So Here’s What Happened in October 2019

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Thanks for tuning into another episode of So Here’s What Happened! On this episode Carolyn and LaNeysha get caught up on what entertained them during the month of October, and what they’re looking forward to in November.

Reading Corner

Spy X Family 

A world-class spy,  a deadly assassin, and a child psychic. On the outside, they’re a picture-perfect family, or at least that’s what facade that they try to maintain. Spy × Family is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tetsuya Endo and published by Shonen Jump. The story follows a spy who has to “build a family” for a top-secret mission, not realizing that the girl he adopts as a daughter, is a psychic, and the woman he agrees to be in a fake marriage with is an assassin. This is a great read not only because of the beautiful illustrations and plenty of comedy, but it is full of action that I love about the espionage genre.

Persepolis Rising

The seventh novel in the epic sci-fi series The Expanse by writing duo James S.A. Corey, continues the saga of the Rocinante and her crew, as they are once again pulled into the complex politics of trying to prevent a space war that could destroy everything they and the citizens of the Sol System have sacrificed so much for. The season 4 of The Expanse will premiere on Amazon Prime, December 31, 2019. You can read my interview with the cast during San Diego Comic Com here.

TV Corner

Living Single 

Set in Brooklyn, a group of six Black 20-somethings shares the ups and downs of their respective lives, as they try to make it in a 90’s kind of world. In my opinion, this series is a timeless classic. It’s amazing how even though the series is over 20 years old now it still feels like it was ahead of its time. And growing up with a show where I could see a variety of young Black people pursuing their dreams and living their lives. And the jokes still hit hard.

Watchmen

Created for television by Damon Lindelof, Watchmen the series is based on the best selling DC Comic of the same name and set 34 years after the events that occurred at the culmination of the comic’s run. The show is very unique in how it approaches race and white supremacy as one of the main evils that exist in the fictional (but also real-life) reality. It stars Regina King, Yahya Abdull-Mateen II, Lewis Gossett Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, Jeremy Irons, and Jean Smart.

Movie Corner

Maleficent: MIstress of Evil

While apprehensive at first, Maleficent agrees to celebrate Aurora and Prince Phillip’s upcoming wedding. While there, she meets Aurora’s future mother-in-law, the conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land’s fairies. Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army. While I was a bit skeptic of there being a sequel to the first movie at first, but I  really enjoyed how this movie expanded the lore and introduced the opportunity for another installment down the line. 

A Tale of Two Sisters

Nothing is as it seems after two sisters Bae Soo Mi (Lim Soo Jung) and Bae Soo Yeon (Moon Geun Young) return home to live with their father and stepmother Heo Eun Joo (Yum Jung Ah), whom they have a contentious relationship with. Written and directed by Kim Jee Woon, A Tale of Two Sisters is a spooky, unnerving horror that makes you question everyone and everything.