This quest started simply enough.

Back in 2014, I heard about Mike Sacks’ book “Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers”. In it, Bill Hader lists his “Two Hundred Essential Movies Every Comedy Writer Should See”.

Book Cover: Poking a Dead Frog
Poking a Dead Frog Book Cover

I have to say, it spanned the history of film and was amazing!

Surprisingly, I had seen about 75 of them and the rest got into the Netflix queue … Well, the ones that were there, and started watching.

I then had a realization. These were just comedies and those that claimed to be. What about dramas?

I started poking around and came across the AFI Lists and added those.

Then discovered … WOW … There are a lot of lists.

But there is one thing missing from all these lists. What do you drink while you watch it?

Don’t worry. Your pal Tim’s got you.

So, for this launch, I’m starting with something a little interesting.

A sparkler from Penedes, Spain Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad Cava Brut.

A blend of 67% Macabeo, 33% Parellada gives it a wonderful straw yellow color and a feast for your nose with a slightly smoky biscuit or bread, delicate hints of honey, fruit and flower petals. It will dance across your tongue and you’ll say, where have you been all my life?

Look. I know, it can be overwhelming … Thousands of movies. Thousands of wines. Oooof That’s a lot.

Don’t worry. It will be fun.

What to Drink

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