There is a light in the darkness—a small but proud flicker, like Lady Liberty's torch guiding a small ship that crossed a big sea towards a nation of freedom in an alternative universe where a tacky misogynist isn't our president. That light is John Cho, and the fact that he'll be on Difficult People next season playing Billy's boyfriend (!) in a reoccurring role. Yes, Billy is finally getting his first real-life boyfriend and wow, nicely pulled.
Contrary to popular belief, we here at Observer HQ know how to enjoy a good superhero movie—and we have no problem calling out a bad one. It's just that we consider them to be part of a well-balanced movie diet, one that also includes quieter, more introspective fare. Here is a 10-track mixtape that includes a little bit of everything on offer this spring and early summer from a sick podcaster to a galaxy in peril. Now, if we could just do something about this weather.