As I write this, April 2021 is less than 24 hours away from being over. Unbelievable!
In Monthly Favorites news, I’m here to share my favorite viewables of the last two months, for anyone who’s curious to know what I’ve been watching as of late. Many thanks to those of you who’ve said that you look forward to Monthly Favorites! I started out the MF year with a January/February list at the close of February, and I thought I’d continue doing these posts two months at a time. Future lists will include food and product discoveries, by the way.
I’ve been taking in my usual fare of horror, true crime documentary/docuseries, and suspense/thriller/mystery. I’ve got a couple of drama picks on this list, too.
Getting right into it, then! (In no particular order)
1). Sound of Metal (Amazon Prime Video)
A heartbreaking, enlightening, and masterfully wrought story of a heavy metal drummer whose sudden hearing loss challenges his identity, sanity, livelihood, and relationship.
2). Minari (Amazon Prime Video)
A Korean-American family relocates to Arkansas from California with hopes of farming Korean vegetables and fruits in the rich Arkansas soil. There are set-backs. There are sweet moments. There’s a feisty Korean grandma who’s a riot. That’s really all you need to know. The film is gorgeous, but the grandma is the reason you want to watch it.
3). Murder Among the Mormons (Netflix)
I tuned into this Netflix docuseries with no idea as to what I was about to watch. There are more twists and turns in this bizarre story than in most fictional thrillers I’ve seen.
4). Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (Netflix)
In case you’re unaware: some rich people gave big money to a guy in order to fraudulently get their kids accepted to top universities. The scam blew up. Netflix has the story in all of its intricate, obscene glory.
Next up, I have recommendations for a few thriller/mystery/suspense series. Without commentary:
5). Bitter Daisies (Netflix)
6). The Wilds (Amazon Prime Video)
7). Cruel Summer (Hulu, from FreeForm)
And you knew I was going to recommend at least one horror series, and at least one horror film!
8). Creepshow (Shudder):
9). I See You (Amazon Prime Video)
Now, I almost forgot to include this documentary:
10). Seaspiracy (Netflix) – Please watch this one, if you haven’t already:
And that’s a wrap on this list of recommendations. I’m already looking forward to the next one!
Take care and Happy Weekend Eve, my friends.