March 30 #MayasBingeWorthy List
While quarantining and chilling, be sure to check out some shows and movies and left an impression with me. And of course I had to plug my own films 🙂 Lmk which films or shows you’ve seen and your thoughts after you’ve watched. xoxo
- All American on Netflix: I just started watching this based on recommendations from a few people so I’ll have an update next week.
- Queen Sono on Netflix: I give this a B+. When people have asked about my thoughts on this series, I usually say “It’s super straight! I enjoyed watching it. I give some many shows my viewership so I definitely wanted to give my viewership to a show that stars people of color”.
- I’m Not Ok With This on Netflix: I was initially reluctant to watch this because I didn’t want to watch another cliche high school show about the privileged lives of white kids. And I was also annoyed that it reminded me of Stranger Things. But a friend convinced me to give it a chance and I’m glad I did! The writing feels fresh and the characters are familiar but with a twist. I’m excited to see what Season 2 has to offer because I need answers! lol
- Carnival Row on Amazon Prime: Another show that I slept on because the trailer looked a bit cliche. I’m glad I tuned into this magical and gritty piece of art. The actors, makeup and set design are spectacular on this show!
- Between Two Ferns on Netflix: Need a good laugh? Watch this. I was so tickled by Zach Galifianakis’ performance in this film that I watched more “Between Two Ferns” interviews on the Funny Or Die Youtube channel.
- Uncorked on Netflix: I watched this because it was set in my hometown of Memphis, Tn. It’s a sweet film with great family dialogue.
- The Last Black Man In San Francisco on Amazon Prime: When I saw this film I thought “damn, this looks like a film that I would have made!” Needless to say I loved it. And the cinematography was amazing.
- Late Expectations on Youtube: This charming coming of age short was written by Thais Francis who also starred in the film. And it was directed by indie filmmaker Laurie Arakaki. I first saw the film when it was featured last year as one of Issa Rae’s short films of the month.
- Blue Magic on Youtube: This film was written by UK based writer Olivia Fraser and directed by UK based Ashleigh Jadee. I’m a fan! This film beautiful short about embracing natural hair.