On My Television

clickWhen Strangers Click (2010)

From HBO: Finding love has never been easy. But it’s also never been easier. Online dating sites thrive on the promise that dates and mates are just a “click” away. But are they? WHEN STRANGERS CLICK: FIVE STORIES FROM THE INTERNET, from Robert Kenner (the Oscar®-nominated “Food, Inc.”), tells the revealing stories of people whose lives were transformed in unexpected ways by online encounters.

My thoughts: Eh, it was okay. It was a decent way to spend a free couple of hours, but I wouldn’t put it on a “must-watch” list. I will say that the relationships are interesting – it’s not just “met in a chatroom, then went to dinner, fell in love.” There are some really complicated stories.

jigJig (2011)

From Wiki: Jig is a 2011 documentary produced and directed by Sue Bourne about the world of Irish dance and the fortieth Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow.

My thoughts: I never realized how big Irish dance was around the world. I mean, it’s a big thing locally, but this really opened my eyes. I enjoyed it. The championships were like a pageant with injuries.

film-somm-570Somm (2012)

From IMDB: Four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world.

My thoughts: A little pretentious, but I enjoyed seeing everything that goes into picking a good wine at the top level. I will admit that it all seemed a little pointless to me – can anyone other than the people who actually pass this test tell the difference? I’ll still drink my $10 bottle of whatever white is already chilled at the liquor store though.

2234942-indie_game_super_meatboy_roomIndie Game: The Movie (2012)

From IMDB: A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.

My thoughts: Extremely interesting – especially since it is a couple of years old and a lot of the games they focus on are released and playable.

5-reasons-why-you-should-watch-mansome-the-movie_imgMansome (2012)

From IMDB: A documentary that explores the question: In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore – what does it mean to be a man?

My thoughts: Eh, not great. Maybe I expected too much from it?


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