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09 October 2016 @ 02:37 pm
New August and September Media  
TV
143. Stranger Things - 1x04 - “Chapter Four: The Body.”  8-2.
144. Bob’s Burgers - 6x11 - “House of 1000 Bounces.”  8-3.
145. Stranger Things - 1x05 - “Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat.”  8-5.
146. Bob’s Burgers - 6x12 - “Stand by Gene.”  8-6.
147. Stranger Things - 1x06 - “Chapter Six: The Monster.”  8-7.
148. Bob’s Burgers - 6x13 - “Wag the Hog.”  8-7.
149. Bob’s Burgers - 6x14 - “The Hormone-iums.”  8-10.
150. Stranger Things - 1x07 - “The Bathtub.”  8-12.”
151. Stranger Things - 1x08 - “The Upside Down.”  8-13.
152. Bob’s Burgers - 6x15 - “Pro Tiki/Con Tiki.”  8-14.
153. Bob’s Burgers - 6x16 - “Bye Bye Boo Boo.”  8-22.

154. Bob’s Burgers - 6x17 - “The Horse Rider-er.”  9-25.
155. Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 4x01 - “Coral Palms Pt. 1.”  9-25.
156. Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 4x02 - “Coral Palms Pt. 2.”  9-27.

Movies
14. Mothra (1961).  8-23.

15. Sully (2016).  9-20.
16. The Boss (2016). 9-30.

Books
17. Herculaneum: Past and Future, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.  8-25.
18. British Manor Murder, Leslie Meier.  8-29.

C. Fall of Hyperion, Dan Simmons.  9-2.

This is quite possibly the saddest, shortest list I've ever had since I've started doing this - and it's two months' worth!  Part of it is that I've been writing a lot more lately, but a lot of my TV consumption, which has always been the biggest part, hasn't been stuff that I'd keep track of here.  I watched quite a few of the 9/11 docs, then watched all the JonBenét specials (and reading about both of those on the internet has cut into my reading books time, too).  However, by far the biggest drain on my time is all the time I've spent lately watching and reading political bullshit.  I've never really followed the elections all that closely before, but I've just been captivated this year.  I read a comment somewhere comparing it to the ancient Romans and their love of gladiator matches; we're all just waiting for more and more blood.
 
 
 
Icepixieicepixie on October 10th, 2016 12:10 am (UTC)
However, by far the biggest drain on my time is all the time I've spent lately watching and reading political bullshit.

Ugh, I KNOW. I feel like I could've gotten so many more productive things done in the last three months if this election weren't what it is. Come on, November 9th!
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on October 13th, 2016 04:36 pm (UTC)
It's awful. I've reached the point where I blindly reach for my tablet if I wake up in the middle of the night just to check on whether or not something else completely insane has happened.

It has definitely, horribly cut into my at-work writing time. I'm to the point where I'm going to shut my monitor off and write by hand to get something done.
cath822cath822 on October 10th, 2016 06:17 pm (UTC)
Ha, Stranger Things, B99, and Bob's Burgers. Pretty much exactly what I've been watching. They complement each other well. And Galavant, which I enjoyed quite a bit.

OMG, this election. My trainer suggested I give up alcohol and severely restrict carbs for 30 days (I have) to see if it would jump-start my weight loss (it did), but yesterday was day 28, and I caved and had a big ol' glass of red wine during the debate, because WTF even is this election.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on October 13th, 2016 04:38 pm (UTC)
Is Galavant good? Is that the pirate show?

Haha, Marshall and Sarah walked to the liquor store together, bought beer, came home and watched the debate. Which is as good a way to do it as there is, I think.
cath822cath822 on October 13th, 2016 08:00 pm (UTC)
Ha! Yeah, it didn't seem like a thing to watch while completely sober.

Galavant is a medieval musical show, sort of like Holy Grail, really clever/catchy musical numbers (Alan Menken!) and very self-aware in a "Why am I singing this to you out loud?" sort of way. Like, the first episode of the second season had an entire song celebrating the fact that they didn't get canceled. It's a goofy fun show, I watched it while grading. It's two seasons, only like 18 eps total, I think. It's on Netflix.
vjs2259vjs2259 on October 12th, 2016 11:14 am (UTC)

*waving*
I am stuck in only old media land right now so rewatches and catchups are the order of the day.
How are things non media? As for the election I am still awaiting my absentee ballot to see whether I get to partipate at all

Shannonkungfuwaynewho on October 13th, 2016 04:51 pm (UTC)
Hi!

Ugh, I have so many rewatches I'd like to get to. Rewatches are like steamy, warm comfort food. I really need to rewatch S3-4 of Babylon 5 if nothing else. (And I'd like to rewatch the whole of The Americans before the next season starts, but we'll see.)

I'm not really watching a ton of new media right now, but I've very much looking forward to S2 of The Man in the High Castle. The first season wasn't perfect, but it was so ambitious and imaginative, that sometimes counts for more in my book.
vjs2259: vjs_winter treesvjs2259 on October 14th, 2016 11:39 am (UTC)
I like Galavant too, S1 at least.
And you should come warch B5 at b5_revisited. We are starting S3 on Monday! I do some of the recaps, such fun!