There’s less than 40 days to the election so my pop culture consumption this month was waylaid by weekend canvassing and evening events. BUT I am still getting in some good pop culture to keep me sane through it all. Here’s what I really loved this month…
I may have grabbed a few too many books at Powell’s a couple of weeks ago which I will get to at some point I SWEAR. I just need a vacation… BUT I am trying to get some time outside to read the past couple of weeks while the weather is nice. I am really loving French Exit by Patrick DeWitt. He is a quirky author who wrote a book I loved a few years ago – The Sisters Brothers (yes it’s a movie, no I haven’t seen it yet, yes I want to!) According to Goodreads I am 51% of the way through – let’s see if I can finish it before the election!
I really like Chelsea Cain who wrote the Mockingbird comic series a year ago. I knew there was some drama and social media harassment but I didn’t realize the extent until I listened to the Revealed podcast episode with her. It was fascinating (and makes me not happy with Marvel, wow you suck giant media company). The episode is about not meeting your (super) heroes and talks about white supremacy in comics and only harassment of female comic book writers. The whole episode is interesting, even if you don’t read comics.
I am having a hard time watching much TV with a strong story line these days. I finished a rewatch of Parks & Rec and didn’t cry at the finale for the first time. Then I rewatched The Good Place in anticipation of the new season – YAY I can’t wait!
I did find some time for Netflix of course. Why oh why do I watch Orange is the New Black? I don’t know how many seasons they’ll keep going with but there was some storylines wrapped up so I may just treat it as my series finale and be done with this series (some one please remind me of this next summer when it’s back).
I LOVED the first season of Atypical on Netflix and the second season was a welcome surprise to my viewing schedule. I binged the season and once again loved the series. If you haven’t watched it, get on it please.
The Quincy documentary was FANTASTIC. His daughter directed it and the intimate family details included were great. I knew he was prolific but good grief it makes you love him and all that music all over again. We may have gone down a Michael Jackson music video rabbit hole after finishing…
The Emmy’s mean the return of fall TV and I’m most excited for the return of The Good Place and Crazy Ex Girlfriend (side note – when is Jane the Virgin returning?!). I’ll try out the Murphy Brown reboot but am a bit anxious about it. I have Manifest on the DVR but we will see if I get around to it.
What fall TV are you excited to see return and what other pop culture are you loving recently?