18 April 2017 @ 12:36 am
I didn’t sleep well last night (from 6am until 3pm, I think?), so I’m probably not going to sleep well tonight, so here’s some recent media recommendations:

The Mermaid's Daughter )

The Adventure Zone! )

And it’s not really a recommendation, but I remember writing a review a couple of years ago about how I watched the first season of Grace and Frankie and I didn’t super love it but I did enjoy it. I think I felt the same way about season two, or at least liked it even less, but I watched season three and I think it’s finally hitting its stride. I could watch Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in almost anything, and it’s refreshing to see a comedy that’s so centric on an older generation and the problems they have therein (most of this season was based on them trying to market their vibrator for women of their own age). I think the more it moves away from the starting premise (their ex-husbands divorcing them in favour of coming out as gay and marrying one another) and the complicated feelings around that, the more it moves into being a funnier and more enjoyable show.

I recently heard someone describe it as being like “comfort food” and I can agree with that, at least.
I said I wasn't going to post this entry until later but I have coding to do and I'm procrastinating starting that.

Orange is the New Black is a Netflix original series based on Piper Kerman's memoir, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, and, as you might have guessed, focuses on the lives of a group of women in prison. It's a comedy-drama and, while it's not perfect, it's a television series that focuses on women, on gay and bisexual women (although the word "bisexual" isn't mentioned, I think), on women of colour (particularly black and latina women), on trans women! If you've seen OITNB, you'll know this already. If you don't and you want to watch it, I advise watching it before you read this entry, because there are spoilers for season one and season two.

Here be spoilers. )