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What I Watched In January 2021: Mini Reviews

The movies and tv shows I watched in January.

I’ve done this type of post in the past, usually with monthly Netflix reviews, but with so many shows in January being scattered across different platforms, I didn’t have time to individually review everything so these are small reviews of what I watched.

WandaVision (Disney+)

Wanda and Vision weren’t my favorite characters in the MCU but just the two of them together allows me to see why others like their pairing so much. I found myself wrapped up in the mystery of what’s going on and why their lives have become different sitcoms from different decades.

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There are a lot of details and things to pay attention to. I feel like everything said and shown is for a reason, or I’m just looking too into things. I honestly don’t think you have to be caught up on the MCU to watch this show but it would help.

Marvel’s Legends (Disney+)

I just said I don’t think you have to be caught up in the MCU to watch WandaVision, however, if you need a recap, Legends are short videos of Marvel characters, who they are, and how they got to where they are. For example, Wanda and Vision have separate videos detailing their lives. Wanda’s starts with her and her brother explaining the bomb that blew up their home to the experiments on them and right up to Endgame.

It’s just a quick recap of the characters, which I assume they’ll do for Bucky and Sam when Falcon and The Winter Soldier comes out.

Soul (Disney+)

This movie left me crying while staring at the screen for like five minutes after it was done. Music teacher, Joe, dies after getting the gig of his life and has to find a way back to his body while ending up in the “Great Before,” the place where unborn souls are before they’re ready to go to Earth.

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Oh hey, there’s me.

The message is simple but I think it’s going to hit adults pretty hard. Joe wasn’t happy with his life, he felt like he failed and never took the time to realize the good things in his life. He has to learn the point of life isn’t having this grand music career playing gigs every night. The point is to live.

Soul is a recommendation from me, even if things drag a little in the middle cause this is still a “kid’s” movie.

Attack On Titan Season 4 (Hulu)

January really gave us some of my favorite episodes of Attack on Titan ever. Since we’re in the middle of the season I can’t really say a lot but there’s been a four year time jump and I’m not this far in the manga, so I went in completely blind.

People have complained about the animation. Personally, I have no issue with it. Some of my favorite parts is seeing the characters, especially Eren, and their growth over the years. Eren still has some early season Eren moments, but his maturity and patience just left me so happy to see.

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And I was BEYOND excited to see the Scouts, Mikasa, Armin, Sasha, Connie, Jean, Levi, and Hange. I was bouncing in my seat during their return.

Mysterious Planet (Discovery+)

I love learning about the planet and animals but I’m also the type of person who can’t stand seeing animals get hurt (I know, circle of life and everything) so this show is hosted by David Schwimmer and has more of a light-hearted tone with jokes but still informational and talking about the stranger side of the planet and animals you might have never heard about.

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This time of year usually brings me down so I’m glad these new shows and movies are there to keep me entertained and out of my seasonal depression rut.

Have you seen any of them? What did you think?

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2 thoughts on “What I Watched In January 2021: Mini Reviews

  1. johnrieber says:

    “Soul” was a beautiful, heartfelt film…as for “WandaVision”, I’m interested to see if Marvel fans will stick with it…I think it’s worth the trip, but it takes time and attention to detail – great reviews!

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