What I’m Watching / Reading / Listening: July 2016

Greg Davies and Alex Horne, hosts of Taskmaster

These are some of the things I am currently obsessed with this month, giving you a glimpse of my media consumption habits.

Watching: Taskmaster

A highly entertaining game show where five British comedians complete tasks ranging from simple (get a teabag into a mug) to ludicrous (paint a horse while riding a horse). The very tall and very funny Greg Davies is the titular taskmaster who assigns tasks and judges them. Currently, there are only a handful of episodes (such is the nature of British telly), making Taskmaster very easy to binge-watch.

Reading: Macbeth

As I prepare to teach Macbeth during the summer, I am re-reading and also re-remembering the timeless talent of the immortal Bard. The monologues! The gender politics! The supernatural madness! Also looking forward to re-watching the recent film adaptation starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard and perhaps seeing Throne of Blood, a highly acclaimed version of Macbeth set in the samurai era of Japan,for the first time.

Listening: The Chapter Titles Were So Good

Harry Potter is one of my all time favourite series to read and I sometimes indulge my nerdiness without actually re-reading all seven novels by listening to other people talk about the books, chapter by chapter. The Chapter Titles Were So Good is a three-person podcast where each episode is a humourous and insightful discussion about a chapter of the Harry Potter series. The podcast has concluded but can still be found and downloaded online.

What media are you enjoying currently? Comment below!

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