Now, normally I don’t watch a lot of shows/films on TV but this week has been entirely different than usual. It all began with Sofie and Emma coaching me into watching The Great British bake Off and once I’d been introduced, I was hooked! From there on out it seemed to just escalate into me watching all the stuff I had been putting off for weeks, and now we are here. I picked out three films/shows that I’ve truly enjoyed watching from start to finish. Some which I’ve found interesting and some which are just plain good-hearted fun.
First up is IRIS. This is a documentary about Iris Apfel, fashion legend, designer and collector extrodinare, who is still kicking at 93. It’s very much a “fly on the wall” type of documentary where you follow her in her day-to-day to find out what it is that she does, how she does it and how she has continued to do it so well.
I loved this documentary because I have an interest in fashion and this lady is so quirky and interesting that even if you don’t care much for it, it will still captivate you and leave you wanting more. Her outlook on life and her approach to things are so inspiring that I couldn’t help but agree with many of the things she discusses throughout the film and I love that. I love films that take you in with an initial interest in a certain topic and then expands upon it in ways that surprises you. I wholeheartedly recommend it!
Next up is a movie I’ve wanted to watch ever since it came out in 2017 but never really got around to it. It’s Loving Vincent, a film about Vincent Van Gogh and how he lived and died. It’s a very melancholic film but also incredibly interesting and eye-opening to watch. It’s a beautifully oil-painted animated movie as well, and the visuals was what drew me to watch it initially. It is absolutely stunning to look at and you can tell it’s a well crafted piece of film. It completely draws you in with its visuals which serves not only as a visual representation of the world in which Van Gogh lived but also beautifully underlines the films melancholic nature. Loving Vincent, in my opinion, gives a good look into what it’s like to be around a person who struggles with depression and how warped the perception of the people around them can be.
So TL;DR: I can’t recommend this film enough and you should absolutely go watch it if you have even the slightest interest in Van Gogh, his art, or just the topics that this movie deals with because it is absolutely a stunning film.
Now we move on to a COMPLETELY different genre.
It might seem to be a bit of a stark contrast after Loving Vincent but sometimes we just need some TLC and this show is definitely perfect for that! It is of course, The Great British Bake Off. You didn’t think I could have it in the intro and then just NOT talk about it, did you?
As I said earlier, this show was somewhat forced upon me by my friends who REALLY care about it and I have to admit, that at this point, I’m right there with them.
When you watch the Great British Bake Off (GBBO for short) you are really just looking for a good time. Something that’s just good fun and not some cinematic masterpiece that you’ll have to dissect afterwards to figure out the meaning of it. No, GBBO is what it is.
A simple baking competition. However, it does this so well that it adds a flare of humor to it that I can really really appreciate.
The drama that this show produces over some biscuits of all things, is incredibly entertaining to me and I got very invested in the show and it’s contestants very quickly.
I have however, only watched season 7 so far, but I am certain that it’s just a matter of time before I have finished all seasons available to my grabby little hands on Netflix.
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