Media

During the COVID-19 stay-at-home period, many of us read more books and watched more content. In this post, I have recorded (most of) the media I have consumed recently.
Bold= in progress

Books Read*

Five Feet Apart
The Fudge Series (re-read)
Counting by 7s
The Phillipa Fisher Series (re-read)
Sounder
Number the Stars
A Wrinkle in Time
Ginger Pye (paused for now)
The Emily Windsnap Series (paused for now)
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Just Mercy
The Handmaid’s Tale
Gadfly: The Life and Times of Les Kinsolving-White House Watchdog (paused for now)
American Born Chinese
Honor Girl
Ways to Make Sunshine
Guts
Parable of the Sower
Black Girl Unlimited
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
The Harlem Hellfighters

Passing
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
One of Us is Lying
One of Us is Next
May I Have Your Attention, Please?
Spinning
The One Hundred Nights of Hero
The Deep & Dark Blue
More to come!


*When I was younger, I bought a lot of books. However, I went through a time period where I barely read, so I caught up on some books so that I could donate them.

Movies and TV Shows Watched

GREAT (8/10+):
Locke and Key
Music and Lyrics (re-watched)
Trevor Noah’s Comedy Shows
Cars 2 & 3 (and part of Cars 1) (re-watched)
Bill Cunningham
The Shawshank Redemption
Just Mercy
Beautiful Boy (re-watched)
Travelers (select episodes)
My Cousin Vinny
How to Train your Dragon (part of it)
This is Us (select episodes)
The Willoughbys
Spirited Away
Becoming
Dead to Me
Ms. Americana
The Secret World of Arrietty
My Neighbor Totoro
Inception
Toy Story 4
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (select episodes | re-watched)
Thirteenth
Howl’s Moving Castle
Back to the Future (1st and 2nd movie | re-watched)
To Save a Life (re-watched)
Castle in the Sky (re-watched)
Queer Eye (select episodes)
Hamilton (the film)
The Old Guard
Dark Waters
Spider-Man 1, 2, and 3 (re-watched)
Love on the Spectrum
The Umbrella Academy
Adú
Hairspray (re-watched) One of my favorite movies!
Billy Elliot
Lenox Hill
Avatar: The Last Airbender (select seasons | re-watched)
Let it Shine
The Book of Life (part of it)
Awkward Black Girl (web series | watched and re-watched)
Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic
The Queen’s Gambit
Fruitvale Station
Clouds
WALL·E (re-watched)
Catch Me if You Can
Soul
She Loves Me (musical recording)
Raya and the Last Dragon
Sweet Tooth (I can’t wait for Season 2 | watched and re-watched)
The End of the F***ing World
On My Block
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Little Women
The Great British Baking Show (select episodes)
Simone vs Herself
Squid Game (select episodes)
His Girl Friday
A Man Escaped
18 1/2
Back to the Future
Lilo and Stitch
Labyrinth (re-watched)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (re-watched)

GOOD (5/10-8/10):
Instant Family
Rotten (select episodes)
Despicable Me 3
The Good Place
Parasite
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker
Unorthodox
The Princess Diaries 2 (re-watched)
Moonrise Kingdom
50 Feet from Stardom
Manifest (select episodes)
Modern Family (select seasons)
Never Have I Ever (S2 watched in July)
The Politician (season 2)
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Birdbox
Soul Surfer (re-watched)
Work It
Good Girls (select episodes)
Beats
Knives Out (re-watched)
See You Yesterday
Love, Guaranteed
All Together Now
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
You Do You (YouTube series | re-watched)
Ride Along (part of it)
Double Jeopardy (most of it)
Community (select seasons) Troy and Abed’s relationship are in “Great”, though
Now You See Me (re-watched)
Bridgerton
Lady Bird
The Office (select episodes)
Timmy Failure (part of it)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (pretty enjoyable)
Oj… (I forgot the name – I will remember it soon)
Little
Coming to America and Coming 2 America
Black Mirror (select episodes)
Now You See Me 2
Ginny & Georgia
New Amsterdam (select episodes)
Legally Blonde
Atypical
Dynasty (select seasons)
Call Me By Your Name
Fatherhood
Everything Sucks!
Greenleaf
I Am Not Okay with This
The Kite Runner
Enola Holmes
The Half Of It
The Water Man
Kim’s Convenience
Friends (select episodes)
Out of Sight
Rules of the Game
Daisies
Vertigo

OKAY (4/10-):
Tiger King
50 First Dates
A Wrinkle in Time
100 Humans (select episodes)
Arrested Development (select episodes)
Miracle
Dumplin’
Downsizing
Dating Around (select episodes)
Nappily Ever After
Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2
Hocus Pocus
21 Jump Street
Moxie
I Feel Pretty
A Week Away
Tall Girl
Yes Day
Dare Me (select episodes)
Schitt’s Creek (select episodes)
Dear White People (select episodes)

Short Films Watched

I’ll Push You
50 Minutes to Save the World
Addiction
Chasing Coral
The Global Food Waste Crisis and The Danish Solution
2020 Yale Environmental 360 Video Contest Winners:
1. Backyard Battle: Helping Native Bees Thrive in a Honeybee World
2. In the Philippines, A Community Fights to Protect Its Ancestral Lands
3. Inside the Uphill Fight for Clean Water in California’s Central Valley
Coping with COVID-19 (A pandemic through a girl’s eyes: 16 adolescent girls from nine countries film their lives under lockdown)
All of Us Film: Award Winning Animated Short
Section 209: A short film based on a true story
My Hero is You
Hair Love | Oscar®-Winning Short Film (Full) | Sony Pictures Animation (re-watched)
Kitbull | Pixar SparkShorts
If Anything Happens I Love You
“Float” Full SparkShort | Pixar
“A Folded Wish” | CGI Animated Short Film (2020)
BOUNTY (Animated Short Film)
Deep-Fried Fingers (2021) | Award-Winning Animated Short Film
A Bunch of Avant-Garde Films (very wild)

Podcasts Listened To

Potter People Podcast – check this one out, my cousins host it
Word Matters
Citizens’ Climate Radio
TayTalks: Unapologetically Me
NYT Modern Love Podcast
The Man Enough Podcast
365 days with mxmtoon


Feel free to comment any recommendations. 🙂

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