Another year. Another post of TVs that rank and review all the shows that I spent time watching. This year, I enjoyed Korean dramas more than Western dramas and liked that they were available on Netflix in real time.
Killing Eve S1 – 4 / 5
A refreshing thriller / crime drama that deserved all the praise and more. The cat and mouse chase between the assassin and British detective was so addictive that I binged the entire season in one sitting. Can’t wait to see the second season.
After Life S1 – 4 / 5
Unexpectedly delightful show! Staying true to its European roots, the pace was slower and the dialogue was caustic. Wish that it was longer and can’t wait for the second season.Read More »
Parasite – 5/5
The best movie of the year for me. So many unexpected twists and turns. What I thought was going to be a low key movie about a poor family infiltrating a rich family to earn a living turned out to be a strange tragedy in the end. So glad that I went to the theaters to enjoy it!
The Green Book – 4.5/5
Sadness and hope packaged into one! What a fascinating true story and great to see that the two were friends for life.Read More »
I watch a lot of TV. Some think it’s odd because I also read just as much. Often times, I forget what I saw, so in an attempt to document my life and reflect, I compiled and ranked noteworthy shows of 2018.
Black Mirror S4 – 4 / 5
I need to be mentally prepared to watch and process this show, preventing me to binge-watch. However, it makes me think twice about how technology is impacting our daily lives and what I need to look out for when I make mindless decisions about technology. The show does a good job of making us see our own reflection in the mirror, hence the name, Black Mirror!Read More »
For the first time in my life, I documented and reviewed all the movies I watched throughout the year.
I tweaked and changed the format throughout the year and I’m quite happy with this format and result. The fifteen movies below are rank ordered, starting from the ones that I enjoyed the most, to my least favorite.
The Spy Gone North – 4.5 / 5
Hands down, one of my favorite Korean movie of this year. The acting, the action, and the storyline kept me thinking and interested throughout the two hour movie. I still can’t believe that this was based on true story! I wonder how many spies or double agents are crossing the border every single day, in hopes of helping each other out.Read More »
Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (4/5)
I enjoyed Ali Wong’s stand-up last year and was excited to see this year’s special. It was super funny, however, after a couple of months of watching, I can’t really remember much other than that she talked frankly about having kids and her Asian upbringing.Read More »