Mon 10/24: 'The Martian' (HBOSGE)
Let’s be honest, Mondays are rough, so feel better by watching somebody in a worse position than you. Matt Damon won a Golden Globe for his performance as an astronaut who is stranded and left for dead on Mars during an expedition. Ridley Scott cold-called NASA in order to make sure that the film was done with as much authenticity as possible, building upon the best-selling novel written by Andy Weir. Though there is plenty of harrowing events, Damon’s character Mark Watney never loses his sense of humor, and makes it an enjoyable watch.