in Time
- Urusei Yatsura OVAs 1-2
- Lord of the Rings Trilogy
- The Last Emperor
Movie reviews this year:
- Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story Review
- Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years Preview
- Raya and the Last Dragon Review
- The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Review
- The Little Things Review
- In Other Words Review
- Earwig and the Witch Review
What did you watch this past week?