Happy almost the end of 2019!
Let’s have a quick look at what I have accomplished this 2019. If you’ve been paying attention, I have been tracking my progress each month in my Small Snippets posts, so some of this may not be a surprise to you.
I have gone abysmally at rereading books this year 😰 While I did try with reading the first book of the Lunar Chronicles this year, sadly I did not pick up any other books in the below series.
❌The Lunar Chronicles by Melissa Meyer.
❌The whole Tortall series by Tamora Pierce.
❌The Seventh Tower series by Garth Nix.
❌Finish the Modern Faerie Tales series.
Continue reading “2019 Goals Rundown!”
The Addams Family
Blurb: They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re The Addams Family! America’s first family of ghastly giddiness, are here in all of their ghoulish glory in the original TV series based on the delightfully demented imagination of Charles Addams. Tarantulas, torture racks, and tombstones have never been so much fun!
Join Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Cousin Itt, and the rest of the gang for a fiendishly funny and altogether kooky experience. It’s time to pay a call on The Addams Family
Why is it a favourite?
Morticia and Gomez.
I am in love with them individually and as a couple ❤ When I first encountered the Addams Family, it was with the 1991 film with Anjelica Huston and Raúl Juliá and I fell in love.
It wasn’t until a late night TV binge that I found the original TV series, and fell even harder in love. After quickly purchasing the complete collection, I devoured the series and loved every episode.
The show is so funny, very adorable, and for something that was created in the 60’s, has aged quite well. If you’re an Addams Family fan, this is definite recommended watching.
Continue reading “Favourites: The Addams Family (1964)”
Think Pysch is just another crime show? Psych! Think again.
About: The TV show Psych features Shawn Spencer (James Roday) is an observant man who has an eidetic memory and incredible investigation skills. In order to solve cases with the Santa Barbara police department, Shawn pretends to be a psychic. Opening up a business with his best friend Gus (Dulé Hill) called Pysch, the pair assist with solving crimes all the while trying to maintain their ruse.
Why:I have seen so many screenshots and gifs about this show (shout out to that fandom), and I have always wanted to sit down and give the show a chance. Turns out its just as great and funny as tumblr made it seem!
Continue reading “Currently Consuming: Psych”
I have a few things that I would like to get done in 2019 and since I like making lists, I thought I would share them with you all. I really want to focus on getting things done that I have been putting off for ages – a lot of these things are ones I’ve previously started or got half way through and then gave up. So 2019 is the year of the reread – rewatch – and the replay.
It’s not like I have enough to read as it is, I want to go back and give a bunch of series a reread. They’re either ones that I never finished or ones from my childhood that I want to see if they hold up.
The below aren’t really specific titles but rather authors or series that I have seen around and I want to see what they’re like.
✅ Read a Lori Foster book.
✅ Finally start a Katie Ruggle book (also known as Katie Allen)
✅ A Dreamspun Beyond book 😓 It used to be a subscription but now they’re single purchase books. Waaaah, I wanted to try a subscription 😋
✅ Watch more than the first episode of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
I have so many games that I am half way through and really need to finish. I have a tendency to not finish a game even though I am really near the end because I think I need to keep playing and experiencing more of the story.
- Mass Effect 3 – my save file from Mass Effect 2 corrupted 😥 and I need to go back and play the last boss battle to get it back. It was such a blow that I haven’t been back but I just really love the series and need to finish it!
✅ Dream Daddy.
About: Put simply Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a sketch comedy show from the 60s. However when you look a little bit closer you see that the show was a revolution for absurdist humour, launched a number of careers, and had a lasting affect on humour which reaches into shows and movies of today.
Why: While I devoured the show during my childhood, my partner has only ever seen The Life of Brain and The Holy Grail. I feel like this is a huge oversight on his part and since Netflix has made the show available (in such a better quality than the VHS I watched the show on) we have been making our way through the 45 episodes.
Continue reading “Currently Consuming: Monty Python’s Flying Circus”
by Netflix & TBS Television.
Six Word Summary: Corporate rage – I feel your pain.
Blurb: Frustrated with her thankless office job, Retsuko the Red Panda copes with her daily struggles by belting out death metal karaoke after work.
Release Date: April 2, 2016.
Length: 8 episodes.
Genre: Anime. Cartoon. TV Series.
Watched on: Netflix.
My Thoughts: When I first saw the thumbnail appear on my recommended show for Netflix, I was intrigued. After watching the trailer for the show, I knew I had to watch the show…
Which I did…
I’m not going to lie to you, I devoured this show within three days. Sure I had other things to watch (so many things, I have over 100 things on My List) but Aggretsuko spoke to me. It was a quick and easy watch though, for as of writing this, the show only has 10 episodes. Continue reading “Aggretsuko by Netflix”
Blowing minds one human innovation at a time.
About: Jason Silva (see my previous post) hosts the eight part documentary series, Origins: Journey of Humankind, which is about inventions and concepts that have shaped the way humankind have evolved and become modern.
Produced by the National Geographic, Origins features reenactments and amazing digital visualisations, episodes explore the concepts of fire, medicine, money, communication, war, shelter, exploration and transportation. Looking back at unknown moments such as the discovery of fire and communications between people, the show explores how these moments have led to our evolution as a people. Some episodes feature important historical figures and how their inventions have led to our modernisation.
Continue reading “Currently Consuming: Origins: The Journey of Humankind”
Second Last Month!
For this month’s challenge, I decided that I would try and tackle a television police show. I’m not the biggest fan of police procedurals or any type of crime show, so I had to try and find something that I would like but also still challenge my comfort zone. So immediately dismissing Brooklyn 99 as an option (because I love that show) I tried to find something that was both gritty and funny.
Continue reading “Comfort Zone Challenge: Battle Creek (2015)”
Star vs. the Forces of Evil
created by Daron Nefcy.
Show site: link.
Six Word Summary: Cute yet compelling, complex, and emotional.
Blurb: Intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly arrives on Earth to live with the Diaz family. She continues to battle villains throughout the universe and high school, mainly to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her.
Release Date: 18th January, 2015.
Length: 56 episodes.
Genre: Cartoon. Fantasy. TV Series.
Watched on: Disney XD
My Thoughts: Star vs. the Forces of Evil surprised me. I initially started watching the show as a late night impulse and was quickly drawn in. While it may be easy to pass off the show as cutesy and for kids, there is an intense story and rich emotional depth to the show. Continue reading “Star vs. the Forces of Evil”
Once again we find ourselves with a large gap in between posts, and once again I offer the same excuse. I’m just so tired. Due to this posts often get put so way behind on my priorities, but fret not you’ll get random posts.
Last month was a bit of a blur for me but there were some stand outs amongst the noise.
Sia – This is Acting
I have always been aware of Sia, especially her early work within Australia, however her last album and this new one have grabbed my attention. Where 1,000 Forms of Fear was a evolution of her personal style, This is Acting is Sia hitting her mark. The album is solid from start to end, I can say that I am a fan of every song on the album and often find myself sneaking a headphone in and listening to it at work.
Continue reading “Small Snippet of April”