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📺 “I Love That For You” on Showtime: In this smart new comedy, Vanessa Bayer plays a sheltered, awkward protagonist whose dream is to move out of her parents’ house and host a show on a QVC-style network. What starts as a white lie about having cancer (technically, like Bayer herself, she did have leukemia but it’s been in remission for years), snowballs as she exploits the diagnosis for her career gain. Quirky and cute, with behind-the-scenes moments reminiscent of “Hacks.”
🎧 Ted Lucas’s Self-Titled Album: Similar to Jay Robinson, the artist of one of my all-time favorite songs (recommended here), Ted Lucas was a staple in the Detroit music scene in the ‘60s and ‘70s, but received little recognition as a solo artist during his lifetime. His solo album, re-released in 2018, has received a cult-like following and it’s all I want to listen to during the unseasonably rainy Portland spring. I’m collecting my favorite spring discoveries in this playlist!
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