What to Watch/What Not to Watch

What to Watch/What Not to Watch

It’s been a week where we saw Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker get ranked as the worst Star Wars film ever made (and that’s counting Jar Jar Binx!), the Witcher on Netflix became their highest viewed series ever (despite it’s cheesiness, and the orgy scenes, and Henry Cavill’s hair, and Henry Cavill’s voice, it’s pretty fun to watch), and a Dr Dolittle reboot nearly ruined all that love we had built up for Robert Downey Jr as Ironman (Honestly, nothing could take that away I love Marvel through and through) it was a week full of many new films and series to watch! 

Matt Tompkins watches too much TV so that we don’t watch the bad stuff and make sure we don’t miss the good stuff! (Plus Matt has no social life so he doesn’t really leave the house much)

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

I have always been captivated by the story of Aaron Hernandez simply because I cannot understand how someone could take such a drastic turn and throw away everything in their life.  I learned a lot watching this Netflix Docu-series and it was very fascinating.  You learn that Hernandez didn’t grow up in a roof neighborhood, but instead a very well-off family and community.  So, what led to him murdering someone in cold blood? A lot of factors contributed to this including the most severe case of CTE they have seen in a 27 year old, the fact that he was bisexual and grew up in an extremely homophobic home (as well as playing football, a sport that isn’t that accepting to homosexuality), and his mental health instability that could have been treated much earlier.  So many things could have prevented this tragedy and it is very fascinating to learn about all the contributing factors. 

Verdict: A Must Watch

6 Underground

I had a friend recommend this to me.  He said it was amazing with Ryan Reynolds at his best.  My friend must have been medicated because I couldn’t even finish this movie.  If you like Michael Bay’s explosion-fest style of movie making then this is right up your alley, but if you’re like me and prefer movies to actually be, what’s the word, GOOD – Then you should avoid this at all costs. 

Verdict: Don’t Watch (Unless you Love Michael Bay Movies)

Pandemic: How to Prevent An Outbreak

My wife fell asleep 10 minutes into this but I liked it. This Netflix Documentary series reveals just how fragile we are as human beings.  The next virus or disease is coming and doctors around the world are working tirelessly to prevent an outbreak.  It’s fascinating to see how these diseases start with animals and all the perfect conditions for them to mutate and spread to us humans. 

Verdict: A Good Watch if This Topic Interests You

Cheer

I know I mentioned this Netflix series in a previous blog, but I hadn’t finished the whole series yet.  So, I did finish it and…wow! This show is fantastic on so many levels and I really enjoyed it.  I’m not into cheer and I know nothing about it, but I was captivated by these athletes who sacrifice everything for one competition that is the pinnacle of the cheer world and yet…most people don’t even know it exists.  Listen, Cheer is probably the most challenging, dangerous, painful, and high pressure sport there is…and I stand by that statement.  Watch it and let me know if I’m wrong!

Verdict: An Absolute Must Watch!

Aaron Hernandez had a 7 year $40 Million contract with the New England Patriots and when he died his estate was valued at $0.00.
Aaron Hernandez had a 7 year $40 Million contract with the New England Patriots and when he died his estate was valued at $0.00.
Ryan Reynolds needs to focus his energy on Deadpool 3 and Deadpool 4 and Deadpool 5...
Ryan Reynolds needs to focus his energy on Deadpool 3 and Deadpool 4 and Deadpool 5…
A pandemic is nearly inevitable and could wipe out hundreds of millions of people.  With 7.8 Billion people on Earth, this could be what brings us down...pigs and chickens. Oy.
A pandemic is nearly inevitable and could wipe out hundreds of millions of people. With 7.8 Billion people on Earth, this could be what brings us down…pigs and chickens. Oy.
Who knew that Cheer was so hard, so challenging, so demanding and so incredibly impressive! And who knew that there was a semi-evil corporation that basically owns the sport of Cheering.
Who knew that Cheer was so hard, so challenging, so demanding and so incredibly impressive! And who knew that there was a semi-evil corporation that basically owns the sport of Cheering.

Bad Boys For Life!

Power 106.9 just had their first viewing party for this new, and final, Bad Boys movie. It looks fun, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are still awesome in 2019! Fresh Prince!