Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Things I'm Liking a Lot This Week - Hamilton, The Americans, and Taste by Tom Vanderbilt

1. As a big fan of Hamilton and Lin-Manual Miranda's work, I love James Cordon's most recent Carpool Karaoke featuring Lin-Manual Miranda.
If you're lucky to have been in Broadway and actually seen the impossible-to-get-to Hamilton, this will be a good treat. He's such a talent and Hamilton is incredibly gripping. This is coming from someone who's staunchly in support of opera and not necessarily a vociferous fan of musicals. Hamilton is in a niche of its own, though. So very good!

2. Ok, how amazing is FX's The Americans!
I have been a fan since the very first season and I couldn't be happier that this astutely written show is getting so much traction and they've been reviewed for Seasons 5 and 6. If you have not seen it, make it a point to do so. Brilliant writing and acting! Keri Russell has never been better.

By the way, if you're interested in geeking out over this great series, check out The Slate's podcast as well. It's riveting!

3. Books:

Tom Vanderbilt's Taste in an Age of Endless Choice. The book explores why we like what we like and what informs our taste. A great summer read and if you're looking for a great birthday present, this is definitely a good choice.

1 comment:

Tina said...

I Love The Americans! The season finale was brill!!
Will make sure to check the Taste book. Thx!!