More Watching

Yes, another television post—BUT, in my defense, there is a book post coming up soon when the rest of my book haul arrives!

Until then, here is television. *confetti cannon blast*

Now, while I have been reading as well (For real, I’m still not over Dragon Bound, Maddy!), I also need those television breaks in between for that other side of inspiration and brain-mush. And over the weeks, I’ve added a few more new shows to my list which I’m super, super excited about:

UNREAL

THIS SHOW. Oh my goodness, this show and I were just an inevitable match from the beginning. It showcases the darker behind-the-scenes look on a Bachelor-esque reality show from the lens of the crew and producers who are the real drama-stirrers in the business. It’s honestly like watching a dark, twisted disaster you can’t help but be severely fascinated by. I seriously want to punch the characters in the face on multiple occasions, but as a sucker for antiheroes and antiheroines, that’s a good thing in my book.

SCREAM

Ooooooh yes, another obsession. Normally I am NOT one for scary movies at all. I’m the movie-watcher who spends more time plugging her ears and cowering behind her hands than actually watching the movie. However, after one weekend at my sister’s house which involved a bizarre Scream movie marathon, I was ridiculously hooked. Scream is creepy, wonderfully self-referential in an amusing way, at times over-the-top—but over all, AWESOME. And while the new tv show carries such a different energy compared to the movies, I’m still on board with what’s happening.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

I think I’ve mentioned once or twice (or a million times?) how much I just straight up LOVE dance shows. So when SYTYCD came back on, you best believe I’ve been drooling all over the audition episodes. Auditions and callbacks are my favorite parts of the season, and now that the callbacks are over, it’s time to get to the nitty-gritty of the Team Stage vs. Team Street battle.

So that’s just a quick recap of my most current watches, but I swear I’ll be posting something more bookish next! However, I am TOTALLY not opposed to gushing even more over these shows in the comments or hearing more recommendations of shows to watch from anyone who has any . . .

The Dark Days Are Over—It’s Mah Birthday!

Welp, it’s been QUITE a while—mostly because of this funny-not-so-funny story: I’ve been recovering from a pretty bad eye infection for a little more than a week, which was seriously the WORST. I felt like a vampire for the majority of the time since I couldn’t be anywhere near the sun or bright lighting, and the worst of it was I could hardly read a single word from a book or any sort of screen. Thus, I was on a forced break from my computer and books, which meant I was suffering SEVERE withdrawals from my work and anything having to do with words.

Oh boy, those days were dark.

On the upside, I was able to finish Outlander season 1 (HOLY CRAP SO INTENSE). On a bigger upside, I’ve been on the mend, been slowly able to read more books, and now, I’m well enough that my computer and I are happily back together.

And what better way to celebrate my official return back to the world of blogging than on my birthday!!!!!

So before I go back to do more birthday shenanigans (aka go to my last eye appointment, praise), here are just some small updates:

Reading Things: GUYS, I’VE BEEN READING. I feel like I’m always making promises to read more since pirate fantasy seems to be taking over my life (in a good way), but one blessing about the cursed eye infection was that I got to read some good ol’ books while I was woefully separated from my computer. My most recent reads were Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Dark Descendant by Jenna Black, White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. It was a cool variety which certainly helped me in getting over my reading slump! I’m determined to get through a lot more because it’s embarrassing how very little book posts I’ve made compared to my television ones . . .

Watching Things: So, as mentioned, I finished the first season of Outlander (now I’ve got to tackle that book . . .) and have kept up with my Avatar obsession (I’m reallllly stretching out season 3 because I don’t want it to end!). Some new additions to the television mix are UnREAL (such a dark and fantastic take on the behind-the-scenes aspect of shows like the Bachelor—naturally, I’m obsessed) and the new season of Orange Is the New Black (one of the crown jewels of Netflix).

But, aside from television, I watched Jurassic World and thought it was AWESOME and such a fun! Sure there was a ton more violence than in JP, but with our current audience who loves the actions and thrills, I’m not entirely surprised by its direction. Still, it was super entertaining, pumped with nostalgia, and I absolutely LOVED Chris Pratt’s character *heart eyes*. Also watched Inside Out yesterday which seriously punched me hard in the feels. I’m pretty sure I cried throughout the whole movie because I’m that movie-watcher. But overall, it was so clever, well-planned, and beautifully done.

Music Things: Oh boy, in the spirit of more crying and Disney, here is the song from the Pixar short film before Inside Out which was so sweet, poignant, and naturally drove me to tears all throughout.

Another Disney track I’m currently obsessed with is the “Transformation/Finale” from Beauty and the Beast, which goes from heart-achingly sad in the beginning to gorgeously triumphant by the end. Of course, tears all the way through.

Life Things: I’m going to be obnoxious again and say it’s my birthday because it only happens once out of the year 😀 I’m thankful for everything and everyone in my life, and I’m so excited to see what this year brings! I’m especially thankful for these bad boys which I’ve been shamelessly spamming all over my social media feeds because I LOVE them so much! Thank you again Akshaya and Maddy, you two are the bestests ❤

Sooooooo pretty