What I Watched: September 2022

Looking back at what I watched in September I’m genuinely surprised at how much I got through. The film section of this post is usually very short but it could have been way longer if I didn’t stop myself. Honestly I don’t know what happened. 

Anyway this post is already quite long so I won’t keep you from it any longer. 


The film section of this post is usually quite sparse, however, in September there were multiple new releases I wanted to watch. I’m not much of a film watcher these days, but when it comes to the later months I find films more cosy and don’t get me started on seasonal releases. 

My first film of September was Not Okay starring Zoey Deutch and Dylan O’Brien. This film was strange to say the least. It was so overly cringe that some moments were difficult to watch, but I get why they did these things. Overall it was quite enjoyable and my favourite part was the guinea pig named Guinea Weasley. Not a fan of them promoting just having one guinea pig though, you should never do this!

It’s been out for a while but I finally watched Crush on Disney+. This film was on my radar for quite some time and I even had friends suggesting it to me for months. I’m terrible at putting off things I really want to watch in fear that they aren’t going to be good. 

Thankfully this was pretty good. It was highly predictable, but the acting was great and I liked the actors involved. Super cute!

Straight after watching Not Okay and Crush (I was apparently on a film watching spree that day) I checked out Sex Appeal at the recommendation of my mom. Which in hindsight was a bit weird of her. Basically this film is about a high school senior creating an app to help create ‘perfect sex’. Which sounds weird, because it is.

It was very funny though and actually an enjoyable watch. It isn’t graphic in any way despite its themes and they actually use funny/creative situations to imitate these situations. 

After seeing Lightyear become available on Disney+ I had to watch it straightaway. Both my boyfriend and I are huge Toy Story fans and we were so excited for this film. Sadly, I didn’t love it. It was pretty decent and I loved the cat but it’s not a film I would watch again. Which really is a shame because the Toy Story series is so re-watchable. 

I spent quite a few days sitting on my sofa watching films on my iPad during which I watched You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle and Moulin Rouge. All of these films are classics, but I hadn’t seen any of them before. 

I really enjoyed Moulin Rouge, despite it’s chaoticness and Sleepless in Seattle was ok. But You’ve Got Mail has completely stolen my heart. It has pure autumnal vibes and I love that it’s about book shops. I don’t know why people prefer Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail is way better. 

The last film I watched in September was Do Revenge on Netflix. I’m a bit obsessed with Maya Hawke right now and her chemistry with Camila Mendes was insane. I really enjoyed the film even though it was a bit strange. But hey that’s the fun of it right?

TV Shows 

I started out the month watching Pistol; The Sex Pistols biopic. Genuinely this is one of the best biopics I have seen so far. The punk movement in the UK is a topic I’m really interested in and although I haven’t/don’t listen to The Sex Pistols very often I find htem to be a very interesting band. I highly recommend it. 

I absolutely love Fate: The Winx Saga. I’m aware that a lot of people don’t think it’s very good, but it feeds my Winx nostalgia in a form that appeals to my adult self. I love the cast, the settings are beautiful and the storylines are gripping. I’m in denial about only having two episodes left though and I keep putting them off. I saw a spoiler and it upset me so I can’t bring myself to finish it. 

If you have a Netflix account you need to watch Heartbreak High. It’s basically the Australian version of Sex Education. I binged the hell out of it. Do be warned that it’s a lot darker than Sex Ed though. The topics can get quite heavy but it has so many uplifting moments. 

I’m very quickly going to mention Heartstopper as I have finished watching it for my re-watch review series. I haven’t posted the last few episodes yet but I will probably do so in the next few weeks. I still absolutely love this show, I’ve seen it about five times nwo and I’m not bored of it yet. 

Andor came out a couple of weeks ago and it’s a show my boyfriend and I watch together. So far it’s been ok, very slow to get started. However, I have a feeling the next episode is going to be really great. 

The Rings of Power is another show I’m watching with my boyfriend. We are both big Lord of The Rings fans so we are loving it so far. It’s fun trying to guess who all of the characters are and how they relate to the later stories. Definitely check it out if you are into fantasy tv!  


Comfort watching was very big for me this month as it’s been quite rough. So basically I’ve been watching old Zoe and Joe Sugg vlogs and I’ll even admit that I’ve started on the festive content. 

Embarrassingly I spent a good few hours compiling a huge Christmas playlist but it makes me happy so I don’t care too much about it being embarrassing. 

I’m also still making my way through Gab Smolders’ Resident Evil series. I didn’t get through many as comfort watching really took priority this month.

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