I don’t know about you, but I really enjoyed sharing my pop culture obsessions of the moment with you guys last month. So I think we’ll keep it up. It’s season finale time, which means bad summer reality TV and more time on the patio with a good beer and a good book. I can’t wait! Here’s what’s going on in my pop culture world right now, make sure to share yours in the comments!
As you may have heard, May 4th was Free Comic Book Day. And yes, I did get up early, drove to my comic book shop in Kirkland and landed a BUNCH of free comics. It was AWESOME. You get a bunch of free comics to check out and learn about some stuff you might enjoy! Here’s what I liked: Ultimate Spider-man, Mouse Guard (and it had a cool secret Fraggle Rock Comic!), Jonathan Kellerman- “The Web” (I now REALLY want to read this book!), The Walking Dead (okay, was kind of disappointed that they just took 3 back stories and put them together, BUT I love TWD), and my biggest surprise was The Steam Engines of Oz. I can’t wait for what’s in store next year! I also discovered a great Sesame Street Comic that teaches kids HOW to read comics. I bought a couple copies (it wasn’t free) for 2 kids in my life who need to learn comics from someone, I decided it’ll be me.
I just finished Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore. It was GREAT. It got me excited for my trip to Paris this summer and re-ignited my love of art! Double Whammy Score!
Now it’s time to figure out the next book to read, I have a bookshelf full of suggestions, but I really just want to read Dad is Fat so may pick that up this weekend. Or I’ll finally read Alison Bechdel’s Are You My Mother.
Nothing new has jumped out at me lately. I need to listen to more Justin Timberlake since I’m heading to the stadium concert in BC this summer! I’ve also been listening to a lot of Eric Hutchinson and James Morrison, it’s probably the rain. Any new albums you’re loving lately?
It’s season finale time, and I have to say, while The Office has been so bad since Steve Carrell’s last season, these past 3 episodes have been pretty great, I’m excited for the series finale and wedding episode (I know, didn’t watch it last night, already caught a few spoilers, grrr!)
I loved New Girl’s Finale, I need to stop watching The Mindy Project (it’s just not funny, or very good), I can’t wait for Nashville’s finale either! And Parks & Recreation did a great job of setting up Season 6. Every year they’ve been so scared of getting canceled they make the season finale able to serve as a series finale. I was excited they didn’t do that this year.
For the next month I’ll be plugging through Game of Thrones & Mad Men still. I can’t get enough. Plus, bear fights are awesome! And I can’t wait for the final season of Dexter.
I’ve been keeping an eye on the up fronts this week and it sounds like some pretty great shows will be coming out this fall. I’m most excited for the Michael J Fox show and Andy Samberg’s new show.
And, I finally watched Pitch Perfect this weekend. I need to apologize for taking so long to finally watch this movie. It was AWESOME. If you like music and general pop culture geekiness, you should see this. Don’t let the competitive acapella world distract you, It’s great!
This weekend is all about Star Trek, and I may finally see Iron Man 3 next week. As I get older I seem to become more of a junior high boy in my tastes it seems like…
What are you reading, watching, listening to lately that you love? Share in the comments!
Still can’t get much into JT, but I think you’re right about the reversion. I’ve been listening a lot to Spears, Perry, Pink and Maroon 5. An odd collection for sure!
I haven’t been watching much TV but I’ve been following Nashville and Hart of Dixie on the Go Fug Yourself website, they do a great snarky synopsis of clothing choices : )
Peter Milliron says
Glad you liked Sacre Bleu. I meant to talk with you about it a bit more last weekend. I will never look at blue in paintings the same way again!