I feel like I’m in a pop culture rut at the moment folks. In fact I almost skipped my post this month. Then I re-read my July post, and realized I’ve read/seen/heard more this month than I remembered. And most of that is because of one thing:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Holy crap this was the greatest summer movie and so much more than I could have hoped for! Chris Pratt was PERFECT, Groot is my new favorite character, and the soundtrack, oh the soundtrack…I went with my good friend Mike and he and I sang through the ENTIRE movie. Luckily if you go to the movie at 11:45 AM on a Friday, the theater isn’t too packed and the other folks there don’t seem to mind…So for the month of August I haven’t shut up about Guardians of the Galaxy, and yes the soundtrack is on repeat in my car all summer…
A few other pop culture finds…
I haven’t been reading a ton, but I did get caught up on my comics the other day on the patio. The Walking Dead continues to go in a great direction with this new arc. I’m still LOVING Ms. Marvel & I just wish Lazarus came out more frequently.
I also grabbed Big Little Lies from Lianne Moriarty. I loved The Husband’s Secret last summer and this one is off to a great start. Sure it’s chick lit, but it’s August and all I want to do is read about catty Australian women, is that such a crime?
Oh Tim Riggins…I finally finished Friday Night Lights a couple weeks ago. And you were all right, it’s the PERFECT show. Good grief it was amazing. If you’ve never watched it, add it to your Netflix queue and get watching! I promise you’ll love it.
We’re in the end of summer TV season, so I’m still watching The Bridge, Masters of Sex, and The Leftovers. All continue to keep me on my toes, and I’m getting excited for fall TV with Gotham, Homeland and maybe even the final season of The Newsroom…
Oh, and I finally saw The Lego Movie which was O.M.Gosh fantastic! Chris Pratt can do no wrong, can’t wait for Jurassic World next summer!
Besides the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix 1 (which seriously is on replay all the time. I’m listening to it right now as I type this), we did a road trip to Oregon and included a lot of podcasts. The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart is pretty clever. I wish they’d come out with a second episode and start being consistent because it’s really interesting behind the scenes of a recent Daily Show episode.
Alright, that’s it for me this month. What’s been keeping you happy this August?