Ooookay, so it’s been a while since I’ve kept up with the television watching log . . . which is not technically a bad thing since writers are supposed to totally be writing and reading and not watching a disproportionate amount of television.
Okay, while I have been revising and working on writing stuff until my eyeballs fall out, I’ve also been watching way more television than reading. I know—as a bookish person, quadruple-shame on me!
However, the silver lining to all of this blasphemous television-not-reading time is that it’s given me SUCH a wonderful break in between revisions. Writing is hard, man. And revising is a whole other monster to tackle. I know that when the rest of the work starts to level off a bit I’ll be reading like nobody’s business (my TBR list is practically begging me to). But for now, while last minute polishing and revisions are still hitting me like Thor’s hammer between the eyes, here are some of the things I’ve been watching that range from the super awesome and inspiring, the mush, and just everything in between.
YOUNG & HUNGRY
OMG THIS. SHOW. Words cannot even describe. I’ve been watching this show since it came on, but this particular watch-a-thon goes all the way back to RT with a hilarious night of Netflix and mimosas with my CPs. All I can say is this show contains so many cheesy/brilliant one-liners and puns that are guaranteed to make you laugh. Also, JUJU FOREVERHannah Montana may or may not scar your viewing experience)
YES, I admit it right here: I WATCH THE BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE. I can already feel the side-eyes raining down on me. But to be fair, this show is actually hilarious when it isn’t trying too hard to be a reality fairytale. There is so much drama and strange people who frequent the show that it’s only too easy to be entertained. Like with this season, when it started off with TWO bachelorettes? Awkward . . .
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
I kind of slipped away from this show for a bit, but when the summer season premiered a few days ago, I just had to re-open Pandora’s Box and watch the episode. Watching this show is like falling into a compelling form of self-torture. With each episode, you question more and more and more until you think the writers can’t possibly crank anymore mysteries into the show—BUT SURPRISE, they do. It’s a frustrating show at times (because alllll the questions and alllll the red herrings), but it can be so addictive.
I know, a HUMONGOUS flip on what I’ve listed so far. But it’s been among my latest obsessions this weekend. This movie is made up of SO MUCH AWESOME. My family and I loved watching movies like this all the time (aka adventurous, slightly nightmare-inducing films), but for some reason I just didn’t pay as much attention to Jurassic Park (probably because it was released the year I was born and thus I most definitely watched it when I was still an infant). I remembered bits and pieces, but this weekend I was determined to watch it in its entirety. Low and behold, IT IS A FREAKING MASTERPIECE. I was drowning in such pure awesome-shock that I proceeded to watch the next installments after. All I can say is I am SO ready for Jurassic World, I can barely contain myself! 😀
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER
OH MY GOD. THIS SHOW. I am so so so angry at myself for not watching this magnificent show sooner! Seriously, it is everything I think I’ve ever wanted in a show—it’s adventurous, diverse and wise beyond anything, absolutely hilarious and my kind of random, and amazingly EPIC. I’ve literally fallen in love with this show and it has honestly saved me throughout these revisions. Every time I need a break in between work, I always treat myself to an episode (or five) of Avatar. Not only is it just so much fun to watch, but it’s also a great piece of work for writers to analyze since it has seriously perfected the art of multiple/corresponding story lines, worldbuilding, characterization, and working in so many details and themes within the overarching plot that are all in there for a reason and come full circle in ways you never even imagine. Sigh, I could honestly gush about the brilliance of this show forever. Now that I’m on the last season (*cries*) I’m going to have to ration the episodes extra hard because I do not want this experience to end! It has given me such life . . . as well as my dark, morally-complex banished Prince Zuko *heart eyes*
So those are the shows and movies I’ve had my radar for a bit, but in all honesty I have been working on writing stuff way more than the television. Honest. And now I already hear my manuscript calling my name and begging me to get off the internet, so off I go to embark on more revisions (whilst sneaking in more episodes of Avatar) . . .