1. The Office, U.K. (Seasons 1-2, Netflix)- I took what some call the purist approach and watched the original version of The Office prior to diving into the US version. Ricky Gervais and Martin Short are hilarious. This series debuted in 2001 and was the first TV series mockumentaries. It would later inspire the U.S. Version and many of the first episodes of the U.S. version are drawn from these two short lived seasons.
2. The Office, U.S. (Seasons 1-9, Netflix)- Due to the success of The Office, other mockmentary series starting popping up. The best known and one of the first longest running was The Office (US version). It would pave the ways for Parks and Recreation and many other much loved mockumentary or faux documentary series. That being said the series kind of dies when Michael Scott leaves, but then the final season is spectacular since many of the original writers were brought back on staff.
3. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 3, Netflix)- I binged the entire seasons in three days. To be fair it was playing in the background while I was creating final projects and papers for the end of the semester. Titus has returned from the cruise, Kimmie is going to college, Lillian wants to join the local government and Jaqueline never learns; Season 3 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returns.
4. Twin Peaks (Seasons 1-2, Netflix)- For my Script Analysis and Development Class we compared the pilots of Twin Peaks and The Night Of to analyze what made them so enticing to viewers. This prompted me to re-watch all of Twin Peaks for my personal enjoyment and in anticipation for the Season 3 premiere. Twin Peaks originally aired in 1992 and follows the story of a small town dealing with the murder of local high school senior and homecoming queen Laura Palmer.
5. Bullet Journaling (BUJO)- June 1st is when I will begin my first Bullet Journal which will cover the next three months. On top of this endeavor, I have also begun organizing my life through other journals and notebooks. I am excited to share these with you (and how they develop) over the summer.
6. The Venture Brothers (Adult Swim Live Stream)- Another show that I binged in the background while I was preparing for the end of the semester. I somehow went through all six seasons. I praise the creators for character development and growth, while successfully poking fun at the superhero and boy adventurer genre. Rusty Venture was a boy adventurer in his youth and despite being a super scientist all grown up with two teen boys he is still prone to his own wayward adventures.
Things I am looking forward to in June:
June 9- Orange is the New Black, Season 6 (Netflix)
June 11- 70th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
June 18- The Great British Baking Show, Season 4 (PBS)
June 22- The Gong Show, Series Revival (ABC)
TBD- Another Period, Season 3 (Comedy Central)