How we’re spending our leisure time.
Everybody has a little bit of quiet downtime every so often. Whether or not you are sitting quietly at residence or attempting to chill out on a aircraft or simply giving your busy thoughts and fingers a break, it is necessary to chill out.
A great way to try this is to learn a e-book, hearken to some music or watch a film or present. See what’s caught our consideration for the week of September 29.
So, Star Trek: Discovery. I watched the primary two episodes this week and, whereas visually spectacular, the present left me a bit chilly. Not that I do not just like the protagonist Michael Burnham, performed by Sonequa Martin-Inexperienced, however as a result of it is a bit obscure the place the sequence goes to go. Set 10 years or so earlier than the primary Star Trek sequence, when Klingons and the Federation have been on the point of battle, I really feel just like the sequence is purposefully giving us each a long-term antagonist and gas for not less than a season’s value of battle. However that is it — I am undecided how the sequence will have the ability to maintain itself provided that it is being framed as a serialized, binge-friendly present.
I really like Star Trek, and suppose Uncover has lots of potential, however I’ve this lingering feeling that it will find yourself disappointing me. I hope I am mistaken.
This week, whereas I have been preventing off a sinus an infection, I have been needing one thing mild and cheery. I have been listening to the Deluxe Magnificence and the Beast soundtrack and the Legacy Assortment Pocahontas soundtrack.
Additionally, after mentioning it on this week’s Wallpaper Weekly, I have been rewatching Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid once more. It is hilarious, lovely, light-hearted, and makes me want I had a live-in maid who may fly and did not want a paycheck.
So far as content material consumption, I have been principally studying this week. The Play Retailer is having a sale on Batman comics for Batman Day, so I picked up your entire No Man’s Land storyline in addition to the primary quantity of the Rebirth sequence. I’ve began studying No Man’s Land, and I am having fun with it to this point. I’ve additionally been studying Patton Oswalt’s memoir, Silver Display Fiend and listening to Satya Nadella’s memoir, Hit Refresh on Audible.
I have never been watching an excessive amount of TV this week, however I did get Plex DVR arrange, and I am wanting ahead to watching my recording of West Facet Story this weekend. For music, I have been listening to the Blues Brothers soundtrack all day immediately.
This week I am going for some throwbacks in the case of my fiction habit. This implies some Ray Bradbury within the type of From the Mud Returned, and October Nation. I am additionally mowing via one other Stephen King traditional, Salem’s Lot.
By way of watching, I lastly obtained round to watching Netflix’s “Historical past of Hip-Hop” which is good, and simply a lot information and historical past about how the style was born after which developed over time. In the event you’re a music fan, it is value not less than one watch, possibly two. I am additionally ending up my annual binge of The Strolling Lifeless, earlier than the present returns to air for the brand new season.
I went to the “actual” bookshelf this week, the place I discovered a nasty, yellowing paperback I picked up from a swap meet ages in the past however by no means obtained round to studying. I hope these stains are espresso and never blood ?.
In any case, Richard Zacks’ An Underground Training is popping into the most effective 30-cents I’ve ever spent. Realizing trivial details in regards to the authorized battle across the authentic stitching machine, the actual historical past of erotica and the way Benjamin Franklin won’t be the saint that historical past paints him as is fascinating. Even when none of it is true. I am going to kind that fact half out as soon as I am executed studying.
Oh, seize Concrete and Gold out of your music retailer of alternative. Sure, it is not like a traditional Foo Fighters album, and generally which means it is higher. That is a kind of occasions.
What are YOU studying, watching, or listening to this week? Tell us within the feedback!
Replace, September 29, 2017: That is an occasional sequence the place we let you know what we’re into, so verify again usually!