Lately I find myself drifting towards watching movies rather than reading. Having a bit of a brain fizz from teaching this year. It’s been a stressful year, as was the year before, and the one before that one. Reading, my usual standard of decompressing, is not the tonic is once was.
I am turning towards old favorites, movies that make me feel good, or are entertaining or offer a sense of escape. Here are a few that have helped me cope through the odd and strenuous days from teaching, grading, coping with students present and those missing, not to mention coping with parents and policies.
What movies or series do you gravitate towards for escaping or coping?
Lots of English or Australian mysteries or family dramas. I DO love The Thin Man movies, as well!
Mysteries are on the list. Watching Inspector Lewis currently.
I like the analogy of tracking down students’ assignments to solving mysteries. 🤣 I’ve only seen Field of Dreams, but Stranger than Fiction looks like something I might enjoy.
It’s one clever flick.
I love Doctor Who, especially the old series from ’63 to ’89. Twin Peaks is a good one to go to but my absolute favourite is The Mysterious Cities of Gold, a fun cartoon with history and a cracking score.
I’ve heard of Twin Peaks but have yet to check it out. I hear it’s rather wonky.
It is but in the best way! It’s just awesome!
On the list it goes…
When the brain and emotions are exhausted, reading can be too challenging. I’ve known many people who’ve lost their ability to read over the past couple of years. I think that’s one of the many reasons why I love middle grade and picture books. I can still read them even if I’m done with the outside world. It’s only recently that I’ve been able to read a few books meant for adults. But I still tend to stay away from the angst-riddled YA. There’s enough angst in the news. RE: your film list. I nodded when I read your comment about Katniss. Yes, that is what it takes, isn’t it. You could add the patience of Job, I’m thinking. Thank you for being a teacher.
Thanks, Jilanne. I am turning to more middle-read books. Less drama than YA, for sure.