I'm a media junkie, not just books, but TV, movies, music, podcasts, and internet nonsense. Every Monday I discuss something that's caught my interest this past week.
On the TV
The mid-season finale (“mid-season” BS) aired last night and now I must wait until Whenever for Outlander to return. The first episodes of the series are beautiful to watch though sloooooow. Last week was The Wedding episode and my reaction to it was a lot like Tina’s.
Yes, I’m twelve.
Claire gets to wear a lot of pretty dresses but how can she breath in them? I cringed watching her in her wedding dress. Ouchie. Memories of Mammogram. She’s got some fabulous hair though.
I was surprised by how much of the dialogue I remember from the book. It’s wedged in my brain. The series has followed the book closely, as far as I can tell, excluding the poor, sad Frank parts. My fears before watching the series were laid to rest. Huzzah!
I first episode of the new series Selfie was just okay. I do love Henry (John Cho). He’s of my generation and his interactions with social media and Millennials are relatable to me. The second episode was much better than the first, in which Henry finally takes the Facebook plunge with disastrous results. I’m going to keep watching this one.
Well, keeping with the Generation X theme, I bought the new Weezer album Everything Will Be Alright in the End for mostly nostalgic reasons. They sound the same as they did in their Buddy Holly days. Recently, I walked into an American Eagle where Say It Ain’t So was being piped into the store. A gentleman at the counter was explaining Weezer to his teenaged son. I felt so old. And so do Weezer. They no longer sing about going surfing but making up with their dads and marrying their girls. I’m okay with that. It would be sad if they were still hanging out In The Garage. There are some fun songs on this album: Back To the Shack, Ain’t Got Nobody. It’s a good soundtrack for hanging out with your married friends.
The ladies of Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast discussed (SPOILER ALERT) female sociopaths in their episode Gone Girls. Unsurprisingly, there aren’t a lot of them.
That’s my thoughts on stuff other than books this week!