Roundup from February 2023

With Jen back in the thick of her law school coursework, we haven’t been watching as many shows. But, I also haven’t been reading as much either.

I’m in the middle of Babel by R.F. Kuang. As always, Ms. Kuang has written a fantastic book, although I’m finding it hard to sit down and read several chapters at once. Perhaps because she’s done such a fantastic job of skewering colonialism within her fictional world, I find myself angry for the characters, which makes reading a lot of pages at one sitting a challenge.

Jen and I raced through Wednesday on Netflix, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We had lots of guffaws and maniacal grins at some of Wednesday Addams’s more outrageous takes on life, the universe, and everything. Jenna Ortega is fantastic, and Gwendoline Christie is wonderful, as always.

We’re re-watching Ted Lasso in preparation for the new season. It’s also a nice show to relax with at lunchtime when we need a mental break from work and the news.

We’ve also started watching Wolf Pack on Paramount+. It’s the return of Sarah Michelle Gellar to TV. We’ve watched the first five episodes twice already. And, I think we’re both ready to re-watch them again. (As well as Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the umpteenth time, but who’s counting?)

Episode Five left us with our jaws hanging open. I can’t wait for Thursday so we can see what happens in Episode Six. (It’s the reason for this week’s photo, in case you hadn’t made the connection.)

We’ve caught up on Kung Fu and Abbott Elementary again. We’re also up-to-date on The Equalizer. All three are shows we’re still enjoying and make time to see when Jen needs a study break.

We finally got around to watching The Great Soul Food Cook-Off on HBOMax, and we’re working our way through Season Three of The Taco Chronicles on Netflix. Both are fantastic ways to learn about how cuisine is changed by place and local ingredients, as well as to learn about the chefs who are keeping these amazing traditions alive.

I’m certain I’m forgetting something in this month’s roundup, but I can’t quite think of what. We’re expecting snow this evening into tomorrow, and I’m a bit preoccupied with wondering how much we’ll get. Plus, there’s a chance for ice before the system moves out, so I’m wondering how much that will affect the shoveling.

I hope you’re able to stay safe, warm, and dry wherever you are. As always, if you have a show, book, or film to recommend, send me a note.

Photo from Voyager Wolf Project of Wolf V064 from March 2017:

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