I haven’t written or posted on my blog in however many days (I don’t know/I don’t want to know how many days it has been). I’ve been in a Slump, and have been slowly but surely disengaging from all my little outlets of self care and hobbies. I’m not sure whether to chalk up my Sudden Descent to the current state of the country or the weight of making adult decisions, but it’s something. IDK.
Don’t fear, Netflix is here. Thank God for Netflix, because without it I would be even Slumpier (to be copyrighted). I am working on writing more, drawing more, and exercising to help the overall yucky feelings. But in the meanwhile, here are some shows that have been proven to uplift and make things less gross (for at least the length of one episode).
- Lady Dynamite:
This show is my latest favorite. Maria Bamford plays herself in a fictional version of her life, peppered with mental illness, acting, and elaborate schemes trying to pull her life together.
For the jingle, Dean Martin sings, “I don’t know what I’m doing/ more than half of the time”. This rings true to the entire show. Maria makes her way through life with a similar enthusiasm and energy that Kimmy from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has. Paired this with the soul-crushing truths of Hollywood and acting industry that Bojack faces in Bojack Horseman, and you have Lady Dynamite.
*Chorus fades to “I don’t know what I’m doing, more than half of the timeeeeeeee”*
2. Master of None
Aziz Ansari is a masterpiece in his Emmy award winning show, Master of None. This latest season plays on some old fashioned scenes styled around Life is Beautiful, where Dev (played by Aziz Ansari) lives in Modena, a small town in Italy, as a pasta making apprentice. He moves from New York to experience a change of scenery in Italy, and from there the season kicks off.
There are such tender, loving, honest moments in Master of None, and paired with amazing acting from the whole cast, it is a truly wonderful show.
3. F is for Family
This animated show is set in the 70s, in suburban America. The show is an honest depiction of family living, focusing on the lives and issues of the kids, Kevin, Maureen, and Bill, as well as Frank and Sue. The writers do a very good job at pairing events that happened in the 70s to the lives of this family, where Sue sells newly invented tupperware containers, and Frank works at a legacy airline called Mohican. The show is raunchy, hilarious, witty, and touching. I have a lot more to say about it, but I won’t spoil it. I highly recommend it.