Top 10 Things I Watched While I Didn’t Have a Computer

It’s been a weird month (or so). Just before I went to New York for UCB’s Del Close Marathon, the display on my laptop completely stopped working. Now I could explain why it took this long (that was at the very end of June) for me to have any reliable laptop situation again but that’d be boring so let’s just get right to the only good to come of this situation: I watched a lot of TV and movies. Not as much as you’d think because I did have other things going on, like shooting the Words With Girls pilot (casual mention of pretty big news), but a fair amount nonetheless. And so here is a list of the top ten things I watched via a method other than my laptop.

10. Bad Teacher  Season 1 Episode 6

I hadn’t seen an episode of this show yet and I know it’s been canceled already so I didn’t do my part at all but I didn’t hate it. I thought the movie was dumb so I was confused about why they made it into a television show but I might actually watch some more episodes. Or maybe I should hold onto the fondness I have in my heart for this show by not watching any more of it. But maybe it actually isn’t bad? I don’t know, someone help.

9. Katy Perry: Part of Me

Multiple people have talked to me about the end of this documentary. I won’t ruin it for you but if you want a newfound respect for Katy Perry then don’t watch it. If you want to feel better about how into “Roar” you are, then watch it right now.

8. Suits  Season 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdsMBMwlffY

Donna and Louis Litt have the best friendship on TV. There. I said it. Do people know who Meghan Markle is? People should know who Meghan Markle is.

7. Super High Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z08TuIKL24w

I watched this while eating a really intense popsicle and maybe I just really liked the popsicle but those things are forever linked in my mind now therefore I liked this documentary as well. It was funny though. I thought the advocacy part was weird but I like Doug Benson so whatever.

6. They Came Together

Part of why this was so enjoyable is because I saw it with someone who laughs a lot and also sort of gets shy about how hard they laugh immediately after they get done laughing which, as far as I’m concerned, is the cutest way to live your life. I love Paul Rudd and I love Amy Poehler so I loved this movie. And for people that aren’t necessarily into them but do love Wet Hot American Summer, that’s the way to sell them on seeing this. I guess I might like it more than most people because it’s a parody of romcoms but also an inadvertent send-up of heteronormativity?

5. Best Man Down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA1lAl9muuQ

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Justin Long is the poor man’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I don’t know why I started watching this movie. Netflix just happened to suggest it and I was like, “Sure. What else am I gonna do? Eat four more Oreos?” Then I was like wait, I should do that. So I ate four more Oreos then I watched this movie and it turns out I really liked it.

4. Particle Fever

I remember reading about the Large Hadron Collider and the “God Particle” when all this was happening years ago but I couldn’t make sense of most of it because I don’t know shit about physics, but this documentary makes the theories really easy to grasp. I also cried twice during this because I have to remind myself I’m a dork every so often and people pursuing knowledge for the sake of knowledge was just like weirdly touching and if you don’t cry when Peter Higgs stands up at the end, you’re a monster.

3. Bob’s Burgers  Season 4

I don’t know why everyone isn’t obsessed with this show?

2. Orphan Black  Season 2

I know everyone already is obsessed with this show.

1. Obvious Child

It’s just great and funny and Jenny Slate continues to be a national treasure. Find this movie and see this movie even if you don’t go see movies. Don’t wait for it to be on Netflix or Redbox. Go right now. It’s the sort of movie where if someone said they didn’t like it I’d just be like, “Oh, so I’m going to hate you forever I guess.” Like when someone says they’re really into Burger King’s new fries which are CLEARLY ruining the franchise.


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Brittani Nichols is a Los Angeles based comedy person. When she's not tweeting about white people or watching television, she's probably eating pizza. Actually, she's probably doing all three of those things concurrently and when she's not doing THAT, she's sleeping. Brittani also went to Yale and feels weird about mentioning it but wants you to know.

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14 Comments

  1. Yes, yes, yes, Obvious Child was so good it’s ridiculous. Everyone should see it. I haven’t laughed that hard at a movie in a long time.

  2. cb

    based on what I see on tumblr, I kinda thought everyone is obsessed with bob’s burgers?

    • I think people just life Tina .gifs? No one I talk to actually watches the show.

      • cb

        I mean I’ll be honest; I kinda like the gifs more that what I’ve seen of the show, so that could be a thing. does the show get better at some point (or do I just have tragic taste)? I’ve watched a tiny bit of the first season on Netflix and felt so-so about it.

  3. YAAAASSSS to Suits. More people definitely need to watch that show…

    All the women on this show are flawless: Sarah Rafferty (Donna), Meghan Markle (Rachel) and Gina Torres (Jessica). FLAW-LESS!

    And the fashion? People cheer the fashion on Scandal but it can’t hold a candle to Suits. Again, flawless.

  4. Mik

    Sorry, after reading “Words With Girls pilot” no other words on this page matter.

    • Mik

      Wait that’s mean, I’m sure your words are worth reading. I’ll finish my freakout and then take on the rest.

  5. My girlfriend and I are OBSESSED with Bob’s Burgers. So much so, we have to watch one episode at a time and not often to spread the fun until season 4 is on Netflix. :)

  6. rae

    I too am obsessed with Bob’s Burgers. It really is just amazing.

    Once I went a couple of months without internet and I watched every single episode of the Golden Girls.

  7. So I basically watched Words With Girls and Unicon Plan-it when my TV didn’t work. I was like wtf have I been missing. And MDK. Hannah ♥

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