Most Americans are heading into a long weekend that is composed of much media consumption and an ongoing food slump. We live in an electronic age while movies in theaters generally observe a major uptick in ticket sales as folks try to determine what to do with their families. The inquiry is, what to see?
I am likely to report that the picture industry falls short in regards to entertainment in the event that you were in the mood. Sometimes there are, of course, flashes of inspired creation, as Teresa reminded:
TV tends to fare better, with a great deal of Thanksgiving-fueled episodes which lend themselves. (I’d argue that few displays did Thanksgiving too and consistently as The West Wing, however West Wing may be difficult to consume in our present political environment as you see colorful and good-hearted government employees and a smart sassy president try to conserve the planet and create things Great For Everyone.)
Since we all’ve successfully made it through Thanksgiving Day appropriate, perhaps we should look in various directions, such as the 200,000 December holiday-themed ones! I kid, I kid. Let’s go into space.
My recommendation for the weekend, even when you have not done so already, is to catch up on or start your Star Trek: Discovery travel. I loved the show in the beginning (getting into a lot of defensive arguments about it), also in my estimation, it gets better and better as the season progresses. They’re currently on a mid-season fracture, so there is just nine episodes to see. Trust me that it is worth some of the more uneven episodes just to make it for my favourite so far, the Groundhog Day-esque return of Rainn Wilson’s Harcourt Fenton Mudd, “Magic to Generate the Sanest Man Go Mad.”
Star Trek: Discovery includes it all: space, the final frontier, space battles, space bad guys, beautiful people kissing inside space. It has a diverse cast complete, a brilliant and compelling POC guide, a queer loving couple, a captain, along with more more.
It also occurs to me, upon choosing the picture to work with at top, that the Lord of the Rings movies feel like they’d fit fairly well with this joyous feasting weekend, even if you’re in a film mood.
So that’s it from me. What’ve you got? Is there a film or show that you like that feels primed for a weekend? Your life for your buddies or it does not need to be more seasonal — however in the event that you know of excellent media that is rad — however think as a place you’ve been enjoying. I spent most of Friendsgiving pitching Star Trek: Discovery along with Thor: Ragnarok to the starving masses, which means that is where I am at.
(images: New Line Cinema, NBC, h/t Teresa for both Thankskilling along with A Charlie Brown Goodfellas)