What I Watched August 2019

It hasn’t felt like the most interesting month for tv. My list is relatively short this month because I haven’t been working/watching as much as usual.

TV – Alone

Sex Education

I actually rather enjoyed this somewhat odd show. Though I think I mentioned it in last month’s post too – it’s a little alarming to me how normalized sex is in high school on tv. I hope that’s not how it really is.

Queer Eye

WHY did it take me so long to start this?? It is maybe one of the best tv shows of all time. So many happy cuddly feelings. I love it so much. The first season almost killed me, though. I binged most of it in one day and cried during every episode. The fab five just seem so genuinely kind and happy and are just having the best time of their lives helping other people find the joy in their own best lives. I had to start slowing down on watching, however, because the emotional hangover from each episode was REAL. I love it, but one or two a day is about my limit now.

The Bachelorette

Did this really end in August?? I wrote it down, so it must have. I’m pretty unimpressed with how everything ended after such a ridiculous drama filled season. All that angst and Hannah ends up alone. Also, WHY did she pick Jed over Tyler or Peter? It makes zero sense.

Jane the Virgin

Finally finished. I like how it concluded. I still wish they had never brought Michael back, but I guess they resolved that little thread too with his newfound life with Charlie.

Bachelor in Paradise

I keep thinking I don’t care about this show and then I get sucked back in. A few thoughts. Demi has such a totally different personality than what she showed on Colton’s season. I don’t understand why so much of the season had to be devoted to her gender fluidity and support, when she essentially acted exactly like Jed – but so much worse because she was still in a relationship when she went to paradise! But he gets attacked for it and she gets applauded. I just felt so bad for Derek who seems like a genuinely really great guy. Also, what terrible editing on Blake. I was cheering for him HARD on Becca’s season last year. He seemed like such a great guy and now he’s such a player?? It’s a little disturbing. John Paul Jones. Ugh. I mean, I get that he’s maybe entertaining. But he’s also just so gross! He’s always burping and throwing up and laughing hysterically over nothing. I don’t like him. I’m also very sick of Caeylynn. And we are not getting nearly enough Wells, who is seriously the cutest of all bachelor related people ever. But I started following him on instagram and am getting my fill over there. Such a cutie. And engaged to Sarah Hyland?!

The Other Two

I had two episodes to finish up and really liked it. This turned out to be an unexpectedly warm hearted show. I liked it a lot.

TV – Together

Veronica Mars

I wasn’t that impressed with this reboot season. I just don’t really like Veronica. Did she always have such a rigid and sarcastic personality? She seemed to think she was so much better than everyone and I kind of hated her for it. But still, did she deserve that ending??? Maybe that means if another season comes along someday she can get hot and heavy with Leo like she did in that dream. 🙂 Max Greenfield for the win!

Barry

We’ve watched about one and a half seasons now. I really liked it at first because it was so funny watching Barry try to fit in with normal people. I’m not that into it anymore. I just don’t particularly like any of the supporting characters and Barry’s personality is now also pretty rigid. I guess I prefer softness in my favorite tv characters?

Fleabag

I loved this! Well, again, I really liked the first few episodes the most. What a bizarre show! It’s definitely funniest when she’s looking into the camera and making telling faces. I’m not sure how much I like the serious undercurrent of grief. We’ve only watched the first season so far, but definitely one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in awhile.

Movies

Searching

Okay, so I appreciated the unique way this movie was filmed. But that doesn’t mean I actually wanted to watch the entire length of the movie in that format through their laptop. It was kind of weird. But an interesting movie. I’m glad it had a happy ending.

Five Feet Apart

I’ve been putting this movie off forever because I knew how it ends. Except, I can’t exactly remember, but I think it ended a little bit differently in the book. At any rate, I also had to wait to watch it when I was prepared for something that was obviously going to be sad. I wasn’t a fan of the Cole Sprouse casting choice, but he surprised me. I can really only see him as Jughead and he did come off with those same vibes at the start of the movie. But he impressed me as it went on. I liked it.

What I Watched July 2019

We’re in the dregs of summer when nothing good is on tv anymore. And considering I really need good tv to keep myself motivated to keep sewing every day, it’s been a struggle! There have been a few good things shows here and there, but nothing that exciting. I can’t even say that I’m super excited for fall tv to start because the majority of my favorite shows just ended or are ending soon! Hopefully there will be some great fresh new options.

TV – Alone

Big Little Lies

The second season was so good! Meryl Streep was fantastic in her role of Mary Louise. I never expect to be wowed by an older actress, but she really played this character so perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed the second season as much as the first.

The Bachelorette

Ugh. LUKE. Get off my screen! Seriously, this season has been so messed up. The finale is tomorrow and Tuesday, so I guess I should really wait to recap this when it’s over. I’m not sure who I want her to end up with. They haven’t previewed any of the guys getting on one knee, so maybe she ends up with nobody. I think I’m rooting for Tyler, but Peter also seems like a very sweet and genuinely good guy. If she picked one and the other ended up as the next bachelor I think I’d want her to be with Peter because I’d love to see a lot more of Tyler!! I don’t think Peter could pull off being a bachelor. Jed either.

Carpool Karaoke

I thought this show was going to be so great because I love the segments James Corden occasionally does on his show. But the actual Apple TV series feels so scripted and fake, that it’s not that fun to watch. I’ve enjoyed the episodes with celebrities I love, but had zero interest in the people I didn’t know.

Dead to Me

I binged this in two days while working. I liked it! There was nothing shockingly incredible about it, but I liked the characters and the story and that very little of the show was devoted to the grieving children! No offense to my own kids, but I really prefer to watch shows that don’t give too much attention to the kids.

iZombie

I cannot wait for this to end. I really don’t even know what’s going on half the time. Though it seems like just maybe they’re going to end with a cure for the zombies and everyone goes back to being human?! I really, really hope that’s the case!

Jane the Virgin

Okay, so this season is growing on me. It’s always been a nice show, just kind of ridiculous being based off of the craziness of telenovelas. I’m sure they will give everyone a happily ever after they deserve.

Younger

I am SO not feeling this show anymore. Liza and Charles are so awkward! Why is Josh still always around? Is he really her true love?? I mean, I like Josh a lot, and they solved his wanting kids problem by giving him a kid and a baby mama who doesn’t want to be with him as anything other than a co-parent. So maybe they’re setting them up to find their true love after all? I don’t even know what I want anymore.

Sugar Rush

After what felt like a three year gap, they just released a second season! I only watched one episode of it so far, but it was fun as always! I love baking shows. Especially ones like that where people try to do their best. Not absolutely stupid ones like Nailed It where people are rewarded for doing horrible.

Sex Education

I just started this yesterday, but got three episodes in. I’m not sure my take on it yet. It’s okay. I’m a little alarmed at how sexual teenagers are always portrayed in high school on tv. Is that what real life is like?! Has real life become like that because tv always makes it seem like that’s the norm? I really hope not.

TV – Together

You’re the Worst

This is literally the only show Greg and I watched together this entire month. We just finished the final two episodes last night. It’s a show I really liked as a whole, with characters I despised. Honestly, I hated Gretchen. I’m not sure there was any point in any season where I liked her. She was truly the worst character to watch in the final season. I loved seeing how much Jimmy changed by the end. Edgar was such a great supportive character. Lindsay…I hated her, but also like watching her. I LOVED Paul and Vernon. And I could have definitely done without Becca. I’m very happy with how it ended.

Movies

Eddie the Eagle

I’m still riding the wave of my Taron Egerton obsession after seeing Rocketman last month. I wanted to see this film he did a few years ago with Hugh Jackman. It was good. Inspirational. No singing, to my dismay (lol).

Spiderman: Far From Home

This was great! I really enjoyed it. Well, I liked it all except for how low energy and blah Zendaya was. Everything else about it was awesome. It was fun to have another movie we could go see as a family.

Murder Mystery

I started getting desperate for things to watch and had to start resorting to lame Netflix options. This was not great. I really hate movies where long married couples spend the entire time arguing with each other. Real life is enough about that, I don’t need to see it on the screen.

Secret Obsession

I watched this last week and had to just look it up to remind myself what in the world it even was. To be fair, this was probably the best Netflix movie I’ve seen in awhile, just because it had some suspense. I watched it because I really liked that main actor from Under the Dome. It felt like it should have been a book instead of a movie, but it wasn’t awful.

Swiped

THIS movie is awful. Definitely do not waste your time. It was so, so bad. As much as I like all this new Noah Centineo on Netflix, I do not like seeing him as the skeevy bad boy. He’s so much sweeter in the other movies they made with him!

Please tell me of any new or old tv shows you can recommend! I’m getting desperate!

What I Watched June 2019

It’s the last day of June and I have four blog posts to write today! Yikes! So much for spreading everything out this week. Busy, busy days. It didn’t feel like I watched as much as usual this month, but I guess the list is still pretty lengthy.

TV – Alone

iZombie

I’m so over this show. I think it’s the last season? I hope so anyway. I really miss the days when nobody knew Liv was a zombie and every week was just a procedural episode with her taking on the personality of whatever brain she needed to eat to solve the case. Now that it’s so political with zombies vs humans in the closed off Seattle, I really couldn’t care less.

A.P. Bio

I was devastated to hear this was cancelled! It may have never gotten much buzz, but I thought it was such an entertaining sitcom. I loved that classroom of nerdy misfits. I’m glad it at least was given a pretty great ending!

Dirty John

Ick. So I watched this because I listened to the podcast. Both based off of the true story. I do have to say that the tv show was really fantastically done. I thought Connie Britton did such a great job portraying Deborah. But John? SO CREEPY. Just thinking about the few days I binged this makes my skin crawl. They did a good job with it. I’m just so glad it was a single season and over.

The Bachelorette

Oh my goodness, Luke, GET OUT OF HERE. How can they devote so many episodes in a row to him?! This past week wasn’t quite as bad, but I still don’t understand why Hannah keeps him around when he’s so clearly the rotten egg of the bunch. I’m assuming it’s a producer decision because (Bachelor Nation experts) Knox and Jamie say the bachelor or bachelorette is only allowed to choose four to keep every week and producers get to make the rest of the choices. I’d say that Tyler is my top choice right now. He’s so cute and sweet and stays out of the drama. I really like Peter too because he’s just plain adorable. And I like Jed because he seems like a genuinely good guy. I really liked Garrett after the naked bungee jumping date and how he didn’t make any lewd comments or anything about the naked stuff. Which, by the way, I LOVE how Tyler defended Hannah’s honor to Luke by saying that he was happy she was able to have an experience that was important to her. All the heart eyes for Tyler. I liked how Garrett handled it, but I did not like how obnoxious he continues to be with Luke. Just get up and walk away and stay out of it.

Life in Pieces

This is turning into a Modern Family role in my life. I still enjoy it, but it lost some of its endearment to me. Though I think this was also unexpectedly cancelled and I only have two episodes left to watch.

Bless This Mess

This is an appropriate to show to watch while doing something else. I know it’ll never be a favorite, but I have enjoyed it!

The Chef Show

Shepard and I found this on netflix the other day and have watched a handful of episodes. It’s not exactly kid friendly in terms of language content, but he loves to watch the cooking aspects. I’ve always really enjoyed Jon Favreau, so I like seeing him in this totally random cooking show he put together.

Jane the Virgin

Not much to say about this. It’s okay. It’s almost over for good.

Younger

Is it just me, or did Liza and Charles suddenly become super awkward now that they’re together?? And is it also just me, or does it feel like they’re shooting the show with less camera filters or something and all the actresses seem so old and tired and wrinkled? I’m really hoping this season gets better than the first few episodes. I feel like Josh is still being dangled as an option, which is annoying. I was always Team Charles (though I love Josh! I just think he deserves better than Liza), but I don’t like them now that they’re an official couple. It feels so weird.

TV – Together

Umbrella Academy

I went from pretty meh to totally loving this show. The characters were all so unlikeable at the beginning. But I adore how they banded together at the end. I’m also so very happy that Klaus got his act together and became a much more interesting character once he stopped being doped up all the time. I’m excited there will be a second season.

You’re the Worst

This is pretty much what we watch every single day. I really love it. And they really are THE WORST. But the show is so good at throwing in punches of vulnerability and goodness, so you’ll never actually give up on the characters. I really like how they portrayed Gretchen’s depression in the second season. And I’m enjoying Edgar’s PTSD issues in season three. Jimmy is always highly entertaining. And I really like Paul. It’s a good show. I still can’t believe it was on for so long and I never once heard of it.

Good Omens

I was so excited about this show. I adore David Tennant and Michael Sheen. Together, it felt like such a fabulous pairing. And then we started watching and it was just SO not my thing. We made it through three episodes. I couldn’t stand watching the three others. So disappointed. I mean, I think it’s a very nicely put together show. But it’s not for me.

Derry Girls

We finally watched season two. So good! Everyone is so hilarious, I just love it. I really loved the finale when James was finally shown some love!

MOVIES

Always Be My Maybe

I’m not sure I can count this when I didn’t finish it. I think I got to the final 25 minutes and I just could not watch any more. To be fair, I watched this on my own when I felt like I SHOULD take advantage of having the tv to myself, but I also had a really amazing book waiting for me, so I was very distracted wanting to keep reading when I thought I should be watching. The movie was okay. So many people raved about it online, but it fell pretty flat for me.

Rocketman

Oh man. I am in love with Taron Egerton after seeing this. I didn’t even know who he was beforehand. He just did such an awesome, amazing, beautiful job portraying Elton John in his younger years. Those eyes! That jaw! His voice! Just to compare it to Bohemian Rhapsody since the movies are similar, I liked this one SO much more. Though it might mostly be because Taron Egerton is a lot hotter than Rami Malek (lol). I highly recommend it!

Yesterday

We just watched this a few days ago and both really enjoyed it. How can a movie filled with Beatles songs not be good?! I liked the main actor and his singing was nice. It was also a breath of fresh air to watch/see a music story that does not center around them doing drugs, having endless roadie sex, and basically ruining their lives. This had none of that, which made it so much more fun to watch. It was really good!

What I Watched May 2019

I’ll try to keep this short and sweet this month! Spoilers included because that’s pretty much the only reason I write these quick recaps. 🙂

TV – ALONE

The Resident

I’m kind of disappointed in how this season ended. It was a cliffhanger for sure – did Nic’s dad or sister die after surgery? But it was so not the type of cliffhanger I was expecting that I didn’t even realize until later that it was the finale. I desperately wanted something more to happen between AJ and Mina – my favorite not quite a couple, but still a couple. They can continue to slow burn their way together, but I wish we were getting a tiny bit more.

Modern Family

I hate writing about this show every month. I have nothing to say about it. Everyone is so annoying.

Jane the Virgin

WHY did they have to bring back Michael from the dead, only to have Jane divorce him and send him away?! I have no real attachment to Raphael, and it bums me out that now Jane is just back to being alone. I think this is the final season, right?? I think it’s come to a natural end that I am more than ready for.

Good Girls

I like this show more and more! I loved the forbidden chemistry between Beth and Christopher, though it definitely is over now. I also love Annie’s FBI boyfriend. Such a cutie!

Single Parents

I wasn’t aware I was watching the finale of this show either. Maybe I’m just clueless? I was so excited about the small hint of romantic feelings between Angie and Will that was then smashed to pieces. Though I have to admit I’m very excited about the possibility of Adam Brody joining the cast, especially as he’s Leighton Meester’s real life husband. I’m anxious to see where it goes.

A.P. Bio

Why is this show on so sporadically?! I feel like it only appears in my feed about once a month. I’m much happier watching shows I can binge. Or, you know, watch at their regular once a week intervals. I stop caring when there’s so much space between each episode.

Life in Pieces

Same with this. It just came back on, but I don’t think it’s been on two weeks in a row. I loved it so much when I first started watching it and I find myself just not really caring anymore.

The Good Fight

Ah, this show is so great. So smart. I really loved this third season. Mostly because of the Michael Sheen addition.

Whiskey Cavelier

So long, Whiskey. It was somewhat enjoyable while it lasted. I stopped liking it when they brought on Scott Foley’s real life wife as the romantic interest of another character. It felt very weird to me.

iZombie

I’m so over this show. It was one of my favorites for awhile. Now with all the zombies vs humans and the closed off Seattle where they all live together…I just don’t like it. It was so much more fun when Liv was portraying different people each episode and Clive was none the wiser.

Sneaky Pete

It came back! I binged the third season in like two days. I love it. So much. So, so much. I hope it comes back, even though it seems to be a full year in between seasons. I am basically in love with Giovanni Ribisi in this. So much nuance to his character. LOVE.

The Bachelorette

Okay, I was seriously dreading watching this. I only watch it so I can get more out of the (paid for) Popcast Patreon recap episodes each week. I could not stand Hannah on Colton’s Bachelor season. I thought she was the worst pick ABC could have possibly made to star in her own Bachelorette season. BUT – she has surprised me, greatly. I kind of think she’s pretty dang awesome now. And I love the cast of guys. So many standouts! I think I’m going to get way too emotionally invested by the time some of my favorites are sent home. Right now I’m rooting for Jed or Peter. Is Peter not the most adorably sweet faced man ever?! I also think Tyler and Mike are fun.

Dirty John

I ran out of shows to watch this week and decided to start this one up. I loved the podcast and was curious to see how they televised the same true story. I have to say that the voices of all the characters are even more annoying than they were in real life. But I’m intrigued. I’m surprised by how much ground has been covered only three episodes in. I think Connie Britton is fantastic in it.

TV – TOGETHER

Killing Eve

We watched all of the second season this month. I liked it! It was a bit bizarre. I mean, it’s been bizarre from the get go. Villanelle is just such a fascinating psychopath to watch. Eve’s infatuation with her is harder to understand, though I guess I’m infatuated by her too. I also didn’t care much for Nico in the first season, but found him quite attractive in this one! I’m curious to see if (spoiler) Eve is really dead. She can’t be, right?

The Umbrella Academy

I just don’t know what to make of this show. I thought it was so corny and dumb when we started it. We watched it every night on our Colorado vacation and then took a break until this week when we picked it up again. I’m kind of highly invested, but also don’t really have a clue what’s going on. I love the characters and also don’t really care about them? And the unexplained monkey and robot mom? It’s just so bizarre. Maybe the expectation is that you should read the comic books before you ever even think about watching the show. Which I of course did not do.

You’re the Worst

These people really are the worst. And yet I love them. I’m not sure how it took me five full seasons before I knew this show existed, but it’s proved to be a fun and hilarious addition to our tv nights in between the more serious shows. I LOVE Jimmy. I have mixed feelings on everyone else.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Meh. Same old, same old.

Superstore

Ditto.

MOVIES

The New Romantic

This was a really weird and off-putting movie. I was grossed out by it. I think Netflix is trying way too hard to just churn out movies with no real interest in great content anymore.

The Hustle

I thought this was okay. I wanted it to be hilarious, but found myself just so sad watching Rebel Wilson cast once again as the fat and clumsy girl next to someone tall, beautiful, elegant, poised. I wish she could just be A PERSON. The movie itself was fun, but not particularly funny. It made for a nice night out by myself, though.

What I Watched AND Listened To April 2019

I guess this is no longer worth reiterating, but I watched A LOT of tv this month. I wonder how much I would actually watch if I weren’t watching while I sewed. Probably none, other than the one show a night I watch with Greg. It’s kind of awesome being able to binge watch so many things while I work, but I realize it’s also probably slowly rotting my brain. This past week I’ve mostly been listening to podcasts AND music. It’s been a nice change of pace!

TV – Alone

Shameless

I finished out the current season, though I’m not entirely convinced I actually watched the last episode. I thought I maybe just saw the preview for the last episode and thought I watched it?? It’s a mystery that will probably never be solved. Shameless continues to draw me into its crazy mess, but frustrates me to no end how every character just continues to destroy their lives. I think there’s just one more season planned and I really, really, really hope most of the kids can find some redemption.

Jane the Virgin

Oh, Michael. Sweet Michael. So much more interesting and exciting than Raphael. Did they always plan to bring him back?! I can’t believe how long they went trying to get Jane and Raph back together only to have Michael appear back in their lives. I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t introduce him back if he wasn’t meant to end up with Jane. It’s just such a sad and depressing love triangle to watch week after week. I want everyone to be happy.

God Friended Me

This came to a nice close. I’m not sure if it’s been renewed for next season, but I certainly enjoyed this dose of positive tv every week.

The Resident

WHY are they messing with Conrad and Nic?! Are AJ and Mina going to have some sort of bonding moment in the season finale tomorrow?! I love this show with all my heart. I think I cry during every episode. So, so good.

Whiskey Cavalier

This has been an interesting thing to pick up. The only thing I’ve ever seen Scott Foley in was Scandal and I loved him in it. So sexy! It’s definitely been hard to wrap my head around seeing him in a similar agent type role, but as a super sensitive/happy/friendly guy. I basically watch this show for him. The rest of the cast is pretty meh to me right now.

Modern Family

Same as always. It’s okay. It’s there.

Good Girls

I’m enjoying the twists and turns of the second season. It’s definitely not one of my favorite shows, but I enjoy it.

The Good Cop

Basically I’ll watch every show with the word “good” in the title. I just picked this randomly on netflix to watch one day and ended up binging it this week. I liked it! I’m fascinated by Josh Groban as his nerdy perfectionist character. I couldn’t care less about Tony Danza and all that drama, though.

The Good Fight

I’m glad this is back! I am LOVING Michael Sheen as part of the ongoing cast for awhile. He’s just so insane! It makes me really happy. I’m not too sure about the rest of the show and it’s extremely politically focused agenda. I always watch it and feel like I might be hunted down for watching it. I’m kind of amazed it’s on regular cable like that.

Life in Pieces

This was off the air so long (or at least it felt like it) that I wasn’t even sure it was still on. But it’s back!

A.P. Bio

I love this one too. So ridiculous, but also surprisingly funny!

TV- Together

Santa Clarita Diet

So I admit this show’s premise is pretty outlandish, but I’ve always really enjoyed it. I feel like it has a lot of physical comedy, which is kind of rare. You just really need to be watching everyone’s facial expressions (especially Joel’s) to really get the most out of it. Unfortunately, I just heard it was cancelled, so we’ll never get any kind of closure. I’m really happy with how the third season ended between Abby and Eric, though.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

It’s finally over! WHEW. I really hated it by the end. I guess I can understand how the whole point was for Rebecca to grow and find contentment from her own inner strength and health. But…I just totally stopped caring.

Superstore

I feel like this is really falling flat lately. There are definitely funny moments, but as a whole I’m just not that interested anymore. Maybe because so much of the show is about Amy and I just don’t like her very much. I don’t like Jonah that much either. That makes it hard to enjoy as a whole.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Same as Superstore. It’s okay. All the characters are pretty annoying.

Killing Eve

It’s back! So excited! I’m so glad Villanelle is still alive. What a total psychopath! She is so incredibly entertaining, though. I really like this one.

You’re the Worst

So we’re only two episodes into this five season series that I’ve literally never heard of it before. But it’s kind of hysterical. Again, mostly because of the hilarious facial expressions. It’s pretty crass, but I think we’ll probably stick with it because it was surprisingly funny.

Movies

Blockers

We picked this movie at random one weekend when we were out of current tv shows to watch. I thought it would be really stupid, the way most comedies are these days. But I might have laughed harder than I’ve ever laughed before. Don’t get me wrong, it WAS stupid. But it was also SO DANG FUNNY. I was on the floor choking because I was laughing so hard.

Shazam

I liked this! I wanted to see it just because I’ve loved Zachary Levi since Chuck. I really liked the band of foster kids and how they fought together to be a family. I was not so impressed by all the genuinely scary monsters and long scenes in a stone dungeon type place. But it was sweet and funny and I really enjoyed it.

The Perfect Date

Netflix is really milking Noah Centineo for all he’s worth! Of the three movies I’ve seen him in now, I liked this one the least. I don’t regret watching it (while multitasking), but it wasn’t that great.

Avengers: End Game

We saw this yesterday and I thought it was great! No spoilers, I just wish that some of the characters had a lot more screen time than they did. But it was a very worthy conclusion to all of the Marvel movies thus far.

Someone Great

I watched this today and honestly thought it was pretty dumb. I didn’t understand the point of it. It was just SAD. If you have such an amazing relationship, why would you give it up so easily? I thought the female friendship aspect was so exaggerated with a ridiculous amount of swearing. I definitely do not recommend wasting your time on this movie.

Podcasts

It’s been awhile since I’ve recommended any new podcasts because I just keep listening to the same handful again and again. But I’ve finally been in the mood to venture out a little bit and have a couple to suggest if you’re looking for something new!

David Tennant Does a Podcast With…

This podcast is a delight! I’ve always liked David Tennant, at least since Broadchurch, which is one of the first things I remember seeing him in. This podcast makes me realize what an amazing person he actually is. Each episode is an interview with a fellow actor or actress that he’s worked with. They just sit and have a conversation. So far I’ve only listened to episodes with people I actually know – Olivia Colman, Krysten Ritter, Jennifer Garner, James Corden, and Michael Sheen. But because David has a working relationship with them, their conversations are full of ease and excitement. He mostly sticks to career related topics to respect their personal privacies, but it’s still very interesting.

Blackout

I’ve only listened to two episodes of this fictional suspense podcast, but I think it’s going to be amazing. The dramatic quality to the entire thing is fantastic. I love Rami Malek as the main character and all the mysterious plot twists. It’s been a long time since I’ve listened to a fictional podcast, so I’m excited to continue on with it.

And the usuals, in case this is the first podcast post you’re reading of mine and want my tried and true!

  • The Popcast (DO IT!)
  • Popcast Friend of the Show (Patreon – I pay for this and it is SO worth your money)
  • Penpals (I love it so much!)
  • Spilled Milk
  • Front Porch with the Fitzes
  • Happier with Gretchen Rubin
  • 10 Things to Tell You
  • The Lazy Genius
  • Lazy Sisters (Patreon – I pay for this)

Music

Music?! What?! So I’m not hugely into music. I like it, I listen to things on occasion. But I’ve never been super into any bands or been that deeply committed to finding new bands. But I’ve recently found myself OBSESSED with The Jonas Brothers. I never, ever listened to them when they were a band before. I only listen to Christian radio, and most of the time that’s the only music I’m really exposed to. But I follow Priyanka Chopra on instagram, which led me to some interest in Nick Jonas, which led to their new releases of “Sucker” and “Cool.” I have listened to both songs probably a thousand times by now. I’m kind of obsessed. I can’t wait for the full album to release in June! I’ve also been listening to a little Josh Groban, due to his influence on me in The Good Cop. I really like this newest song “River.”

Well, that’s about it! Normally I’d go back and add photos for all of these, but because we have a guest staying in Caden’s room tonight, Caden is on the chair next to me trying to fall asleep so I need to finish up and get off my computer. I’d love to hear your recommendations for any of these things!

What I Watched March 2019

This has been a HUGE tv month for me. I had to make up for not watching much in February. Plus, I’ve been working a lot – my prime tv watching time. As usual, spoilers will definitely be included in my little recaps!

TV – Alone

Modern Family

I really wish they’d end this show. Maybe this is the last season?? Nope, I just looked it up and they have one more season before it ends. I’ll definitely stick with it to see how they close it out, but this has been nothing but filler tv for me for a very long time.

Million Little Things

I’ve really loved everything about this close knit band of friends. It’s been one of my favorite new shows of the year. The drama, the humor, the emotional storylines. I love it.

The Bachelor

UGH. Could this have come to a worse ending?! I had so many feelings about this whole ridiculous season. Well, technically the first Bachelor season I’ve ever watched, though I did watch The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise last year. And Colton. Poor Colton. I felt so bad for him this entire season and then he just didn’t end up having a clue at the end. WHY Cassie? WHY?? She was so totally and clearly unready to be in a relationship. I’m pretty sure she only ended up with him from all the pressure around the whole crazy ending. I chalk it up to Colton just not being as emotionally mature as he should have been to be on that tv show. I was pretty disappointed with how it all went down in the end.

Single Parents

This has been an unexpectedly fun little sitcom! I was a bit turned off by the cast of characters in the first episode or two and then they really grew on me. I always have a soft spot for tv shows that center around a really close group of friends that depend on each other like family. The way I often wish my life could be! I also really love the subtle sexual tension between Poppy and Douglas and Will and Angie. I also really enjoy Miggy’s unconventional addition to the group.

The Good Doctor

When I watched the finale of this season I didn’t realize it was actually the finale. Then I almost had a panic attack (okay, exaggeration) when I thought it was a series finale. There weren’t any real cliffhangers so it made sense they were closing it out for good, but WHEW – not the case. I adored this show and all of its characters.

The Resident

Ah, my heart is with this tv show. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. Everybody on it is just amazing. I’m so very happy that Julian is alive and came back for Devon, even though she went and left again. Now I’m just biting my nails waiting for something – anything! – to happen between Mina and AJ. I need them to at least get a little bit closer.

A.P. Bio

It’s back! This show just cracks me up. It’s so ridiculous, but never fails to make me laugh.

Good Girls

I ran out of my regular shows and needed to pick something fast on netflix. I wasn’t too sure about this, but it’s grown on me. It’s kind of like a milder version of Breaking Bad. The three women just keep digging themselves deeper and deeper into the hole. I LOVE the very subtle tension between Beth and Rio. I also enjoy Gregg (aka Matt Seracen). 🙂

The Good Fight

Also back! I’m not sure how I feel about this third season that is so clearly going to be entirely about politics. I usually avoid politics at all costs. But I love the characters. I was especially excited about the addition of Michael Sheen. I’m guessing it was only a guest appearance, but I found his insane character to be very attractive and fun to watch.

Shrill

I have very mixed feelings about this one. I know that as a bigger woman this show was supposed to draw me in and make me feel as passionate as Annie about how the world treats us. But she kept making so many stupid decisions! Even though he was obviously meant to have some redeeming qualities, Ryan was just such an awful person. Why did she keep going back to him in every single episode?! I’m also just not a fan of shows that treat abortion with so little concern. I guess I’m glad to have watched it since it’s been getting so much buzz, but I definitely didn’t love it.

God Friended Me

Not much to say other than I still like it! It’s nice to watch a show that centers around helping people and making the world a better place.

Splitting Up Together

Okay, since the addition of baby Annie being born to Lisa Apple and Martin, this show has become ridiculously unbelievable. I could buy their divorce while still living on the same property and still having many lingering feelings for each other. But to suddenly just have a baby born to Martin and have Lena over there taking care of it like it’s no big deal? It’s a BIG DEAL. I mean, I really like this show. But…it’s ridiculous.

TV – Together

Timeless – The Finale

We watched the finale movie that came seven months after the show was cancelled. And…it was weird. Like such a weird “episode” to end with. And then it became so cheesy and silly, but of course made me happy. I’m going to miss Wyatt. SO MUCH.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Every time we watch this I just think about how annoying almost every single character is. I’m in it for Captain Holt and that’s about it. I’m to the point where I literally cannot stand Amy and everyone else gets on my nerves. Just do a spinoff of Captain Holt’s life and I’d be pleased as punch.

PEN15

Oh so many emotions about this show. At first I was insanely bothered by how unbelievable the 30 something year old actresses were as 13 year old characters. But I eventually got over it and genuinely loved the show. Some of the episodes were better than others, but the best ones were so completely hilarious I was crying. And then the final two episodes were almost emotionally destructive to me. It brought up so many feelings of nostalgia for that period of my life. I wouldn’t relive those years for a million dollars, but I SO wish I could go back to a time when friendships meant everything – to me AND to them. I was sobbing after the finale, it touched me so deeply. As a whole, this was such a fantastic piece.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Just end already! Seriously! I hate this season so much. Everyone is awful. All the ups and downs between Josh, Nathaniel, and Greg. I’m pretty certain she will pick none of them in the end, so why spend so much time on this? I hate it.

Superstore

This was once one of my favorites, but it’s really fallen flat for me too lately. The characters are all just so blah.

Miracle Workers

We watched all of this in the last few days and really loved it! It felt super unconventional and bizzare. It also seemed very cheaply made and didn’t seem to be the kind of show I would like. But it turned out to be so funny and had such a sweet ending. I definitely recommend it!

Movies

The Favourite

This movie was…odd. I had no idea what it was going into it. I guess the acting was good? I really like Olivia Coleman from Broadchurch. It was just such a strange movie.

Bohemian Rhapsody

I’ve wanted to see this since I very first heard about it, wanted to see it in the theater so badly. We finally watched it and it was a bit of a letdown. I mean, the music was fun. But the movie as a whole was pretty boring. It was interesting seeing Rami Malek as such a charismatic character, though, having only seen him in Mr. Robot.

Captain Marvel

I know as a woman I should be all about this female superhero movie. But honestly, I didn’t really like it. I wish it had a more structured beginning and I might have liked the movie as a whole a lot more. I’m very turned off by outer space/different planets/different species of creatures. If a superhero has an origin story that begins on earth, I’m much more invested. Overall, not a terrible movie by any means, it just wasn’t that interesting to me.

What I Watched February 2019

TV and movie time! I never got around to writing this end of the month post in January. Everything was so chaotic and I actually watched so many shows that I couldn’t stand the thought of recapping so many things. I’m not sure if anyone even cares about these particular posts – they’re certainly much less exciting to me than my book posts! But I always think it’s fun to get new recommendations, so I think I’ll continue on with them, just in case you’re hoping for some new suggestions in your own tv watching lives!

TV – Alone (spoilers)


The Resident

I still love this show so, so much. It’s the very rare show that absolutely none of the characters annoy me. They’re all so interesting and care about each other, yet are filled with flaws. Mina and Dr. Austin are probably my favorite slow burning storyline at the moment. I love Conrad too, of course. 🙂

The Good Doctor

I love this one too. I believe it also stands the test of not having any annoying characters, though I don’t find them all as endearing as I do on The Resident. I’m a bit frustrated with the introduction of the new Dr. Tan (though to me he will always be that awful Jin from Lost) and him forcing Shawn to give up his surgical residency in favor of pathology. I’m sure he’ll find his way back, but I feel so bad for Shawn now.

The Bachelor

Okay, so I watch this show because my favorite podcast’s Patreon does recaps of every episode and I want the full experience. When I started with The Bachelorette last season, I never expected to become so invested in the people. But…I am. I’ve never been a huge fan of Colton, mostly because he seems so sweet and innocent and everyone that watches just rips him apart! His dumping by Becca last year was so sad, then he had that uncomfortably depressing run on Bachelor in Paradise and presumably he was picked to be the bachelor entirely because of his virginity status. I hate that so much of the narrative has to revolve around that one point. Anyway, now that we’re down to the final three women, I really have no idea which way he’s leaning and which one I’m hoping he’ll pick. I suppose I probably like Taysha the best because she seems to have the best all around chemistry with him. But mostly I just watch every episode and feel terrible that Colton is in this situation.

God Friended Me

I’m still enjoying this. I have a feeling that maybe it won’t last past a single season, though. I’ve never heard of anyone else that watches it. I like the characters and how they live to find good in the world by helping all of God’s friend suggestions. It’s an uplifting thing to watch.

Splitting Up Together

Sigh. Leena and Martin have so much chemistry. I know this is such an idealized view of what divorce could look like, but a huge part of me also feels like this could actually be realistic. Once the pressure of being a married couple is taken away, you suddenly remember all the things you loved about your partner before you took your vows. I hate that dang Lisa Apple and her baby had to show up once again right when they were about to get back together – AGAIN. How many times can the show go to that storyline? I almost feel like this would have been a much better movie than an ongoing tv show. Unless they’re just gearing up to finish a single season with a happy ending. Which I would totally be okay with.

Modern Family

As usual, I don’t have much to say about this one. I’m not even sure why I still watch it because Phil is pretty much the only character I like. Everyone else is SO ANNOYING.

Single Parents

I just started this and I’m surprised by how much I like it. It’s definitely a bit silly and unbelievable, but I love tv shows about camaraderie between an unlikely group of friends. I love how they’ve all kind of banded together to form their own big happy family.

TV – Together 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

I’m glad this show is ending. I don’t think I could put up with it for another season. Everyone annoys me so dang much. And I HATE the Skylar Astin “new Greg” replacement. Greg was my all time favorite character and I LOVE the storyline that she was meant to be with him all along, but it just doesn’t make sense when it’s not the same actor! I actually love Skylar Astin, but I just can’t see him as a replacement. I wish he would have come in as a new character and I could have accepted him so much more easily.

Timeless

We are almost done with this two season show. I went from thinking it was kind of dumb to being highly invested to getting annoyed with everyone. But I still kind of love it because Wyatt is so absolutely swoon-worthy. Matt Lanter is the perfect actor for portraying constant emotional distress. I really like Lucy too. And Rufus is good for some comic relief every once in awhile. I’m actually a pretty big fan of Flynn at this point in the second season too. I’m anxious to see how it all ends with the movie conclusion.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Captain Holt is basically the only reason I watch this show. I ADORE him. I think he’s one of the funniest tv characters of all time. Everyone else just kind of annoys me. Seeing a theme here?

Movies

A Simple Favor

This was an odd one, to be sure! Even though the plot was about finding the truth behind the Blake Lively character, I really couldn’t get past the fact that Anna Kendrick’s character had sex and was in love with her brother, who was possibly the father of her child. It was just such a bizarre thing to throw into the middle of the movie!

Life of the Party

This was the second time I’ve watched this movie and I loved it just as much. I know it’s not highly rated, but I think it’s totally hilarious. I laughed just as much the second viewing.

Isn’t It Romantic

Desperate for a night to myself, I went to see this movie in the theater without knowing much about it ahead of time. I found the first half to be a bit awkward. Some of the acting (like the gay best friend) was terrible. I didn’t really understand where they were going with attacking the cliched romantic comedy while also being a romantic comedy. But I really loved Adam DeVine’s character and how somehow the whole movie ended in all the characters singing and dancing in the street. It made me want to re-watch all the Pitch Perfect movies to see some more Adam-Rebel chemistry. Overall, it ended up being a pretty sweet movie!

Okay, that’s it for February! I’m pretty much caught up on all my current shows now after a few weeks off and am about to hit up netflix for my next binge. Any recommendations?!

What I Watched December 2018

It felt like a pretty light month for tv watching. I usually only watch tv by myself if I’m working and I only worked the first week of the month. But I fit in a lot of netflix movies!

TV – Alone

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

I started this because I wanted something light that I didn’t have to pay a ton of attention to. It was entertaining enough. I think I watched about half of the first season on netflix and I’ll eventually get back to the rest. It’s nice to see comedians when they’re not completely “on.”

Modern Family

I guess I don’t have a ton to say about this. Still on it!

Million Little Things

I’m still really liking this new show! I do have to say that it’s so selfish of Delilah to make Eddie pretend he’s not the baby’s father. I hope she eventually changes her mind.

Safe

I only watched the first episode of this on a very rare night I had the tv to myself. But I’m anxious to watch more of it! It seems like in my month of light tv watching there are suddenly SO many shows back that I can’t wait to start up again!

TV – Together

Daredevil

We finished up the final season and I really enjoyed it. I liked seeing so much more of Matt and Karen. And as much as I like Wilson Bethel in Hart of Dixie, I could have done without him as Dex in this show.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

We FINALLY got to the episode with Skylar Astin appearing as the new and unrecognizable Greg character. It still feels really ridiculous, but I do love Skylar Astin and it feels like maybe they finally have a GOOD singer on the show again. So I guess I kind of approve. But original Greg was still my favorite character and I’m bummed he wouldn’t come back.

Superstore

Still a great show!

Outlander

I’m really enjoying this season! I’m actually liking the season so much I’m very tempted to pick up the book series again. I only read the first four books, so I’m only knowledgeable up through this season. The Jamie and Claire actors just have so much on screen chemistry, it’s hard not to love them. Roger and Brianna, though? I’m not feeling it AT ALL.

Bodyguard

It took us a crazy long time to get through all six hour long episodes of this show. I don’t think it lived up to the hype that social media made me think it would be. But I’m still glad we watched it. That final episode was so stressful!

Movies

Christmas Inheritance

I really was not a fan of this holiday movie. Just something to pass the time while working.

The Shape of Water

Wow, this movie was bizarre. We did not like it.

Dumplin’ 

I enjoyed watching this after having read the book a year or two ago.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

I thought this movie was ridiculous. I really liked the first one last year, but this – ick.

The Little Mermaid (not the cartoon)

Again – not that great. I love William Moseley, but the movie was not worth watching.

Christmas Wedding Planner

This holiday movie was so unremarkable that I just had to look it up again to remind myself what it even was. Again – pretty lame!

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse

We just saw this today and I loved it! I didn’t have the highest of expectations because I’m not really a fan of animated movies in general. But I liked it so much! It was so well done and SO funny. I think the adults watching it probably enjoyed it more than the kids because of the humor. After a month of crappy movies at home, this was really, really great.

What I Watched November 2018

Lots of tv and movies this past month! Unfortunately, no new or exciting podcasts or music to write about, so we’ll stick with the screen today!

TV – Alone

A Million Little Things

I’m still enjoying this one. I guess I just really have a thing for solid groups of friends. It amazes me how easy tv can make adult friendships look. If only it were that easy to stay connected in real life.

God Friended Me

I don’t really have a lot of things to say about what I watched this month other than I liked it!

The Resident

Still love it! I’m a little disappointed in Devon’s cheating kiss, but they sure did have some good chemistry!

The Good Doctor

This show just plain delights me. Everyone is so great!

Modern Family

Still trucking along!

Take Two

I finished up the first season. I liked it! Nothing incredible, but still fun and sweet and a good filler show in between my favorites.

Shameless

I’m really losing interest after loving this show for years. I like being able to root for the characters and everyone continues to make so many stupid choices. It’s gotten old.

Splitting Up Together

Another it’s okay type of show.

Alone Together

I binged the second season in two days. Benji and Esther have such a fun friendship. I LOVED the finale when they were almost forced to kiss and were so completely disgusted by it. I hope they really do continue as best friends and nothing more for the entirety of this show.

You

Okay, I’ve definitely reached the point in further episodes where Beck on screen annoys me as much as Beck in the book. I know it’s supposed to, but this show still has so much creep factor that I have a hard time enjoying it. But I’m going to see it through.

TV – Together

American Vandal

We finished up season two. Definitely not as good as the first season, so I understand why it was cancelled. But still an intriguing concept for a show.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Meh. Still meh. Everyone is so ridiculous and annoying.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

We watched the first episode of this new darker Sabrina show on netflix because it was getting so much buzz. Not for us! Too dark.

Bodyguard

So much great buzz around this one too. I liked it, but Greg was bored by it. It did seem pretty slow. I think we’ve only watched two, maybe three episodes. I plan on finishing it at some point.

Daredevil

I’m liking this season so much more than the last one! I’m so happy Elektra is gone. Though as much as I love Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie – SWOON), I really have no interest in his Bullseye character, other than that he seems to really be quite the match for Daredevil. I just want more Matt. Always more Matt.

Outlander

Even though it still feels pretty slow, I’m enjoying the current season of this too. Except I feel like Brianna and Roger have zero chemistry. It annoys me.

Movies

Three Identical Strangers

This movie was so sad! I wasn’t expecting that. I had no idea what it was about when we started it and it took such a depressing turn about halfway through. Still good, but not very happy at all.

The Spy Who Dumped Me

I was surprisingly pretty intrigued by this one. Still pretty dumb, but also inspired a lot of laughs!

The Princess Switch

I have a really hard time letting go of what the real people are possibly thinking and feeling while they’re acting. So watching Vanessa Hudgens play two different people with two different accents and then trying to have those same characters do poor accents of each other’s when they switch places – it was highly distracting to me. But I really enjoyed this sweet holiday movie! Definitely a bit cheesy and a very clear demonstration of how people in Hollywood have no idea how people should be dressing when they’re spending all of their time in snowy weather. But it was fun. 🙂

The Holiday Calendar

I liked this one too, other than the fact I found it really weird they kept calling it an “advent calendar” in the movie, but couldn’t title it the same way. But both Christmas movies were a great way to ease into December and start getting myself in the right mindset for the holiday season!

What I Watched and Listened To October 2018

My tv and movie watching this month has been packed! Most of my favorites are back on the air and I’ve started a few new shows as well. I love having so many options after the long summer months of desperately scanning netflix for something intriguing to watch.

TV – Alone

The Resident

I think this remains my current favorite. It’s so dang emotional, but I absolutely love it. I adore the entire cast and am so excited every week when I can sit down and watch this one – with no distractions! Literally the only show I watch by myself when I’m not multitasking with something else.

The Good Doctor

I’m really liking the new season of this one too. I guess I just have a weakness for medical dramas. Though I’ve never watched any of the iconic ones like Grey’s Anatomy or E.R. Maybe I should add those to my binge lists for next summer! (I did, however, LOVE House!)

Shameless

I go back and forth on Shameless. I think it’s a really good show. It just gets so depressing sometimes! Come on, people, DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIVES. I’m a few episodes behind because I just haven’t been in the mood to watch my more depressing shows this month.

Modern Family

Always good for a few laughs! Never one of my favorites, but I’m not going to give up on it either.

Making It

Shepard and I finally finished this six episode show that took us like four months to watch lol. I really liked the finale when everyone talked about how important it is to be able to create and that its an artform that will never grow old. It’s nice to have some validation for my own line of work.

The Great British Baking Show

Now that Shepard also insists on watching this with me, we don’t get to it very often. But I still love it! We just have three or four episodes left in the current netflix season.

A Million Little Things

I’ve only watched the first two or three episodes so far, but I think I like it! I at least like the actors! As Psych and Grimm were two of my all time favorite tv shows, I’m thrilled to see those main actors in something again.

God Friended Me

I’m pretty excited about this show too! I like it because it’s all about doing good in the world. I also really like that actor and was so sad when The Mayor was cancelled mid season with him last year. This one isn’t as funny, but it’s enjoyable.

You

Well, more on the book this show is based off of in tomorrow’s book post. But the show…it’s creepy and it’s good. The characters are much more likeable on screen than on the page. But that kind of makes it even creepier.

Splitting Up Together

Lots of mixed feelings on this show. I was so happy at the end of the first season when it seemed like they were going to get back together. And then they were together, and now they’re not. Will this show entirely consist of the back and forth between ex-husband and ex-wife?

TV – Together

Maniac

What a WEIRD tv show. Probably the most bizarre thing I’ve ever watched. I stuck with it because it was limited and we heard good things about it, but yeah – SO weird. All I could think about when I was watching it was how much I wanted to see Jonah Hill and Emma Stone back in the types of roles they’re usually cast in.

Better Call Saul

Finished up this latest season. I’m pretty disappointed in how much Jimmy has changed. I guess that’s the whole point of the show. But still hard to watch at times.

Superstore

Jonah and Amy are together, hooray! I don’t really love this as much as I used to, but I still like having something funny to break up the more serious shows Greg and I mostly seem to watch together.

The Flash

I’m right on the line of giving this up. We gave up Arrow a long time ago because it got so dark and grim. Flash used to at least have a lot of humor with it, but even that has fallen to the wayside these last few seasons. I’m just not sure if I care enough to watch anymore.

American Vandal

We binged all of the first season last week and it was just so hilarious. Ridiculous, but hilarious. We’re a few episodes into the second season now which is pretty gross, but still so funny.

Movies

A Star is Born

I treated myself to this in the theater right after it opened and I’m so glad I went! I loved it so much! I’ve always been a huge Bradley Cooper fan, but this movie really made me a Lady Gaga fan as well. Though I wish she were more like Ally in real life. At any rate, it was a fantastic movie.

Ocean’s 8

Okay, this movie was pretty dumb. No real value in checking it out if you haven’t yet.

8th Grade

Whew, this was painful to watch. It was interesting, in an artsy way. But…painful. Middle school is the worst.

The Hate U Give

I saw this opening weekend in DC, which was really interesting as the majority of the audience was African-American and provided a lot of extra commentary throughout the movie. It followed the book pretty accurately (except for a gut wrenching cinematic twist at the end) and I think one or both things should be required reading or viewing to people all over the country. Very eye-opening.

The Kindergarten Teacher

I’m just not really sure what to make of this movie. It was so creepy! And strange. I kind of liked it, but still…so creepy.

Batman Begins

I’d love to be the kind of family that has regular movie nights, but both of our kids have an extreme aversion to watching movies entirely (except for Caden and Harry Potter movies). Greg wanted to have a Halloween movie night where we watched Ghostbusters, but after fifteen minutes of the boys non stop whining and complaining we switched over to Batman Begins. Which they weren’t thrilled about either, but we got through it over two nights. I haven’t seen it in so long. Still love me some Christian Bale. Though I think Greg loves him even more than I do.

Podcasts

I haven’t listened to anything new this month. I’ve been trying to keep up with my favorites, but just haven’t had a lot of extra time or eagerness to search out new podcasts this month. But in case you haven’t read any of my other podcast posts, I will always recommend these as my absolute favorites: The Popcast, The Popcast Patreon, Penpals, Spilled Milk, Front Porch with the Fitzes, My Dad Wrote a Porno, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Rise Together, The Lazy Genius, The Bible Binge, Currently Reading, What Should I Read Next, and The Next Right Thing.

Music

JJ Heller’s “Bridge over Troubled Water”

I usually only listen to JJ Heller at Christmastime – her album is one of my favorites. But she just released this single from her upcoming album and I LOVE her rendition. It’s so beautiful. I’ve listened to it at least ten times today, blasting through my speakers while I work.

Lauren Daigle: Look Up Child

This new album is so fantastic. This has been my top choice every time I decide to put music on lately.

Anthem Lights “You Say” (by Lauren Daigle)

I happened to stumble across Anthem Lights singing this on youtube and I loved it, which of course led me to searching all kinds of Anthem Lights renditions. They’re such great singers! I especially like their brand new album: WorshipThis is a beautiful playlist to have on in the background.

2Cellos Let There Be Cello

I just realized this morning that 2Cellos released a new album recently. They are so amazing, but I highly recommend watching them play on one of their many youtube videos for the full effect. I LOVE cello music. They have a concert at the end of February in Milwaukee I’d like to go see. I went to their last local concert, but had a massive ear infection and had a hard time enjoying it. But it was pretty awesome – if you aren’t on the verge of already losing your hearing!

A Star is Born Soundtrack

I liked the music via the movie better than listening to the soundtrack, but I have turned it on a couple of times since seeing the movie. Good stuff.

And that’s it! Please hit me up with your tv, movie, podcast, and music recommendations! I’m always on the lookout for more great content to put into my eyes and ears!