When I was a little girl, I remember how much enjoyment I had in watching films. The gummy bears, Tom & Jerry, and the Smurfs were my heroes. I watched the German soap opera Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten when I was a teen but was bitterly shocked when I found out that these TV shows were created so the TV channel could sell ads. In fact, the show seems to only exist so that us consumers get hooked. Or in other words, I woke up and realized it's not so good to sit in front of the TV all day long, watch, consume without adding any of my own value. I could rather read a book and learn about language than apparently wasting time watching a film.
Then there is the other side, the positive of a film. You could dive into another storyline and be in various different stories. Sometimes I put on Swedish TV (or radio) and in the blink of a moment, I feel like I'm back in Sweden. The Neptunian realms of imagination as found in the film has the positive side effect that it can bring us out of our everyday habitual life.
Today the Amazon Firestick arrived in the mail, I make better use of these moments when I feel lazy and just want to watch something. I tried Apple TV but found that the choice of various films was limited. I'm interested in the weird, independently produced films who won prizes. It looks like Amazon Fire is a good alternative because there is a better selection.
Even IMDB has an integration, so I can choose from the list of really cool film stuff I collected while browsing one of my to-watch stuff.
But yeah, I watch some film for a while, find some inspiration, and then go back to create my own content.
Anything worth watching?