You know that thing about April showers? Well, it’s real, and you’re going to want a good book (or movie or TV show) to get through it. Here’s how to spend your time inside this month.
Movies & TV
Nine years after Ted Kennedy’s death, the story of one of Camelot’s darkest hours finally gets its cinematic treatment. Starring Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, and Bruce Dern, it promises to be a suspenseful ride — especially for Democrats approaching the midterms.
THE HANDMAID’S TALE
The first season of this Toronto-shot dystopian series took home nearly every award it was eligible for. This season, it surges past Margaret Atwood’s original source material and tackles storylines that feel a bit too much like they’re “ripped from the headlines.”
SUPER TROOPERS 2
The original Super Troopers was not a good movie. It didn’t even make much money. But there were glimmers of brilliance, and years after its 2001 debut, it retains a semi-ironic cult following — and if that’s not reason enough for a sequel, we don’t know what is.
It’s been three years since Mad Men, and we’ll admit it: we’ve missed John Hamm. In his most anticipated — and most bearded — role since, Hamm plays a retired US diplomat who returns just in time to save a captured friend during the 1982 Lebanon War.
Macbeth by Jo Nesbo
The Scottish Play meets Norwegian noir detective fiction. It’s a match made in…well, not heaven exactly, but you get the drift.
Most Dramatic Ever by Suzannah Showler
You might not be a fan of The Bachelor, but chances are your girlfriend (or boyfriend or mother or colleague three desks over) is. This is the smartest book we’ve read on the subject; consider it an investment in your relationships.