Category: TV

It’s Monday and I actually had a relaxing weekend.

Is it February already? A wrap up then, I guess.

So, January passed pretty quickly. I mean, it dragged emotionally but I can’t quite believe it’s already February. Things are going well here; they’re just busy as all get out. I have a ton of grading (shocker, I know) along with some prep and then there’s my life that’s not work: I’m serving on a search committee for our church’s new minister. That’s not even counting my support groups, bible study, working out (of which I have not done nearly enough), or, oh, I don’t know, being a mom or a person who lives in a house that I would like to enjoy.

1. I watched the premiere of Riverdale (The CW). While I liked some parts of it, I did not love it. Nor did I like it enough to keep watching. The main reason is that it took this bright poppy bubblegum comic:

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And turned it into this dreary and aesthetically displeasing bleakness:

Riverdale on the CW dark

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“I was a professional amateur DJ.”

I’m supposed to be writing up my yearly self-evaluation, so now seems as good time as any to write a blog post.

 

So dumb. So cute. (via)

So dumb. So cute. (via)

 

1. I continue to be in love with The Good Place. Jason Mendoza is the dumbest person alive (well, dead), and I may love him for it. Also, he died in the most Florida Man way possible. I mean, seriously. I can see the headline (highlight to read because spoilers): Florida Man Suffocates to Death in Failed Robbery Attempt. I laughed, but also: Jason. Seriously.

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Other Stuff That Rocked in 2016

I am guessing this prompt means TV because, really, the two constants in my entertainment life are books and TV.

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Even though it got canceled, I’m really happy The Grinder is a thing that happened.

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14 Books for Readers Who Like Mom on CBS

I think I have mentioned it before, but Mom (CBS) is one of my favorite shows (and one of the few shows I watch that survived the Great Television Slaughter of 2016. But I digress). Since it comes back tonight (9 p.m. Eastern time!), I figured I’d post some books that people who like the series might enjoy.

last show standing (source)

last show standing (source)

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It’s Monday & last week is a total blur

I genuinely have no idea what I did this past week. Seriously. I looked at my calendar and everything, and I have zero clue what I did. Probably because all I did was grade.

I don't drink, so this really must be the only explanation. (source)

I don’t drink, so this really must be the only explanation. (source)

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It’s Monday & I survived Hurricane Matthew

In fact, we didn’t get much more than some wind (highest was 55mph, according to the weather peeps) and rain. We didn’t even lose power this time! So that was nice. I’m genuinely saddened by the devastation and death in Haiti as well as the towns in Florida that did get destroyed in pretty significant ways, though.

Today, I’m reflecting on what I’m going to do differently next semester. I realized that we have done too much Cinderella stuff. Next time, I’ll use Cinderella for the example but assign a different fairy/folk tale for the students’ assignments. I’m also going to just do one whole class novel instead of letting the students pick from three. That way, we can have an actual in-depth discussion as a class.

Then, if I teach this class again in the fall, I’m totally doing censorship. TOTALLY.

On to the books.

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We need to talk about The Good Place

I love The Good Place, basically. Which is a little terrifying, quite frankly, given that most of the shows I loved last year were cancelled. But, to be real, that’s exactly why I am talking about it. (I already lost The Grinder, guys. I can’t take another hit.)

The Good Place

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I can complicate anything–even my fall 2016 TV viewing

Z is for Zoobilee Zoo

I don’t really have strong opinions about Zoobilee Zoo. I just remember watching it all the time as a kid at my one babysitter’s house. Also? When I made my list for this challenge, the very first thing that popped into my head was the show’s theme song. So. Here we are with Zoobilee Zoo where magic and wonder are waiting for you.

 

 

Ben Vereen! I MEAN. That’s how you know this show was serious business.

A to Z 2016

 

For the A to Z challenge, I blogged about fannish pursuits (aka things I’m a fan of or have strong feelings about). Today completes the challenge. Watch this space for my wrap-up post, which should go up around May 9. Thanks, everyone, for reading along!