I don’t know if I’ve ever watched as many movies in a month as I have in the past few weeks. From a girls trip to the mountains to a long holiday weekend with lots of holiday movies to enjoy, I feel like the pop culture part of me that lacks, has finally caught up! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday and that it was filled with some great pop culture moments. Here’s a few of my favorites from the past month.
I had planned to read on my girls weekend, but instead we watched a bunch of movies which was glorious. I did finally get back into audiobook mode and listened to I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy. I had heard about this book over the summer and was intrigued even though I didn’t know anything about the actress. There are a myriad of trigger warnings for this book, so please be warned it isn’t for everyone. If you’re fascinated by the rise of a child star (Jennette was on iCarly which I never watched) and want to read a very very personal and candid account of their upbringing by one of the top 5 worst parents I’ve ever read about, I highly recommend this book. I listened to the latest episode of Keep It (a podcast I keep telling you to listen to) and they talked about celebrity memoirs (my favorite) and what makes a good one. If you enjoy a good celebrity memoir (and we all know I do!) this was a great podcast that discusses McCurdy’s book and talks about what makes a good celebrity memoir (which evidently Matthew Perry’s is NOT).
Thanksgiving weekend finally was the time and space I needed to pick up a book and start reading again. I’m almost finished with Drunk in Love, a contemporary romance that I’ve heard great things about. It’s a quick and fun read, just what I needed this weekend.
You know what’s a great idea when you’re running a state level campaign? Going to see Lizzo 4 days before the election! As expected, Lizzo is an AMAZING performer in person and the concert was incredible. It was exactly the night out that I needed with friends and the album continues to be on repeat over here.
I know I jumped the line on podcasts above, but last weeks Keep It introduced me to Celebrity Book Club, and of course the first episode I’m listening to is about I’m Glad My Mom Died!
I have ONE episode left of Ultra the new Rachel Maddow podcast. It is BONKERS to learn that this wasn’t the first attempt to over throw the government in the last 100 years…
I finally listened to We Were Three from Serial. It was an interesting and sad story about a broken family that was torn apart during COVID and the rise of disinformation. Lots of trigger warnings here too and they aren’t well warned I felt (just a heads up!) I was excited for the bonus episode of Burn Wild and happy to hear the judges ruling and an update from one of the main characters.
I get that the new season of White Lotus is different than the last, but I am still really enjoying how weird and intertwined it is. For a complete 180 I am thrilled that Yellowstone is finally back! The second episode was emotionally draining but I am still excited to see where this season goes. I am also thrilled for the return of The Sex Lives of College Girls, one of the funniest shows of last year.
I watched a bunch of movies on my girls weekend, and highly recommend Fire Island, Where the Crawdads Sing (the book was better, but it was still really good!) and I think I recommend Don’t Worry, Darling. I mean, what even was that movie? Was it a good movie with bad editing or just a bad movie? If you’re at all curious about the movie, you should watch it. And then call me after and we can discuss.
I jumped into the holiday movie spirit this weekend and Bad Moms Christmas will never not be funny to me, it’s so dang great. Speaking of KBell – The People We Hate At The Wedding was a funny holiday weekend watch, although not a Christmas movie. We watched Christmas Vacation with friends in the theater which was a super fun holiday kickoff activity that we will hopefully continue for years to come! If you missed Single All the Way on Netflix last year, there’s no time like the present!
Alright! What got you through Thanksgiving and November? What are you excited for in this final month of 2022? I can’t wait to hear…