Letters to Summer

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Hello Pen Pals! This is a bonus letter just for you, to thank you for supporting us on Patreon. In this letter, we've each chosen to try out something that the other person recommended in a past letter—because what good are recommendations if you don't give them a try? We hope you like it!


We tried

📺 Succession

From Letter 74

I caved! I’m also on an HBOMAX kick lately, if you can believe it. I’m still not caught up, but watching Succession has been a blast and shifted a lot of my understanding of zeitgeist and current cultural understandings of protagonists and who we root for. There are some absolutely stellar performances, some taste-ruining (goodbye P&P 2005!), and I am so excited to keep going.

Summer

📽️ The Green Knight

From Letter 76

I would like to point out that I actually watched this movie before Summer, but she recommended it first. Also, for some reason, I thought she watched it before me. Anyway! This movie is, like Summer describes it, vibrant and really weird—it’s so fun and good and I liked it a lot, in retrospect. I was almost not sold on it until the end, and then I was screaming, and then I was just sitting there like, what a weird, cool movie. It made me wish I had paid slightly better attention in my 12th grade English class. I want more movies like this!

Jillian