What I’m Watching

I’m slowly easing back into my post-vacation life. I always feel like I need one more week while I’m traveling to the beach – one week to just relax and do nothing, and then another to go out and explore. There’s never enough time!

Maybe you’re like me and getting a slow start to your week, or maybe you’re off today and just want to veg out in front of the tv. I’ve done quite a bit of TV watching myself lately, so I thought I’d share my recent shows with you in case you’re looking for something good!

An In The Heights preview image on a movie theater screen, featuring the four stars in the middle.
Manifest (Netflix / Hulu)

I got into this show right before vacation. This was, perhaps, not my smartest choice, considering this was my first flight in over two years and the show focuses on a mystery surrounding a missing flight! Basically, a flight goes missing for five and a half years and mysteriously reappears – but for the passengers on board, it’s like no time has passed at all. Families have been separated and lives have changed, and everyone has to learn how to cope and re-adjust. It reminds me a bit of Lost in that there are lots of unanswered questions, and it’s got me hooked. I think I read that it was cancelled after its most recent season (season 3), but I’m hoping that Netflix picks it up for more!

Cruel Summer (Freeform / Hulu)

This show on Freeform just finished up its first season, and I feel like I kept seeing/hearing people talk about it everywhere. It’s split between three different summers, and jumps around a lot in time, but follows the disappearance/reappearance of a high school girl. There’s a lot of questions over who was responsible, and if another girl at the high school was involved, too. The ending was a little bit cliche, but I’ll still tune in for the next season.

In The Heights (HBO Max)

I did actually see this in the movie theater, but I’ve since re-watched at home! This movie from Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Chu is the perfect summer movie – it’s bright, and loud, and emotional, and so powerful. It’s about a neighborhood as a community, and about finding yourself and your home. It’s filmed so beautifully, the talent is incredible, and of course the songs are amazing. It’s only on HBO Max through July 10, so if you haven’t seen it yet, now is the time!

Run the World (Starz)

I started watching this show because one of the stars is Amber Stevens, who was also in Greek, one of my nostalgic favorite shows, but I actually ended up enjoying it on it’s own. It’s about four Black women, navigating their lives and relationships and friendships. It’s “real” – it’s not sitcom-y, and doesn’t gloss over the problems they’re facing. I really love shows that have fierce female friendship at the center of them, and this one doesn’t disappoint.

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