[10/31] Recently Read, Watched, and Listened

Recently Read

I hate when I don’t have anything to report here. I read, constantly, but I didn’t get around to reading anything recreationally (i.e. fiction, novels, etc) this week. Grr.


Recently Watched

Fargo – currently at s4, e7. Really hope the slow build starts showing us something soon…

Star Trek: Discovery – currently at s3 e3. This episode took a lot of “emotional leaps” and played into that instead of focusing more on the story/plot. Michael’s perspective: she has been waiting for her crew for a year and that year has “changed her so much”. The Disco crew’s perspective: it’s only been a couple of days being separated from Michael but the “reunion” was played up like it had been decades. And they skipped past a lot of things they could have gone into for visiting Earth 900 years into the future. Also, Philippa Georgiou’s diplomacy is my kind of diplomacy.

The Mandalorian – currently at s2 e1. A fun ride/episode all around but felt a little more drawn out than it needed to be. The production value is definitely feature film quality, which makes it really fun to watch. I love an Amy Sedaris appearance. And a Timothy Olyphant appearance. That better be Boba Fett.  

3rd Rock From the Sun – currently at s4 e12. When Jan Hooks shows up is when the show is at its best. It’s so ridiculously silly that it’s sometimes too easy to miss the very clever commentary.  


Recently Listened

This week’s rotation included Peggy Gou, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, and Yatte.

[Single] “Spirit Calls”, by Yatte. The 80s are back! Yatte’s music is fun and worth exploring.

[Podcast] Getting Through it: Real Science vs. Alternative Facts – It’s refreshing to listen to a scientist who is not only grounded but practical and realistic in relaying facts and how we might act on them. I’m a fan of Dr. Lucy Jones, as most in Southern California might be.

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