May 2020 Favorites

We are what we repeatedly do, therefore, excellence is not an act but a habit.



TV Shows

  • Beastars 1 N – This is a really good Japanese animation TV show about a world where herbivores and carnivores coexist with each other. The main characters are a wolf and a rabbit.
  • Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness 1 N – After this show was recommended by multiple people on multiple occasions I started watching it. And it’s that good. Crazy, bizarre, but good.
  • Community, 4 5 6 N – I finished watching this show a second time and it was not one bit less funny than the first time. I think it might be the funniest TV show ever produced.
  • The Hollow 2 N – I didn’t think this show would have a second season. Not because it’s not good—quite the opposite—but the story looked like a concluded story arc. But the managed to deliver another fantastic season.
  • Scissor Seven 2 N – This extremely funny, animated, Chinese TV show about a quite unsuccessful assassin and barber with memory loss is one of my highlights of this year. The animation style is fabulous. It changes during an episode all the time. Sometimes characters look cute, then ugly, or powerful, while always keeping the characteristics of a character. Some people probably don’t even notice the change of style.
  • Final Space 2 N – Don’t be fooled by the cute animation style. This space saga is dark. You can get scared of the space watching it.
  • After Life 2 NRicky Gervais is really a master combining comedy and tragedy in this TV show filled with whimsical characters.
  • Abstract: The Art of Design 2 N – I finally finished this fantastic TV show. I tried to not do it because now I probably have to wait another two years for the next season. At least the last episode ended strong with Jonathan Hoefler. It’s the best documentaries about Designers I’ve ever seen.
  • Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj 6 N
  • La Casa de Papel 2 N – Damn, I seldom had some much fun watching a money heist TV show. And it’s also good to learn some Spanish.
  • Suits 7 N – It’s always entertaining to watch this TV show, even though I usually don’t understand the legal stunts the characters perform. 😬 Sad they had to remove two characters from the show because of Meghan Markle marrying into the Royals.


  • Extraction N – Don’t expect too much story, but it’s a quite nice Action and was fun to watch.
  • Rams – A nice documentary by Gary Hustwit about the famous industrial designer Dieter Rams. Hustwit made the movie this month a few days for free.

Music & Podcasts


I didn’t make a lot of progress in my current books this month, because I used the time to transfer my previous read books into my new Zettelkasten system and properly digest the books before continuing reading new books.


Stuff & Things