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What BSH is watching - Drew Meyer

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Hello from Scotland!

For today’s installment of “what BSH is watching”, its me, Drew, live from isolation in Scotland!

I love a good Netflix to wind down a busy day, as we all do. However, as I’m a university student, and still have classes on, my watch-list/media-list has been a bit more barren when compared to others. That being said, I’ll be giving my watch/listen/consume recommendations nonetheless.

Lets’ a go:

TV/Movies

Back in Time For ____ series

This series of programs run on BBC 2 and essentially put history into practice. Presented and written with the assistance of BBC historians, the show places ordinary people into various situations to see how they have changed throughout different decades and eras of British history, particularly from the Victorian era through to the modern day, with many stops along the way. For example, the most recent one that they’re still in the middle of is “Back in Time For the Corner Shop”, in which they recruit a family to run a corner store in Sheffield to see how that line of work has changed and adapted over time. It’s quite interesting if you’re a bit of history nerd like me.

The Mummy

Okay, hear me out.

Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, classic corny 90’s film?

All day viewing.

In all seriousness, The Mummy (1999) is one of my personal favorite movies ever, and back when I lived with my family in the U.S, we used to watch it at least once every other month. For us, it’s the equivalent of comfort food, and in such uncertain times, we could all use a little comfort.

Any movie by Wes Anderson

In particular, my favorites directed by him are ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, and ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’, though I love all of his films. The interesting, quirky ways he plays with camera direction, one shots, and asymmetric story telling have always fascinated me, and I always find that I discover something new whenever I re-watch one of his works.

Music

Fleetwood Mac - “Rumors”

It may be old, but it’s such a good album. I don’t think that Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham would’ve ever thought that their fighting would result in one of the best albums from the late 70’s.

Truthfully, I’m a huge fan of older music. It’s always spoken to me in a way that more modern hits haven’t. You’ll likely never find me listening to a pop song released in the past five years.

Eagles - “Hotel California” (album)

A lot of people think of the eponymous track when they see this album, but for me, “New Kid in Town” is my favorite. While my brother has always liked the more rock heavy songs from Eagles, I tend to prefer Glen Frey’s more country-rock, mellowed style. It’s quite soothing.

Speaking of which, my brother and I saw Eagles live in concert this past summer at Wembley, and they toured with Glen’s son, who played some of his songs. It was a really special moment.

Tame Impala - “Currents”

Wonderful album.

Everybody remembers “The Less I Know the Better” from this one, but I love every track listed.

Other

Broad Street Hockey Radio

It’s a plug alright!