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The best of what I’m reading, watching, and exploring (June 2024)

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From time to time, instead of my usual email with one big idea you can read in 3 minutes or less, I share with you the best of what I’m reading, watching, and exploring. Enjoy!


The Humans by Matt Haig. I enjoyed The Midnight Library by the same author, so I had to pick up this book that had been recommended by several friends. The premise? An alien embodies a human to study our species. The result? A thought-provoking and hilarious exploration of what it means to be human.


Perfect Days (2023). [Hulu | Amazon Prime] This Japanese film is a slow burn but a gorgeous one. Who knew it’d be so mesmerizing to watch a man’s simple life of cleaning toilets, reading books, and listening to music? A visual poem that stayed with me long after the credits rolled—and left me contemplating the layers of meaning beneath its seemingly mundane surface.

Hit Man (2024). [Netflix] A charming, high-energy rom-com that hits all the right notes. The story follows an undercover cop posing as a hitman, blending romance and action seamlessly. The meta-humor is spot-on, with lots of mocking of genre conventions.

The Fall Guy (2024). [Amazon Prime | Apple TV+] Another action movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously, offering plenty of laughs and thrills along the way. The banter is sharp, the stunts are spectacular, and Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling are an amazing duo.

But I’m a Cheerleader (1999). [Paramount+ | Amazon Prime] This cult classic is a brilliant satire that tackles serious themes. It follows Megan, a high school cheerleader, who is sent off to “sexual redirection” school by her parents who worry that she might be a lesbian. The perfect watch for Pride Month.


Hacks Season 3. [HBO Max | Amazon Prime] This comedy show just keeps on delivering the goods. The premise? A legendary Las Vegas comedian forms an unlikely mentorship with a young, out-of-work writer. Filled with wit from start to finish, I look forward to every episode.

The Gentlemen. [Netflix] This series adapts Guy Ritchie’s 2019 film into an episodic format, diving deep into the seedy underworld of British crime. Expect slick dialogue, intricate plot twists, and a cast of colorful characters.

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Full-time Frog. Please, someone, give her a Netflix special. Thank you.

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