I didn’t knit as much as usual last week, instead I crocheted Jeff a sweet cat cave. I caught up with and finished this season of Legion and was thoroughly entertained, helped along quite a bit by the appearances of a very groovy Jemaine Clement (of Flight of the Conchords fame) and the – I guess – production/feel of the show, which I’ve mentioned before.
I’ve also been watching Feud: Bette and Joan, which is about the relationship between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford before, during, and after the making of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange star in the show and are fabulous. It’s really nice to see older women cast and starring as older women facing issues specific to older women in Hollywood and in general, even if the show is basically about the awful ways that we can (and do) treat each other.
This week, I also turned the TV off and started listening to a new podcast, S-town. The show is “about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it.” S-town comes out of Serial Productions, from Serial and This American Life, two other podcasts I’ve listened to and recommend. I’m only two episodes into S-town and already things have taken an unexpected and incredibly compelling and fascinating turn. In addition to listening, go to the S-town website; it’s beautifully done.
Well done but not exactly beautiful, I leave you with this gif of Bette Davis freshening her Baby Jane makeup. Happy Tuesday!