I feel like I keep it pretty light on the “here’s what sucks about Mississippi” posts in my little Dispatches from Mississippi series . There may have been one about mayonnaise? And there is definitely a fire ant issue. But I mostly keep the cultural differences to myself because I am an outsider living in a strange land, and with that comes a responsibility to have a good attitude about your differences with the locals. Also, there’s some cool stuff down here! And I’m clipping beautiful flowers out of my yard while my fellow patriots in MA are digging out from yet another blast of snow.
That said, I take issue with the fact that I can’t see a Veronica Mars or a Grand Budapest Hotel in the one local movie theater because here’s what they choose to show instead:
- Noah (I know it’s playing everywhere, but still)
- Heaven is For Real
- God’s Not Dead
- Son of God
Add to that one or two action movies and one or two kids movies, and that’s it.
What are we all watching this Spring and Summer?
Definitely Tuning In:
Game of Thrones started last week
Mad Men & Nurse Jackie started last night (I’m staying off the internet as much as possible until I can see last night’s GOT and Mad Men).
4/19- Orphan Black
4/21- The Boondocks
5/19- The Maya Rudolph Show
6/6- Orange is the New Black
6/22- True Blood
7/10- Welcome to Sweden (Amy Poehler vehicle)
7/13- Masters of Sex & Ray Donovan
May Give It The Old College Try:
4/12- Comedy Underground with Dave Attell
4/13- Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown & The Blechley Circle
4/24- Bad Teacher (Ari Graynor!)
5/11- Penny Dreadful
5/25- The Normal Heart (Taylor Kitsch!)
6/4- Jennifer Falls
Things I Used To Watch That I’m Taking a Hard Pass On: