10 Things I Hate About You

What a movie to kick off with! A classic of 90s teen rom-coms, the likes of which you don’t see in this crass and cynical century! Can you believe that we (because I assume you are exactly the same age and general demographic as me because I am self-centered and myopic) once lived in a time where a popular movie opened with the song “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies and it wasn’t meant to be ironic? Youth! Innocence!

I honestly have no worldly idea how I’m going to structure these writeups going forward but guess what? You can deal! For this, my inaugural post, I will list 10 things this rewatch made me think about.

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Welcome to the Rewatch Zone

This project was initially conceived as a New Years Resolution which was, in short, “Instead of rewatching Gilmore Girls for the 6,000th time, maybe do some writing in 2016.” I decided to haul out my DVD binders (which have been collecting dust over the last few years thanks to Netflix) and watch every single movie I own, in alphabetical order. And then write something about each one.

Then I counted how many movies I have and realized that there’s very nearly one for every day of the year. So apparently this is not so much a 2016 project as a potentially eternal project, but hey, if I’m going to Sisyphus myself it may as well involve watching movies!

My DVD collection is a bit… idiosyncratic. It started with a handful of rom-coms when I was a teenager, blossomed into a collection of hip/foreign/indie/cult/prestige movies during my pretentious college years, took a detour through grossout comedy land in my early 20s and now, basically whatever 5-10 movies I manage to actually see in a year and like enough to buy. To give you a sneak peek of what you and I are in for, a complete list of my movies is below:

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