So…. I’ve been incredibly busy and have not had time to do anything. I would like to start a series called The Best Things I Saw This Week so this will be a great trial run. This is my list where I recommend to you, whatever it is that I have been in to. It covers a wide variety of different kinds of media. I hope you enjoy the article, and check out the things I recommend. If you have any questions or would like to recommend your favorites to me, tweet them out with #MillenialFriday
Best Podcast: I am super late on this one, but this week I fired up Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History. He does a six-part series on World War I, called Blueprint of Armageddon. Now, please beware, that each episode is over three hours long. So, it’s basically 20 hours of content on World War I. I’m not even done with it yet. I couldn’t recommend this more for any history buff out there. If that’s not your cup of tea, I get it. I like weird things. But Carlin is incredibly detailed and builds a narrative that makes one of the most confusing times in world history, much easier to follow. Available on the podcast app.
Best Book: I’m currently reading I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara, and it’s fantastic. It’s taking me longer to read than most books because it is very difficult to read at night. It’s that good. McNamara tells a gripping story of one of the real life boogeymen that tormented Northern and Southern California who was never caught. The book tells the story of each victim in a way that humanizes them not often seen in true crime books. That, coupled with McNamara’s personal anecdotes about her search, make this one of the best true crime books I’ve ever read. Available on Amazon.
Best Show: There is a ton of good TV out right now that all gets plenty of press. I just finished a re-watch of one of my favorite’s You’re the Worst. This is a sitcom that is fascinating because, what starts out as another boy meets girl kind of show (with the unique spin that boy parties are truly awful people), but before long, this show gets a tremendous amount of heart. It starts as two drug-using, booze addled Los Angelinos coming together seemingly because they won’t find anyone else, but it quickly turns into two people battling through their own issues, together. A measly dating show becomes a conversation on depression, PTSD, breakups, splintered relationships with your family, sometimes from them being so distant and sometimes from wishing they weren’t so overbearing. You’re the Worst does all of that while, all the while, being an incredibly funny, smart show. And you can watch it all before the fifth and final season starts this summer. Available on Hulu.
Best Comedy: Not even going to write a whole paragraph on this. Just go watch John Mulaney’s episode of SNL. His monologue is tops. The sketches are great. It’s fantastic.
Lastly, if none of that suits you… the NBA playoffs are here and the Celtics look GOOD. Terry Rozier is absolutely unbelievable. I would also like to give shouts to Victor Oladipo and Anthony Davis. Those are two of the most fun guys to watch. Also watch the tail end of the Celtics/Bucks series because Giannis Antetokounmpo is something special.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy. Like, comment, share, call an old friend, be reminded of why you don’t talk anymore, hang up, go get Pad Thai with your newer, better friend. And as always, tweet at #MillenialFriday. Take care.