What I’ve Been Watching

While I did read a lot in April (see all the books that I read in this post), I have also really zipped through quite a few TV shows lately! I am definitely not a person who feels like you have to choose between books and TV – I love them both! And I’ve watched some really good shows lately so I thought that I’d share them with you. I am constantly in search of something new to watch, so please share any good shows you’ve been watching, too!

Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

I feel like I saw everyone talking about this show a few months ago, and I just somehow missed it. I’m so mad at myself for not watching this sooner! It’s so, SO good. It’s funny, and sweet, and heartwarming, and I’m so excited for season 2. It’s technically about a college football coach who goes to England to coach soccer (which is a sport he’s never coached before), but it’s not really about sports at all. If you haven’t seen it yet, you absolutely need to watch!

Cruel Summer (Hulu/Freeform)

There are only three episodes of this show out so far, but I am so completely hooked already. It’s a mystery of sorts – trying to understand what led up to a girl being missing. It jumps back and forth between timelines a lot, without much warning, so you’re trying to figure out a lot at once. It’s so good and I can’t wait for the rest to unfold.

Made for Love (HBO Max)

I watched this show in one weekend straight. It’s sci-fi in a way, and a little bit weird, but really interesting! It’s very tech-y – there’s a tech genius who is working on creating an app/brain implant that allows a couple to be completely and totally honest and transparent to each other, with all boundaries being completely removed. It definitely makes you think.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Hulu)

I’ve been watching this show ever since it premiered, and honestly, it just keeps getting better. Zoey has an experience with an MRI gone wrong, and now she hears/sees people’s deepest emotions through song and dance (she calls them “heart songs”). It has the amazing combination of actual strong plot lines and absolutely beautiful performances.

Mythic Quest (Apple TV+)

I zipped through this in about a day or two – it’s not too serious, but it’s fun. It’s about a video game company and the employees who work there, but it also deals with issues about equity and diversity in gaming. It’s also hilarious! I’m looking forward to season 2 coming out this summer.

Best Summer Ever (Apple TV+)

Okay, I saved the “best” for last (pun very much intended). This is a short movie-musical about a summer camp romance – the couple goes their separate ways at the end of camp, only to find themselves at the same school (it reminded me of Grease in that way). The best part, though, is that the cast is made of both disabled and non-disabled actors, but there’s no explicit mention about their disability. It’s so, so refreshing to see, and it’s a great movie – this isn’t stunt casting. Go watch!

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