What I'm Into: September 2021
Here’s a look at What I’m Into this month in the world of music, movies & television:
Love on the Spectrum: Season one of Love on the Spectrum was a pleasant surprise for Emily and I in 2019. This docuseries follows a group on young adults, in Australia, who all are at varying points on the Autism Spectrum as they pursue romance. The cast of subjects is great and there's a certain charm that the show has in revealing so much about human nature and the ways in which we interact with one another. Season two just came out this month and it holds the same charm and appeal in which it began. It's a quick watch on Netflix and brings back many of the same people it followed in Season one
Survivor - Season 41: Emily tweeted, this past week, "Get a spouse that looks at you the way @ethansauers looks at the intro scene of a new season of Survivor." and boy, that's true. There's something about Survivor that always pulls me in. The social experiment mixed with resourceful gameplay is something for which I am always excited. Season 41 is no different. The pandemic deprived us of new seasons, so with its absence, my love of Survivor grew and I am so excited to watch a new group of castaways battle it out for $1,000,000. With its most diverse cast ever, Season 41 has already set itself up as a whirlwind of strategy and excitement.
Candyman: So this entry in the blog is two-fold as this month we decided to watch both the original Candyman movie, from 1992, as well as the sequel that came out just a few weeks ago. First of all, I had no idea how much social commentary went into play in the original. It was absolutely nothing like I had imagined (in the best of ways). The sequel came in and hit even harder with some great re-imagining and taking the similar mythos and applying it to a different social atmosphere. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II gives such an awesome performance that it makes up for a story that seemed just a bit underdeveloped and too reliant upon its predecessor.
The Boys: I started watching The Boys a few weeks after it originally came out and I fizzled out with it a few years ago. I jumped back on board early this month and am very glad I did. I made it through season one and am about halfway through season two and it's just a fun watch. A dark and gritty telling of the "What if Superheroes really existed?" hypothetical makes The Boys a definite guilty pleasure for me.
Playlist of the Post:
1. Georgia - Phoebe Bridgers
2. Believe - Mumford & Sons
3. Beloved - Mumford & Sons
4. The Modern Leper - Julien Baker
5. The John Wayne - Little Green Cars
6. Harper Lee - Little Green Cars
7. Runaway Horses - The Killers (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
8. Seize the Day - Paul McCartney (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
9. My Backwards Walk (Live) - Death Cab for Cutie 10. Architect - Manchester Orchestra & Frightened Rabbit