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What We’re Into This Month!

At Cutline, we are always on the lookout for the next book, TV show, podcast, or movie to watch, and this month is no exception. Check out what we're currently obsessed with: 

The Great British Baking Show -- I am a devoted Food Network fan, and I love any shows that involve cooking or baking. The Great British Baking Show, which you can stream on Netflix or watch on PBS, is an uber-popular British baking competition, where amateur bakers compete against each other over the course of 10 weeks. I am in love with the show’s hosts, Mel and Sue, who show off their funny sense of British humor (along with so many baking-related puns), as well as the judges, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Most importantly, I love watching each of the contestants, who range from engineers to stay-home moms to college students, grow in skill and in camaraderie as they get closer to the final. It’s a must-watch for all foodies! -- Hyeri

Another Round with Heban & Tracy -- This podcast was recommended to me by fellow Cutliner Alexa! If you’re interested in pop culture, news, and hilarious but thoughtful conversations on race, I highly recommend this podcast from two amazing BuzzFeed staffers. I found myself laughing out loud and nodding my head in agreement to everything these funny ladies said. -- Shaq

Becoming Warren Buffett (HBO) -- I was in the mood for a documentary and stumbled upon “Becoming Warren Buffett” on my HBO Go app. I don’t know what I was expecting (good or bad) but I ended up really enjoying it. We all know Mr. Buffett as one of the richest men in the world but this showed another side to him -- how he grew up, the impact his father had on his life, how his brain works when it comes to math and economics, how important his wife was to him, and more. He’s surprisingly humble. I don’t want to give too much away but I recommend it! -- Katie

Stranger Things (Netflix) -- I know, I know. I’m six months behind when everyone else was excited about the show. But, I resisted watching it when it first came out because I’m not typically into the Sci-Fi genre. I finally gave in and couldn’t be more obsessed. Mysteries, supernatural forces, Winona Ryder, romance… it has it all. Plus, it reconnected me to my love for Eggos. -- Darah

Abstract: The Art of Design (Netflix) -- I cannot get enough of this 8-part docuseries. I finished it in two days at home and then watched it all over again at the office. #ThankYouCutline. Each episode features a different rockstar designer -- illustrator Christoph Niemann, graphic designer Paula Scher, photographer Platon, shoe designer Tinker Hatfield, architect Bjarke Ingels, interior designer Ilse Crawford, car designer Ralph Gilles, and stage designer Es Devlin -- and gives viewers a beautiful look inside their minds, lives, and work. Worth noting that former WIRED editor in chief, Scott Dadich, is an executive producer (which should be no surprise given the publication has made design a priority for 25 years). I dare you to watch and not be inspired!! -- Rachel

Luckiest Girl Alive, Jessica Knoll -- I’m not going to lie, it takes a lot for me to even finish a book. This book is an absolute page-turner, with a mix of twists, tragedy and drama that reels you in from the very beginning. There are parts and struggles that any woman can relate to, as well as those that can truly make you think and sympathize with the author. If you are looking for an impactful, complex and (at often times) shocking read, this book is the ticket. -- Sav

Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan -- I devoured the first two books in the series last month, and am anxiously waiting for the third to come out! Not to mention the movie is hitting the big screen soon, which is currently being cast. This fictional series follows the “opulent lives of fabulously wealthy Chinese expats living in Singapore,” and it is a fun, tongue-in-cheek look at high society. -- Esther

Big Little Lies (HBO) -- I’d heard the buzz around the show when it debuted, but it wasn’t until I saw Reese Witherspoon give an interview on “Conan” that I became intrigued -- I even got social media love from “Conan” and “Big Little Lies”! It’d been a while since I’d been hooked on a show, and I spent weeks watching fervently, with a fast-beating heart, at how the story would turn out. Based on the book by  Liane Moriarty, and written by famed screenwriter David E. Kelley, the show follows the dramatic and mysterious lives of mothers in Monterey, CA, which, over seven episodes builds up a murder in the final one. It’s well-written, beautifully shot, and has the most stellar cast in one sitting: Reese, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz, Adam Scott, Alexander Skarsgård and so many more. -- Sarah

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Published: May 17, 2017

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