This week John & Pat are both living in the past with their recommendations.
John is going back through the 60s-90s to read Pauline Kael‘s film criticism. Thoughtful film criticism, such as what Kael wrote, has been supplanted by simple thumbs up or down reviews. Her sharp wit and insightful commentary is still relevant 40 years after these pieces were published. They are worth reading even if you have never watched the films being reviewed.
Pat finally went back to 2013 and watched Jenji Kohan’s Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. It is a funny, thought provoking, sad series. It’s filled with believable characters who you feel sympathy for, in spite of their flaws. It is a show that is well worth binge watching.