Justified – The Perfect Series Finale. This show wrapped up exactly like it was supposed to, and while it wasn’t happily ever after, for these characters, it really was the perfect fit. If you haven’t discovered this show, do yourself a favor and get to Amazon Prime and watch it. You’ll be glad you did. It’s the kind of show that has something for everyone I think.
The Americans- Well that finale was…CRAZY. This season played out so differently than I thought it might but I loved it as I always do. FX continues to produce some of the greatest television out there.
Game of Thrones- It’s back! Braavos has a giant man standing over the entrance AND a black and white house. Drogon has returned! The promise of new groups meeting and connecting this season is what I’m most excited for.
Mad Men- I really want to like these final few episodes but it’s such a slow burn to get to the series finale, and I have no idea how it’s going to end. Is Don going to jump out a window? Will Peggy become the creative director she said she wants to be some day? Will Peggy go to Paris with that doctor guy? MORE SALLY DRAPER PLEASE.
Daredevil-Holy Crap you need to watch this! I knew it’d be on my Netflix queue and I’d get to it eventually. It’s everything I want Marvel shows to be, and with every other show popping up this is the one I find myself turning to most frequently. It’s so great.
Orphan Black- Creepy dude clones who have a glitch? Yeah, this season is off to an intense start. I am curious how it’ll all come together and I can’t help but think in season 5 that Sarah & Rudy & their siblings will all be on the same side against one of these corporate giants (or worse – the military!). I’m along for the ride, even if my husband always walks into the room while the craziest stuff is happening and he questions the woman he married.
I’m finally caught up on The Walking Dead comics and really loving where the story is going. I hope the TV show gets to some of this, but I’m doubtful it’ll be around THAT long. Ms. Marvel continues to keep me entertained as does Lazarus. I have a few new comics to check out still and hoping that this warm weather will force me outside to read more!
Ex Machina- someone recommended this comic to me a couple of years ago, I bought it and finally read it the other day. It’s a great concept about a super hero mayor of NYC after 9/11. It does seem a bit dated to me though, and that’s probably just me. I may pick up the next trade at the library at some point in the future.
Reminder: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday – May 2nd! This is a great chance to check out new titles, and if you have kids, take them with. I always snag a few fun titles for the kids in my life!
Kal Penn on The Nerdist was a great interview. Even if you don’t care for him as an actor, his work and WHY he got involved in the Obama Administration was fascinating.
Food News – One of the more ridiculous podcasts out there, this hails from Grantland and is a spinoff of another podcast. Two journalists talk about the latest food news (like the Sabra humus recall) and then they taste test something. And it’s always enjoyable (because “crab” shouldn’t be a flavor…)
Undisclosed– I haven’t started this, I heard about it before it came out and just realized I’ve missed it! Whoops- this is a new podcast about Adan Sayed the subject of Serial, the most popular podcast EVER. I’ll check it out, but don’t have high hopes it’ll be amazing. Let me know what you think if you listen…
What about you? What have you been reading, watching and listening to this month? I can’t wait to talk about Pitch Perfect 2 and The Avengers Age of Ultron next month!