I am thrilled to say goodbye to 2020 and see what 2021 has in store for all of us! The cold and rain made it easier to stay inside and binge a few shows this month, AND I even got some reading done (finally!)
I finally finished Wow, No Thank You from Samantha Irby and it was SO DAMN FUNNY. I started the book this summer when I picked it up from the library. The problem (for me) with essays is that it’s also easy to put down and then forget about for months on end. I finally finished it this month and it did NOT disappoint! I also discovered she wrote a short story ebook about her new years resolutions which I devoured over the weekend (trying to hit that Goodreads goal!) New Year, Same Trash was funny and a great quick read!
I am almost done with Ready Player Two and was hoping to count it towards my Goodreads goal for the year, but luckily it’ll be a good start for 2021!
I listened to Such a Fun Age which is a book I’d read great things about and have had on my list for a while. It was GREAT, good story, great characters and some story tropes that I often enjoy.
This year I discovered that Ana Gasteyer has a Holiday Album called Sugar and Booze (the best part of the holidays is…) It’s delightful and makes me laugh and is also great background music!
Besides news podcasts I’ve been on a podcast slump lately, which is what led me to get on the audiobook train which I jumped off years ago when podcasts got big. I am hoping for more audiobooks in 2021…
My husband and I discovered The Pack on Amazon – it’s basically The Amazing Race (which we have often enjoyed) but WITH YOUR DOG. Yup – 12 dogs and their human travel the world and it is SO FUN. It’s sweet and positive and everyone gets along and it would be a great holiday break binge if you need it.
I binged right through Big Mouth’s new season on Netflix the weekend it came out. It’s so funny and ridiculous and it makes me laugh, a LOT.
I finally watched The Undoing on HBO. Two observations… first, I couldn’t get past the fact that a family with THAT MUCH MONEY used manual toothbrushes. No way they wouldn’t have fancy ass electric ones. Second, evil Hugh Grant is good stuff…
I have rewatched Bad Moms Christmas and had my annual White Christmas viewing. I thoroughly enjoyed this years SNL Christmas episode with Kirstin Wiig.
A friend of mine upon learning my love of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City demanded that I watch Selling Sunset on Netflix and it is ridiculous and over the top and a great background show while you’re baking or making dinner or doom scrolling…
My dad & I are both big Star Wars fans, so I was surprised when he didn’t like the early episode of The Mandalorian with Timothy Olyphant – who I LOVE. It felt like an episode of space cowboy Justified and I was up for it! However, as the season went on I felt it got a little ridiculous and I didn’t love how it ended. Dad disagrees (and I am sure some of you do too) but while there was some great stuff this season, I wasn’t in love.
Supermarket Sweep continues to be a fun show to watch if you need something else light hearted. And I’m enjoying the new season of The Unicorn. I am almost finished with Bridgerton and it is so great. I hadn’t planned to watch it but I keep seeing people tweet about it and after about 10 minutes, I was hooked.
We watched Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas day and it was about 45 minutes too long. The opening scene made me realize that we aren’t done with theaters – it would have been AWESOME to watch it on a big screen. Kristin Wiig was easily the best part of the movie.
Alright, what pop culture have you been consuming to get through the end of 2020? What pop culture are you excited for in 2021?