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The Rewind Recommends: 5 Things You Should Watch, Read And Listen To Today

The Rewind Recommends: 5 Things You Should Watch, Read And Listen To Today

Welcome to our daily regular on The Rewind, where we trawl through the internet so you don't have to.

What to listen to if you want to better understand what's going on on Everest:

The Guardian's 'Today In Focus' podcast is always worth a listen but in particular, their latest show is brilliant for those of us who are wondering what the hell is going on on Mount Everest at the moment.

After the deaths of eleven people on the mountain, they are joined by film-maker Elia Saikaly to discuss his ascent on May 23rd:

Death. Carnage. Chaos. Lineups. Dead bodies on the route and in tents at Camp 4. People who I tried to turn back who ended up dying. People being dragged down. Walking over bodies. Everything you read in the sensational headlines all played out on our summit night.

Listen to it here.

Dead to Me is deservedly getting a second season:

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Today brings the fantastic news that Netflix's Dead to Me has been renewed for a second season. The brainchild of Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls), and executive produced by none other than comedy king Will Ferrell, Dead to Me is one of the most watchable and captivating series' on Netflix at the moment.

Christina Applegate gives a stellar performance as wealthy, angry widow Jen Harding who meets free-spirited and caring Judy Hale (Liz Cardellini) at a grief support group, and the two begin an intense and deep friendship, with countless twists and turns along the way. The series while being funny, also perfectly depicts the darkness and difficulty of grief. The relationship between the two protagonists is believable, touching but at times volatile, keeping you completely invested and glued to every episode.

With season 1 ending on an unexpected cliffhanger, season 2 is set to be another roller-coaster ride and we for one can't wait for it.

A podcast for any Will Ferrell fans out there:

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Speaking of Will Ferrell, he has been all over the internet airways with The Ron Burgundy Podcast  but this week he turns podcast guest on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert. Ferrell was his usual down-to-earth self, delving into what he thinks drove him to be a comedian and describes the thinking behind some of his most famous parts.

The pair discuss the inspiration behind Anchorman and he also explains how he randomly ended up throwing Shaquille O'Neal out of an LA Lakers game.

Netflix's new show When They See Us is a must-watch:

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Your mind plays a horrible trick on you when you're watching When They See Us. Given that it's not a straight-up documentary there's a part of your brain that gets sucked into this dramatisation of the story of 'The Central Park Five.' As you're watching the police interrogate the five teenagers in the opening episode, somewhere in your mind you're thinking 'Someone will save these lads. A decent copper will question the evidence and everything will turn out OK.'

It does not turn out OK. And that's why we must watch it. And why we must learn from it. When They See Us is a tough watch but a necessary one.

What to read if you love Keanu Reeves:

And if you don't love Keanu Reeves then we don't want the likes of you reading this website anyhow! We're obviously massive fans of Keanu, and have featured him recently when discussing the incredible John Wick, but this New Yorker piece takes it one step further.

Naomi Fry delves into the umpteen reasons why we simply do not deserve him in her article, 'Keanu Reeves Is Too Good For This World.' Read it here.

See Also: Ahead Of Chernobyl's Finale, We Take A Look At The Forgotten Impact Chernobyl Had On Ireland

 

Mark Farrelly
Article written by
Balls Media Audience Development Manager. Former Miss World 1997 contestant.

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