Consumed August 2016 – August 31st, 2016

I keep losing time. Some how it keeps getting sucked up by the secondary and tertiary needs of life instead of the primary directives.

Prime-Directives_Roboop

Regardless, we must solider on. Here’s what I consumed this past month.

Television
Wayward Pines – Season 2 had one crazy, amazing twist. Kinda wish it had happened earlier, and we could have explored the issue it raised.

Wayward-Pines_s2_Incest

BoJack Horseman
Justified
Mr. Robot – Finished season 1 and it was good but I didn’t feel connected in the final few episodes. Still, it is a singular television show. I praise it for its bold vision.

Mr-Robot_Darlene

Stranger Things – While the finale got me, this felt like a nostalgia overdose. Too calculated, too cool, It felt like the Netflix algorithm had written this show (think of how McDonald’s put sugar in their salads to make them more addictive). Don’t’ get me wrong, it was well done, but it lacked a humanity for me.

Stranger-Things_El

Better Call Saul – Taking the slowest cruise through season 2.

Narcos – Finally finished season one. Really good. Not amazing. Maybe great.

Narcos_Pablo

Casual – I hated the pilot but so far episode two is a vast improvement.

Casual_Cast

Movies
The TownBen is a pretty good action director.

The Town movie image JON HAMM

Suicide Squad – Would have been cooler as a music video.

Suicide-Squad_Harley

Jason Bourne – the movie equivalent of waking up after a night of heavy drinking.

Jason-Bourne_Gun

Don’t Think Twice – The most depressing comedy you’ll see. But I love Gillian Jacobs.

Dont-Thin-Twice_Gillain

Books
Multiple Choice by Alejandro Zambra – Only if you have time to waste.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff – Still the best book I’m taking forever to read.
Reamde by Neal Stephenson – Like 14 Die Hards in one book. Freakin’ excellent!

Reamde

Pilots
Taken
Midnight, Texas

Scripts
Black Sunday

Comics
We Stand On Guard – Not my favorite Brian K Vaughn but if you like Canadians and mechs, you’ll find this irresistible.

We-Stand-On-Guard-Gunfire

Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five
DC Comic’s Bombshells

Black Canary – The team behind this book is awesome! Annie Wu needs to do more.

Wu-Black-Canary-Fight

Captain America – Goddamn, Remender and Romita Jr should do another book together.

Captain-America_JRJ

Video Games
Fallout 4 – Finally finished the main campaign. Goddamn, that’s the kinda of rabbit hole that’s dangerous for me (because I love it so damn much). BTW, I sided w/ The Railroad (couldn’t get down w/ The Brotherhood of Steel or The Institute).

About ready to drop dead from sleep. Over and out.

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