Hey guys! Today I’ll be talking about my favorite movies, tv shows, and music! In 2018 I didn’t see a lot of new movies or tv shows, but I discovered a lot of new music. One of my resolutions for 2019 is to watch more movies and tv shows, and I’ll talk more about that in a different blog post. Let’s get right into my favorite movies, tv shows, and music of 2018!
6. What Happened to Monday
This was a really great idea and the execution was really good. This is rated TV-MA, so it’s not meant for those under 16. It’s about 7 sisters, each named after the days of the week. They live in a world where it’s illegal to have more than one child. They all pretend to be one person (Monday) and when she goes missing they must find their sister while avoiding government detection. There is a lot of violence and a sex scene, but if that sounds interesting, check it out! It’s available on Netflix.
5. Brain on Fire
This Netflix film is about Susannah Cahalan, a journalist for the New York Post, and a month of hell for her as she experienced the symptoms of Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. I’ll leave an article here which explains everything better.
4. Next Gen
I made a blog post reviewing this, which I will link here!
3. Set It Up
When everyone was talking about how much they disliked The Kissing Booth, they were talking about how much they liked this movie. I’ve watched both and liked this one better (obviously). This description I found is absolutely perfect. I highly recommend that you check this out! (plus I love Zoey Deutch <3)
Two overworked and underpaid assistants come up with a plan to get their bosses off their backs by setting them up with each other.
Dumplin’ is a book-to-movie adaptation of the book of the same name by Julie Murphy. I haven’t read the book, but I loved the movie! It was really sweet (and I cried). I loved the message and the pageant and the drag queens. 5/5 stars y’all.
1. The Hate U Give
THIS MOVIE WAS AMAZING!!! If you haven’t seen it, what are you doing? It pushed the message of the book even more, and to no one’s surprise, I cried like a gazillion times.
4. The Good Doctor
Shaun Murphy is a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome (a condition in which someone with significant mental disabilities demonstrates certain abilities far in excess of average) and the show deals with him being a resident at a hospital and going through life experiences. It’s very interesting to see someone with mental disabilities be a doctor and do so well in his field, so the representation is nice.
3. The Crown
The Crown is a historical drama chronicling the life of Queen Elizabeth II. I just finished it last night, and the third is supposed to air sometime this year. After this, I’ll be starting Reign, which is about the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. Feel free to recommend other shows that portray the life of royalty (ones that are available on Netflix please)
I’m really sad to say that after three seasons Quantico has been canceled. The show went all over the place. In season 1 Parrish was on the run trying to prove her innocence. It featured a dual timeline, switching between that and her time at Quantico training to be an agent. In season 2 it is also a dual timeline which switches from her training at the CIA training facility “The Farm” and her investigating a terrorist hostage crisis at the G-20 summit. In season 3, Parrish is living in anonymously Italy and is forced to come back to the US when Shelby (one of her best friends) has been kidnapped by The Widow, a notorious international arms dealer. She also becomes part of a black-ops task force for the FBI. I really enjoy FBI/CIA thrillers, and I really enjoyed this one as well.
This is another FBI/CIA thriller. Jane wakes up in a bag, naked, in the middle of the streets of New York with no memory. She has tattoos all over her body, and these tattoos are clues which help prevent major attacks on the city. I know my description is bad, but please give this show a chance because it is amazing!
I’ve listened to a lot of great music this year, and I’ll leave the links to all the Spotify playlists I’ve created. I even created a best music of 2018 playlist, and I’ll leave the link to that as well. Let me know if you’d be interested in me creating YouTube playlists in addition to Spotify playlists.