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A look at April

April has come to an end, but I’ll spare you the memes.

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a review of all my pop culture consumption, however, so I won’t be sparing you of my opinions!

Let’s dig in.

Television

One day I’ll love another human as much as I love my No Commercials Hulu plan.

12 Monkeys (Season 2)
There are plenty of things one should know about me if we’ve never met before, but I’ll start small. Hi, I’m Katie, and I love sci-fi. In its second season, 12 Monkeys faltered at times (the burden of most sci-fi tv), but I still think it’s a show well worth watching. Time travel! Creepy murderous dudes! You’ll hold your breath for 42 minutes straight!

GIRLBOSS
In a fun revisit to 2006, Britt Robertson shines as Sophia Marlowe, the loosely fictional version of real-life #girlboss, Sophia Amoruso. I’ve been morbidly curious about how the show would end up after reading this article way back in November last year, and overall it did not disappoint.

The Get Down
I used to think I loved Matt Santos, but I now know I actually love Jimmy Smits. But Papa Fuerte isn’t the only reason to watch. As a fictional story set against real events, The Get Down is full of emotion, at times every bit as poetic as the lead character Zeke. Bonus? It has multiple Star Wars references.

Music

Who needs the radio when you have a collection of 50+ mix CDs?

TALKING IS HARD
You might be surprised to find that Shut Up and Dance is not the best song on WALK THE MOON’s 2014 album. I know it’s a shock. Almost as shocking as the fact that I didn’t even bother to listen to this album until three years after the fact. Here’s my favorite tune from the album:

Books Written for Girls
I probably heard this while listening to a Spotify playlist titled something like “Your Favorite Coffee Shop,” but I love it all the same. It’s the perfect background music, in a very Juno (2007) Soundtrack kind of way.

I also read sometimes

Yeah, I said sometimes.

Unhelpful Charts for Writers
Twitter tells me I read this in March, but I just read through all these charts again when I found the link, so it counts for April. I love this a lot, mostly because I’ve tried and failed to write about writing in the past, and this is an excellent visual representation of my constant struggles. It’s also hilarious.

Rose is a rose is a rose
First of all, rude.

Secondly, this article is from last August. Fast forward to now. What’s next, Baby Boomer Orange? I’m not saying I’m personally offended because I own multiple blush pink clothing items, but I’m also not not saying that.

This thing I wrote
What’s the point of having a personal blog if you can’t shamelessly self-promote? Anyway, I wrote this infographic for work back in March, so if you wanted to take a look and learn about the exciting world of sales and marketing alignment, that would be kind of cool.

 

PS: I also watched The Circle this month, but the only thing worth noting was John Boyega’s performance. Sorry about it.

By Kathryn

KATIE is a twenty-something held together with iced coffee and her wits. She writes personal confessions and pop culture chronicles.

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