The Broken Quill’s May 2020 Watch List

Wayward husbands, two ex-lovers on the run, and the return of a female Russian assassin are all on my watch list this month.

There’s a lot of media out there waiting to be devoured by hungry pop culture junkies. We really are spoiled for choice right now.

So here’s a little update on what I’m watching and what I think makes each of these shows good enough for you to consider watching yourself!

You’re welcome.

Run

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TV-MA | Comedy, Romance, Thriller | TV Series (2020– )

Two ex-lovers activate a long-planned escape to disappear together.

Creator: Vicky Jones

Stars: Merritt Wever, Domhnall Gleeson, Rich Sommer

“Run” is such a catchy title for a tv show, don’t you think? It sums up everything you
really need to know about this show and then some.
The first impressions were great, and the trailer did a decent job of dishing up just enough to make you hungry for more. Two exes on the run, but how did it begin? And who are they running from?
That’s probably one of the most complicated questions to ask about this show. There’s a lot more to the “reason” behind why they’re both running. It’s not as clear cut as it seems and it gets a lot messier with each episode.

Count me in, I’m down for getting messy!

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Trailer Discussion – Daniel Isn’t Real and Truth Be Told

Daniel Isn’t Real features an area of horror that hasn’t really been covered in the genre that well – imaginary friends that end up turning against you…

Daniel Isn’t Real (2019)

2:01 | Trailer

A troubled college freshman, Luke, suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel to help him cope.

Writers:

Brian DeLeeuw (novel), Brian DeLeeuw | 1 more credit »

Daniel Isn’t Real features an area of horror that hasn’t really been covered in the genre that well – imaginary friends that end up turning against you. It’s trippy and intensely psychological, which can sometimes be entertaining to watch and other times it’s just silly and tedious. Some movies that try to pull off the whole “psychological thriller” vibe but fail – there’s a bunch of them, and as I write this, I’m wondering if I’ll be adding this one to that list. Also worth noting that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Patrick plays the imaginary friend. Funny that Arnie never did horror movies, so his son is kinda branching out where his famous dad didn’t. I’m not holding my breath that this is going to be any good, but if I see it, I’ll share the rest of my insights then!

Thankfully, the second trailer I saw was a lot better.

2:22 | Trailer
A true-crime podcaster tries to solve the mystery surrounding a family patriarch’s death.

Truth Be Told stars Aaron Paul, hot off the movie trail with Netflix’s El Camino released last week, Paul plays a man who may have been wrongfully accused of murder. Octavia Spencer plays the woman who helped to put him away for 18 years. What comes out of the prison cell is a furious and aggressive man, and rightfully so. But if he didn’t commit the crime, who did? Lizzy Caplan is also in this playing twins who look awfully guilty of something. This TV series does look like the type of crime-thriller I could actually enjoy. I’m also not overlooking the fact that this tv series will be featured on Apple TV + so not too sure how many people will actually get to see this if they don’t subscribe.