Someone I’m friendly with is undergoing a long convalescence.
They asked for recommendations for media, books, podcasts, etc. I figured I might as well post them here. This is by no means a comprehensive list of what I like. But it is stuff I think you can enjoy without paying extreme amounts of attention.
Remember college humor? They turned into “a netflix”. A streaming service full of their own shows. Great shows! Their DND shows are the flagship (Dimension 20 — start with Fantasy High). The shows draw from the same cast of comedians. Really good stuff.
But Gamechanger is also great.
A game show that changes its format every episode
Worth paying the $5/month
But also a lot of it is on youtube. Fantasy High for example.
The Good Place
Parks and Rec
Slay the Spire is great. A wonderful way to spend a lot of time. If you get it on a computer (rather than iPad) you can install Downfall, which is a mod that makes the game more than 100% better
There also are iPad games that are board games ported to the iPad. Delightful ones.
- Mystic Vale
- Lords of Waterdeep
- Mystic Valley
- Old standards I don’t love: Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan
Hades is fantastic
Teamster Rebellion is a nonfiction account of the general strike in Minneapolis. Reads like a thriller
The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett is great. His work can be split into early, mid, and late. All periods are good, but each is different.
Also within that series are many mini series, each following a different protagonist.
Going Postal is a great place to start.
Revolutions podcast is beautiful. Each season is a different revolution. Spoken as a history. Fun!