Well, March sure wasn’t lacking in pop culture events – especially on TV! Here’s a few things that have been keeping me entertained this month, and please share yours in the comments!
I shouldn’t read as much TV commentary as I do. Alan Sepinwall always manages to remind me of why I love a show, he often catches something I missed or thought wasn’t important and he’s a nice guy unlike some many others in his field who seem to enjoy talking crap about a show or actor or network.
Comics! I found a new comic book shop in Beaverton so my box is continually being filled and I haven’t skipped a beat. I’m still enjoying The Walking Dead, Lazarus, Outcast, and Ms. Marvel. In a couple of recent Loot Crates I received a Orphan Black comic and the new Star Wars comic I need to check out.
I also got a copy of Ready Player One in my recent LootCrate box and although I read the book a couple years ago it was a good reminder of how AMAZING it is!
I can’t wait for the new Alabama Shakes album to come out in a couple of weeks. I’ve already pre-ordered it and I’m enjoying the new singles, but hoping the album has something as rockin’ as Heavy Chevy on this album…
As per the usual, my podcasts are going strong. I’m always entertained with As Me Another, and just this morning I finished the Kal Penn interview on The Nerdist podcast and was really enjoying how cool Kal is! He’s done a lot of great things in his career, it’s worth a listen even if you don’t like movies, he talked a lot about working for the Obama Administration which was really interesting! The Grantland Hollywood Prospectus always has good stuff, from the weekly HP pod, to a great interview lately with former White House Senior Advisor, Dan Pfeiffer! The Fresh Air interview with the Sea World trainer/whistle blower was also really interesting, and you’ll never go to SeaWorld again!
My DVR has been keeping busy this month!
Broad City- I love this show, and it certainly is a targeted demographic but man alive I love it. Hannibal Burress as the dentist and occasional boyfriend is always a welcome site on any show he’s on. Plus the show’s added bonus of my brother and I texting each other random quotes while we watch is always fun!
The Walking Dead- Okay, that finale happened…WOW. I still need to re-watch the episode, it was a late night after a long weekend of traveling, but WOW, next season is setup for some new bad guys and I couldn’t have been more thrilled to see the return of Morgan!
The Americans- I love this show so much. We’re over half way through the season and they haven’t “turned” their daughter yet, but I am confident the season will end with all hell breaking loose when she finds out who her parents are. They have some creepy storylines this year, not in a scary way but in a “oh man, I hope this doesn’t happen because yuck…” kind of way. I love this show so much!
Justified- so sad to know that Rayland Givens is almost done wearing that Stetson on my TV. This most recent episode has put a good twist into place for the final 3 episodes…I can’t wait to see the final Raylan/Boyd showdown! So curious who will live…
Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt- It’s a Miracle! Oh man this show is worth it for the theme song ALONE. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock have done it again, and I am so curious what S2 will look like when they aren’t writing for network TV as they had with S1. I really like Ellie Kemper and she does an AMAZING job of playing someone trapped in an underground bunker/cult for 14 years. If you liked 30 Rock or laughing, or life, this is for you!
There’s been other great TV I’m enjoying this spring including re-watching Orphan Black to get ready for the S3 premier in April, and Bloodline on Netflix, which stars Coach Taylor and Lindsey Weir, so even if it goes terribly wrong I’ll watch it all!