Late last week I decided to spend the weekend watching as many Disney animated movies as possible. That didn’t happen.
I did watch and play a lot of other things, though.
I’ve been hearing about this game since last summer. About how it’s the best couch co-op game in years. About how it’s pure fun. About how it’s completely dependent on true cooperation between players and all the better for it.
It’s all true. Overcooked is a great experience, whether you’re struggling to figure out how the hell to get things done on time or you’ve figured everything out and you’re grooving through a challenge like it’s nothing.
I cannot overstate this: I love this game.
Reviewed here. Not explicitly mentioned in that review: I have full confidence that the next entry in the series is going to be straight up amazing.
Two episodes left before I finish the series for the millionth time or so. Season nine is still tough to watch. Seeing Jim and Pam struggle through a rough patch is one of the most painful things I’ve ever seen on television. It’s Jim and Pam. If they have such a hard time getting through life, what chance do the rest of us have?
I’m glad returning showrunner Greg Daniels and the writers had the guts to go serious with it, though. It really helped the show recover from its weakest season and stand out among its sitcom counterparts in what could have been a limp toward its conclusion.
Better Off Ted
The seemingly impossible has happened: the excellent satire Better Off Ted (at least its first season) will be leaving Netflix in April. My wife and I discovered this short-lived show on Netflix a few years ago, and it’s been on pretty consistent rotation since. The show revolves around a product development team at a massive global corporation, and it’s simply delightful.
Check it out while you still have a chance.
The recent dearth of cooking shows on Netflix, aside from the already devoured Great British Baking Show, has left a creative competition shaped hole in my viewing schedule. Skin Wars, a competition series in which body artists awkwardly paint on models, did not fill that hole.
I may not have enjoyed Skin Wars, but the rest of my entertainment this weekend more than made up for it. There’s a clear winner, though: Overcooked. If you have something to play it on and someone to play it with, pick it up as soon as possible.
What did you watch/play/do this weekend? Let me know in the comments.