Summer has arrived, which means blockbuster movies, TV finales and, for me, a cold beer and a good book (or comic) in the backyard at the end of the day! Here’s a few pop culture items that caught my attention in May…
Daredevil – I finished this FANTASTIC Netflix series and it was everything I wanted it to be.Vincent D’Onofrio is a fantastic villain in this series. If all 4 Netflix/Marvel TV series are this good we are in for QUITE a treat!
Mad Men – So you go to a new age retreat and write the most famous ad of all time? You learned nothing? Betty dies, Sally doesn’t go to Madrid, Joan starts her own firm (yay!), and Peggy and Stan finally get together. I liked a few things, hated a few things, and it’ll stick with me for some time…
Late Show with David Letterman – If you get my newsletter (and why wouldn’t you!?) then you know what Dave has meant to me and my family. It was the perfect send off, and I will miss him terribly. My biggest fear is he’ll pull a Johnny Carson and become a recluse.
This June I’m looking forward to finally finishing Bloodline, watching Season 3 of Orange is the New Black, finishing Orphan Black, maybe trying Season 2 of True Detective (and maybe finally watching S1), and checking out The Astronaut Wives Club.
I can go months without watching a movie, and then this month I went to not one, but TWO movies in the theater!
Pitch Perfect 2 – It was EXACTLY what I was hoping for. Pitch Perfect is a movie that is constantly on in the background around my house. It’s my go to movie, and when my best friend and I had the chance to go to a double feature we were IN, and possibly sang through the entire first movie…sorry audience!
Avengers 2: The Age of Ultron – I enjoyed this movie as I do most Marvel films (sorry Thor, but you’re kind of boring…). I thought this was fun, and I was fine with Black Widow story line. But the weirdest part of the movie? Robert Downey Jr. trying to bring back tying your sweatshirt around your waist. We aren’t 7, it was weird and threw me when it happened not once but TWICE in the movie. I have issues, you know this already…
I’m excited for a few movies this summer, but Tomorrowland and Jurassic World are at the top of my theater going list for June.
The Girl on the Train – If you want to read a quick paced book in two days, this is the one. If you tend to figure out what happens, then you might do that about half way through and then it drags a bit to the finish line.
I made a trek to Powell’s the other day – actually two trips in one day (Portland is the GREATEST) – and picked up 5 books. So as long as the sun is shining in my backyard, I have a few books to check out. And then keep up with my comics, and that full bookshelf of books I promise to read some day.
Alright what about you? What did you read, watch or listen to in May? What are you looking forward to in June? Share your suggestions in the comments!