I've been watching a lot more movies lately, in part because when I feel sick that's about all I feel up to. I'm watching a lot more baby-related stuff and home improvement shows. Here's what I'm watching - share what you've been into lately!
The Business of Being Born - I feel like this is required watching for MDC, you can't be here for more than a day without being instructed to see it. I thought it was good, though after doing some research I felt their statistics were a little misleading. Not inaccurate, just lacking some background information to put things in perspective. But this movie was a key point in my decision to attempt birth without an epidural. Seeing women in unmedicated labor not screaming was totally unexpected.
Babies - this is just cute porn. Cute babies being adorable. I did feel they were really unfair to the San Francisco parents. I found out a few interesting things afterwards - the SF mom, who we first see in a hospital with her baby hooked up to a million machines, actually had a homebirth. After the birth, the baby wasn't breathing as well as they liked so she spent a few days in the NICU. Interestingly, the primary reason the Nambian mother agreed to shoot the film was because they offered her free postnatal care at a local hospital (though the birth was at home).
Nursery University - all about the nursery school process in NYC, which a friend of mine just went through. Nothing has made me so glad to be leaving the area. Although I'm sure there are plenty of preschools not nearly as insane as those.
Pregnant in America - I thought this movie was really obnoxious. I hate when documentaries feel like propaganda. The filmmaker/father comes across as being incredibly closed-minded. Unhelpful.
My House Your Money - this is a househunting show about spoiled twentysomethings whose parents are buying them a place. It fills me with rage. It's like a train wreck I can't stop watching.
Clean House - the world's sassiest woman helps couples declutter. It's like Hoarders but without the soul-crushing depression. it inspires me to get rid of everything I own.
So yeah, that's what I've been watching lately. How about you?