April, 2018



April 1st, 2018, 6:13 p.m. - I need to read more space books

13. Endurance (Scott Kelly)
This was so fascinating. I never knew how much work – often in the form of seemingly small tasks – it takes to stay alive in space, and how easily you can get yourself and your colleagues killed. Kelly's writing was really fun to read. Everything felt accessible and understandable. It was like sitting with someone while he told you a story about his experiences.

Up next: Red Clocks (Leni Zumas)


April 7th, 2018, 1:26 p.m. - "That's tragic. It's like a Hallmark movie, but with tentacles"

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – "The Box": God has truly blessed us by putting Sterling K. Brown on this planet. If this show doesn't get renewed for another season, I might cry actual tears. Rating: 5 broken awards

America's Next Top Model – "Beauty Is Commercial": If you'd told me at the beginning of the season that Kyla would get best photo going into the final round, I would have said you were crazy. I also would have said, "Who's Kyla?" because I didn't know she existed until around week 5. She's probably not going to win, though. I foresee it coming down to Khrystyana and Jeana. Rating: 3 stupid fake-outs leading to a final four

Modern Family – "Daddy Issues": I'm not really a Gabriel Iglesias fan, but he was great here. Gloria really pulled off a great (though, admittedly, mean) trick. Rating: 4 bras

Supernatural – "The Thing": I liked the twist of the damsel in distress actually being the monster, but the rest of this was meh. Can we get rid of Ketch already? Rating: 3 glowing rock things


April 8th, 2018, 3:28 p.m. - I liked this a lot more than I expected

14. Red Clocks (Leni Zumas)
We must never let anyone in the GOP read this book. They'll use it as a blueprint for disaster.

Up next: Look Alive Out There (Sloane Crosley)


April 14th, 2018, 1:25 p.m. - I'm not mad, just disappointed

15. Look Alive Out There (Sloane Crosley)
I really like Crosley's writing, but this just...wasn't anything impressive. It was fine, I guess. I wanted a lot more.

Up next: The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore (Kim Fu)


April 15th, 2018, 3:26 p.m. - "But...where is nerd?"

Killing Eve – "Nice Face": This was a lot of fun, and I'm excited to watch a show like this that's run by a woman. Great acting all around here. Rating: 4 lethal hair accessories Brooklyn Nine-Nine – "The Puzzle Master": The stunt-casting didn't work for me. And I've mostly forgotten the rest of the episode. Still, better than a lot of stuff on TV. Rating: 3 jackets worn over tank tops

America's Next Top Model – "Next Level Fierce": I don't even have words. This was ridiculous. Kyla may be the least deserving winner we've ever seen, and yet I can't be too upset about her win, because at least it wasn't Jeana. Either way, KHRYSTYANA WAS ROBBED. Rating: 3 B.S. eliminations

Modern Family – "ChiPs and Salsa": Mitch shouldn't be a prosecutor – he should be a judge. And Luke definitely shouldn't go to college. He did great in his job at the country club; he should turn that into something bigger. Rating: 4 salsa-related rashes

Supernatural – "Bring 'em Back Alive": Charlie! How awesome! That's the nice thing about alternate worlds – they can bring back dead characters. Can we have more Kevin and Bobby, too, please? Rating: 4 toxic bullets


April 20th, 2018, 9:27 p.m. - I'm not mad, just disappointed, part 2

16. The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore (Kim Fu)
You know what would have been nice? If something had happened.

Up next: Meaty (Samantha Irby)


April 21st, 2018, 2:01 p.m. - "The only thing I'm not good at is modesty, because I'm great at it"

Killing Eve – "I'll Deal With Him Later": Still really enjoying this. I feel like Villanelle is really sloppy, though. She just must not care about getting caught. Rating: 4 perfume bottles full of toxins

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – "Nutriboom"; "DFW": Nasim Pedrad was so good in the second episode. I felt like that was a Jenny Slate role, and she showed that she can do what Jenny Slate does. I also liked seeing fake Boyle again in the first episode. He's fun. Rating: 4 fake dates Gina arranged to actually set up Rosa with a bartender

Supernatural – "Funeralia": One of my favorite Rowena episodes. I'm glad they keep bringing her back. Rating: 4 dead reapers



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