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Things I Liked Today: January 1st

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It’s kind of an inauspicious start to a project to skip the very first day, but yesterday two things happened:

1) I spent the entire day driving around visiting family members.

2) By the time I got home, I was shivering cold with some sort of weird fever and went to bed at 8:30pm.

So while I can definitely recommend visiting family, and Zipcar, there wasn’t a whole lot of media I consumed that would fall under the heading of “Things I Liked.”

Since I’m a day late, though, I thought I’d write down some of the things I checked out since I posted about my “list things I like every day in 2014” project:

Furious 6: I spent New Year’s Eve at home watching the 6th “Fast and Furious” movie, which was a lot of fun. I liked the fifth one more, there’s just a point when it doesn’t make sense for these guys to be running capers together any more; but its still a ridiculous, enjoyable action movie. Also, The Rock isn’t a human being, and his interrogation scene might be the best thing I’ve ever seen.

Related: anyone who is saying Gal Gadot isn’t right for Wonder Woman is cray. She’s gorgeous, has the right look, and kicks butt in fight scenes in this movie. I’m sorry her boobs aren’t as big as you would like, but I don’t know how that will effect her character (read: it won’t).

Masters of Sex, “Pilot”: Time Warner was kind enough to give us three months of free Showtime, so I checked out the first episode of “Masters of Sex.” Which was great. Very funny, not actually that smutty, and a fascinating bit of subject matter.

Only qualm is, with a show that’s supposed to be about how these sexuality studies were redefining medicine, there’s not a ton of reasoning behind what, exactly, the main characters will accomplish on the medical side. Other characters keep implying all they probably want to do is watch people bone, and so far that’s sort of what’s going on. Hopefully in further episodes we get to see how their sexuality study actually helps people, because Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen are pretty great otherwise.

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1-#2: I had read the first issue of this very funny series by Nick Spencer a while ago, but had completely forgotten to pick up the rest. I re-read the first issue, and was happy to discover the second is just as ridiculous and fun. It’s always nice when you get a mainstream comic that isn’t just about heroes pummeling each other, and this fits that niche nicely.

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