What I Watched This Weekend Continued
It was another weekend staying at home which means I watched more TV than I probably should have. Is my bathroom clean? No. But did I almost finish The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? Yes.
To see what I've watched previously, click here.
First up, I watched the documentary Crip Camp on Netflix. It starts off being about a camp for handicapped people, where we meet some of the campers. Then, we learn more about what these people did to get equal rights under the law when it comes to public transportation, public bathrooms, accessibility in general, and discrimination. As an able-bodied person, I realized how much I take for granted. These days it's very commonplace to see ramps and elevators in public buildings, but it wasn't until the first Bush administration that this was made law. A group of handicapped people did a 20 something day sit-in to get the government's attention. So impressive! This documentary really made me realize how little I knew about this civil rights movement. It was a necessary yet overlooked revolution. I want to be Judy Heumann when I grow up! She was very instrumental in the movement and so well-spoken and eloquent. Such an inspiration.
Oh, and the documentary was produced by Barack and Michelle Obama.
Next, I continued my trek through The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Netflix. I'm still not totally done. I'm a couple of episodes into the third season. So far there are only three seasons. Spoiler Alert: At the end of season two we see Midge on the brink of getting married to cutie pie doctor, Benjamin, played by Zachary Levi, but she gets offered an opening spot on a tour so she goes back to Joel? What?!?! Then that's it. So far, the only explanation we get about Benjamin is that it's just over. He seemed pretty cool with her stand-up career. I don't understand why that's just over. I accidentally read somewhere that there may be a budding relationship between Midge and Lenny Bruce. Too obvious.
Regardless, I think season three is my favorite so far. Maybe it's because we have gotten to know the characters enough by now that they're more relatable. I'm not sure. Plus, I am loving Sterling K. Brown as Shy's manager. What a nice surprise? And I feel like Susie and Midge have really hit their stride. They are such a hoot together. Also, I would like to own almost all of Midge's outfits.