MrMiyagi wrote:Books: Almost done with The Cosmic Connection by Carl Sagan. I'll probably go with the Lord of the Rings next.
Video games: I'm trying to blaze through Jedi: Fallen Order, but some of the gameplay choices are making it a clunky and frustrating experience. I'll probably get to God of War or RDR2 next.
TV: Watched Castlevania season 3. Watching Westworld. I need to watch the latest season of Peaky Blinders. Lost in Space and What We Do in the Shadows were recommended to me, and the Tiger King buzz has piqued my interest. Looking forward to The Last Dance later this month.
Movies: I finally have the time for The Irishman. I don't have much else on my radar, but I'll check to see what the streaming services are providing.
I'll give a little update
Books: Finished Cosmic Connection, I highly recommend it. Sagan truly had a gift for making what can seemingly be unfathomable very digestible to the layman. Also finished Fellowship of the Ring and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's pretty breezy, and it really made me appreciate the film adaptation even more. Trying to decide whether to just press on with the series or plug in a quick palate cleanser in between.
Video games: I gave up on Fallen Order. It was way too buggy and I also realized I don't really care about what is happening. Like, some ancient alien civilization somehow has a list of force sensitive kids? That's kind of stupid. So I moved on to God of War which was excellent in just about every way. It's one of the few games I actually went 100% and got a platinum trophy on. Definitely one of my favorite games. After that I started Bloodborne and I'm not quite sure how far in I am, guessing more than half, but maybe not quite 3/4ths (can never really tell with Souls games). I think I enjoy the Dark Souls series gameplay a bit more because I can't parry for ****, but I like the setting in Bloodborne more. Also replaying Final Fantasy X on my Switch, because nostalgia
TV: Westworld season 3 was kind of bad, but Westworld season 2 was also kind of bad. I think this series is done for me. I really loved season 1, and a lot of moments in season 2 (I have no idea why they decided to do weird structural stuff with it), but it feels like they've forgotten how to execute good ideas dramatically. Tiger King was wild. The Last Dance was good, but I wished there had been a bit more behind the scenes footage of the Bulls during the season. Blazed through Community and The Good Place (well, what's available on Netflix), both were pleasant. Devs, Normal People, and Love Life were all fairly good. Atlanta season 2, You're the Worst season 5, Peaky Blinders season 5, and Killing Eve were all great. I've been enjoying Perry Mason so far.
Movies: Still haven't watched The Irishman. Caught Ford v. Ferrari and BlacKkKlansman, both were excellent. Watched a few of the original Godzilla movies, which was fun. John Q was an interesting movie. This Means War was a fun romcom. Last Christmas was a charmingly weird romcom. Shazam! was fun. Batman V Superman was not fun. Rewatched In Bruges and The Nice Guys, both are still great. Rewatched The Conjuring 1 and 2, both are still annoy me.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. - Isaac Asimov
Let us sing when we can, and forget the rest. - H.P. Lovecraft