Hello once again, Stage 32!
This one's not mine, but I saw it as a post from a friend, and I thought it would be a good one for this group!
Here's the scenario: If you could pick from only one of each of the following categories to serve as your social distancing binge, which would you pick, and why?
1. Director of your choice. You get all of their works.
2. Feature Film Trilogy.
3. Franchise series.
4. Prestige TV Series.
5. Comedy and/or Animated TV Series.
Here are mine - and my rationales:
1. Steven Spielberg - The Indiana Jones movies alone make it worth it, but with so many classics in so many different genres (Jaws, E.T., Munich, Jurassic Park), I mean, you're covered!
2. Back to the Future - It holds up today just as well as ever, and you notice new little details every time you watch it.
3. Marvel Cinematic Universe - Another one with great performances, fun stories that don't take themselves too seriously, and of course, getting a few moments with the late great Stan Lee.
4. The Sopranos - the original show that set the stage for all of the prestige TV that came after it. So many staples of what we now expect from our dramas (10-13 episode format, solid music supervision, cinema level production and acting, and deep rich storytelling) this was the show that kicked all of it off. And it's even more relevant today.
5. King of the Hill - I mean, it's hard to pick just one work by Mike Judge, but I'd have to go with the show that delivered a slice of suburban Texas, plenty of laughs that were balanced by pathos, and more heart than you may remember.
But enough of my rambling! What are your picks? After all, there's no reason I should have all the fun.