2019 Media in Review: TV and Books

This was a weird year. In the past, TV and/or movies have dominated my media intake, but not only did I see comparatively few movies, I only finished one season of a non-current TV show (that I’d been slogging through for years), struggled mightily to keep up with my currently-airing shows, and didn’t finish reading any books. I guess I played a lot of Splatoon in between complicated apartment hunting and eventual moving.

Time to finish up the 2019 Media posts and look forward to a more robust 2020.

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Who knew a MacGyver reboot would actually work?

While today’s political climate may feel kind of 1980s-esque, the technology of today is so different, I didn’t reallly think a modern MacGyver was long for the world. And yet, this week, I finished season one of CBS’s reboot, and I have to say, overall it was a great experience. The cast is charismatic with great chemistry, the stories were exciting, and while Mac’s improvising seemed to move a little too fast to catch all of it, it was still fun.

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TV Update: I am so far behind…

I was pretty hopeful when this season started that I’d be able to keep up with all my shows, but that hope was clearly misplaced. I fell behind pretty early, and things are just starting to come back from winter hiatuses — or in the case of Grimm, just getting going. But did I used that hiatus time to get caught up?

No. Instead I wrote some fanfic, went to work, watched a ton of Youtube videos (mostly of people skateboarding), binged on Microsoft solitaire games, had family Christmas, blogged a little and snuggled the most demanding of demanding snuggle buddies.

This is Buster.

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