This is the ending to the Black Mirror episode “San Junipero.” It is one of the most completely joyful things I have ever seen this year. It makes me want to cry and I hardly ever cry at movies or television. In the face of an uncertain future, turn instead to this: old friends, movies, television, books, comic books, fiction, non-fiction, things that make us happy and joyful and make us smile.
Things that make me smile:
- Terry Pratchett’s Discworld
- The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson
- The current season of Supergirl
- Patsy Walker, Hellcat! by Kate Leth and Brittney Williams
- The Good Place
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
- Scott McCloud’s Zot!
- Grant Morrison’s Animal Man
- The entire show The Middleman, no matter how short it was.
- The last issue of Howard the Duck by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones
- Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra
- The current run on Superman by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason
- DC Bombshells by Margueritte Bennett and various artists
- The show Adam Ruins Everything
- The movie Stranger Than Fiction
- The quiz show QI
What makes you smile?