Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
The Catching Fire movie does a better job than any other novel-based movie at adhering to the source material. It’s just a shame that the source material isn’t stellar. Catching Fire is the second part in Katniss Everdeen’s quest to rebel and bring down the corrupt capital that makes the poor and lowly compete in deadly games in an effort to control them. The sequel puts our heroes right back into the games they’d spent the last book/movie surviving, which is a bit disconcerting. It almost feels like filler before the real sparks fly in Mockingjay. Still, it was an entertaining enough journey, but I’m ready to see how the trilogy will conclude.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has to be the funniest live-action TV show I’ve ever seen. And after 10 years, it’s still going as strong as ever. For those who haven’t seen this magnificent show, it’s about five egotistical and frankly horrible people who own a bar in Philly and get up to some of the most ridiculous shenanigans. Not only are the plots unusual romps that make each episode a horrible joy to watch unfold, but each character is expertly written and developed. At this point it almost doesn’t matter what situation the gang ends up in because the characters alone will make it a great experience. Season 10 especially stood out with the fantastic episode Charlie Work, which nearly had me in tears.