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ALRIGHT, English Really beautiful
There’s a lot of darkness on TV these days. As in, I can’t see a damn thing.
Good luck watching an episode of Ozark if you haven’t installed blackout curtains for all the windows in your house and get down to cover any gaps between the door and the floor, to make sure no light gets in. episode of Dragon House that caused a real riot, because no one could understand what was happening on the screen. The combination of “good TV” with “dark TV” has spiraled out of control.
But watch the new Amazon Prime series English like watching TV for the first time again. In this case, almost literally.
As proposed by the my colleague Coleman Spide, I watched the Western series, starring Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer as a reluctant duo who journey together across the plains to complete their respective quests. And if it’s not the most unfinished series I’ve ever seen.
Created and directed by Hugo Blick, it’s so bright and colorful that I thought about wearing sunglasses while watching. the picture is Amazing. The shots of Blunt in the middle of the frame, the wind blowing her hair, are amazing, with the sky behind her so blue it seems painted. A ray of sunlight flared up in the corner of the frame, as if it were about to pass through the screen. So many beautiful photos, I’m moved to tears—a poignancy worthy of such camera work. (Is the footage so beautiful or am I just too emotional to finally be able to watch something on TV again? Who can say?)
There’s a lot to confirm about English. Blunt continues to dominate her flawless acting, and Spencer stands a good chance of being a co-star in her scene. But, guys! Again, it’s beautiful! Watch and (if you’re like me) cry!
Laugh when Twitter digs graves
I am very conflicted about what is happening with Twitter. I’m both sad about the community I might lose, and funny how I might not get it back if Elon Musk’s stupid policies end up driving us all off the web—but also tantalizing. by my ability to be freed from my unhealthy devotion to a toxic society. communication platform.
Still, there was a fleeting amusement as Musk burned it all down.
Musk’s announcement that impersonating accounts are not clearly marked as “parody” will be banned immediately is a disaster and a joy, when people test the limits of this (seemingly serious) threat. But what makes me chuckle is still the policy that no longer allows verified users to change their name. That, again, is to prevent impersonation. It is also the head of the bone. Good luck if you get married and take your spouse’s last name. Elon Musk Says, “The Right of Singles!”
However, a perhaps unintentional result of this policy is that anyone who changed their Twitter name to something silly for Halloween and forgot to change it back before this new rule went into effect is trapped. Case in point: This hilarious tweet are from RuPaul’s Drag Race Jaida Essence Hall winner.
The Truth About “The Sexiest Man In The World”
I will tell everyone a secret that will amaze you. It will make you rethink everything you know about yourself, the world, and humanity. It was shocking.
Are you ready?
People“The sexiest man alive” is a sham.
(“What?!” you are thinking. “The title goes to Blake Shelton instead of Ryan Gosling in 2017 not democratic or legal?” I know. I apologize for breaking it for you.)
The matter is settled between the magazine’s editors and prominent journalists who are advertising for their clients, often because they have something to advertise. A celebrity needed to agree to be on the cover and their journalist needed to think it was a good career move at the time. There’s the whole photo session and everything; if an actor doesn’t want to do it or feels ashamed of being in the spotlight, he won’t get the title — even if he deserves it.
All that was said, this year, the magazine got it right. The sexiest man alive was selected through a perfect process and the decision was indisputable. Perfect. That’s right. No notes.
Rejoice, my fellow
yes hope for the future but:
What to watch this week:
Black Panther: Wakanda forever: If we right watch a Marvel movie, at least this one. (Currently showing in theaters)
Fall for Christmas: If you watch this movie and take it seriously, seek help. (Now on Netflix)
English: Emily Blunt in the West! Beautiful people in beautiful places look beautiful! (Now on Amazon)
Teletubbies: Support our pursed purple aliens. LGBT rights! (Monday on Netflix)
What to skip this week:
Mammal: Great timing for a show in which James Corden plays a Michelin-starred chef is coming. (Now on Amazon)
RIPD 2: Rise of the Damned: A live-streaming sequel to a movie we didn’t even know existed. (Tuesday on Netflix)