Media Consumed May 2021 Edition

Things I've watched of late. Mostly good. Mostly.

The Falcon And The Winter Soldier. The most recent Marvel TV series on Disney+. As a whole I enjoyed it if viewed as one long Captain America movie. In weekly installments I'm not sure it worked as well. Anthony Mackie and Wyatt Russell were great. But the flag smashers were terrible villains, and I don't think the series really stuck the landing.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Speaking of Anthony Mackie, he's in this too. And this was a fun movie. What if Abraham Lincoln was a bad ass Vampire killer? Bonus points for Rufus Sewell, and who doesn't love them some Rufus Sewell?

Star Wars Biomes. If you own an Apple TV, you know how utterly fantastic the aerial drone screensavers are. So this is like that, but set in Star Wars locales. Hoth is just fantastic.

For All Mankind. Season two just came to a close. And it was one of the best seasons of TV I've watched in a long time. Actually this has got to be one of the best TV shows I've had the pleasure of watching. If you've not seen it, and have an Apple TV+ subscription, watch it immediately.

Fear The Walking Dead. There is no amount of apocalyptic end of the world media that I find too much. Possibly my favorite genre. A spin off of its big sibling show The Walking Dead, it started out well, faltered for a couple seasons, but is back to being good in season six.

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  1. kapgar says:

    I enjoyed Falcon and WS a lot but I wasn't watching it weekly. I didn't start it until about week 4 at which time I watched two or three episodes, realized I had no idea what was going on with Baron Zemo or Sharon Carter, stopped to rewatch CapAm: Winter Soldier and Civil War, and then finished the series. It worked out much better that way.

    Have you read the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? It was written by Seth Grahame-Smith, the writer of a couple of the recent Lego movies and producer of the new iteration of It. Talented dude. I got a copy of Abraham when it first came out. I knew him as author of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and wanted to check this out so I preordered it and wound up getting a randomly autographed copy. The book is really good.

    • kevin says:

      Oh, I haven't read the books. But I'd love to because the books are usually better than the movie anyway. Listen to me, like I even read anymore. One of these years.

  2. martymankins says:

    I have an Apple TV+ yearly subscription that ends the first week of September. I'm a few episodes completed of Ted Lasso (need to finish that before Season 2 starts in July). For All Mankind is on my list to watch.

    • kevin says:

      Ted Lasso is great. We've watched it twice now and can't wait for the new season. And yeah, I have a feeling For All Mankind would be your cup of tea.