6 April 2022

March Recap

March is the worst month, no? We did manage to get a lot of television in...

Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

I posted a review of the final book in the Travelling Pants series this month. I'm glad to have read this and if you liked this series as a young adult I think you'd enjoy checking it out here. - MG

the beautiful travelling pants ladies

A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson

I read this 2018 crime thriller this month as well and I will definitely have it on the blog in the near future. It was a really good read and told across three different family members which I found very cool. - MG

The Maid by Nita Prose

This is a really popular book right now and my mother-in-law read it then gave it to me to read. It was really easy to get through but I found the narrator unbearable so it wasn't my favourite. I will likely review it in full to come as well. - MG

Run Towards the Danger by Sarah Polley

Sarah Polley is one of my favourite filmmakers and I was so excited when I found out she was publishing a book of essays. I had a reminder set on my phone for months so I wouldn't forget to pick it up. The book is a tough hang because a lot of involves the trauma she experienced as a child actress. Reading this changed a lot of my perspective when it comes to Polley's work. Review coming soon! - MH

The Push by Ashley Audrain

This book is evil. Meg mailed it to me because she couldn't handle reading it. I REALLY enjoyed it but felt anxious every time I picked it up. The character's internal monologue makes you feel as depressed as her. Would highly recommend this to anyone who has the stomach for it. Review coming soon! - MH

A Teacher

Meg's been begging me to watch this but I was stalling because I thought DisneyPlus was like, for kids, but I was dead wrong and with all the Hulu content it's fast becoming my favourite streaming service. This show was sooooooo good. It's 10, 30 minute episodes which is the absolute perfect format. Kate Mara plays a teacher who ends up having an inappropriate relationship with her student played by Nick Robinson who has so much sex appeal I could barely look at the screen. Everyone should watch this and if you're a straight woman telling yourself you'd never sleep with your student you have not tutored Nick Robinson. - MG

Kata Mara seconds from throwing her life away for Nick Robinson in A Teacher

Pam and Tommy

I watched this (also on Disney+) this month and it was pretty good but pretty drawn out unnecessarily. I enjoyed seeing how the internet was weaponized when it first came out and how nobody really understood it. I thought Seth Rogan was awesome. The true star is Lily James who is a dead ringer for Anderson. The makeup people here need all the awards, as does James who like, gun to my head I probably couldn't tell apart from Pamela. - MG

Below Deck Mediterranean S4

Scott and I have been working through the Below Deck franchise together and it's such a fun, easy watch when we are brain dead at the end of the day and want to eat chips to something on screen before bed. This month we finished S4 of Below Deck Mediterranean, which was one of my favourite seasons because I really enjoyed Jack the deckhand and I thought the chef at the beginning who was serving boxed pancakes was very funny. I highly recommend this reality series on Hayu if you haven't dabbled. Scott says he likes it because the cast is actually working, as opposed to just "sitting at each others' houses gossiping about nothing like all my other reality shows"... - MG


This is a high concept show directed by Ben Stiller that is extremely intriguing, depressing, and weird. The idea is that people can "sever" their brains so that when they are at work they have no knowledge/memory of their personal selves and when they are at home they have no knowledge/memory of their work selves. Seems ideal right? The cast includes Adam Scott, John Turturro, Christopher Walken, and Patricia Arquette. The finale comes out this week so if you are interested at all you can easily binge it on Apple TV+. - MH

a still from Severance

The Dropout

I feel mostly "meh" about this show but I have been watching week to week. It tells the story of Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos. There has been a huge trend lately of TV telling tabloid stories (Pam and Tommy, WeCrashed, The Girl From Plainville, Super Pumped) and I've heard critics say The Dropout is one of the better ones. I love Amanda Seyfried and she has been doing a really good playing the lead. - MH

Tick, Tick... Boom!

Really the only movie I watched and enjoyed this month was Tick, Tick, Boom!. This is a musical written by Jonathan Larson who is most famous for Rent. The musical follows his career leading up to writing Rent, how the first musical he wrote was received by the theatre world, and overall tells a story about pursuing a passion even when it amounts to nothing. The music is catchy, the cast is interesting and fun, and even Scott liked it and he is afraid of musicals. You can watch it on Netflix. - MG

Andrew Garfield in Tick, Tick... Boom! 

Petite Maman

This was a last minute Oscar's cram but I knew I would love it and it did not disappoint. Petite Maman is from Celine Sciamma who directed Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Her new movie is so insanely cute and heartbreaking. I honestly don't want to say anything about it because it would spoil the premise, but if you are an only child or have a sister, this movie will move you. - MH


This was one of the first movies I watched in March 2022 and I found it super fun. The trailer had me expecting a held-captive movie, and it is kind of that, but also WAY more disturbing. It stars Daisy Edgar Jones and Sebastian Stan. I would highly recommend watching this with friends on the weekend. - MH 

Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar Jones in Fresh

The Night House

I went through another horror phase in March and decided to watch The Night House based off a comment from my favourite podcast host. He said that "Rebecca Hall gives the most convincing portrayal of grief he's ever seen on screen." The premise behind the movie is that Hall's husband kills himself and she is left in their remote home contemplating why. This is also streaming on Disney+ and was a late addition to my top 10 of the year! - MH

Unlocking Us by Brene Brown: Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway

I'm still behind on my podcasts ever since I took a big break over Christmas and never quite caught up. I only listen to Brene's podcast Unlocking Us maybe 50% of the time because I don't always care about the guests she has on but this started playing while I was working on something and I got so into it and enjoyed it so much. The guests of this episode are Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway who host a podcast called Pivot. They are discussing the corrupt systems that monetize technology as opposed to allowing it to be a tool that benefits us. They discuss the phony "charges" for tech companies that break the rules/laws and use this analogy that I really liked: if we lived across the street from a $100 meter parking spot but the ticket was only $5, we would break the law every single day. You can listen here. - MG

The Seventh Annual Black Check Awards with Joe Reid

I know I mention the Blank Check podcast almost every single month, but this is one of their must-listens. This is usually where I compile the holes in my yearly viewing and make sure to watch their recommendations before I make my own top ten of the year. This podcast episode is where I was inspired to watch The Night House. - MH

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