This Friday is goody. I’m actually featuring stuff that I have been enjoying through viewing and reading. You can be assured that this week’s favourites have definitely got me hooked!
It’s been awhile since I’ve watched K-dramas, and even longer since I’ve watched one that I’ve so thoroughly enjoyed and not wanted to groan in exasperation. Witch’s Romance is about a 39 year old single career woman that is known as a “witch” for her short temper and brutal honesty. She meets a 25 year old jack of all trades and sexual tension and hilarity ensues. This drama is so good! It’s got me laughing and actually shipping the main couple. I love them both, they have amazing chemistry and there’s none of the things that I hate about K-dramas: no noble idiocy, no neutered romance and no weak ass princess leads.
If you want a more in-depth, and extremely funny and accurate review: Go to fangirlverdict.com
This Binge-Worthy Show
We’ve only watched three episodes, but we are already extremely committed. This show had us hooked right from the get go. Going into this show I admit I knew nothing about it other than Ken wanted to watch it and it won some awards at the Golden Globes. The show will have you paranoid about computer hacking and all its wonders. The main character is a troubled young man that has major social issues. He doesn’t talk much when it comes to dialogue but as the viewer you get access to how his mind works as his sort of “imaginary friend”. It will have you laughing, it will have you thinking and it will have you wanting more!
This Reviver of Gangsta Rap in my Life
Straight Outta Compton
We randomly watched this movie and I get it! Why didn’t this movie got nominated for more awards? The acting was really good and I was not expecting much of a performance. I particularly thought the actor (Jason Mitchell) playing Eazy E did an amazing job. And Paul Giamatti was unrecognizable, such a great job! This movie also revived my love for gangsta music. Let’s just say I’ve been blasting a lot of West Coast 90’s rap during my work commute, which is the only time the little guy is not with me.
This Unexpected Guilty Pleasure
Harry Potter Fanfiction – Isolation
I am a complete newb to fanfiction of any sort but I am devoted fan of Harry Potter. I’ve read all the books, watched all the movies and am patiently waiting for the newest book to come out in July. One of the few things I never was really 100% behind were the love interests and who everybody ended up with.
I mean, really Harry and Ginny? I don’t even want to get started on that one.
This particular fanfiction is actually about a secret affair between Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger. I totally ship these two together! I love a good relationship that starts off with the two hating each other where a love blossoms out of the tension and conflict. If you’re a Malfoy/Granger aka Dramione shipper, Isolation is a definite must read. The fanfic takes place during the Deathly Hallows where instead of joining Harry and Ron on their crusade for the Horcruxes, Hermione stays behind at Hogwarts. She is given the undesirable task of babysitting Draco as he hides from Voldemort who wants him dead. Locked away in a room together, some major tension builds only to explode into a passionate love affair. Forget Fifty Shades, this is where it’s at!
This Fun and Contorversial Read
French Kids Eat Everything
After renewing this book three times I finally finished it! Since Lincoln started eating solids I have been obsessed with making sure he eats a variety of food and enjoys eating. I admit I’ve gone a bit overboard with making all his food myself, but I think eating well is such an important skill. Yes I just called eating a skill. According to French Kids Eat Everything, picky eating is a North American problem. This book really fascinated me in how the French approach food and teaching their children to not only make healthy food choices but also how to enjoy food and behave appropriately at the dinner table, at home or out in public. Things such as eating meals with your kids, eating meals every day at the same time and providing variety and a relaxed atmosphere during mealtime are just a few tips on how to achieve this goal. So far Lincoln is an amazing eater. I know there are tough times ahead of us as we enter the toddler years though so I’m not holding my breath just yet.