Christmas is just around the corner, my kids will be out of school for 19 DAYS for the break, and the country is still going to hell in a hand basket. So I need some happy things. Next week I will be posting about one of my favorite concerts ever and my top movies, books, and tv shows for the year. Here is what has gotten me through the past few weeks:
Future Man on Hulu: Josh Hutcherson plays a janitor for a medical lab that is working towards curing herpes. He is a gamer at night. When he beats the video game he is obsessed with, two of the characters recruit him to save the world. In order to do so he has to stop his boss Dr. Elias Kronish (Keith David) from curing herpes. That is a simplistic summary of the story. But it is also a clever, crude, and hilarious take on the good guy versus bad guy trope and blurs the lines of right and wrong (and there is so much wrong here that makes you giggle while being embarrassed). Josh Hutcherson as Josh Futturman is adorable, Eliza Coupe as Tiger is a clueless badass, and Derek Wilson as Wolf is what a wild animal would be like if it were human. Ed Begley Jr. and Glenne Headly (RIP Tess Trueheart) as Josh’s well meaning parents are the sweetest. The show is executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It is off the wall and not for those that are squeamish but it might be my new favorite show of the year.
Bastille “World Gone Mad ”: Thank you to Dan and the guys of Bastille for putting all the sorrow of this year into a song with sincerity. It is my anthem for 2017.
Star Wars The Last Jedi: You didn’t think I would end the year without talking about Star Wars, did you? You know when you are so excited for something that you are terrified it’s not going to live up to the hype? That’s not me and The Last Jedi. This post will be published the day after the family and I see the film and I can safely say it will be AWESOME/RAD/TUBULAR and any other surfer dude lingo you can think of. Brave it this weekend to enjoy with enthusiastic and excited Star Wars fans.
Update: Spoiler alert-it’s everything I wanted it to be and more.
I hope you have a go to list of things that make you happy and you get to enjoy them over the weekend. Thanks for reading!