The holidays are finally here, and our New York PR agency staff is like any other office in that we can’t wait to kick back and catch up on some of our favorite reading, watching, and listening. Our team favors streaming and archived content (which works well with the busy PR professional lifestyle, of course), the crime/mystery genre (thank you, “Serial”), and, not surprisingly, the stories that make the big headlines. From our shop to yours, here, in no particular order, are some of our staff picks.
Marijane has an ambitious list to fill the space left by “Serial,” not to mention a bit of love for the Brits. Watching: “True Detective,” “The Fall,” “Happy Valley,” and “Luther” (“Love Idris Elba and, because of ‘The Affair’ am curious to hear Ruth Wilson with her real British accent,” says MJ).
Dorothy will be reading “The Paying Guests” by Sarah Waters or any mystery by Irish novelist Tana French and listening to archived podcasts of “Here’s The Thing.” She’s also getting around to “House of Cards,” Season 2 and has a tradition of watching the 2003 black comedy “Bad Santa,” which is generally in heavy rotation during the holidays. (If you check it out, just know that it’s not for kids!)
After only a day, Richard D. just can’t put down “February House” by Sherrill Tippins, which takes place just before World War II in a house on the famous Brooklyn promenade shared by WH Auden, Carson McCullers, Jane and Paul Bowles, Benjamin Britten, and Gypsy Rose Lee. Sounds intriguing already. (see pic).
Anna-Sophia is reading “The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive us,” and “Emerging Epidemics: The Menace of New Infections,” also catching up on “House of Cards” Season 2, along with a healthy fix of PBS and cable news shows.
Michelle is surprised to be newly hooked on “Orange is the New Black,” and will get caught up on all the “Fresh Air” podcasts she’s missed this month.
Chris is watching “The Wire” (can we call it a classic yet?) on HBO Go, and is also on a mission to catch a screening of “The Interview.” Count on Chris to make that happen…
Richard K. Watching: Home Alone, 1 and 2. Enough said!
And Cliff, who can always be counted on for sports scores and stats, will be honing his culinary senses with episodes of Food Network favorites “Chopped” and “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.”