A new year means new pop culture goals around my house. This year my Goodreads goal is set for 30 (which includes graphic novels as usual) and I am still on the hunt for a Goodreads for TV. Why has no one created this? It’s a million dollar idea I don’t have time to create, but will gladly test it and help make it awesome…
What are your pop culture new years resolutions?
Hey – I’ve already read a book! My dad gave me Exit West last year and I kept putting it aside. But it showed up on a few end of year lists, so I finally read it. It was a quick read and a very sweet story. It’s about the refugee experience told in a bit of a magical way. I highly recommend it!
I’ve also caught up on a few comics lately. Ms Marvel continues to be great. The story line with Negan in The Walking Dead was interesting, and I continue to love Hawkeye!
I really need the new Justin Timberlake album to be more Say Something and less Filthy. I don’t love the first two songs from the album but love Say Something! I also LOVE Chris Stapleton so…I can’t wait for the album release on Friday and for the Super Bowl Half Time Show on Sunday!
Chris Stapleton performed on SNL this weekend and he was GREAT. So great I bought the album while he was still performing. (New fun SNL game – how many musical guests do you know in a month? For January it was just Chris Stapeton…)
My husband and I had a recent date night to see Lovett or Leave It LIVE here in Portland! It is a fun and interactive podcast experience and we had a great time!
The Crooked Conversations interview with Dan Harris about meditation was FANTASTIC! I’ve started to meditate a bit over the past few months and if you’re at all skeptical about meditation, Dan Harris will convince you that you should do it. The episode also took a fascinating turn talking about host Ana Marie Cox’s faith – which was great.
I love The Daily and the recent episode where they interviewed Tonya Harding was fabulous. Listen to this podcast regularly, it’ll make you smarter and better informed about a lot of stories going under the radar these days.
Now that the Oscar noms are out, my need to get to a theater a few times over the next month has increased! But in the mean time, I’m keeping the DVR busy…
The Good Place is such a fantastic show and this second season has taken it places I would have assumed were final season level. The guest appearances these past two episodes were wonderful, and when Ted Danson got upset and cried? Brilliant.
I really enjoyed The Runaways on Hulu. It’s such a clever superhero concept. A group of kids who discover their parents are super villains. PLUS – there’s a cult, and we all know I love a cult!
I also started watching One Mississippi on Amazon. It’s very funny and I have loved Tig Notaro for a long time, I have no excuse for why it’s taken me so long to get with it.
This season of Top Chef is good but not my favorite. But Restaurant Wars will always be fun to watch…
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction is fantastic. I love David Letterman, he’s a family favorite. Letting Dave talk long form to people on topics that are of interest to him is exactly what he should be doing. The Obama episode was fantastic.
Jane the Virgin finally returned after an AMAZING winter finale and I am so happy! Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is going “off the rails” with the surrogate thing but I trust the writers that the chaos will be contained.
What are you reading, watching and listening to that you’ve enjoyed this month?