WHAT I'M WATCHING, READING, & LISTENING TO #11

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Oh, man! It's been so long since I've posted one of these updates. I consume so much that this is only a small portion. So, hopefully I'll be better at updating them. Let me know if you've been watching, reading or listening to anything I should check out. I'm always down.

WHATCHING




Mad Men
Several years ago, I attempted to watch Mad Men. I was so bored that I didn't even finish the first episode. Everyone I know with good taste in television kept telling me to give it another shot, so I did. I ended up falling in love with the beautiful clothing, how awful everyone was, and the way time moved. The movement of time was my favorite aspect -- it was so slow, yet so much was happening. The characters all had immense growth and development. I don't always feel like tv is good at representing this aspect of life. Mad Men nailed this.

Mrs. Maisel
I absolutely loved the first season of this show. The clothes and the humor were incredible. I barely made it through the second season, but I have faith in the next season. If you're a fan of fast talkers, vulgarity, and beautiful clothes -- watch this.

You
I never expected a show on Lifetime to be worth my time, but because of Penn Badgley, I decided to dive in. I was not disappointed. This is the psychological serial killer thriller I didn't know I needed. It's now on Netflix and I command you to go watch it.

A Million Little Things
As much as I love comedy and psychological thrillers, I also REALLY love dramas. This fills the Parenthood sized hole in my heart (This is Us does an okay job with this). The premise of the show is based on a group of friends and their different internal struggles. There's suicide, cancer, cheating, and a heavy focus on mental health. It's messy and it feels like real life.

LISTENING:


Better Oblivion Community Center
This is a brand new band featuring Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers. They surprised dropped both the band and the record the other night and I cannot stop listening. It's very well written, weird, and perfect for these bitter cold winter nights.

Armchair Expert
I'm not a huge podcast fan like everyone else seems to be. But when I find the right one, I'm all in. Dax Shepard interviews celebrities and it's incredible. There's no place Dax won't go. It's refreshing to hear people I admire talk about their lives in a way that feels authentic and unrehearsed.

Some of my favorite interviews: Ira Glass, Sophia Bush, Rob McElhenney, Matthew Lillard, Mila Kunis

READING:
A Simple Favor
I absolutely loved the movie starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. Well, aside from the ending. I decided to read the book and I regretted everything. The book was so incredibly long and badly written. I have no idea how this woman spun a movie deal, but girl must have great agents. Reading this was like a really tedious chore and I hate chores.

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