Okay, so I think I’ve decided that Tuesdays are going to be my day to geek out over books and movie and tv. Hence calling it “Whosday.” (This is mostly a tip of the hat to my enduring love of Doctor Who.)
I’ve just started reading the Matched book series. I finished the first book, and am a little ways into the second. It’s an interesting series. Much like The Hunger Games, the main character, Cassia, is a girl living in a dystopian society. Basically, Cassia signs up to be “matched” (have an arranged marriage decided by the government based on statistics) and she accidentally gets matched to two guys she knows. Being matched to someone you know is a rarity, and being matched to more than one person just doesn’t happen. There’s a war going on, but you don’t really get into that until you’re closer to the end of the first book. The story is quite interesting, but the writing is a little difficult to read. It feels like it needed one more rewrite before getting published, but I can’t really complain because I’m not the one who wrote it and making money off of it.
I’ve really been enjoying watching Go On. It’s this show on NBC about this guy who’s wife dies, and he has to join a grief support group. It’s an interesting take on death and grief. I think what I like about it is the fact that they’re dealing with an incredibly uncomfortable subject. I grew up surrounded by death and regularly attending funerals(granted it was other people’s losses, not my own, the fun of being a pastor’s kid), so it was something I grew up knowing about and talking about. I remember what a shock to my system it was when I discovered how many of my peers had never attended a funeral. I even had friends around whom I couldn’t even mention anything to do with death or funerals. The show is funny and sweet, and just a little strange. Plus, it’s really nice to see Matthew Perry on t.v. again (he was always my favorite on Friends).