[Things I Watch] Please Like Me

Can we please talk about the TV show Please Like Me?

It’s not a new show (piloted in 2013; is ‘piloted’ a real word?), and I only stumbled across this show a week or two ago on Netflix.

I have to be very honest here, I’m a bit ADD, which means when I watch anything at home I either fidget with something or I play some brainless game on my phone. You’re right, I don’t focus and I miss a lot. This could be why it took me a while to get into this show. The characters are unbelievably hilarious, but no one delivers a punch line like it’s a punch line. There are no awkward pauses or raising their voices to announce the arrival of a gif-able golden punch line. The funniest parts of the show are in fact delivered in such way that if you don’t pay attention, you will miss it completely.

Please Like Me

After breaking up with his girlfriend, Josh comes to the realization that he is homosexual.

Gay. I’m just going to call him gay, ok? He calls himself gay on the show. It’s okay to state that he’s gay, right?

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So Josh realises he’s gay, and we come to learn that his parents are divorced: his father is dating a Thai girl, and his mother depressed. Sounds a little like Modern Family doesn’t it?

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A Plastic Ocean

Get set for an evening with A Plastic Ocean, a documentary that examines the effects of plastic entering the ocean.

Hong Kong-based Australian journalist Craig Leeson grew up on the beaches of Tasmania. As an avid surfer, he spent the last five years travelling around the globe for A Plastic Ocean, a documentary that examines the effects of plastic entering the ocean.

Perhaps this is not our problem if we are not the ones littering but A Plastic Ocean begs to differ.

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It started when researchers found more plastic than plankton in the Pacific Ocean. While many associate โ€œplastic in the oceanโ€ with an image of pieces of disgusting litter we can easily swim away from, the realisation is that by the time trash has been washed out to the sea, they have broken down to small pieces; some even invisible to the human eye. For those of you who are thinking this means plastic have decomposed, think again. The smaller the pieces of plastic are, they closer they get to the beginning of the food chain, and guess where those traces of plastic end up?

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