Week Watching

After a whole week away at my sister’s (filled with wine and some quality puppy time), I was able to 1) get some work done, and 2) get distracted from said work with television as per usual. It’s a problem. And yes, the selection is still as random as it gets, but only because I like variety with my shows just as I enjoy them with my books. My family likes to joke that I’ll just watch whatever is put in front of me. I like to call it being well-rounded in all areas of entertainment. Sue me.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

This one was a catch-up, because boy, did I need to catch up. The show has been a bit up and down for me all throughout but I’ve kept up with it well enough. As a Joss Whedon fan, I refuse to give up on it just yet and feel I should trust his judgments. Also, am I the only who’s still rooting for Skyeward to happen because it feels pretty lonely on this ship.

THE ROYALS

Watching this show is like eating candy and chasing it down with champagne. After getting over the fact that the Hot Prince Charming is Peter Pevensie (mind blown), it becomes super addictive. It definitely fills a Gossip Girl void, and always makes me wonder how the actual royal family is reacting to it/how scandalized the queen would be. I laugh just thinking about it.

STAR-CROSSED

Confession: I love the CW. They have mastered the art of throwing ridiculously beautiful people into ridiculous situations, and I love it. I have wayyyy too many shows there I have to catch up on/watch, but when this one-season floater surfaced on Netflix I just had to see it. While nothing can compare to the alien romance of Roswell, this show holds its own while tackling issues of prejudice and diversity. Also there’s a lot of chronic staring syndrome, as pictured above.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

This show was another catch-up, but it is SO FUNNY. I still have a few more episodes to catch up on and will do so lovingly probably later today since it’s just so easy to watch and will pick you up when you’re so deep in revisions/editing that you can’t even see straight.

DANCING WITH THE STARS

My love for this show knows no bounds, and I’m so sad that we’re nearing the final weeks because how will I fill that dancing show void now?!?! This week my faves killed it (their trio jazz routine above just had me bouncing in my seat the whole time), but I also fell in love with an amazing Paso Doble later in the show which might’ve inspired a new story idea for me! Ugh, THIS IS WHY I LOVE DANCE SHOWS. Makin’ it rain with the writing inspiration.

This week will probably be lacking in television because I will be enjoying a week of Texas at the RT Booklovers Convention! I’m super pumped because it’s the first writers con I’ve ever been to (and I’ll be meeting my super amazing writing buds Maddy and Akshaya for the first time holla), but there’s still SO MUCH to do before then. So much preparing, so much packing—

Oh right, oops, have to do that right now.

See y’all real later 🙂

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Weekend Watching

In between reading/editing my manuscript for the 294746339th time, and actually acting like a human for two seconds to go out for a night (where I hugged the living crap out of friends I had not seen in forever), this was also a weekend of television for me.

I LOVE television. Seriously. My idea of a perfect night is watching Netflix for however long until it starts getting embarrassing. Which happens. A lot.

But beside the point, when I get into my creative bursts and corner myself into the writing cave, I tend to neglect a TON of shows and get super sad because the internet is a raging minefield of spoilers. And for those who don’t know me, I HATE spoilers with a burning passion. It ranks among the top five of my random hatred list along with foolish mortals, mayonnaise, raisins, and selfies that try too hard.

Again, more to the point, this weekend I was able to hunker down and catch up on some television that I’ve been waiting to dive back into (and avoiding pesky internet spoilers like the plague). Here are some of the random gems:

BLACK SAILS

This is technically my “writing research” show (snort), and it doesn’t hurt that it’s RIDICULOUSLY good and all sorts of amazing. I’ve loved it since the first season aired last year and was so frustrated when I finally reached the second season’s close this weekend. So epic, bloody, and vulgar in the best way only a killer pirate show can be. Ugh, and so the waiting game begins. Between now and then, I’ll have to find another show to fill that pirate-y void. Or probably just rewatch Black Sails until my eyes bleed. It’s a toss up, really.

UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT

This show is, again, EVERYTHING. I’ve already watched the whole season (literally, in two days after Netflix released it), and had the pleasure of rewatching most of the episodes with my sister this weekend. It’s so funny, random, and empowering–aka my favorite combination of words.

OUTLANDER

This is yet another favorite of mine from Starz (they are really cranking out some amazing shows). I was always meaning to read the book before the show (still have it unopened in a bag somewhere in my room from when I went on a very ambitious book-buying trip), but it is seriously gigantic. As in, it-could-double-as-a-weapon gigantic. And not that I don’t love huge books, but I just know I’m going to have to reserve a good amount of free time to immerse myself in the story because it is just so good. The show is amazing (ahem, Jamie is amazing), and watching it has only made me want to read the books that much more.

DAREDEVIL

And here is yet another Netflix show (also, very impressed with the stuff they’re putting out there as well). I’m a fan of superhero stories, so the newly released Daredevil was right up my alley. Since I’ve only just started it, I have to say I like it a lot better than the Ben Affleck version (which, the general consensus seems to agree, was a bit blah). I love the way it filters in the backstory in relation to the action. However, I’m still in that watching early stage where I’m waiting for it to become more ohmygodcan’tstopwatchingsoundthealarm. After a few more episodes, I’m sure I’ll get there.

Such a random variety, but these perfectly illustrate my tastes for movies and television (let’s be real, pretty much life in general). So those were all of my weekend watches, which I’m sure will only increase more because I devour television like junk food when my writer mind just needs the freedom to have fun/be mush for a while. But the weekend is over, and now I have to put my writer helmet on and say goodbye to the television for this week’s sake.