Movie/TV recommendations in Movies & Television Posted February 9, 2019 I'm 3 out of 5 episodes through Eight Hours Don't Make a Day and I am totally in love with this. The way it treats it's characters is just so great. I didn't actually know anything about this before watching it other than it was a series about working class people by Fassbinder, but I totally expected it to be a lot more bleak and cynical. It turns out that it's actually incredibly tender and funny. Speaking of movies about working class families, I just re-watched Distant Voices, Still Lives which I saw for the first time probably a year ago and I might have liked it even more than when I saw it the first time, it's so good. The movie just explores the life of a family in a way that isn't really following a narrative and isn't documentarian, but it definitely feels like it exists just to let you know that these were some people that existed and this was a place that existed, and these were some emotions that existed. It sort of reminded me of the comic 'Here' by Richard McGuire in a very vague way in that it just takes you and puts you in a place and shows you a lot of different moments that happened. It does some super cool stuff with how it plays with both sound and picture (which totally makes sense given the title). Also while we're talking HBO rec's I just need to mention Show Me a Hero because I feel like it wen't totally under the radar, at least of the people I encounter, and it was so good. For me personally it's as good as anything David Simon has done, though The Wire is still The Wire.