I’m behind the proverbial eight this week. If you haven’t guessed, I write the show as well as host it, and right now I’m nipples-deep in the final two destinations of the season, Seattle and Anchorage. Both are shaping up to be pretty fantastic episodes.
But here are some brief thoughts on the Los Angeles episode and LA in general.
• The most difficult part of interviewing a porn star is deciding what you’re going to wear. Go ahead, try it. After that, if you’re interviewing someone as articulate and thoughtful as Kayden Kross, the rest is easy.
• Los Angeles is unfairly gifted with beauty. I’m a Midwestern boy, and proud of it, but there’s no denying how gorgeous the place can be.
• Especially Malibu.
• My favorite Thai restaurant in America is Jitlada, on Sunset west of Normandie. The food is stunning, inventive, and nuclear spicy.
• It’s amazing to sit down with a man who honestly believes—and makes a good case for—the idea that his father was a serial killer. It changes something in a man’s eyes to know that about your father.
• Soot Bull Jeep. Korean BBQ. Go there. Trust me.
• If I spent all my waking hours for the next twenty years studying dance and gymnastics, I wouldn’t be able to pull off the moves the kids in tonight’s episode make look easy.
• Watching the sun set over the basin from the Griffith Park Observatory is absolutely cliché. It’s also absolutely worth doing.
I’ll be live-tweeting tonight’s episode, by the way. Got any questions? Thoughts? Insults? Fire away: @MarcusSakey, or tag #HiddenCity.