Friday, September 5, 2014

What I'm Watching, Reading, & Listening to #1

I am obsessed with television. My obsession does not stem from a lack of better things to do, but rather from my love of all the craft that goes into creating a television show. I might not cry at weddings, but I cry during series finales. I have a problem. I know. Summer is the weirdest time to be a television fan, but I've been keepin' up. I don't know what to do with all my thoughts on television, music, and movies, so I figure, why not share it with you?


Re-watching
Party Down: Party Down was one of my favorite shows. Created by the writer of Veronica Mars and stars two of my favorite people: Adam Scott & Lizzy Caplan. The show has a specific dry humor and it's absolutely hilarious. I cannot recommend this show enough.

Gilmore Girls: Ah, Gilmore Girls. This show dominated a huge chunk of my life. I grew up with Rory and dreaming about living a life even half as cool as her. This show was made powerful by the mother/daughter dynamic Rory and Lorelei shared mixed with their quick wit, pop culture references, and good looking boys. Plus the show didn't end with your stereotypical ending and to me, that makes it all the more meaningful. I only own the final season, but thank goodness for DVR and daily reruns.

Currently Coveting
Candidly Nicole: I liked the Simple Life, but I never really like Paris Hilton. Which is why I love this show. It's the Simple Life without Paris and a lot more Lionel Richie. Nicole Richie is adorable, well dressed, and absolutely hilarious. I'm not much into reality shows, but I think this show is a must. I spend all week looking forward to it because it's one of the few shows that makes me laugh out loud.

House of Lies: I love Kristen Bell and while she isn't the star of this show, it's good enough for me. In typical Showtime fashion there is an unnecessary amount of nudity and cursing, but it's actually a really deep and meaningful show. It also stars some characters from Parks & Recreation (my favorite), so I'm all in.


Over It
Pretty Little Liars: This has been one of my favorite shows for a very long time. I love the characters, the idea, the style, and every actress in it. But it's lost its course. This show makes no sense. Nothing is solved and whenever a plot gets exciting the squander it or kill someone. I have questions from season one that I am still wondering about. I'll continue to watch it in hopes that they'll learn to solve plots, straighten out the kinks, and allow the characters to grow. Right now though? It's a total snooze fest.

America's Next Top Model: I've been very fair weather with this show. It's usually entertaining and somewhat educational. But this season is a wreck.

Still Thinking About
Orphan Black: Within the first two minutes of this show, I was hooked. It's seriously one of the most well crafted and mind blowing shows. I binged watched all three seasons in about two weeks and I'm still thinking about it. This is a must watch for anyone who has an interest in psychological thrillers.

Pilots
Selfie: So, I couldn't pass up a new show with such a hideous name now could I? This show is more awful than you could probably imagine. It's a show about the Internet that seems to be written by someone who doesn't use the Internet? Absolutely awful. I now regret watching it...

19 comments on "What I'm Watching, Reading, & Listening to #1 "
  1. I only know Pretty Little Liars and America's Next Top Model but I'll make sure to check out the other ones too!

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  2. I've never heard of Party Down but enjoyed VM, so will have to check it out. So glad you are doing posts like this; I've always enjoyed your tweets about shows :)

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    1. Thank you! I also appreciate your interactions!

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  3. Speaking of "Parks and Rec", currently re-watching right now! I NEED to finish "Candidly Nicole" and re-watch "Party Down". Thanks for the recommendation about "House of Lies" - I love Kristen Bell.

    _Abby
    bottesdeleanor.blogspot.com/

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  4. Ha, the last one sounds totally egregious!!! I have actually never watched any of these!!! X

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  5. Aww yeah Gilmore Girls was the best. I totally have to check out House of Lies now, too - let's call it TV therapy, this stuff's relaxing, right? :P Thanks for the rec!

    Megan
    Http://www.garden-variety.net

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    1. I am so glad you watch that show too! And yes, tv therapy is my favorite!

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  6. This is literally exactly what I needed haha. I feel so lost on what shows to watch now! I too am in love with PLL, mainly for the outfits I think, but my questions are never answered! It is so frustrating haha. That House of Lies one looks good though!

    Kaylee
    xx

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    1. Exactly why I love that show!

      Also I've missed you!

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  7. Whenever I read about anyone liking Orphan Black I want to jump up and down and punch the air shouting 'YES!' I recently re-watched the whole thing in 2 weeks, and I honestly think there's not been a show I've loved this much since Firefly. So *internet high five*.

    The rest of this is such a different tv list from mine, I haven't even heard of half the shows! It's interesting which ones make it over to Britain and vice versa. Have to say kind of wish I'd seen Gilmore Girls, I see all these gifs and fan art on Tumblr and it makes me want to be part of it.

    (Oh and I don't watch America's Next Top Model, but I am all about Project Runway. I watch it with my Saturday morning breakfast)

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    1. Of course you would like Orphan Black!! I want to virtually high five you! I am in love with everyone that's into it!

      And I never ever considered the difference between UK and USA shows. That is kind of crazy to me.

      I watched Project Runway and met one of the contestants because she lives in my city/has a shop! Totally crazy. I don't know why I ever stopped watching it...

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  8. I haven't heard anything about party down that looks fun nor did I know Nicole had her own show, I really like how her style has evolved and her house of harlow line.
    I saw a preview for selfie it looks terrible, a lot of the new shows do.
    The only new show I watch during the summer is Rookie Blue, about cops on the job and their normal lives off duty, it reminds me of ER kinda

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    1. Her HOH line is so amazing. She wears tons of it in the show and I wish I could afford to own it all.

      I have never heard of that show! Will definitely be checking it out.

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  9. I've tried to watch Nicole's show, but I couldn't get passed the first episode. I don't know why. I was expecting it to be more 'reality' i guess and it just seemed too fake to me. Maybe if I get over that and watch it again I'll enjoy it more..

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    1. It's definitely a situational comedy and I think she really succeeds in being over the top and hilarious in said situations.

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  10. I couldn't get in to Party Down even though I wanted to. The cast is terrific and the writing was great, but I just found it a bit too depressing! I only watched the first couple episodes and I just remember feeling like, "Ugh, I don't want to go back there ..." But I think I will give it another shot one of these days, I know so many people who really liked it.

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