Good morning, friends. If you’re visiting today hoping to see Top Ten Tuesday, well that didn’t happen today. I wanted to put today’s meme together, alas inspiration wouldn’t strike. Plus given that I cannot talk about so many books that I have lying around, I don’t like the idea of being repetitive in my lists. This means sometimes it’s best to take a break until I can try and “refresh” those Top Ten Tuesday lists. I don’t know what next week will bring (what kind of characters are you planning to feature for next week’s topic?), but hopefully something as I do enjoy chatting with you all about our Top Ten Tuesday loves.
Not only is life a bit busier just now, another reason why I’m “out of the loop” with reading (it’s scary how many books I have started…) are TV shows. Yes, that’s right I’m in a serious TV show “obsession” phase. Not only have I re-watched Sherlock (the BBC version naturally), I am also nearing the end of a second viewing of ITV’s Marple. Guys I do have to insert this: if you’ve not seen Marple, reason number 101 to do so are the guest stars. Oh my, gosh! Is there ever an insanely talented line-up. Not the least of which is Dan Stevens and Benedict Cumberbatch. But I’ll save more raving for another day (likely over on Silver Petticoat). Back on today’s topic. My recent TV obsessions led to today’s post, which is why I thought it might be fun to chat up some I’ve recently watched and enjoyed.
…and to get your thoughts on any you may have recently discovered.
Recent TV Addictions: April 2015
An ABC Family channel show introduced by the brilliant creator of Gilmore Girls, this show disappeared way too soon. It told the story of a Vegas showgirl who married a nice man on a whim, is taken to his small hometown of Paradise where she learns he lives with his mother. Unfortunately for her, he dies shortly after in a car crash leaving her all of his property including the dance studio his mother runs. This is one of those series I recently re-discovered after seeing the pilot way back when. It was a cute little show (with more Gilmore fantastic humor) that didn’t get the time it should have.
#2: Jane by Design
I watched the first half of this show some two or three years ago, and fell in love with its quirky, fun storyline. It was later cancelled after its first full season, though I never went back when the latter half finished airing. Considering I am awaiting all of my favorite TV shows to appear on DVD, it seemed like a good time to revisit this one and as usual, it’s as cute as ever! It’s about a high-schooler who attempts to live a double-life as a student and personal assistant to a ruthless fashion designer. I love the characters, the music, the world and of course the fashion.
#3: Jane the Virgin
One of CW’s newest smash hits, this show is probably not something I ordinarily would have looked into were it not for so many raving reviews. I did indeed give it a shot and guys, it’s charming! I didn’t appreciate one of the earlier subplots however for now, it’s been pushed to the side and since then, I’ve enjoyed the more focused story. There’s mystery, romance, comedy and a whole lot of fun to boot.
No need to talk too much about this one considering I already had a review gush-fest for it. Needless to say, iZombie is way more interesting than I gave it credit for. Another plus is this being associated with DC Comics and it’s a fact well established that I do love my comic book adaptations. Is it something I’ll keep up with right now? Maybe not. But that doesn’t mean I won’t let some episodes build up then promptly binge-watch it.
Because I reviewed this, I watched a couple episodes in preparation for that and promptly became addicted! Like, seriously. I heart this show. It’s all about a team of geniuses who help a Homeland agent solve some of the most dangerous threats. By the time I finally got back to watching more of the first season, the episodes had built up and I had several to satisfy my “must-have-more” attitude. By the time the recent season hiatus rolled around, I was all caught up and just this past week finally watched it’s returning episode. Let me tell you, I giggled my way through it and loved the sweet “sparks” of romance that came about. Everything about this show is terrific.
This TVLand show caught my attention because it stars Hilary Duff, an actress whose teen movies were once hugely popular at my house. The story is a cute one about a 40-something (played by Sutton Foster of Bunheads) who has to pass herself off as a 26-year-old in order to get a job after her recent divorce. Hilary plays her work friend, Kelsie, who I suspect will have some troubles of her own. Though this one is more “adult” than it needs to be in the humor department, I really enjoyed it. The story will bother some viewers, which I totally understand, but I loved the fashion, the friendships and would be curious to see where the story goes (if I were inclined to keep up with it). Fans of Devil Wears Prada may enjoy this one.
There’s what’s recently been taking up space in my iTunes library. How about you? What have you been watching and enjoying recently? I’d love to chat it up with you.
…and if you took part in today’s Top Ten Tuesday, leave your links, same as always. I’d still love to read your Tuesday meme.