Movies–ALL movies, he has no particular favorites. In my memory, I only remember him NOT watching four or five movies to the end.
Mate’s Favorite Things
But he does have a few favorites, movies or television shows he’ll stop anything for, stay up late for, tape and watch over and over again.
You’ve Got e-Mail
Sleepless In Seattle
The Right Stuff
The Fifth Element
The Princess Bride
Rick and Morty
I am not quite like my Mate.
I love movies– some movies.
Mate likes Paul Thomas Anderson Movies.
They creep me out.
Mate likes Rick and Morty and Bob’s Burgers.
When I was a kid, I was forced to watch Heavy Metal and Wizards and Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat in the theater.
They totally freaked me out. Sadly, I’m not a fan of grownup cartoons, animated blood, vomit, or semen.
There, I said it.
I feel better.
But I too have some movies that I can watch again and again and again…
The Princess Bride
A Knight’s Tale
Last of the Mohicans
The 13th Warrior
Die Hard 1, 3 & 4
Men in Black
Out of Sight
Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2
All 3 of the Star Trek reboots
Mate will put up with almost all of my movies and shows–except Supernatural. It sends him into the other room.
I haven’t seen any of the last two seasons. This makes me want to cry.
But the thing is, they’re close.
But close enough.
He favors more romance.
I favor more shit go boom.
He’ll watch Newt Scamander’s Fierce Creatures and Where to Find Them a dozen times and I can watch it to keep him company. I’ll watch 1-7 of the Harry Potter movies at any time and he’ll do the same.
I only mention this because there does come a time in your lives when your happiness depends on what you can do at the same time, in the same place, while in the house together.
It doesn’t matter that I’m knitting and he’s writing soccer e-mails–
What matters is that we can deal with the same TV while we’re doing it.
It’s something nobody tells you in romance books or relationship books. TV (or books or movies or music or other quiet domestic things like exercising together or walking the dogs or going beer tasting) can make the difference.
And eventually, I will talk him and the kids into watching the next two seasons of Supernatural.
Cause, you know. Winchester brothers. There it is.