Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that was created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey and is currently hosted by Sam of ThoughtsOnTomes. Head over to this Goodreads group if you want to join in on the fun!
The topic for today is Current Favorites that Aren’t Books. Sam wants us T5Wers to talk about interests other than books. They could be anything, like food, TV shows, makeup, etc.
Let the non-bookish T5W commence!
1. Favorite TV show: The Crown
I started and finished watching this TV show over the last weekend. It was BRILLIANT and you should totally, totally watch it. It is a biographical story about Queen Elizabeth II. I don’t remember much from the history lessons I took in school, but OMG, the Queen’s been through so much. Claire Foy as the Queen is amazing! And, the GIF I’ve used here is one of my favorite scenes. The show maybe set in a timeline long before today but there’s still a lot of relevance. In the show, Prince Philip asks if he has to kneel during the Queen’s coronation. While there is no proof that the real Duke of Edinburgh didn’t like the idea of kneeling in front of his wife (he was from a royal family too; he would’ve understood the necessity), having this scene in the show is relevant because of how, even now, some men today feel emasculated if their wives/girlfriends have a better career than theirs.
2. Favorite episode: Nosedive, Black Mirror (S3E1)
Okay, fine, this is old news. But, I watched all 3 seasons of Black Mirror in a day and a half, back in November. I wanted to talk about this episode in a separate post but never got around to doing it. Nosedive is an episode set in the future, a dystopian world. Here, everyone rates every other person they interact with out of 5 stars. The ratings you get are averaged and this determines your social standing. The 4.8s and above are considered elite. Our protagonist, Lacie, is a 4.2 and she wants to increase her rating to 4.5 or above in order to avail a 20% discount on an apartment. Whether she manages to do it or not is the rest of the episode. Black Mirror, as a whole, is one of my favorite TV shows. If you like dystopia or if you like super creepy stories, this show is definitely for you.
3. Favorite source of humor: Comedy Central Roast Battle
Comics go up, head to head, to roast the crap out of each other. It is filthy, it is dirty, it gets below the belt, and it’s so FREAKIN’ AMAZING! Their Facebook page puts up some of the battles and those 2 minute videos make my day!
4. Favorite GIFs: Winona Ryder at the SAG awards
Winona Ryder is my spirit animal!
5. Favorite poem: “Home” by Warsan Shire
I have a lot of favorite poems, but this poem is very relevant, especially after what a certain tangerine individual has done over the past week. My favorite lines–
no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well
you have to understand,
that no one puts their children in a boat
unless the water is safer than the land
This week’s T5W ended on a sombre note, I know. What did you think of the list? Let me know in the comments! Also, leave a link to your T5W post if you wrote one. I’ll stop by and check it out! 🙂