Survival Guide for the Gross Months of April and May in MN


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Entertainment is one of the only things that helps get people through the long winter months in Minnesota.

In Minnesota, April and May tend to be some of the grossest, most bipolar months of the whole year. It’s 70 degrees one day and snowing the next. The weather sometimes makes you feel tired and sad, so here are some movies and TV shows I have been watching and music I have been listening to get me through to summer.

The King of Staten Island:

The King of Staten Island, directed by Judd Apatow, was released in June of 2020. The film follows a 24-year-old Staten Island native, Scott Carlin, played by Pete Davidson. The story is
loosely based on Davidson’s own life, including the death of his father and growing up in the New York borough. I love this movie, not only because I love Pete Davidson, but also because it is not your average coming of age film. It’s funny, sad, and stressful. It can always give me a laugh, and I adore this movie with all my heart.

Criminal Minds:

Criminal Minds is my favorite show ever. I have always been interested in true crime and learning about it so Criminal Minds is just the show for me. Following the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI, Criminal Minds shows the crime solving process from the crime happening to finding the criminal. I absolutely adore this show and can find myself watching five episodes at a time. Although there are different crimes every episode, there is usually a background story throughout the episodes. The show can be very depressing, but there are always some things that can put a smile on my face like the way the team bonds and laughs together or the way they carry their guns like they are 200 pounds. Most of the episodes do not end with sad endings which is another great reason to watch.

The Social Network:

The Social Network is one of my favorite movies of all time. With a star-studded cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, and Armie Hammer, this movie stays in my top ten. The movie is about the start of Facebook, which I know sounds boring, but the way the story is told is very interesting. For instance, I never knew Mark Zuckerberg was sued by two different groups of people. I also really had no idea how or why Facebook even started or the stories behind it. Little did anyone know that an equation on a window at Harvard would lead to one of the biggest companies the world has ever seen.

Saturday Night Live:

Ok, let’s just say, SNL solves all of my life’s problems and more. The hour and a half long episodes make me forget about all of the bad in my life. I literally live for this show. Ever since I started watching it with my parents when the jokes went over my head, I have been looking forward to 10:30 on Saturday nights. The cast are some of my favorite people ever, and they are my idols. I adore them.

Fearless (Taylor’s Version) by Taylor Swift:

A review of this album is already written on the Knight Errant, so I will not go too into depth since you can read it here. I love this album though. It brings me back to my childhood, and the songs will always put a nostalgic smile on my face. Taylor did such a great job completing this album, and I am so proud of her. This album has always been one of my favorite albums and her revising it made it even better. With even more songs, this song definitely tops the other one, and I cannot wait for more recordings.

Levitating feat. DaBaby by Dua Lipa:

This song is one of my favorite songs maybe ever. With a review already written (linked here), I will not talk too much about it. I think what I and most people like about this song is the vibe it brings. When I listen to this song, all I think about is driving with the windows down singing with my friends in the summertime. I don’t know why anyone would not like that. With this song trending on TikTok as well, I don’t know anyone who does not know or like this song.