Streaming on: Netflix
With fast-paced dialogue, exceptionally dry humor, and a lot of walk and talks - The Trial Of The Chicago 7 is quintessential Aaron Sorkin. Which is to say, if you grew up on The West Wing like I did, you’re going to like this. It’s a courtroom political drama, but it moves quickly, and intricately shines a light on the systemic injustices surrounding the political uprising at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968. Not only does it feel like every actor in the world is in this - seriously, the IMDB page is stacked - but there are a ton of great comedic performances from people I would never expect (hello, Jeremy Strong). It’s also a bit of a love letter to my hometown of Chicago, and therefore, I’m pairing it with some of the best deep dish I’ve had outside of Illinois: Dough Box. This takeout and delivery-only spot in El Sereno makes a pizza that is thick, buttery, and well-balanced. The classic “Soto” is great, but if you’re feeling really bold, get the “Broadway” - it comes with perfectly-proportioned amounts of olives, onions, sausage, and cherry peppers on top of a thick layer of cheese.