Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
In preparation for the new Star Wars film, I decided to rewatch the good trilogy, as I had only seen it once before, and that was several years ago. The first Star Wars film is actually very straightforward and almost simple in its plot, characters, and pacing, but for the time, it was obviously groundbreaking and game changing for the sci fi genre. Despite the poor acting, simplistic lightsaber duels, and ridiculous conclusion, it’s a fun romp, and I can see what it led to Star Wars becoming the behemoth franchise it is today.
Flight of the Conchords
I started watching Flight of the Conchords because I enjoy comedy and music, but really, this show leaves something to be desired. Don’t get me wrong—the show is funny, as are its monotone leads, Bret and Jemaine. But halfway through the second season, the usual two songs per episode are lacking, as are the stories. I don’t regret watching, but it’s not surprising the show never made it three seasons.