Monday, April 01, 2019

Two Word Reviews - Q1 2019

It's the exciting return of two word reviews (patent pending). Years ago, on a weekly, then monthly, then not-so regularly basis, I kept track of everything I watched, listened to or read on my blog. Being a dad meant a lot of free time movie watching went out the window, but since I've started working from home, I've been able to carve out a little more music listening time, and occasionally I'll even catch a movie. I'm posting reviews on my Goodreads profile for books, and linking to them here when they pop up, so I won't be including them, but here's the first installment of tv shows, movies and music for 2019, covering the first quarter (January, February and March) of 2019:

MOVIES
Mary Poppins Returns - surprisingly engaging
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (Netflix) - astounding arrogance
Fyre Fraud (Hulu) - alternate perspective
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - equally entertaining
Ant Man And The Wasp - another winner

MUSIC
Swervedriver: Future Ruins - more dreaminess
Weezer: The Teal Album - totally pointless
Brian Eno: Music For Installations - perfectly Eno
Brian Eno and Tom Rogerson: Finding Shore - engaging melodies

TELEVISION
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix) - needed lessons
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Seasons 1 & 2 (Amazon) - exceptional performances
Schitt's Creek, Season 1 through 4 (Netflix) - quirky fun
The Expanse, Season 3 (Amazon) - exciting build
Superstore, Season 1 through 4 (Hulu) - unexpected subversion
Love Death + Robots (Netflix) - needs diversity