Happy Saturday everyone! By now you’ve probably blown through season one of Stranger Things, the recently added Netflix original series. Suddenly you have an appreciation for 1980’s sci-fi, creepy stuff. Cool. I’m currently watching the last episode.
[*Spoilers have been redacted]
Ok, where’s my season two?
Well there isn’t one and it just started raining. Here’s what I’ll be watching in lieu of catching Pokémon or whatever.
Even after re-watching the [*only] David Lynch TV series a second time, it’s still good. An old friend had to force feed Lynch movies to me when I was in college until I gave in. Blue Velvet is also very good. Anyway after 25 or so years, a third season for Agent Coop and crew will be airing on Showtime next year, like anyone still has Showtime. Or cable.
The Twilight Zone
Rod Serling’s TV series about the strange and unexplained is classic television at its finest. A breakdown of the 40 best episodes here; Jack Klugman ftw.
H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator
I haven’t watched this yet. Honestly I was thinking of that one where Jeremy Irons played his own twin. Which one was that again?
The Sharknado Movies
Bear with me for a sec… in twenty years this saga of meteorological phenomenon with Sharks and chainsaws will feel just like you do right now. Tomorrow. Nostalgia is cool like that.
La cité des enfants perdus (The City of Lost Children)
This one isn’t on Netflix, but while we all draw comparisons to Spielberg after watching Stranger Things, this relatively obscure one just popped into into mind and is worth a watch. The City of Lost Children is a 1995 French-German-Spanish science fantasy drama film directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Ron Perlman. The film is stylistically related to the previous and subsequent Jeunet films, Delicatessen and Amélie. The music score was composed by Angelo Badalamenti, who also composed the soundtrack for Twin peaks.
These are my favorite types of Saturdays. The ones where it gets really grey outside and I can stay inside with my cats jump back into a handful of Twilight Zones and take a nap. Enjoy the weekend! 🙂
*Mulholland Drive was written and developed to be a TV series and the pilot footage was used to complete it as a feature film.