Usually I’m all about the book recommendations, but today I want to talk TV.
Have any of you been watching The Gifted on FOX? It’s set in the X-Men universe, which would normally be enough to grab my attention. I’m a little burned out on superheroes (I didn’t think it was possible either), so I went into this one rather exhausted from the outset. However, it brought the kind of freshness I want from Marvel. Instead of being another “let’s beat the big bad” story, The Gifted is heavily focused on the character journey. This is a story of outcasts and survival and family (both biological and found). It’s got me completely hooked. If you’re a ‘shipper, its jam-packed with OTP catnip. I wrote about the ‘ship options over at Heroes & Heartbreakers—but for the record my OTP is Blink and Johnny. I shouldn’t want it, but I do.
I binged Season 1 of Riverdale on Netflix early in the year (it’s still on there), and now am watching each Season 2 episode live. I’m super hooked on this YA crime noir, but I have to admit I wish I could fly through the episodes in Season 2 with the same speed as Season 1. It’s engaging, so I want to see what happens, but I also think the overall storyline will lend itself to the hyper indulgence of seeing a full season over a long weekend. If you’re so inclined. Anyone else sucked in with this one? I didn’t expect to be so Team Jughead Jones, but it’s a thing and I’m here for it.
Speaking of Netflix, I glommed the entirety of Mind Hunter on a flight home from Germany in October. It’s based around the FBI’s behavioral science division and the process they went through to develop criminal profiles. More specifically: A couple FBI agents start interviewing serial killers, and end up coining the term. It’s a dark one, but so good.
Also: Stranger Things 2 happened. No spoilers, but I’m going to leave this picture here for those of you who have seen the season to enjoy.
What shows are you loving right now?
Share your favorites in the comments.