It’s that time of the month again where I share some of my favorite pop culture moments from the month. Feel free to share what you are reading/watching/listening to this summer in the comments!
I finally finished The Sisters Brothers on my trip to New York and it was AWESOME. It’s not the kind of book I would think I’ll like, but I loved it! Part Western, part mystery, and all a story about brothers. It was great. Read it, trust me on this one.
Now I’m reading Someone to Run With, about a boy and girl and dog in Jerusalem. I’m not that far into it yet, but it’s a great story so far. Seems a little more heavy of a plot, makes me think of a fall/rainy day read. And it does that thing where there’s rarely a chapter, so it’s hard to pick up and put down for a couple of days, I have to recap a page or two, BUT the story is great!
Lazarus– here’s my graphic novel suggestion for the month. When I was in New York I went to Midtown Comics, the holy grail of comic book shops. And it did NOT disappoint On Free Comic Book Day I read a preview in one of my comics for Lazarus, which is about a post apocalyptic future (yes, I am aware I really like this genre lately) and a rich family. It has some Hunger Game elements to it. The first issue came out in June, so it’s a great time to start this series!
Dexter-the final season is here and I couldn’t be happier! Dr. Vogel will hopefully be a really interesting way to tie this story together in a finale, and Deb’s distructive path is fascinating to watch. She’s one of the most overlooked actresses out there. I can’t wiat to see how this series ties up. Will Dexter get caught? Will he die? Will he & Deb & Harrison run off into the sunset?
The Bridge- This series has been hyped about as one of the best new series this summer, and the pilot was awesome. Exploring the El Paso/Juarez relationship is a great idea, and Demian Bichir is a fantastic actor. I will say that the female lead bugged me all through the pilot. I know she has Aspergers it wasn’t that, it was the actress, it was like she was trying to hard. I hope she mellows out or explains herself in future episodes, I didn’t care for her at all, which is a problem, since she’s the co-star…
Under the Dome– This is a summer series that is just what I want it to be. It’s a good story, I want to know what the dome is and why it’s there, but I hate the kid who kidnapped his girlfriend, I could do without that creepy storyline. My guess is Stephen King’s book is a bazillion times better and I’m missing out by not reading it. I’ll keep with the series this summer, besides there isn’t much else on!
As for movies, The Heat, Much Ado About Nothing, The Way, Way Back & World War Z are all on my short list to see.
No new exciting music to listen to, but I am keeping up on my podcasts while I drive around the Puget Sound!
The Nerdist, Pop Culture Happy Hour, Grantland Pop Culture, and the Firewall & Iceberg pods are all on my short list lately!
Comic Con starts this weekend in San Diego. Someday I’ll make it there, but not this year. I know it’s going to be awesome and there will be a lot of cool stuff happening and news about upcoming movies, fall TV shows, and new comics I’ll have to check out. I can’t wait for my list of “needs” to grow!
What are you reading/watching/listening to this summer?