Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The List: Vol. 1

In my never ending quest to create post series' I will promptly forget about and abandon, I'm introducing The List...5 things you should watch/read/listen to because I said so.

TV: Rescue Me minisodes - FX presents 10 5-minute minisodes of the Denis Leary firehouse dramedy this summer. The first one airs tonight at 10pm. Should keep us satisfied until the madcappery resumes in full next year.

Film: Resolved - A truly engaging documentary about high school debate, this is one of the best documentaries I've seen in a long time (and it's the perfect follow up to Rocket Science which I know you watched on my recommendation, right?) The movie follows 4 kids (2 white from a privileged back ground and 2 black from urban LA) as they debate their way to glory. It also explains a bit about the history of debate and how it became the super fast, information spewing system it is today. Just fascinating.

Books: The Bitch in the House - For the ladies. A collection of 26 essays on the choices women make (or don't make) and how to make a life you want when the storybook fails. Seriously, every woman should read this. It's not as cheezy/self-helpish as I'm making it seem.

Music: Take a Bow by Rihanna - Between this, Umberella and SOS, I think I have to admit to myself I am a fan. God help me.

Blogs: This Recording - A uber smart blog by a bunch of NYC hipsters, This Recording discusses just about everything from the death of Chris Farley to scary jellyfish with lots of cool downloadable mp3s. (They do claim Celebrity is one of Woody Allen's top 10 films. We can't all be perfect, I guess.)

If you've found anything worth checking out lately, tell us about it.


BeckEye said...

NYC hipsters. Gee, there's something I'm not tired of.

I, too, love the Rihanna.

Liz said...

I've always heard good things about Rescue Me but have yet to watch. Maybe I should finally break down and get into it.

Falwless said...

I'm with Liz, always heard good things, never watched it. I do love me some Leary.

Red said...

Yes! Rescue Me is awesome. Denis Leary is so yummy.

pistols at dawn said...

I like any world where Denis Leary is yummy. Set your goals low, ladies.

Garney said...

I'm with you on Rescue Me. I'm watching Resolved right now and my favorite part has to be the androgynous person who's popped up a couple times already who even has the androgynous name of Toni. Awesome.

Nooch said...

Liz I thought you watched Rescue Me? Shame on you.

If anyone misses the on air broadcast of the RS minisodes or just want to watch it again go to crackle.com