Media Diary (April 2019)

Some things I’ve enjoyed lately, in no particular order, and not necessarily only recent stuff:

Game of Thrones (TV): Having caught up a few years back, then been forced to painfully wait, my wife and I are consuming these final episodes like heroin addicts

Avengers: Endgame (Movie): They totally nailed it, what a way to close things out

Chase Darkness With Me (Audiobook): Just starting this, but as someone that’s gotten to know Billy a little bit recently, it’s fascinating to hear his life story

John Wick (Movie): I can’t believe it took me this long to finally watch, I’ve been wasting my life

John Wick: Chapter 2 (Movie): WASTING MY LIFE

Gotham (TV): I watched the first few seasons, then lost interest, but came back for the final few episodes to see just how far it went off the rails into crazytown (spoiler: entirely, in a delightful way)

Blue Velvet (Movie): It’d been years since I’d watched it, but man what a masterpiece

Dune (Movie): I’d actually never seen it (only Jodorowsky’s Dune, which I re-watched again after), and it was about what I expected

Lost Highway (Movie): As you can see, I went on a bit of a Lynch spirit quest this month, and this one was really something else

The Twilight Zone (TV): So far, so good

The Legend of Cocaine Island (Movie): Fairly hilarious, with quite the turn

Barry (TV): Still hard to pin down, still intriguing

Mary Poppins Returns (Movie): Fine, but pretty unnecessary

Shrill (TV): Really enjoyed this

Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad (Podcast): Speaking of Billy, his new weekly show with Paul Holes offers a really interesting look into the world of unsolved crimes

Special (TV): Was fine, and had a very Shrill-like vibe (though in my opinion wasn’t as good)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV): Have always been a fan, but hadn’t finished out the remaining episodes until now, and am bummed that it’s over