Thursday, March 01, 2018

What I'm Into (February 2018)

These are basically my favorite shows that are currently airing plus one I'm really excited about that is premiering soon!

I came down with the Flu (type A) on Friday, February 9. 😓 I didn't know I had the Flu until Sunday, the 11th. And I didn't go back to work until Friday the 16th. So I slept a lot and watched a lot of TV that week! I binge watched all of season 5 of Will and Grace, caught up on Supergirl and The Flash, and watched the final two episodes of Star Trek: Discover, which were AWESOME! I LOVE that show!

There weren't many new episodes airing during the Olymics, and I didn't watch the Olympics. But this week I watched the first two episodes of the new season of The Voice because I freakin' love Kelly Clarkson! And oh my word, the judges were cracking me up! I have a feeling I will at least watch all of the blind auditions this season and I might even keep watching after that, which would be a first!

I'm also starting to watch Battlestar Galactica (2004) for the first time. I'm sure I'll be telling you more about that later...

Oh, and I've watched two episodes of Black Mirror:
S1E3: The Entire History of You
Set in an alternative reality where everyone has access to a system which records everything they do, see or hear. You need never forget a face, a holiday or a night out again... but is that always a good thing?

S3E1: Nosedive
Insecure office worker Lacie lives in a happy, smiley, status-obsessed nightmare world. Her old friend Naomi is one of society’s elites, and Lacie may have found a way to join her…

I know there are some episodes I don't want to watch, but I think there are several more that I do. (S4E1: USS Callister; S2E1: Be Right Back; S3E4: San Junipero; S3E2: Playtest;)

Other shows I want to watch
I want to watch David Letterman's show on Netflix: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction! First President Obama, then George Clooney.

I also still want to go back and finish watching The Good Place season one. I watched the first three episodes, and I liked them a lot, but I just haven't gotten back to it yet.

Eventually I still want to check out Black Lightning (the newest superhero show on the CW). But that might not happen anytime soon. I think I would be more inclined to watch it if it were set in the Arrow-verse the way the other four shows are. But I don't know anything about this superhero, so maybe it just wouldn't make sense to connect him to the others? I don't know.

There is a new show called Krypton that I want to check out though. The first episode will air on March 21 on SyFy. Krypton will focus on "the untold story of Superman's grandfather as he fights for justice on his home planet." (Please be good! Please be good!)

I've also been told that I need to watch The Orville, and I probably will... eventually...

And finally, there is a new show called "Rise" premiering on March 13 on NBC that I'm looking forward to. When I watched the preview it reminded me A LOT of Glee, but I loved Glee, so I'm fine with that, lol!

Read and Reading 

Finished in February:
Currently Reading:
Connect with me on Goodreads to see what I am currently reading and keep track of the books you are reading, have read, and want to read: Jennifer's Goodreads Profile

These are the movies I have watched in February:

I've actually seen Black Panther twice already in the theater, because it is THAT AWESOME! (Seriously, go see it!)


I have STILL been obsessed with the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman ever since I saw the movie the first time on December 29!

Here are some of the videos I've loved related to this over the past month:

'The Greatest Showman' Star Keala singing "This is Me" on Ellen

The Greatest Showman A Cappella Mashup by BYU Vocal Point and Friends

Rewrite The Stars (Piano/Cello/Violin Cover) by The Piano Guys

Kaela Settle performing "This Is Me" on The Graham Norton Show


As always I am ridiculously behind on all of the podcasts I want to listen to... but I did manage to listen to a few semi-recent episodes of The Bible for Normal People by Peter Enns and Jared Byas:

I also managed to listen to the recent two part episode from The Liturgists:

I have also had the opportunity to be a panelist on several episodes of John Weldy's Reclaiming Christianity podcast.

Most recently I was on the episode on "Women and Evangelicalism". John Weldy, Tiffany Earle, and I discuss the relationship between women and evangelicalism through the lens of Deborah Jian Lee’s Rescuing Jesus. How have women been shaped by evangelicalism? Why is there such a disparity in gender equality? What is the effect of purity culture? And how can we address these issues? You can listen to it by clicking here.

You can check out the other podcasts related to the Theology Book Club by clicking here.

Theology Book Club:
Back in November I started an online Theology Book Club where we can read and discuss books like those listed below:

This was/is the schedule thus far:
December: What is the Bible? by Rob Bell
January: Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God by Brian Zahnd
February: Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism by Deborah Jian Lee
March: Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found it Again Through Science by Mike McHargue
April: The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns
May: Why I Left, Why I Stayed: Conversations on Christianity Between an Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son by Tony Campolo and‎ Bart Campolo
June: Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans
July: Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans
(I am REALLY excited to read Rachel's new book!)

If those books sound like your cup of tea and you would like to join the Facebook Group you can click here to email me. Or click over to the Theology Book Club page and fill out the contact form at the bottom. In addition to the online discussion within the group, we also have monthly (and weekly for those who are interested) chats where people can participate by talking over the voice channel (using Discord), or they can choose to just listen and engage via text if they so wish.

You can follow me on Instagram @jenniferneyhart.

Here are my two favorites from the past month:

On the Blog

This post is linked up with What I'm Into at Leigh Kramer.

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