What kind of entertainment consumer are you? There are no wrong answers! Do you have a favorite type of visual entertainment you regularly fall back or are you always looking for something new? Joe and Jared discuss some of their go-to shows and what they look for when choosing something to watch.
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What Kind of Movies and Shows do You Watch?
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I am Joe and I'm Jared and welcome to the 68 and Ben's podcast. When we discuss our fixation with movies and television, and those that we consider absolutely binge-worthy right now.
okay, today we are going to talk about
What we love about film. What, what kind of film Watcher are we? What kind of entertainment person are we? So
Joe, I see you as the very learned and film critic. Am I off face? I don't see myself that way. If I if I if I feel like I shouldn't admit the head off, I don't want to sound too pretentious. But yeah, I'm aware that sometimes and I'm not one of these weirdos that'll be like oh the French New Wave Cinema Francois. Truffaut you know if Frederick but you know what those things are. So that kind of says that you may be, that I might be. Yeah, I am. I suppose, I am, I am a pretentious douche bag movie collector cuz I I will Rave. Sometime douchebag is, bro, Frick, is that, that describe somebody that's honest or a connoisseur. I will Rave about Criterion Collection movie. So and if you don't know what Criterion Collection to talk about that in future episodes,
I like, I like different aspects of movies. I I will sometimes fall in love with the cinematographer for a film, so I will sometimes fall in love with the person, doing soundtracks from movies, like James Horner or at my goodness. What's the name of the guy that that does? The Christopher Nolan soundtracks in his name is escapes. Me is very well-known, probably the best in the business. I will, for example, fall, in love, with Rodger deakins, who's a legend. I'm, he's won an Academy Award for. He did cinematography for Skyfall to the cinematography for 1917. He did the cinematography for Blade, Runner 2049 the sequel. So, yeah, there's different. There's different pieces of film that I fall in love with me. I guess that makes me maybe my can't. I taste a little weird. Hey, whatever. Floats your boat and it's B really would have
Down to it. Now, that's why there's so many options I think for me. I am more of a so I do not remember directors names. I barely remember actors names. If it all even movies and actors that I really appreciate, I just, I don't remember, we don't hang out so right by. I'm not on the first name basis for these people. So I consume their work and I enjoy the work. In some cases, I really love it, but I don't remember all. I don't seek out on details like, you know, who was the
Key gripper, who produced at, who is the the director? I don't remember that stuff, but what would I look for? And it, it changes throughout my life. When I consider a good movie, what is a good movie? It could be different day-to-day, really, it could be different year-to-year. Now, that means said, some of the old favorites, I love him all the time. You know, for years regardless of where I am in life because they've connected to me deeply. But I think now there are just so many options available so many services, so many people producing really excellent quality films and shows that what I watch at any given moment is
Determined on my mood and my time restraints, you know, for example if I'm here I work from home. So if I'm here at lunch and I've got 30 minutes, there's a lot of 30 minute, or 20 minute episodes of something that I can watch and then really enjoy, and it doesn't have to consume my life. Have to consume my thoughts after work either, but
I didn't really describe much there. Did I tell you I have a wide variety of of taste. I like a lot of different things now. I think he described it perfectly and I'll try and look at it. Similarly, as well. I mean and that extends to television as well, I mean, right, I will come home. So I don't work too far from home. I will I have an hour lunch and there are some days I'll come home and I will pop in a 30-minute episode on Hulu of, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. My son, loves that show. My gosh, that show, before I I, I mean, I, I, I have to work with
I have to work with people that drive me nuts sometimes and so I will watch a show that is absolutely Bonkers and mean it it is chaotic the crazy that show and it's cathartic. I, it's, it's a form of therapy. I can't do that. And it's and it is I like what you said about mood. I mean, depending on the mood or how the mood strikes, you you have kind of a mental memory of the kind of film you're in the mood for, right? And you do, my go-to is scrubs. I I love the show Scrubs. I've been watching it since it was on TV and I actually got a Hulu subscription because it was on Scrubs. And that's one of those things where it's a 20-25 minute episode, I can watch it on at lunch, I can watch it working out.
whatever I'm doing or when I'm cooking dinner or something or I can just let it go and and watch episodes and I've seen it, I've seen all
What is a 8 Seasons? A good Seasons. That had a night season if I remember correctly, but it was not very good. So I I don't count that as one of the seasons, sure. But I've seen it all the way through like four times. So I know, I know the material but I love it because it, it goes.
It hits on all levels. It, it covers a lot of really
Existential topics and it's just plain zany and ridiculous moments after. So it's just it's just fun covers a lot of ground very quickly so it's just an all-around comforting show to watch for me, that's awesome. I am I get criticism from my wife because I will continue to watch Seinfeld probably until I die. Why not? It's hilarious. And my wife's like, you've seen this one already in my guess is a problem. I ate whatever of the wrong with that but there's something about it's it's like an old coat or yeah. I like it. It's like it's familiar and I felt good when I was wearing it. Why wouldn't I want to put that back on? I think that's a fair question.
I think that's what probably brings me back to watch things and re-watch things, not necessarily because I'm interested in discovering something new or having a completely different experience which it that happens. That's fantastic. But I just really just enjoy the familiar Comfort. I had when I first watched it. I think that's what the memory mixed with feeling. Yeah, that's what it comes down to. That's a perfect explanation yet. So yeah, shows I think capture that has shows all of it. So, you know, there's their shows that I watch with my family that I can continue to watch and I can actually remember certain times and the way I felt when I was watching it with my family, which is kind of wild, really? Cuz it's not just about the show, then it's about who you washed it wet. So what kind of
What kind of watch or are, you know, what kind of entertainment do you pursue? I think it's an interesting question to consider as we really essentially especially as we waved through the multitude multitude of choices cuz there are just so many choices right now and we both of you and I have gone down a dead-end roads with shows where you think it's going to keep going. And then I guess that's the ends and it's frustrating, which we will talk about in future episodes, what shows to avoid starting and getting all attached to before they just break up with you without any word. If it's like, it's like an untimely death and then you're left a goodbye. Yeah, it's just it's a sad Cliffhanger that will never be revived and never never finished. So yeah.
So what kind of you or are you you ever consider that you have a go-to together set type of genres that you go back to over and over again and think about it, let us know until then thanks for joining us. Will be back with you soon.
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