Each Wednesday I share what my wife Kim and I are watching in terms of movies and TV each week in a feature called “What We’re Watching Wednesday.” This week, it’s subtitles.
My wife and I don’t mind subtitles. In fact, to be honest, we prefer subtitles over badly-dubbed English. We like to hear the language in which the show or movie was done and to watch the lips match the words that are coming out of the characters’ mouths. For me, I think it began with watching early Jackie Chan movies. Lately, it’s extended to many shows on Netflix including a couple I’ve mentioned here on the blog such as Narcos and Money Heist.
This past week, we discovered together an Argentine comedy on Netflix that has been on TBS Latinoamérica called Psiconautas about a Spanish con man who flees to Argentine to start another con as a psychotherapist to a group of people at a cafe. We are only a few episodes in, but so far it is hilarious. The trailer below does not have subtitles, but you still get the idea:
On my own, I also discovered a Japanese anime show called Aggretsuko, also on Netflix about a red panda who works in an office, but has a secret life at night as a death metal karaoke singer. I’ll admit that I’m not really into anime, but the show came up as a highlight recently and I started watching it. As with Psiconautas, I’m only a few episodes in, but I’m enjoying it. In parts, it is a commentary on office life and being a young woman in a male-dominated workplace. However, I won’t lie: I love the death metal karaoke sections.
So how about you? Watching any good TV this past week? Movies you’d recommend? What do you think of subtitles? Like or dislike?
5 thoughts on “What We’re Watching Wednesday | Subtitles”
With Jim’s hearing loss getting worse every year, we have taken to using subtitles for almost everything we watch. The alternative is blasting the volume, which Jim will still do if he is watching something by himself but something I cannot stand. It makes it so much easier for everyone when someone is not asking “What did s/he say?” every five minutes.
We often use subtitles on British shows and movies too. Or “quiet” movies.
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Japanese anime is usually pretty awesome. Love that clip.
I’m not a fan…usually, but this caught my eye.
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