Breaking news: I’m not watching much TV these days.
Hunkering down in the quiet, seasonally forsaken woods of Southampton, New York has disrupted my normal (bad) habit of watching Netflix and Britbox and PBS Passport programs in my bedroom, late into the wee hours of school nights. Perhaps it’s the general disorientation of this pandemic we’re going through, or perhaps it’s not having a TV in my bedroom, but I haven’t even been tuning in to my usual late-night network favorites. If I catch their clips on Twitter, I’m happy. Sometimes I sit and knit in total silence. Sometimes I [gasp] don’t knit, I just turn out the lights and listen to the owls.
One thing we’ve been doing is watching movies we’ve seen before or even memorized. It’s super comforting, and it’s also solid cultural indoctrination for godson Nicolas, the one member of our home-staying household who did not grow up in the U.S. and therefore doesn’t get it when we recite lines from these movies. So far we’ve rented My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, bringing Nico all up to date on Windex as a miracle cure-all, cooking lamb for vegetarians, and “Bueller. . . Bueller?”
With all of our habits discombulated by this thing, I’m wondering: What are you all watching these days? What’s fun? What’s soothing? What’s good to knit along to? What movies do people who grew up in France need to know?
Answers on a postcard (or in the comments), please.