Movies & TV

What I Watched #1

Since I greatly enjoy streaming  tv shows and movies, I wanted to bring back a watch list of what I watched each month. I did this last year before I had to reset the blog, and decided to bring it back. So here’s what I watched in  September on Amazon Prime, Netflix, or Hulu.

Eureka (2006) 5 Seasons (Amazon Prime)

“A newly hired Sheriff reports for duty in the small, bucolic Pacific Northwest town of Eureka and soon discovers that it is not what it seems. For years, the government has been relocating the world’s geniuses (and their families) to this small town, creating the ultimate think-tank community in which strange, amazing, and bizarre things happen as the quirky inhabitants unleash scientific & technological creations still unknown by the outside world.”


I should start this off by saying this is a show I have watched before, but it’s been a few years! After finishing another show in October I decided to give Eureka a re-watch since I didn’t remember a whole lot about the show other than that I enjoyed it. Even the second time I still loved the show! I am a sucker for a good scifi show, and this one seriously is. With only 5 seasons it’s long enough that I feel you get to learn about the characters but not so long that you start to get bored. I ended up finishing it pretty quickly since I primarily watched it while work (which is usually when I binge shows!) and it was perfect for that. Jack Carter, the main character, is my favorite. His comedic timing is amazing and offers a nice relief from the show from the super-serious science talk (although I do enjoy that aspect of the show too).

No spoilers, but the show definitely creates some feels. What I enjoy about the show is a nice group of diverse characters, but not so many you forget who everyone is. The cast is also amazing, and I’m sad I haven’t really seen most of them in anything else. Overall it’s an enjoyable show and I recommend it. It does have some filler episodes especially in later seasons, which can get a little boring in my opinion. Definitely worth a watch for any sci-fi nerd, or even someone just interested in sci-fi!

Rating  ★★★½☆

Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (Netflix)

“A case of mistaken identity leads to an unexpected romance when a teen joins forces with a popular student to win the heart of her high school crush.”


Not one of the best Netflix original movies, but overall I enjoyed it while working. It was also nice to see what happened to Barb after Stranger Things. Avoiding spoilers, but the movie was fairly predictable and I didn’t really feel connected to any of the characters. The entire plot centers around catfishing and lies, and maybe I’m old but I wasn’t super into that. Overall the movie has a horrible message and I hope it’s target audience is smart enough to try to not mimic the behavior. It was amusing enough while I worked, but not a movie I’d watch again.

Rating  ★½☆☆☆

The Good Place (Netflix)

“When Eleanor Shellstrop finds herself in the afterlife, she’s both relieved and surprised that she’s made it into the Good Place. But it doesn’t take long for Eleanor to realize she’s there by mistake. She hides in plain sight from the Good Place’s architect Michael and his all-knowing assistant Janet. Her seemingly perfect neighbors Tahani and Jianyu and open-hearted soul mate Chidi help her realize that it’s never too late. With the help of her new friends — and a few enemies — Eleanor becomes determined to shed her old way of life in hopes of discovering a new one in the afterlife.”


I actually started watching The Good Place when the first season premiered, but for whatever reason I never finished it. I noticed that season 1 and 2 were on Netflix, so decided to dive back into the show! Kristen Bell is one of my favorite actresses, and I love her in this show. I started season 2 at the end of September and I think it’s even better than season 1! No spoilers, but the show has some nice twists and turns and I definitely recommend it. I can’t wait to catch up on season 2 so I can dive into season 3 on Hulu.

Rating  ★★★☆☆

So that’s it for what I watched in September. I watched a few other things too, but I think these were the most notable. Any recommendations for what I should watch in October?

Popcorn image from here and text from here

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