So... I've decided to embrace my nerdiness and incorporate two new sections to my blog -- What I've Read and What I've Watched. Hopefully you'll enjoy them! :)
MOVIE: New Years Eve
This movie got horrible reviews on Rotten Tomatoes - not sure why because it was great!
I'm a sucker for romantic comedies, especially ones created by Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, Raising Helen, Valentine's Day), so of course I had to check this one out -- I wasn't disappointed! It was funny, romantic, and even coaxed a tear or two. Whenever this hits iTunes, I'm definitely adding it to my movie collection!
TV: Gossip Girl (season 1-4)
I remember watching the first couple episodes of this when it first aired on tv, but for some reason it slipped out of my weekly viewing habit. Then this December I discovered that Netflix had the first 4 season on streaming and since I had a month-long break from school, I jumped right in!
I'm almost done w/ season 4, but now discovered that season 5 is halfway over (and doesn't fit in my TiVo's schedule anyway), so I think I'm going to have to wait until it shows up on Netflix to watch it. So far, so good though -- it's a very entertaining show! I'd hate myself if I were ever as catty and vindictive as any of these characters, but it sure does make for interesting television!!
TV: The Walking Dead (season 1)
I'm not entirely sure why I haven't gotten into zombie movies before now, because the story-concept is entirely riveting. I suppose it could just be that this is a particularly well-made zombie story, or it's also possible that I just never gave them a chance before.
I tend to enjoy post-apocalyptic stories in general (Hunger Games, anyone?). It's intriguing to ponder how we might re-build society if all known technology were to suddenly cease to exist. And that's basically the underlying premise of this show... due to a bunch of flesh-eating zombies annihilating everything in sight.
I'm not quite done w/ season one, and I haven't started trying to find season two yet, but so far I'm very engaged in this show. It DOES have some gore in it, so beware of that, but the storyline and character development are very well done.