These are the pop culture items I consumed this weekend.
It’s Not Me, it’s You by Mhairi McFarlane: I’ve been tearing through this funny novel about a thirtysomething woman who has to restart her life after her fiance sends a text to her meant for his mistress. It’s very British, very sweet, and compulsively readable. I’m enjoying it a ton. If you like lighter lit about females, friendship, and making your way in the world, this is one to check out.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 2: I over-indulged on Friday night and subsequently spent much of Saturday laying around being a total lazy ass. I spent much of that time watching season 2 of this show in what has become a sort of unofficial re-watch of the series. Man, I love this show. It’s been some time since I really re-watched the series, and I’m definitely experiencing it in a different way than before.
Aloha: So I watched this movie despite my better judgment and found it completely lacking. I read about it afterward, and I was legitimately stunned to see it described as a “romantic comedy,” because this movie was neither “romantic” nor “comedic” at all. What it was was boring, hilariously self-important, embarrassingly miscast, and kind of racist? Also kind of TERRIBLE? Do not recommend, no matter how much you love Emma Stone (this is the second time she’s turned in a performance where I find her wholly irritating, which I never thought possible before).
What pop culture did you consume this weekend?