Saturday, April 4, 2020

Love Island Season 6 Trailer

Finished Season 5 last night. After a short hiatus, I will be embarking upon Season 6.

Don't judge. ☺️

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Crown Season 3 SYN: Stuff You Know

Flying  through Season 3 of The Crown!!! As always, Tobias Menzies is fantastic (once you get past the makeup to make him look older) and don't get started on Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, Josh O'Connor, etc etc!!

If you have watched this show but haven't yet gotten to Season 3, you must keep going, soldiers! WAIT until you get to where you actually REMEMBER what's happening - when it was happening!! I feel like some type of scholar!! LOL


Schitt's Creek

Schitt's Creek has gotten me through some really hard times over the past year. (Note the lack of blog entries. Yikes.) These people feel like my own family. Soooo...I wanted to share, just in case you haven't yet discovered this fabulous show that will have you uttering "Oh my GOD" and "Ew, David!" in no time!!!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Meet the Frasers Premieres TONIGHT!

Been waiting for this day for months, y'all!!! My friend Nancy and I have been to see Matt Fraser twice in the last 6 months! He's so hilarious that the medium stuff is secondary to his comedy! And he's a pretty darned good medium! (If you're into that sort of thing. LOL Don't judge.)

Meet the Frasers is on at 10:00 EST on E!

 


Sunday, January 27, 2019

A Discovery of Witches: Who's Watching?



This show is just what I needed to wake me up out of my blogging slumber. Positively STUNNING cinematography, that is for sure. Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer ain't too hard on the eyes, either. The whole thing is a beautiful rendition of a book I had a ton of fun with while I was reading it. Check it out on Shudder when you get a chance.



Also, check out this article from Thrillist entitled "Inside 'A Discovery of Witches,' the Hot Show That's Like 'Twilight' Meets 'Outlander'."

Clearly the headline grabbed me. :)

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Seyit and Sura: 9 Episodes Left

SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT - under ANY circumstances - read this unless you have seen Episode 36 in Seyit and Sura. (Unless you love spoilers, in which case, read on!)

OK so after temporarily breaking up with Seyit and Sura due to 1) the overpowering reality of their
relationship's demise setting in, 2) too much crying for one sane person, and 3) being OVER IT with the Jack Tripper shenanigans (#Petro #Ayse)...I trod lightly BACK into Istanbul waters last night and watched Eps 34 - 36.

BOY am I glad I did. Nothing better to get you over heartache than to watch your favorite lead character transform himself into a MAJOR ASS OF EPIC PROPORTIONS right in front of your eyes...all while Sura is handling herself with grace (when she's not swigging from a vodka bottle), dignity (when she's not throwing the aforementioned vodka bottle across the room) and just a little too much Petro-friendliness (we all have our weaknesses.) But let's be honest; Seyit has become something SOOOO unfathomably different than that the Russian soldier we fell in love with.

WHAT is with the attitude toward Sura? Oh right, she's a little too tight with Petro. Fine. I get it.

WHAT is with the handlebar mustache? Ew. Just, no. Just, ew. OK it was "in" at the time. I get it.

WHAT is with the clothes? Hey Seyit, Tony Manero called, he wants his vest back. UGH. Yes, yes...1920s Istanbul. I GET IT!!

Perhaps I am just lying to myself myself that I am not at all interested in this guy...but watching poor Sura hang on to their dying relationship is bringing back horrifying memories from old boyfriends I'd rather forget.

And now we come to the dreaded proposal.

ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME, SEYIT?!?!

Once again, you saw Sura having fun, which you should WANT HER TO DO after she STAYED IN ISTANBUL FOR YOU, got your business up and running while you were in jail, cries daily for you...you IDIOT. (Incidentally, I spat "IDIOT" at the screen about 5 times last night during the dreaded Episode 36.)

So your SPITEFUL, JEALOUS, STUBBORN ass is just going to run over there and propose to someone you don't know. YOU DON'T KNOW HER, Seyit!! What are you, a complete MORON?!?

OMG I have to stop. I get myself so crazed...and so much of this did NOT even happen!!

And I keep remembering that if Seyit never married Murka, the lovely Nermin Bezmen would never have been born.  And that, my friends, would just be a tragedy, in and of itself. ❤️

So if you want a good representation of what *did* happen (in a page or two), take a look at Ginger Monette's outstanding WWI/Historical Fiction blog where she has interviews with Nermin Bezmen here and here.  (BEWARE; they're a quagmire of spoiler reality.)

Or just buy Kurt Seyt & Shura and pour over it like I have been.

And I'm warning you; you'll cry a lot...like I just did in the garage, with my back to my son, so he wouldn't see that Mom is crying - once again - about people she does not know, who have been dead for half a century...and it's only 10:15 in the morning.

As much as I tell myself I hate Kurt Seyit, to get through these last 9 episodes, I'm completely and utterly full of caca. I am so smitten with just the mere thought of the memory of "Seyit and Sura" that it will take me a long time to get out from under this massive cloud of their eternal love.

In more formal terms; it will last for all eternity. 💔

Informal terms?

That shit will just never go away. ☺️😢


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Seyit and Sura: STOP This Ride, I Wanna Get Off


SPOILER ALERT: Do not read unless you've watched up through Episode 33 of Kurt Seyit ve Sura.

Oh. My. God. (said like Janice from "Friends.") How on EARTH did we get here? Last night I was bawling my eyes out and tonight I'm shaking my head and having visions of Fonzie in a leather jacket and tighty whiteys.

Is it me??? 

I mean, are you KIDDING me??? FIRST we've got the Baroness telling Sura all sorts of sordid tales...because of her loveeeee for Seyit. Then we've got kooky Ayse and her bed antics...because she's so in loveeeee with Seyit. Then we had barfly whatshername? Vera? Who wanted a big ol' piece of Seyit...and GOT one. And now...now that he lived through war and lived through a fire and lived through prison - TWICE - now we've got this NEWBIE PAIN IN MY ASS who seems to be internally battling her cray cray mother's wishes - as much as wearing her hijab - and INSTANTLY SHE, too, is in loveeeeee with Seyit. (Despite his horrific, Three Amigos-esque mustache.)

For the love of all that's holy. Is anyone NOT in love with Seyit on this damn show?!?

And so many things are NOT adding up. I repeat: HOW DID THIS HAPPEN???  Last night Sura was kissing Seyit after the fire and telling him she wouldn't move one step away from him...and tonight she's telling him she's going to stay in the BLOOD MONEY CONDO that Petro rents for her...and not Seyit's room upstairs in the laundry...because she doesn't want to be away from Tina, who is always trying to break her the hell up with Seyit!!

And it's only been 8 MONTHS!!! NOT years; MONTHS!! And there's Sura going onnnn and onnnn about her kooky, crazy, rip-roaring good times with those zany pals Tina and Petro...while poor Seyit is trying to forget eating roaches and smelling like ass...on a GOOD prison day.

And don't get me wrong. Do NOT get me wrong; I have a lot of respect for some of the decisions Sura is making. Bottom line, Seyit? IF YOU LIKE IT, PUT A DAMN RING ON IT!!! HOW long is this poor soul supposed to be your mistress in the early 1920s and be at your beck and call? Take her down to the damn registry office, buy Celil some lunch for his time with your paperwork, and MARRY THE POOR GIRL ALREADY!!!!

10 episodes left. TEN. And I am fearing the worst. I already saw a spoiler shot of Seyit walking down the street with Newbie chick...and I'm pretty sure they were arm in arm. And I've been flipping the hell out for 10 eps or so, worrying that it might have been Ayse or Alya. Little did I know they were going to introduce another drop-dead gorgeous woman into this drama, and once again threaten any possibility of Seyit and Sura ending up together.

I HAVE HAD IT!!! THIS happens to test their love...and THAT happens to test their love. At first, it was downright spectacular, because it made for great conflict. But now, the MISUNDERSTANDINGS are starting to multiply SO much that we're almost to the point of feeling like we're watching THREE'S COMPANY and wondering if Jack Tripper is down at the Regal Beagle getting into all kinds of new shenanigans!!

Seriously!! Tonight, we were FINALLY getting some RELIEF once Seyit and Sura SEEMED to be back together (and taking the first ever positively adorable in every way SELFIE)...and Seyit is secretly planning his wedding (at the dining room table out in the open) with Uncle Ali (who I love almost as much as Celil, btw) and DAAANAAAA...WHO is behind Door Number 3??? None other than Petro!! Isn't that great?? So ONCE A-FRIGGIN-GAIN we're going to be taken on a roller coaster ride while Petro screws up Seyit's plans - and both his and Sura's happiness together.

I CAN NOT TAKE THIS SHIT ONE MORE SECOND!! I am too old for all this agita!!!! I have my OWN problems in life!!! This was supposed to be ENTERTAINMENT!!!

I have one thing to ask: SHOULD I KEEP WATCHING THIS SHOW? Because I'm going to tell you right now...right here and now: If Seyit and Sura don't end up together at the end of this season I am going to lose my friggin mind, all over every form of social media there is. Facebook, Twitter, hell...I might even resurrect my old bios on AOL and MySpace and bitch all over the place there, too.

PLEASE tell me I'm not watching this show in vain. PLEASE tell me I'm not going to be incredibly sad when this is all over (although I'm pretty damned sad now, so I'm not sure if being more sad is even possible.)

PLEASE tell me Petro's going to get found out.

PLEASE tell me Seyit and Sura are going to get married.

PLEASE tell me Nermin Bezmin is not only Kurt Seyit Eminof's granddaughter, but Sura's too.

All kidding aside, guys...don't tell me anything; I'm just really upset. I just don't know if I have the strength to SUFFER through 10 more TUMS-inducing episodes, only to walk away with my heart completely broken. 💔

What's a (21% Turkish, according to FTDNA.com) girl to do?