The final season of “Catastrophe” was released a few days ago and it’s one of the best seasons of a TV show I’ve ever seen (seriously: it’s up there with the best seasons of “Mad Men,” “Six Feet Under” and “Breaking Bad.”). It continues with its same caustic, but ultimately loving, tone between the two married protagonists, presented in a highly relatable and hilarious package. (One of my favorite lines is delivered in the penultimate episode when Sharon, lying in bed and balancing a huge bowl of chocolate ice cream on her chest, sighs and says, “Ugh, when is it all going to stop being such a slog?”). The final scene is really breathtaking in its poignancy (and simplicity), and since I don’t want to spoil anything, I’ll just say: watch it! If you’re intrigued by the drama of relationships in peril (and that’s one of the reasons you’re here, isn’t it?), you won’t be disappointed by this series or this final season.
Similarly, if you are interested in complicated relationships (or just relationships between complicated people), you would probably enjoy the novel I’ve just finished, Conversations with Friends. Not a single quotation mark appears in the whole book and that isn’t even the most interesting thing about it. The banter, vulnerability, and barely-concealed hostility presented as love/ barely-concealed love presented as hostility among the four protagonists is.
I got a facial a couple months ago and my esthetician recommended this sunscreen, which I bought and have been wearing and loving every day since. There are other sunscreens I also love, but what’s different about this one is the light tint it provides, which is apparently “universal” in that it’s supposed to adjust to every skin tone. (I can’t prove this with my own independent use, but the reviews suggest this is true.) As someone who rarely wears foundation or BB cream, I like that I can get a little bit of tone correction with my sunscreen application and not feel like I’m wearing makeup. (I linked to it on Amazon because I get a commission on purchases made through my affiliate link, but it’s way cheaper here, if you prefer saving a bunch of money, which I would not blame you for!)
I will forever be loyal to my fave lipgloss, but I recently picked up this (in Velvet Wine) at the drug store when I didn’t have my go-to on me and I love it. It lasts as long, with a color and sheen almost as perfect, and is half the price. (Hmmm… maybe my product loyalty isn’t as strong as I thought, after all.)
I am pretty sure I have recommended this firm skin moisturizer before, but after returning to it following a few months of using another product for kicks, my commitment and love is renewed and I have to make another recommendation for those who missed the first one. This moisturizer is kinda pricey, but a little bit goes a long way (a jar usually lasts me about three to four months) and every morning I wake up after applying it the night before with dewy, soft, firmer-looking skin (even Drew thinks so!).
Ok, I have not seen the movie Gloria Bell yet and so have no business recommending it, but I’m doing so anyway for one reason only: Julianne. Need I say Moore? (Ha – see what I did there?). No really, I saw a preview of it a few weeks ago and it looked amazing, and early reviews are confirming that it’s good and Julianne Moore’s performance is, unsurprisingly, exquisite. Have you seen it yet?