What are you reading? Watching?
February has been, overall, a rainy month here. On top of that, I got COVID–for the second time (the first was in November of 2020)–got put on Paxlovid and then developed a terrible rash. So I’ve been staying in and reading and watching. Goodreads tells me I read eight books this month and Dr. Feelgood and I’ve streamed three TV shows.
We watched three female centric shows: Bad Sisters, Mare of Eastowne, and Dead to Me.
I–even with its occasional fantastical plot–adored Dead to Me. The relationship between Judy (Linda Cardellini) and Jen (Christina Applegate) is one of the best portrayals of adult female friendship I’ve ever seen. The show manages to be very (intelligently) funny and, especially in its last season, remarkably moving. All the supporting actors are superb–who knew James Marsden could be so funny?
Bad Sisters was fun but so morally iffy that, by its conclusion, I was ambivalent about its joys. Sharon Horgan is brilliant […]