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Much to my daughter’s chagrin, I have only seen a handful of Gilmore Girls episodes, but even as a newbie to the series I find this trailer for Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life utterly delightful. Also utterly delightful? All of the male commentators I’ve seen on various sites who were exposed to Gilmore Girls via sisters (“just walking through the living room I’ve seen every episode at least twice”) or significant others (“my fiancee said we had to watch the entire series before the wedding”) and are now squeeing with joy over the new episodes.
I may have mentioned that I’m a teensy bit excited about Disney’s Moana. I almost wish they’d stop putting out new clips because SERIOUSLY, I CAN’T BE ANY MORE EXCITED ABOUT THIS MOVIE THAN I ALREADY AM. But if you feel you must entice me with Dwayne Johnson’s singing voice, I guess it’s ok…
This is fine, I suppose, but if you try to get Branwell a co-credit on Wuthering Heights I’m out of here: Christopher Marlowe Credited as Shakespeare’s Co-Writer
Speaking of Branwell (though really, let’s not), I’m having a Bronte moment. I’ve been reading Jane Eyre aloud with my 13-year-old and am about halfway through Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart, the new biography by Claire Harman. I think I might reread Shirley and Villette next (I looove me some Project Gutenberg on my Kindle!).
In keeping with broody moor-ish melodrama, I’m rereading Joan Aiken’s Wolves of Willoughby Chase series and looking forward to the later books that I never got around to reading. Black Hearts in Battersea is my favorite so far.
Next on the to-read stack: Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman by Lindy West
Great Performances: Hamilton’s America is running on a loop in the living room. (Stream it on pbs.org if you missed the broadcast.)
Our new favorite show (and the only thing I’ll turn Hamilton off for): The Good Place starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson
Hey, I’m on the Twitter! (Is that what the kids are calling it these days?) Of course, my children now say that all the cool people are on Instagram and Snapchat, but I think I’ll try to figure out to how to tweet before I jump on anywhere else. Follow me @SuzyRez.
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