May Favorites

FILM

Knock Down the House

Whether you agree with her politics or not, you have to admit that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a force to be reckoned with. In a very short amount of time she went from being a bartender in the Bronx to Representative of New York’s 14th congressional district. This documentary follows the events leading up to AOC’s historic win as well as the journey of three other women running for public offices. Paula Jean Swearengin, Cori Bush and Amy Vilela are each passionate about their communities and share a desire to improve people’s quality of life in this country. I liked that the doc told these women’s individual stories because in doing so, it told a larger story about how hungry many Americans are for change. If you haven’t seen Knock Down the House, it’s streaming exclusively on Netflix.

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An image from Netflix’s Knock Down the House (2019)

 

Always Be My Maybe

Boy do I love a good rom-com! Ali Wong and Randall Park star in this funny, sweet, hilarious Netflix original that I think I’ll be watching at least 10 more times this year. I love the cast, the unconventional story, and the amazing surprise cameo by one my faves. He’s in the trailer, but just in case you missed it by some chance..it’s Keanu Reeves!!! Daniel Dae Kim also guest-stars. Always Be My Maybe is streaming now. Go check it out if you’re a sucker for this genre. You can thank me later 😉

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An image of Ali Wong and Randall Park in Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe (2019)

TV

On My Block 

Four young friends come of age in a less than perfect neighborhood. Drugs, violence, and gangs are part of their every day reality. The only way for them to survive is by sticking together.

I’m not sure how this Netflix series was able to fly under my radar for so long. I binge watched the first two seasons this month and can’t wait for new episodes to return. The writing is smart and the actors much talented beyond their years (and getting better each season). Did I mention that On My Block is also hilarious? The laughs always flow freely. Another score for Netflix!

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An image from Netflix’s On My Block (2019)

 

 

What were you into this month? Any series, novels, films I should check out Let me know in the comments down below!

3 thoughts on “May Favorites

  1. Great post!

    I rarely watch movies, but I actually watched Always Be My Maybe on Netlfix. I totally loved it! I had no idea Keanu Reeves was going to be in it, I was like WHAT?!, LoL. Totally fun film!

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  2. I used to love eating at Coffee Shop on Union Square where AOC waited on me a couple times. I miss that place. They closed citing the $15 an hour minimum wage increase, which they said they cannot afford… So… gotta pass on that type of change. On My Block sounds interesting. Love getting ideas from your blog – thanks!

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