At the request of my super delightful friend Erin, here’s a new TV post at last! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these—mostly because I’ve been writing like mad—but some times when I can’t write (you know, when I should keep going and SHOULD be writing), television is a happy place like no other. However, with the return of allllll the shows after the New Year and throwing myself into writing cave, I now find that I’m always falling behind, and just potentially end up getting horribly spoiled whenever I go on Twitter (and I HATE SPOILERS LIKE I HATE RAISINS…WHICH IS A LOT).
But, being a semi expert spoiler-avoider, I’ve been able to settle down in front of my TV all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed . . . until, of course, shit hits the fan and I’m left muppet-flailing all by myself over an episode that happened weeks ago. This is really what happens when it feels like there’s just too much TV and not enough me to watch. First world problems in a nutshell, right?
BUT, without further ado, here are shows I’ve been keeping up with!
PROJECT RUNWAY JUNIOR
When watching this, I don’t think I’ve ever felt so inadequate and talentless since watching episodes of MasterChef Junior. These contestants are just SO. YOUNG. And they whip up such AMAZING clothes! This season wrapped up a while ago, and I’m already mourning the loss of all the wardrobe malfunctions, workroom freakouts, and fashion shows. I will say that the winner was someone who I was rooting for the whole time, which made me sososo pleased by the finale!
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (1985)
Ohmygoodness, I cannot put into words how much I LOVED this. I’d read the book pretty recently (which I also loved very dearly) and knew I just had to dig up the infamous miniseries that is a classic in and of itself. Both are amazing, and I can’t recommend it enough if you’re into laughing, swooning, cheering, and sobbing! Also, GILBERT BLYTHE. Just putting it out there, Anne and Gilbert are one of my top OTPs. I am certain they are the original James and Lily, and I WILL FIGHT YOU ON IT.
GREEN GABLES FABLES
And of course, because I was on such an Anne Shirley kick, I had to also check out the super charming vlog series on YouTube—and by “checking out,” I mean devouring episodes in between breaks because they are soooo addictive.
The level of rose-wanting this season has been on this manic level up here ^^ This season has been highly entertaining to say the least. They just did hometowns this week (I was actually SUPER jazzed to have seen a Filipino family and food in the mix), and I’m already dreading the end because the preview of the finale from way back when looks so stressful to watch. If he does not choose my top pick, I will riot.
Still have an episode or two to catch up on, but holy emotions Batman! My love for Klaus continues to know no bounds. He is still the dark, tragic antihero of my dreams. My heart will never relent.
Ohhhh man, I’m also behind on this one by an episode or two. But ughhh. Pirates. Corruption. And Vane. LOVE. HIM.
Speaking of Vane, who else was freaking out when they saw him guest-starring on this season of The 100!?!? His fight scene in the gif above was SICKKK. All of the episodes so far have taken interesting turns, which have kept me intrigued to find out what happens next. And also, to keep holding out for Bellarke moments because I’ve been shipping them since episode 1.
LEGEND OF KORRA
AHHHHHH KORRA!!!! I have severe heart-eyes for this show, and franchise in general. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to dive into this because it is BRILLIANT. I was originally hesitant about watching, mostly because I’d heard so many people comment on how different LoK was from ATLA—which made me nervous, since I absolutely LOVE ATLA. However, as soon as I started watching LoK, I couldn’t stop. And I couldn’t help but appreciate how the differences I was initially wary of are actually what make it soooo fantastic. It’s darker in tone, the world is different but no less awesome and impressive (these shows are seriously master classes on A+ worldbuilding), and the cast of characters are made up of new figures. Of course, when old veterans do come back for a brief time, I am SOBBING—but I do adore all of the new characters who are so reminiscent of the former Team Avatar, yet still remain unique in their own way. I can’t wait to keep going with this one.
MY GIRLFRIEND IS A GUMIHO
OHMYGOD. K-DRAMAS. I CAN’T GET ENOUGH. Funny story, my uncle was actually the one who was super insistent on getting me into this show. He’s so passionate about it that I just HAD to check it out . . . which may have been the best and worst decision of my life because this show is so addictive. And not even because it centers around a fox spirit (though that was a huge selling point for me). I don’t think I’ve ever laughed or flailed so hard in a LONG, long time, and I’m already dreading the end because I don’t want this level of cuteness to ever be over. Thank goodness I still have so many more hours left with how blissfully long these seasons are!
BOYS OVER FLOWERS
I need to give a huge, HUGE thanks to Erin for introducing me to this show—as well as ruining my life because I. CAN’T. STOP. WATCHING. Ohmygod. This show drives me crazy, gets me flailing, makes me cringe, and everything in between. Just . . . gah, alllll the emotions. With this show, you’ll get a hate-to-love romance (probably one of my favorite tropes) and a main guy who is SUCH a jerk, but you can’t help but be intrigued and find him so unbelievably endearing as he tries to win the heart of a girl who’d rather have nothing to do with him. Sigh.
Okay, now that I’ve shamelessly written about all the television I’ve been attempting to keep up with, now it’s time to get back to my drafting cave to write down all the words. 😀
4 responses to “Weeks Long Watching: She-Really-Should-Be-Writing Edition”
OMG KORRA YESSSSS!!!!!!! I’m rewatching the whole series right now, halfway thru season 2! 😀
Holy crap yessss I freaking LOVED season 2!!!!! The Beginnings Part 1 and 2 have to be some of my favorite episodes so far—and I was pretty much a sobbing mess whenever Iroh returned :’)
Also, NUKTUK!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNa8Af0Y96E
OMG YASSSSSSS JANELLA THIS IS THE BEST POST IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE!!!!! Muahaha, so much good tv right here that I need to watch!!!!! AND OMG BOYS OVER FLOWERS!!! I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT YOUR KDRAMA KICK!!!!!!!!!
UGHHHH I WILL FOREVER LOVE BOYS OVER FLOWERS THANKS TO YOU!!!!!! I will update you as soon as I burn through all the other kdramas that Netflix has to offer 😉 DOWN THE KDRAMA RABBIT HOLE I GO!