I was in a very 90’s mood again this month, as you’ll see from my viewing history. My husband and I tend to rewatch shows or movies regularly, rather than always watching something new (we do watch new stuff, just not as much as most people). Last month, I binged on Unsolved Mysteries and Mad About You, and this month I just kept going down that road.
February: What I watched
The Real World Season One: Believe it or not, I own this on DVD. I’m fairly certain I bought it from a video store that was going out of business like 20 years ago, but I’ve never cracked it open until now. Back when season one came out, I was like 14 years old, and I’m pretty sure this is what made me fall in love with New York. I have no idea what made me put it on, but I was so curious as to whether it still held up after all this time, and it turns out it really did! It was actually really timely – so much of the show deals with race, so it was interesting seeing the discussions the roommates were having. Coincidentally, right after I watched this, MTV announced they bringing the original cast back for a 6 episode reunion series. I cannot wait. I’ve always wanted to know where everyone ended up, especially Julie. I know she got married a couple years after the series and had kids, but did she ever get to be a dancer?
Allen v Farrow (HBO +): This doc is so incredibly disturbing, but I’m glad that Dylan Farrow is finally getting an opportunity to tell her side of the story. So far I’m 1.5 episodes in and we had to take a break during the second episode because we were both getting really upset.
JonBenet Ramsey: What Really Happened? (Discovery +): We just got Discovery +, and this was the first thing I watched. I was absolutely fascinated by this case when it happened in 1996 and thought I’d heard everything. NOPE. This was totally new information from one of the (now deceased) investigator’s notes.
Dying Laughing (YouTube): I ended up watching this by accident last night, after it just started playing automatically after SNL. I love stand up comedy and documentaries about stand up, and this is a collection of about twenty comedians talking about living life as a stand up. It sounds like complete torture, until you get people to laugh and then it’s all worth it. Sounds like childbirth. If you like this, check out any of the Jerry Seinfeld docs on Netflix, and his series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. So good.
What did you watch last month? Drop and recommendations in the comments.