Top 5: Getting Curious

When you're newly in love, you want to shout it from the rooftops. I first fell for Jonathan Van Ness years ago, when the world was gifted with his 'Gay of Thrones' recaps.  If you're reading this blog I have to assume you're familiar with the videos. Now he's hosing a monthly podcast called 'Getting … Continue reading Top 5: Getting Curious

Bored this summer? Try ‘Fresh Meat’

In my senior year of college I stumbled upon a trailer for a new UK comedy from the creators of Peep Show.  Five years later, the show has just come to an end and I have thoughts. Fresh Meat follows 6 undergraduates at an unremarkable university in Manchester. Similar to Community, its bread and butter is crafting … Continue reading Bored this summer? Try ‘Fresh Meat’

You all have to go and see “Brooklyn” (2015) together.

It is just...the loveliest film. It's warm, it's engaging, it's lovingly made.  It's simple, it's effective, it's thoughtful. It's charming without being cheesy, it's not a 'feel good' movie, but leaving the theater you do feel good. It's a special little film and probably my favorite of 2015. It stars Saoirse Ronan as Eilis, a … Continue reading You all have to go and see “Brooklyn” (2015) together.

The fangirl review of “Spectre” (2015)

On opening night I saw Spectre, the 24 official film in the franchise.  Two months later, I'm writing about it! Most of my friends know that I LOVE Bond films--I've seen every one, own every one on DVD, had read the Ian Flemming novels.  I even love the bad ones--I was perfectly entertained by Quantum of … Continue reading The fangirl review of “Spectre” (2015)

#2 Leslie and Ann (Parks and Recreation) vs. #15 Benson and Rollins (Law and Order: SVU)

Look, you will never love someone the way Leslie Knope loves someone--it's a state of complete devotion that has a toe over the 'crazy' line, but doesn't become too worrisome.  And despite the love that Leslie has for Ron, April, Andy, Tom, Donna, Little Sebastian, and her husband, the true love story of Parks and … Continue reading #2 Leslie and Ann (Parks and Recreation) vs. #15 Benson and Rollins (Law and Order: SVU)

The Secret Lives of Secondary Characters: Longbourn and Lost in Austen

I've recently finished reading Longbourn, Jo Baker's take on the lives of the servants waiting on the Bennet family in Pride and Prejudice. Longbourn focuses on Sarah, a contemporary of Lizzie and Jane and their maid.  She's a girl who wants for more, but at times fails to conceptualize what the more that she wants … Continue reading The Secret Lives of Secondary Characters: Longbourn and Lost in Austen

Review–Sense8

Sense8 is one of Netflix's newest offerings, this time from the Wachowski's.  The title is stupid and the Wachowski's have been batting a low average lately, so you were right to scroll past it on your way to Kimmy Schmidt. Fun side note--a friend once got really really mad at me for falling asleep when … Continue reading Review–Sense8