What I’ve Been Listening To & Watching

Sadly, I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump of late, which is absolutely terrible. However, it means that I’ve been consuming a bunch of TV and music, which I guess could be worse. I thought I’d talk about some of the things I’ve been listening to and watching. What about you guys? What have you been listening to or watching? Rec me some stuff in the comments!

LISTEN

hamilton

HAMILTON

Basically on repeat all day every day. I was already obsessed, but my obsession has continued to grow while I’ve been not reading. I even bought the Hamiltome finally in an attempt to 1. Feed my obsession (it worked, obviously) and 2. Get back into reading (it also worked; I read 95 pages of this last night). I cannot get enough of the soundtrack though. It’s incredible. As I’m sure most of you are well aware. And if you aren’t, what are you waiting for?

GROUPLOVE

One of my absolute favorite bands right now. I saw them live in August and haven’t been able to stop listening since. Not that I want to. They are fun and upbeat and I love dancing along to their music in the car or at home.

Some of my favorites are: Welcome To Your Life, Ways to Go, Tongue Tied, and Lovely Cup.

WATCH

community

COMMUNITY

I believe I’ve talked about my love for this show on the blog before, but if I haven’t, this is one of my favorite shows. After everything that happened at the beginning of the month (*cough*we elected the devil*cough*), I needed something funny and silly that could take my mind off of it. Community did the trick. I watched the first four seasons (the only ones I own on DVD sadly) in about two weeks. My love for this show has just grown.

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

Ditto what I said above. I only own the first four seasons of Community and the first season of Arrested Development, so I’m about out, which sucks. But I’ve enjoyed visiting these characters again and getting in a laugh or two. Or a hundred.

MOANA

I just saw Moana this morning and I’m still in awe. I feel like I will be for a while. If you haven’t seen this yet, GO SEE IT. It’s beautiful – the story, the visuals, the characters, the songs. I felt like a little kid watching the movie because my eyes were like saucers the whole time. I absolutely loved it.

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

If you’re like me and you grew up with the Harry Potter books, watching the movie will reignite the love you had for that world. It was like walking into a warm hug. It felt like home. I also happen to really love Eddie Redmayne and Ezra Miller, who were both soooo good. I wish Ezra Miller could’ve had a whole movie for his character. And I can’t wait for more from Newt Scamander.

What about you? What have you been watching and listening to?

 

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Audiobook Review: I Don’t Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer

I Don't Know What You Know Me FromAuthor: Judy Greer

Narrators: Judy Greer

Audiobook length:

Genre: Autobiography

Publisher: Doubleday (book); Random House Audio (audiobook)

Check out the synopsis on Goodreads.

So you might be looking at the cover of that book and asking yourselves why that person looks so familiar (which is the point behind the title of the book).

Like me, you might’ve first come across Judy as the mean-girl best friend in 13 Going on 30.

Judy Greer - 13 Going on 30

Or as the co-worker best friend in 27 Dresses.

Judy Greer - 27 Dresses

Or her one-episode guest role as the slutty Dr. Elizabeth Plimpton on The Big Bang Theory.

Judy Greer - The Big Bang Theory

Or the unstable office assistant in Arrested Development.

Judy Greer - Arrested Development

Or The Village. Or the voice of Cheryl in Archer. Or really, the tons of other co-star roles she’s been in since she started acting. She’s “Hollywood’s go-to best friend,” and because of that she’s relatable and easy to connect with. Her autobiography provides us with anecdotes about how much going to the Oscars can suck, especially when you don’t know anyone and you have to wear Spanx.

This book isn’t laugh out loud funny as the synopsis makes it out to be. It is, however, full of amusing (but not hilarious) essays on Greer’s life before Hollywood, her life as a co-star, and her life as a step-parent to Dean Johnson’s kids (it was amusing and also weird how she always first and last named him). It’s not a tell-all about the various actors and actresses she’s worked with. It doesn’t really go in depth about what it’s like working on movies. It’s probably not what you’d expect. But it isn’t necessarily bad either. There are really amusing bits – like the things she texts to her friends (probably the only laugh-out-loud moment in the book, but so funny my face hurt from laughing) or what she gets up to off-set on-location.

If you’re interested in what it’s like to be a co-star or the shenanigans you could get up as a step-parent (which are pretty funny), then check this book out.

Although, I will say that I DNF’ed this audiobook at about 85% (I know! I made it almost to the end). I just couldn’t keep going. I kept saying to myself, “Who cares?” – which is harsh, I know, but I just wasn’t invested enough to finish.