What I watched on TV in September

Compared to last month, I seriously slacked when it comes to TV. To be fair, my life this month has been very hectic, but here's what I was watching on the small screen, and here's hoping to a better month in October. 

The Righteous Gemstones

I kind of fell off the wagon with this. I'm not caught up. It's just okay. Now let's get to something better..

Unbelievable 

As a victim of sexual assault, I was a bit hesitant to watch a mini series that was entirely about catching a serial rapist. The rape scenes themselves are shown from harsh angles in the form of flashbacks. Nothing gratuitous but still hard to watch. But following Merritt Wever and Toni Collette as two detectives who actually care about their job, and seeing them compared to the cops who let Katilyn Dever's character down so much was pretty cathartic. I needed to see a win like this play out on TV when so many rape cases are dismissed or not reported at all. The actors were outstanding. 

Barry

I'm giving this a second chance and attempting to see it through Sati colored glasses. I find it really uneven. It's the acting classes that bring this down for me. When Barry is out on a job, or with No Ho Hank (who's the most amazing character on TV right now...right?) or when it follows the police, this show excels. But when they're back in class, it's so boring and Barry is constantly the only interesting character in those scenes. Hader is fantastic here though. His range is incredible and I find him fascinating. 

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  1. I am TV illiterate, but I gotta say that gif for Gemstones is kinda hilarious.

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    1. Gemstones is something else. I think I'd stick with it better if it wasn't Danny McBride. He's my main issue with it as I can only take him in small doses.

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  2. Yey for you giving Barry another shot! 😘

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  3. I saw bits of Gemstones and it's fucked up but fun. I read your tweet on your Twitter scroll about what Scorsese thinks of Marvel. I love Marty but I completely disagree with his take considering that a lot of the filmmakers of the MCU!!!!!! borrow from classic movies and weren't afraid to show their influences. I mean come on, that final showdown in the final battle in Endgame. That's the kind of imagery that John Ford would've loved.

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    1. Exactly. You can't really define cinema for everyone, we all have different tastes. I think it shows their time, old men who refuse to acknowledge that comic books were always interesting and they make for good movies.

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  4. Cool list. My only TV for the last couple of months has been Big Bang Theory, Mindhunter season 2 and I just started Brooklyn 99.
    Unbelievable sounds great and the lead actresses are amazing. I remember Merrit Wever from a Netflix Western Show (can't remember the name now, but it was really good) and I loved her in that one.

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    1. I need to watch Mindhunter! I've heard some amazing things about it.

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  5. I would like to see Barry but I don't get any pay per view channels like Netflix. To read you were the victim of sexual assault made me want to stretch out my arms and give you a hug. You are one strong lady especially watching a show like this one. As long as the scenes that show the rapes are not gratuitous, I am ok but when they show it and it wasn't needed like in the film "The Accused" then I take issue.

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    1. Thank you for saying that. :)

      I 100% agree with you on the Accused. I cannot watch that again. It was awful. My stance on sexual assault in films is "less is best" if you're going to show anything at all.

      Like literally, put the camera on something else. I'm a wuss.

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