entertainment, life

The Best of Everything

With all that’s going on in the world, my husband and I like to escape to a different era by watching Turner Classic Movies. We recently enjoyed a classic that we learned was the basis of a television series which aired in 2007-2015. This got me to comparing the two, and how they portrayed their characters.

Have you ever heard of the 1959 movie, The Best of Everything?

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entertainment, life

Freaks, Weddings, and Royalty

Since last week I posted a heavy, emotional post, I thought I’d switch gears to the entertainment topic today. I have more heavy posts drafted, but let’s go lighter today. Here are a few reviews of things we’ve watched while stuck at home. These are a mix of genres, and I’ve shown the years they aired. Continue reading “Freaks, Weddings, and Royalty”

entertainment, life

Ghosts and Curses

witchscursecabinI don’t usually read fantasy, but if I do, it has to be really well written with an original story.

I don’t usually read mysteries when they have to do with a murder, but if there is some secret in someone’s past, that’s a keeper.

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entertainment, life, writing

Missed the Mad Men Mania

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While we temporarily stayed with my mom, the three of us decided to dive into Netflix. Since none of us had seen Mad Men, we started from the beginning.

Important side note: We’ve only watched the first two seasons, so please no spoilers in the comment section.

At first I was frustrated with the show and wondered how it attracted so many viewers. An important rule in writing, is that the main character needs to be likeable. Who would want to continue reading a book if they hated the main character?

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Sing-Along at the Theater

I’m a big fan of certain Christmas movies. I make it a point to watch them every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Some of my favorites are Miracle on 34th Street, Polar Express and Scrooged. I know it seems unoriginal, but my number one favorite is It’s a Wonderful Life. Since my husband and I don’t have much of a family for the holiday, we make a date to watch it every year on Christmas Eve. This year, however, we did something different. We decided to go see it at a historical theater on the weekend before Christmas.

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