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Have a Delicious Weekend.

pie by Yossy Arefi

What are you up to this weekend? We have been playing this game non-stop, and I’m also looking for a new TV show, if you have any recommendations. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

Ballerina Misty Copeland shows off her Manhattan apartment. (That closet!)

Creamy lemon zucchini pasta.

This poem gets it just right.

Love these interactive house-hunting articles. (New York Times)

A four-part documentary about the 1986 Challenger Space Shuttle disaster.

Fall foliage map.

Quiz: Are you the worst f-ing parent? Made me laugh.

Crushing on the art in this Cape Town home tour.

Now that’s a love story.

The Amber Ruffin show!!!!!!! Premieres September 25th.

Here are five amazing sales this weekend:
* J.Crew is 40% off with code BYESUMMER (Is this the perfect sweater?)
* Madewell is up to 50% off with code HIFALL
* Nisolo is 20% off full-priced items, and an additional 25% off sale items, with code LDW. (I wear these boots all winter.)
* Brooklinen is 15% off with code LABORDAY-15. Sleep well.
* And Nordstrom is having a HUGE sale.

Plus, two reader comments:

* Says Eleanor on what are your favorite restaurants: “I live in D.C., and for my birthday in May I asked my friends to buy dinner for themselves at my favorite restaurants to keep them alive. I sent them a list, including my favorites in many different cuisines to account for different tastes. If you’re in D.C., here’s the list: Taqueria Habanero, NuVegan Cafe, Eerkins, Pho Viet, Bombay Street Food, Panda Gourmet, Dumplings and Beyond, and Fare Well.”

* Says Lola on tiny anchors: “I check on my garden every day – it’s the only thing I take care of that doesn’t ask me for anything (rare these days, home with a five-year-old, seven-year-old and husband). Also, I met a baby deer one morning and she led me around our field for a good half hour. She was back the next day and trotted right up to me, but on day three she brought her mom so now the visits are more sporadic. I always look for her, and every few days she’s back. Tiny Anchor sounds like a good name for her.”

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  1. Evita says...

    Watch Get Organised by the Home Edit and Social Dilemma – Both on Netflix!

  2. Erika says...

    the Other Two on Comedy Central!

  3. Eve says...

    Has anyone else been listening to the new Nice White Parents podcast? I would love a post on it, especially since it focuses on Cobble Hill!

    • Traci says...

      I did! I have so many conflicting thoughts on education in general. As a mom of 7th graders, it is incredibly eye opening to hear what the school systems look like across thIs country. We have to do better for EVERYONE!

      I’m guessing that this may be in your backyard and would be insightful to hear.

  4. Amy Bitar says...

    I made the Creamy Lemon Zucchini pasta Saturday night, after seeing you post it Friday. In fact, I’m eating leftovers at my lunch desk right now. I was so psyched to have every ingredient on hand, which never happens to me. Delicious!

  5. I have absolutely loved all three seasons of Killing Eve! And about to start season 2 of The Boys and if you haven’t watched Dead to Me yet you’re totally missing out!

  6. Katherine says...

    I’m rewatching Monk on prime. His germaphobic tendencies are so relatable right now!

  7. Sarah says...

    Schitt’s Creek (Netflix) The Detectorists and Gone Fishing with Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse (BBC)

  8. Agnès says...

    Oh I’m missing something because it’s monday and you haven’t posted anything. I suppose it’s a holiday I don’t know! And you should have plenty of them, especially now. Have a peaceful day everyone, love from France xoxoxo ;-)

  9. K says...

    Ramy is a great show! It’s on Hulu. It’s about a millennial Muslim guy in New Jersey navigating his 20’s, NYC, etc. The characters are so good! It reminds me a bit of Master of None so I think you’d really like it Joanna!

  10. China says...

    I can’t wait to go through these comments and make a list of all the tv show suggestions!!! I so often wish there was a way to ask the CoJ community for advice/recommendations so it’s nice when Joanna asks a question that is also on my mind!

  11. lavaroxny says...

    I’m having my friends re-watch the West Wing, after I just recently finished it for the 2nd time. Can’t recommend it enough!

  12. Kristen says...

    Breeders is an excellent British tv show with Martin Freeman. Highly recommend.

  13. Pearl says...

    Really liked Masaba Masaba on Amazon prime.

  14. Suzanne says...

    Some of my favourite shows watched recently…
    The Sopranos – we re-watched the entire show during lockdown, and I can only say it gets better every time I watch it.
    I May Destroy You on HBO is fantastic – I HIGHLY recommend, if you haven’t already seen it. Created, written, co-directed, executive produced – and starring – Michaela Coel. She is a FORCE!!
    Mrs. Fletcher – also highly recommend.
    Curb Your Enthusiasm. An oldie, but a goodie, finally catching up on the later seasons.
    By the way, all of these are best for after the littles go to bed!
    Thinking of diving into My Brilliant Friend next. I LOVED those books, so curious how the series will be!

    • Christine says...

      Mrs America should be required viewing for everyone in this country! The stories are fascinating, the acting sublime, and the music and fashion is fun too. I was so sad when it was over, and I’ll never think about women’s rights in this country the same again.

  15. Christine says...

    Shows I binged this year:
    Never have I ever
    Little America (apple tv…loooooved)
    The morning show
    Ted lasso
    Teenage bounty hunters

    Currently working through The Americans

    Favorites ever: The Office, The Good Wife, Better Things, Parenthood, Friends

    • Kate says...

      Better Things is so, so great!

    • Ashleigh says...

      Yes to Ted Lasso!! Perfectly light in this less-than-light year.

  16. Lauren says...

    Have you watched the new Perry Mason on HBO yet?! I now have the biggest crush on Matthew Rhys!

    • Marisa says...

      RIght?!?! He is so sexy and good in it!

  17. Elyse says...

    We just finished Rogue Trip and Love on The Spectrum with our daughters. Both were fantastic!

    • RJ says...

      My husband and I just rewatched BBC’s Sherlock. Swoon-worthy, just quietly. Now we’re wading into The Bureau, which is slowly hooking me in and provides a good fix of armchair travel while our passports grow dusty in lockdown.

  18. Ellen says...

    I’m completely engrossed in Trigonometry, an English drama.

    49 days of letters, wow. I’m a long distance Defence girlfriend, it’s a beast of its own. I’m glad to read of someone else on the same learning curve, thank you.

  19. Lisa says...

    You should watch Better Things! It was recommended to be by two friends at different times on the same day, so I thought that must be a sign for me to check it out. I’m hooked, and I have a special connection as the mother of three daughters.

  20. K says...

    My recent favourites (not all new but new to me):
    Mozart in the Jungle (amazon) – it’s so good (and there’s Gael Garcia Bernal)
    Upload (amazon) – I started without any expectations and was pleasantly surprised
    Killing Eve – just wow
    Warrior Nun (Netflix) – “Why did I even like this so much?”

    and then there is:
    GLOW (Netflix)
    Sense8 (Netflix)
    Marvel’s The Punisher (Netflix)

  21. Charlotte says...

    I jus saw the show ‘Ted Lasso’ on Apple TV and LOVED it. Incredibly funny. Am in love with coach Ted Lasso now.

    • Meg says...

      I came here to say this. It is such a wonderful show. Exactly what I needed these days.

  22. Can’t wait for the game you recommended to arrive, Joanna! Looking forward to it. In a random #covidbrain move, I decided to buy an inflatable paddle board. So that’s what I will be doing next weekend after it arrives!

  23. Jasna says...

    I just finished watching Liar on HBO. It is so, so good!!! It is British psychological thriller, as IMDB describes it.
    Excellent acting, direction, music, photography, everything…

  24. Emily says...

    Making It with amy poehler and nick offerman was – bar none – the most feel good, joyful, and dare i say inspiring bit of tv I’ve watched all year.

    It’s the most feel good aspects GBBO + incredible creative crafting + parks and rec references.

    It’s the sunshine we all need right now. :)

    HIGHLY recommend.

    • alison says...

      SUCH a delightful surprise that show — I binged it way too soon into lockdown, and I need more!

    • Rae says...

      YES! So funny and sweet and creative! It was our favorite recent family watch, loved by parents and kids alike

  25. Nadine says...

    I LOVE documentaries & always have some waiting for me. Just finished Steal A Pencil For Me on Netflix if you want another love story.

  26. Jeanne says...

    Dark on Netflix is superb. It’s German (watch it in the original language), sci-fi, and one of my all time favorite shows. It’s brilliant and holds up so well on the rewatch.

  27. Ursi says...

    I really enjoyed watching these three:
    Berlin Babylon
    Das Boot (the TV series)
    Ku‘damm 56

  28. MaryKate says...

    Gran Hotel. There are so.many.episodes. It’s set in Spain and is in Spanish, but if you don’t mind subtitles it is amazing. The clothes are incredible as well. Another favorite is Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. I’m a big fan of strong female leads who kick butt while looking like a million bucks and both of these do exactly that and are set in gorgeous locations as well. Enjoy!

  29. Andrea says...

    I don’t know if I’m late to the game but I’m currently watching Wentworth on Netflix. It is an Australian tv series following several women at a Australian prison. It’s dark, gritty and has lots of twist and turns that you don’t see coming. It has 9 seasons so plenty of episodes to watch! I hope you give it a try.

    • Susan Young says...

      so good!

    • Susan Young says...

      Broadchurch is excellent as well.

  30. Jen says...

    I watch entirely too much tv, but can’t think of a thing to recommend. I will say that reading that linked love story made me lose my breath and burst into tears and wish that could watch a show about Patricia and her Marine. I would love that show.

    Also, I chose the right apartment, but figured that they would choose a wrong one, so didn’t get 100…but am glad that they chose correctly. I like their library and roof views.

  31. Ann-Marie says...

    We just finished Living With Yourself on Netflix, featuring the ever cute Paul Rudd. It was hilarious and just what we needed. :) Recommend!!

    • Lindsay says...

      If you have HBO, we just binged Love Life. It’s follows a woman (played by Anna Kendricks) through various relationships (with partners, friends, family). It’s 10 half hour episodes, so not a huge time commitment. We also just watched a documentary on HBO called Class Action Park about a water park in Jersey in the 80’s. It was super entertaining!!

  32. S says...

    Please do a compilation of must-watch TV shows!! As the weather starts turning crisp and I’m anticipating more QT with my TV, would love to have some good recs to immerse myself in.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Great idea! Coming right up

  33. Sally says...

    I’ve been enjoying Ozark on Netflix recently! We watch an episode as we have dinner when the kids have gone to bed! We have to watch with subtitles because the characters are very mumbly and there’s some strong accents (we’re in the UK)!
    Dark and bloody though, so not one for when the kids are around!

  34. Megan says...

    Yellowstone! Kind of like Sopranos meets Montana. The scenery is beautiful and there’s 3 seasons that we binged quickly!

  35. Andi says...

    I am evangelical about Patriot on Amazon. It is such a unique show that it is hard to describe. It is everything; it is a big swing; it is so absorbing. I suspect that if you watch it now you will see its influence in shows to come.

  36. Viv says...

    TV from the UK – check out All Creatures Great and Small – a wonderful 1930s period story about a vet in Yorkshire – nostalgic comfort viewing with some gentle humour.

    • Kate says...

      I loved All Creatures Great and Small when I was younger!! It played on the PBS station and the theme song still makes me feel so happy and peaceful. Such a beautiful show!

  37. Susan says...

    Have you seen Doc Martin? It’s about a gruff doctor in Cornwall — it’s light and entertaining.

    • Jessica Taylor says...

      Also set in Cornwall is Poldark. We have just finished, and are so sad we can’t bring ourselves to start anything else yet. So gorgeous!

  38. Amanda says...

    Love on the Spectrum! — so honest and sweet.

  39. Lindsey says...

    Love on the Spectrum on Netflix…about people on the spectrum trying- successfully and unsuccessfully- to fall in love.

    • Andrea says...

      I second Love ont he Spectrum! I was not expecting to like it so much but it left me wanting more episodes and follow up on the young adults on it. Its so good and a quick watch.

  40. Caitlyn Clauson says...

    Here’s a list of favorites that I’ve watched during the pandemic…

    Offspring
    The Split
    Lovesick
    Never have I Ever
    Normal People
    The Let Down

    Happy watching!

  41. Traci says...

    Try Bonus Family on Netflix. It’s a quirky Swedish family drama. It has 3 seasons.

  42. Anna Jaye says...

    I’m loving “Raised by Wolves.” It’s sci-fi, but they’ve kept the sci-fi aspect pretty simple (ie not a lot of long complicated names to remember haha). The story is compelling and I love the stylish retro-aesthetic. Be warned – it’s kind of dark. But good!

  43. Yasmine says...

    That quiz was good for me to read today. I’m the mother of 4 teenagers and it’s so so hard. I parented really thoughtfully and these days I question the wisdom of everything I’ve done as a mom. That quiz helps to put it in perspective a bit

  44. Claudia says...

    I just watched all 4 episodes Of Ravi Patel’s “in Pursuit of Happiness” on HBOMax. I loved it!

  45. Amy says...

    I’m loving the hilarious show GameFace. I don’t think it’s new though but it’s great. Also- Ricky Gervais’ show Afterlife is funny, sad and heat warming.

  46. SG says...

    The Americans (Cold War-era spy drama with Keri Russell). So good! One of our “tiny anchors” lately.

    Kate Baer poems always hit just right.

    Y’all crushed it this week—loved Jenny’s post on salads, Caroline’s on Tiny Anchors, and Jo’s post on emails. Looking forward to reading the whole article on therapy this weekend!

  47. Angela says...

    Was laughing at the worst f..ing patent quiz until I read the comment about vaccines causing autism. Without vaccines we would have polio and smallpox rampant in our communities. With the current Covid-19 pandemic the approval of a vaccine will help everyone in the world get back to a more semblance of normal life.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Oh don’t worry, it’s a parody! It’s not saying vaccines aren’t good (they are great!).

  48. Mary A says...

    Joanna- did you already watch The Night Manager on Amazon? Six, hour-long episodes and based on a John Le Carre novel. Great cast and such fun to watch after the kids go down!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      No but now I will! Thank you!

    • Ann-Marie says...

      That’s a great one!

  49. Julie says...

    Binge watch all 5 seasons of Luther. It’s dark. But Idris Elba.
    And if you haven’t seen it. After Life. It’s Ricky Gervais’ best work yet. Funny, poignant and heartbreaking all at once.

  50. Katie says...

    Loving Yellowstone!

    • S says...

      Yellowstone would be my vote – it is engrossing and the scenery is to die for (including some of the male characters!)

    • KT says...

      I agree! My heart is in my throat waiting for season 4!

  51. kb says...

    The Great on Hulu – is so well done – a ten episode show that husband and I both loved. As a feel good-ish show that I watch without him, Offspring on Netflix is quirky and funny and comfort viewing. It’s an Australian dramedy with many seasons – the first 5 seasons were really enjoyable.

  52. Allison says...

    So many amazing shares as always!

    For shows, I recently binged Anne With An E on Netflix and it’s just the coziest feel good escapism…. and stunningly made

  53. Megan says...

    I haven been watching (and re-watching) What We Do In the Shadows-a television adaptation of the mockumentary film of the same name about a group of vampires. Think The Office, but vampires. I’ve been grieving the loss of my beloved dog and dealing with a massive spike of anxiety, and this show is like a cozy blanket. It’s silly and ridiculously funny and such a balm when you’re feeling blue and need a laugh. Highly recommend.

    • Jessica says...

      I’ve seen the movie this is based on, and it is hilarious.

    • Molly says...

      “We’re werewolves, not swear-wolves”. Great show

    • Maya says...

      Watched and rewatched in quarantine. Jackie Dayton forever!

  54. Andrea says...

    I’m embarrassed to admit this, definitely a guilty pleasure, but this 50 something grandma is totally hooked on 90 Day Fiancé. I was looking for something silly and tried out the season of The Other Way and got hooked so started with the beginning of the series. OMG, it’s something else. Ya, I know!

    • Chrissie says...

      I love 90 day fiancée! I love learning about different cultures and you can’t help but get sucked in by these helplessly in love (or are they?) characters!!

    • Kay says...

      omg I am hooked as well! I am living for Yazan and Brittany’s drama in Jordan!

  55. D says...

    Misty is so beautiful!

  56. Heather says...

    I’m laughing bc I’ve lived in DC for 15 years and I’ve never heard of or been to any of those restaurants. There was a time when I knew all the restaurants. Kids make me live in a different dimension.

    I loved “Crash Landing on You.” It is the most unexpectedly beautiful and romantic treat.

    • Mary says...

      Oh my goodness love that show so much!!! I am rewatching now and it has gotten me into the K drama genre now! The chemistry of the lead characters and all the supporting ones in that show is amazing! Highly recommend it!! Also I read that the writer said it was about 60 percent accurate about life in North Korea which is interesting in itself.

    • Ruth says...

      I adored that show….. binge watched it early on during lockdown. So delightful.

  57. TB says...

    To Eleanor’s D.C. food comment- You must be in Columbia Heights (?) as you highlighted many of my favorites. To add to your list: Mi Cuba, Queen’s English, and newcomer Makan- all great places to support in the CH neighborhood :-)

  58. Midge says...

    I LOVE Better Things.

    My husband and I love Sex Education, Undone, and The Umbrella Academy.

    If you like period mysteries, the annual BBC Agatha Christie’s are top-notch. (And Then There Were None, Ordeal by Innocence).

    • NM says...

      Better Things!!!

    • Christine says...

      Better Things!!! Definitely one of my favorite shows.

  59. Colleen K says...

    The thing about the
    “Quiz: Are you the worst f-ing parent” is that it’s so incredibly true.

    In no other part of our lives does everyone, including complete strangers, feel so entitled to express their opinions of us, as in our child-rearing.

  60. Amanda says...

    “Last Tango in Halifax” has been my favorite show I’ve watched in 2020. We also did a week of rom com movies (all Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers), which I highly recommend for happiness and sanity during these times. Themed drinks and food to go with were especially festive.

    • Susan Young says...

      Just finished this and absolutely loved it.

  61. Ashley says...

    Euphoria!

  62. tina crisas says...

    Well, I just screen shot Misty’s dining room chairs to have similar made! ha! (I have a similar dining table). I loved her tour and so wonderful to see someone from such humble beginnings to reach an outstanding goal in their life!

    • Cindy Nichols says...

      The Durrell’s in Corfu is absolutely the best !!

  63. NH observer says...

    Lenox Hill: a heartbreaking, funny, deeply human documentary about doctors who work at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, with the last episode filmed shortly after the eruption of the pandemic .

    • Ellie says...

      That show really stuck with me when I finished; especially the last episode. The doctors who spent time with sick patients before they died was especially powerful. It also gave me perspective on how awful covid was for NYC.

    • tina says...

      loved this one! passed it on to my niece who is in her third year of med school (in Greece, she’s only 21, but it’s stated as such)

  64. Marcie says...

    We just completely binged “Call My Agent” on Netflix, I’m obsessed! Yes, it’s subtitled (spoken in French) but that actually makes you pay attention and not multitask. It’s fictional, about a talent agency in Paris where each episode the agents have to solve the problems of their real-life famous clients (Juliette Binoche, Monica Bellucci, etc). So good!!

    • Susan says...

      Yes! I’m watching this now and loving it too!

    • Stefanie says...

      I LOVE this show – so delightful!

  65. maywyn says...

    I forget the network at the moment, but The 100, a science fiction show, is surprisingly good. Rough questions the characters have to deal with. The ending of each episode, does the leaving you hanging/ want to know more very well.

  66. Suzy says...

    Mrs America!!

    • Ellen says...

      Love this one!!!!!

  67. Emily says...

    Offspring — I’m obsessed with this hilarious/sweet/binge-worthy show from Australia! Keep watching after the first show (trust me). You will eventually get hooked!

    • Cynthia says...

      Agree! I was obsessed last month! Best show ever!

    • Hoiho says...

      I watched this on TV and multiple times on Netflix. It’s one of my favourite shows ever. Watching it is bittersweet now that I can’t travel from New Zealand to Melbourne. Seasons 1-5 are the best, but 6 & 7 are still good.

  68. Sherri says...

    The Babysitters Club on Netflix is so good!!!

  69. Sherri says...

    Hahaha! Love the hunt in the NYT Real Estate section. I’m learning so much about different NY neighborhoods. Their Friday news quiz is also a must-click!

    Baroness Von Sketch is worth binging!

    • Susan says...

      I love The Hunt too and look forward to it every week!

    • Emily says...

      Watch Cobra Kai on Netflix—it’s about the characters from The Karate Kid all grown up! There’s two seasons.

  70. Katherine Anne Proctor says...

    Have you watched brave new world yet? Its really good but not safe for kids. I had to download the peacocktv app to watch it.

  71. Megan Miles says...

    Recent shows that I have adored:
    Better Things
    Normal People
    What We Do In the Shadows
    The West Wing
    Lovesick

    • CJ says...

      Perry Mason / HBO with Matthew Rhys (The Americans). Not for kids. So we’ll done!

  72. Katy says...

    This is by far the BEST Friday post. The links are all amazing!

    Also, I’ve heard that Beforeigners is amazing and a must-watch!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you so much, Katy!

  73. Di says...

    For new shows— it’s not new anymore, but if you haven’t watched “Romance is a Bonus Book” on Netflix yet, it’s completely and totally charming. Romance, publishing, gender discrimination in the workplace, friendship, and discotheques: what more could we ask for?

    • Abigail says...

      It’s so good! Charming is exactly the right word to describes it.

  74. Dee says...

    The absolute best show I watched recently was Godless, a Western series with seven episodes. The first episode got off to a slow start and then all of a sudden I was addicted and could not stop watching. It’s the story of a mining town full of women who have to contend with serious threats to their lives. And a rather hot outlaw. If you’ve seen that then I recommend Shtisel which anyone who enjoyed Unorthodox will adore, a warm family drama set in Israel, or The Good Girls which has an addictive plot and was so much better than I had imagined. Happy viewing!

  75. eda says...

    I have been watching “A very secret service/Au service de la France” on Netflix. This is a French show which takes place in 60’s French Intelligence.
    Those clothes, the Kafkaesque offices… <3 <3

    I would like to tell more about the show but "C'est confidentiel"
    Enjoy! :)

  76. Dianna says...

    Have you watched Catastrophe on Amazon with Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan? So smart and hilarious. My husband and I blew through all four seasons in like 3 weeks.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes yes yes!!! such an amazing show. if you enjoyed it, you might also like This Way Up, which Sharon Horgan is in as well (she plays the sister of a woman who is getting back on her feet after a depression)

    • Johanna says...

      Also worth watching: The Letdown, an Australian show that deals with similiar themes!

    • tina crisas says...

      I was SO lost when it ended! Like, what do I do now? I can’t recommend it enough either!

  77. Elizabeth says...

    I really loved Pure on HBO Max about a twenty-something Scottish woman with intrusive sexual thoughts. Watch if you liked (and I know you did, because I’m a regular reader) This Way Up and Fleabag. It was originally made for the BBC, I think. Only problem is, there’ll be no season 2.

  78. Maryann says...

    AMBER RUFFIN HAS A SHOW?! I guess I live under a rock. I’m so excited. She is my favorite. Best news ever. That interview is great too. Thanks for sharing!

  79. Lisa says...

    “Better Things” on Hulu – loved this show – funny and tragic! For anyone raising tween & teen girls
    “Selling Sunset” on Netflix – guilty pleasure!

  80. I recommend Unbelievable on Netflix, it’s not your typical true crime show. It’s not too scary and I love the two strong badass female cops (one of them played by Toni Colette) that solve the case. The show (all of 8 too easy to binge watch episodes) is based on a true Pulitzer Prize winning news story: An Unbelievable Story of Rape (https://www.themarshallproject.org/records/2276-an-unbelievable-story-of-rape)

    • Agnès says...

      Unbelievable is so so good, the female characters are so inspiring and complex. It’s also a true story so, it is really eye-opening on how people will believe you or not, depending on so many circumstances, the truth seems never enough, in case of a rape.

  81. Hattie says...

    I recommend Love in the Time of Corona, a four part mini-series on Hulu about the early days of the pandemic in LA. It wasn’t perfect; some of the actors are top notch (Leslie Odom Jr and L. Scott Caldwell) while others less so. But I give the team credit for pulling this off with high production values and by using real life couples or friends in the four households profiled. It’s enjoyable to watch.

  82. Farhana says...

    Please do some feature celebrating “less”. Please bring in people who live on less, have fewer things, wear regular clothes, have enough shoes, and own things striking a balance between needs and wants- not necessarily because they can’t afford them, also because they care for the planet. Please keep it relevant for all of us, not just for some of us.

    • Maree says...

      Definitely! Where I live in Scotland, I am seeing people getting almost daily amazon deliveries during Covid but also having massive clear outs with so many donations to the charity shops (thrift stores) that the shops are no longer accepting donations. This seems like madness and it’s so unsustainable.

    • T says...

      Yes, THANK you!

    • Charlotte says...

      Agreed! When I read through the Architectural Digest article, I kept hoping to see at least one design piece in that apartment sourced from Target!

    • lisette says...

      Yes! Sometimes it gets me down not being able to have/afford the lifestyle shown on this blog even though it’s the only blog I adore and follow.

  83. Jessica says...

    You should check out “Its Bruno” on Netflix. The episodes are really short so it’s not a big commitment. It’s weird, absurd, and hilarious

  84. Isabelle says...

    If you haven’t watched Big Mouth on Netflix, do yourselves a favour. SO, SO. GOOD. It’s hilarious and clever and raunchy and relevant and meaningful all at once.

    • Sarah says...

      Agree, this show is super warm, funny, and unique! Very much an adults-only animated show, though. Like VERY MUCH.

  85. Yelena says...

    I can’t recommend the show “Devs” enough (Hulu). I feel like the show went totally under everyone’s radars but it is so freakin’ good. Same director/writer as the movie Ex Machina and definitely has the same feel to it. Just incredible.!

  86. Amy says...

    Two recent TV shows I watched on Hulu were Younger & Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. Loved both, and they were both surprisingly really good! ZEP also had quite a bit of dancing/ singing if that’s your thing.

  87. Agnès says...

    I love Amber and am so excited about her show! Have a peaceful week-end everyone.

  88. nadine says...

    I have been a daily reader since 10+ years. I love your work and appreciate so much what you do. Those are really hard times and I understand the need for escapism, I felt burnt out and super anxious in the past months and I understand is really hard to find a balance.
    But please would you consider talking again of racism and police brutality. The past few weeks have been heart breaking, and I would love so much to read your take on it and help me understand ways to do better or also just acknowledge what is happening. I know you would be really helpful and have an insightful approach.
    Also kind of related, my workplace is making a plan to analyze and collect ideas of how to bring social equality in the office. I had volunteered to participate in the working groups and I am studying at the moment. Some of the ideas we have been talking are bias training, and helping young people from marginalized community to get in the industry. If anyone has any resources that would like to share I’m all ears. Thank you!

    • Melanie says...

      My company is hosting a book club. Our first book is going to be White Fragility, first 50 people that signed up received a free book from the company. They’re currently training the moderators who were hand selected by our African American Employee Resource Network group.

    • nadine says...

      What a great idea Melanie. I am currently reading White Fragility, but having a trained moderator would make it even more interesting. Thank you for the tip! I’ll look into the African American Employee Resource Network group.

    • Liz says...

      If you are not already a reader of Design Mom, check out this post:
      https://www.designmom.com/the-consequences-of-your-actions/
      She’s someone with an enormous platform who is taking a stand, consequences be damned, and she continues to deliver her usual awesome content without missing a beat. It can be done.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      We have been covering these issues and I’m excited to say that we have a new “race matters” column coming up later this month. Please stay tuned!

    • Daxi says...

      I would be eager to read about people in the predominantly Black communities affected by looting and arson and whether they have been able to get support from BLM to rebuild. I’ve been trying to get an update about the family-owned pharmacy in the Bronx but haven’t been able to find any updates.

    • Netty says...

      Daxi – I am familiar with that case through a friend that frequents the area. The Rodriguez family is still recuperating from the loss but were able to re-open their two pharmacies. However, zero support received from BLM.

    • Elyse says...

      I suggest focusing on social equity rather than social equality in your office. My school district has been working with a team lead by John Krownapple to promote greater equity for all stakeholders. He focus predominately on the educational sector but is an excellent resource who could direct you to someone best equipped to guide your workplace, if someone can not do so within his office. Here is one of his latest works: https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/guiding-the-journey-to-excellence-with-equity/book245338

    • nadine says...

      Thank you Liz! I didn’t know the blog Design mon. Thank you for the tip.
      Elyze, thank you so much! I’ll study John Krownapple work. And you’re right, what we should aim is social equity.
      And Jo, looking forward to read the new column. Thank you!

    • Agnes says...

      The Design Mom link was actually quite chilling. I’m not sure that advocating for the separation of family members due to political differences to quite this extent is the way to foster unity and find common ground. And the extremity of judgment towards others with different views – isn’t that exactly what is being found so abhorrent about ‘the other side’? Hating anyone because you don’t agree with them is not a positive way to move forward. No one should have to hide who they vote for in a free country.

  89. Marybeth says...

    For Eleanor in DC – I think that is an amazing birthday idea! I used to live in DC and Fare Well was one of our FAVORITES – I miss it so much!

  90. Love love love that birthday idea!!!
    My husband turns 50 this month and I am going to ask people to do that, plus local arts organizations. Thank you!!!!

  91. My husband and I recently started watching Line of Duty on Amazon/Acorn TV. IT IS SOOO GOOD. It’s a British procedural about a crime unit that investigates “bent coppers”. Thandie Newton stars in Season 3. Also, every season is only 6 episodes so it’s manageable and (almost) instantly gratifying.

  92. Whitney says...

    As for a good TV show – I just finished Shrill and it was great! It got better with each episode as the main character grows and becomes more empowered. Highly recommend!

    • Debi says...

      I just finished binge watching Shrill! So, so good!

  93. Farhana says...

    Thank you. Please suggest a few places where we can shop ethically.

  94. Ann says...

    Try French show The Bureau. It’s not exactly a comfort watch, but it’s brilliant and sexy and has Wire-level intensity. We are hooked – watching the final episode tonight!

    • Alison says...

      I second this! One of the best shows EVER! We raced through all five seasons.

    • p. says...

      I third Le Bureau! We finished it recently and have struggled to find another show that lives up to it.

      Plus once you sign up for Sundance, you can also watch State of the Union (10 minute episodes written by Nick Hornby about a couple — Chris O’Dowd and Rosamund Pike — right before they go into couples counseling).

  95. liz s says...

    TV show: halt and catch fire. we loooooved this.

    • KFA says...

      YES! I am cruising through this and am starting season 2 this weekend.
      Joe McMillan reminds me of Don Draper (Mad Men).
      Also recommended here that I am finishing up is Rita on Netflix. SO GOOD.

  96. Clare says...

    I May Destroy You on HBO is MUST WATCH. So good, creative/different, heavy but also funny, unique, entertaining, can’t say enough about this!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, LOVED it!!!

  97. jdp says...

    tv show rec: season one of hanna! (season two works too hard.) so much fun.

  98. Deb says...

    Pleeeeeeease don’t link to Amazon. Jeff Bezos is worth $200bn. Imagine how much you could buy for yourself and your loved ones and all the amazing causes you could fund for $50m. If you had $1bn and you spent $50m you’d have $950m left over. And Jeff Bezos has 200 billion.

    Governments need to do far more to curb the power of Amazon, make them pay some tax and treat their workers better but in the mean time we can take action by spending our hard earned dollars elsewhere.

    Other than that, Happy Friday Everyone!!!

    • Susan says...

      yes to this! We stopped using Amazon this spring. It’s been a little bit of work finding things locally, when we would have just clicked a button earlier. I think we are all worried about small businesses and even our local chains going under and buying locally is a way to support them.

    • Maree says...

      Agree. I stopped using Amazon a while back (although I have to admit that it was not an ethical decision at that point and more to do with the shirtless delivery driver we kept getting who had an intense energy and wanted to talk to me about flat earth theory…). Shopping locally is a lot more rewarding, especially right now when it’s really a case of use it or lose it for independent stores.

    • T says...

      Agree. I stopped buying so much stuff (from Amazon and just in general) and the quality of my life has not declined. Quite the opposite actually.

  99. Joaquina says...

    *COBRA KAI!!! (This was such a pleasantly surprising fun watch, any fellow Gen Xer is sure to appreciate present-day Johnny & Daniel) . Netlix.

    *”Plus One” (Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid have incredible friend chemistry). Hulu.

    *”ShowBiz Kids” (Doc., directed by Alex Winter of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure). HBO.

    Wishing everyone a safe weekend.

    • Courtney says...

      YES to Cobra Kai!!! Can’t believe more people didn’t mention it!

  100. For a TV rec: we’ve actually been loving TED LASSO on Apple +! Jason Sudeikis is just so charming. The promos make the show look kind of bro-y but I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the three-dimensional female characters. The best part is the at we laugh out loud in every episode! Also it takes place in England so that might be fun for you. :)

    I finally started “Never Have I Ever” on Netflix (by the great Mindy Kaling) and I have no idea what took me so long. It’s so good!

    • jdp says...

      love never have i ever!!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      ooh yes so good!!!

    • Kelsey says...

      Yes! I was hoping someone would recommend Ted Lasso. It’s funny & endearing. We’ve loved it.

    • Maggie says...

      I was hoping someone recommended Ted Lasso! I’m becoming evangelical about this show.

  101. Michele says...

    NETFLIX
    Bonus Family (Swedish with English subtitles)
    “A new couple, their exes and their children navigate the emotional challenges and tricky logistics of blended family life in this Swedish dramedy.”
    Rita (Danish with English subtitles)
    “Independent, outspoken and adored by her students, schoolteacher Rita fares less well with adults in this comedy-drama from Denmark.”

    • Rae says...

      Supermarket Sweep reruns are now on Netflix. What. A. Trip.

    • Mrun says...

      I second Rita! So funny and poignant

    • Nicole says...

      I third Rita – so amazing!

    • Vicki says...

      I just finished Rita yesterday, and I’m so sad! However, I noticed today the Hjordis has a spin-off show. I might check it out.