I've Been...

I've been listening to these new albums:

I wasn't super excited about JT's comeback album, Man of the Woods, but it has grown on me. I don't love it enough to see him on tour this year though, which is kind of a bummer. My favorite tracks are Supplies, Wave (it's so cheesy, but it gets stuck in my head), Say Something, and Breeze Off The Pond

I've been watching these new music videos:

Janelle Monáe's Make Me Feel is so fun and fresh and is a great spring/summer jam! The video makes me happy and want to dance. It's been on repeat for a week. I'm such a big fan of hers. I learned about Norwegian singer Sigrid a few weeks ago and love her voice! Her latest song Strangers (which actually came out in November) has also been on repeat and also makes me want to dance.

I've been reading these books:

I've been reading tons of books, but these two were my favorites from the past month. I loved the story and family in This Is How It Always Is from the very beginning. The last part of the book felt a little out of place from the rest of it, and the ending was too perfect, but I still give it four stars. An American Marriage is a poignant, well-written story with different POVs and done in a bit of an epistolary style. I listened to the audiobook and loved the narrators. Five stars to this one!

I've been watching these new shows:

Queer Eye is so, so, so good. I liked the old show, but this one is amazing. It's so heartwarming and fun and I cry during every episode. Good Girls Revolt isn't amazing, but it's keeping my attention and I love the leading ladies so much, I'll keep tuning in. I have the biggest crush on Glenn Howerton and love his asshole character on A.P. Bio. I love the cast and premise of Champions, but it hasn't wowed me yet. I'm giving both of those shows a few more episodes. Heathers pushed back it's premiere until later this year in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, but I watched the first episode online when it was still available. It's really over the top and I'm not sure what to think about it, but I will be trying again when it comes back. I really liked the first episode of Rise. Ted Mosby Josh Radnor didn't annoy me at all and the show has a darker, real feel. It's a drama club version of Friday Night Lights and I'm here for it. Especially because the kids are putting on the musical Spring Awakening.

I've been catching up on these shows:

I'm also watching the one and only season of Bunheads on Hulu. For those who missed it (like I did), it's the show Amy Sherman-Palladino did after Gilmore Girls. I watched Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee online when it first premiered and liked it just fine, but not enough to seek it out. I'm glad it's on Netflix now. I binged the whole series in a week and can't wait for new episodes.

I've been seeing these movies:

Black Panther was visually appealing with great characters and an amazing cast. A little too much battle for my taste, but that's to be expected. Annihilation was REALLY pretty! A little thrilling and kind of strange, but I liked it. Game Night was so much better than I expected! It laughed out loud throughout and enjoyed the cast so much. A Wrinkle In Time is not as bad as the reviews say, but it was slow. It was beautiful with an amazing message (especially for girls), but it bored me in places. Probably because it's really geared towards children. 

I've been streaming these ones:

I don't know how I never knew about What We Do In The Shadows, but I've watched it twice since learning about it. It's AMAZING. I've heard a TV show is in the works, so I'm crossing my fingers. The Florida Project was real and gritty and heartbreaking. I loved it. When We First Met isn't anything special, but it was a cute time passing rom-com for my flight. The Disaster Artist is good! Both Franco brothers did a great job, but James was perfect as Tommy Wiseau. I think you need to have seen The Room to totally appreciate this film, but if not, it's still a good story. 

I've been listening to this podcast:

I've only listened to three episodes West Cork so far, but I'm into this cold case about the 1996 murder of a French film producer who was found near her vacation home in Ireland.

What have you been up to?


Audrey Louise said...

I miss The Mindy Project so I'm hoping CHampions filled that void. We missed the first episode on TV so we'll have to catch up on hulu.
I didn't like the book A Wrinkle in Time but I'd like to see the movie. The book was kind of slow, too. Ha.
So many artists are doing the retro thing... Bruno Mars and Cardi B, Janelle Monae. I know that's normal, but it just stands out to me. Lol

Jo said...

I also think JT's new album grows on you the more you listen to it. I haven't been watching any music videos but will check these two out.

I read a book written by my mom's cousin about the the Anglo-Boer war (Exiled in India) and the direct effect it had on our family. I desperately want to offer to edit the book for her (it really needs it). But I have enjoyed learning about the family history. I also started reading a book the Riley gave me but I got so annoyed with the main character I stopped reading it. Life is too short to waste on bad books.

I love Queer Eye! I've also cried during every episode! Have also been watching A.P Bio. Not to sure about Good Girls. I was really excited about it but only watched the 1st episode. I am totally hooked on The Alienst! And for some reason I have been watching a ton of DYI shows. Still haven't checked out Champions.

We took the kids to go see Black Panther and they loved it.

And as you know I have started listening to podcasts. I basically spend all day (at work) listening to My dad wrote a porno & telling everyone I know about it. And then also to Armchair expert by Dax Shepard.

Misty said...

I'm behind on my regular shows because I've been watching Netflix so much. Well, and basketball. I'm anxiously awaiting the 2nd season of Santa Clarita Diet coming out on Friday.

The kids and I loved Black Panther. I really need to see Game Night. I'm in a major funk and need to find more people to do stuff with. #BORED

Brianna said...

Oh man, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is one of my faves because I'm endlessly interested in comedians talking to each other about comedy. That's such a specific thing to nerd out about.

So, it looks like I'll have to give RISE a shot based on your review.

What We Do in the Shadows is so so so good! I'd heard they were gonna do something with the werewolves (not swearwolves) as a spinoff, but I thought it was gonna be a movie. Where'd did you hear about the TV show? I'd need to watch that!