Monday, January 16, 2017
Oh the Summer trash is back, and I love it. Bravo's Girlfriends Guide to Divorce is here for it's third series of it's planned five.
Last year it was renewed for seasons 3,4 & 5 and then when I realised the episode order was dropped to eight I was back in. Thirteen episodes of this show was way too much. Eight on the other hand is perfect.
The drama is back is the girls all headed to a destination unknown with plenty of drama along their way. Unlike Sons of Anarchy which I am currently smashing on Netflix (and on the homeward stretch of the last season) this show has no graphic violence, no bad words and no sexy ladies wrapping their legs around bikies, so it's a nice change of pace.
Abby the main player's brother seems to be still missing in action and his gay storyline was one of the main interesting ones so at times I wonder why I am sticking with the dull dramas of Abby and her ex, Delia and her failed wedding and Jo who just seems a bit to whacky to be Abby's best mate.
All in all this show is so easy to have in the background whilst throwing on a load (of washing you filthy minded internet trolls) or blogging (like now).
Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, it's by no means a ripper of a series like Homeland or The Affair (although this season, WTF) but it's a distraction from the bleak (fake) news and home Sydney Summer 2016/2017.
Good night dear readers.
Oh and I promise to get to the movies again ASAP, if not beforehand.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
There is so much negativity in the world right now and along with fake news who needs anymore bullshit on this very blog? Well NBC helped create the king of golden shower fake news and along with Trump they delivered another well done turd the other week in EMERALD CITY.
So after one episode (not done since the insanely bad Killer Women (2014), cancelled after 6 episodes with two never airing) I am giving the next nine a miss.
This show was originally cancelled by the network back in 2014/2015 with the series meant to air in 2015. Instead it got a second go and is currently airing Fridays on NBC.
Now lets drop the negative and look at NBC's positives. New shows still to come The Blacklists spin off show Redemption, and with the Blacklist in fine form at the moment I am looking forward to this 8 episode mid season filler. Chicago gets a new chapter in Justice, joining successful titles like Fire, Med & P.D.
Whilst new Charlaine Harris novel Midnight, Texas gets a run. After the successful True Blood novel to TV conversion this could be a big hit for the NBC.
Another DC series Powerless joins to NBC roster and the film series Taken gets a crack on the idiot box.
This is Us is clearly their biggest new show with the first episode almost drawing 15 million viewers in the USA.
Today's related audio comes from Dune Rats as a tribute to Emerald City, the song is called BULLSHIT!
Saturday, January 14, 2017
So it's virtually the mid point of Summer and I have no idea where the slow Summer slack period has gone. Maybe it's because I've been doing two jobs the last week plus a full time parent to my dog (which I usually only part time parent on weekends) and trying to maintain my life @ Syd Uni Gym.
I haven't been to the beach once this season and tomorrow rain and cooler conditions will hopefully send me off to the movies and make my Sunday Body Attack and Body Balance double.
Oh yes and the movies how Rogue One and any Star Wars films just kills the smaller films, hello Red Dog prequel.
Music has also not stopped with a pile of big releases yesterday. Over on Flashing off the Record I have been all over The xx's latest Album I See You and you can check that out right now HERE
Yesterday we also saw new releases from the godfather of grime Wiley, Run the Jewels, Bonobo and an EP from Mr Tophat and Swedish pop queen Robyn.
So can someone please tell me where 2017 is vanishing too? Before we know it, it will be Australia Day followed by Lunar New Year, Easter, Anzac Day, the June Long Weekend, Winter kicks in, the October Long Weekend and then the Christmas/New Year period all over again.
Monday, January 9, 2017
I have finally reached the holy grail, the final season of Sons of Anarchy. After smashing through several seasons back to back I am starting off the last season and have recently been completely hooked by the family drama.
Yeah that's right it's a family drama, Jax, Clay, Gemma and the revolving door of other characters who come and go in this blood bath.
The later seasons are completely gruesome and the death count just grows and grows.
I had been told I would remain hooked on the final seasons and that season seven is good and the last episode is a let down so I am waiting for it.
Juice played by Theo Rossi still remains my favourite and the son I am totally in love with Jimmy Smits too.
Sons of Anarchy really was one of "those" big shows and a real contender for the long list of shows joining the golden era of TV.
I may or may not do another post for this series but honestly there are a few new shows incoming and other finales upcoming.
Bikies or outlaws some of the characters in Sons of Anarchy really do cut to the core, thanks Netflix for streaming this in Australia and giving me some quality Summer viewing.
Good night readers, sleep tight...
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Already in the running for the best coming of age film of 2017 (view last years HERE) is The Edge of Seventeen.
I love a coming of age film and even more I love flawed characters who both impress you and make you instantly dislike them.
Hailee Steinfeld is a surprising and interesting lead and one of her main squeezes in the film is drop dead gorgeous Hayden Szeto.
The music used in the film is great including Aussie's Angus & Julia Stone and Anderson Paak. Man Anderson Paak is everyone in 2016/2017 right?
I loved this film and the trailer doesn't completely give everything away. It's a gem of small film and I was highly impressed from start to finish.
The Edge of Seventeen makes me happy I am mid 30's. 4 Stars for this teen drama.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Move Your Body is single number four from my runner up album of 2016 This is Acting.
Originally penned for Shakira, Sia put this track out on her superb record This is Acting. The album has of course been a massive success with Alive, Cheap Thrills and the bonus track (and single) The Greatest all being massive hits.
Now I do a little dance class locally called Sh'Bam, it's camp it's fun and a certain Sia song popped up on a recent release. Move Your Body has so much going for it and honestly is one of the most catchy songs from her seventh studio recording.
Sia hasn't officially done a video (lyric or otherwise) for this single however on YouTube you can easily see this has been a fan favourite since the record hit the shelves on the 29th of January last year. Yes this record continues to have a life almost 12 months after release. This just doesn't happen very often anymore in the music scene.
Let's have a look at some of the best videos moving peoples bodies and remember, dance and movement is one of the best things you can do for your own body. Not only do you feel healthier but in a group environment all these endorphins pumping around, their is nothing like it.
Friday, January 6, 2017
I don't know if it's super bad or just so damn fun I can't even two screen when this show is on!
There was a scene with an EPIC dance tune from back in the days Groove is in the Heart which is honestly one of those moments in TV, it is staying with me for a while. So camp, so fun and just brilliant television.
It seemed to slide a little in the ratings but the appearance of Naomi Campbell just continued the bitchy lines coming in thick and fast!
Naomi Campbell was also cast in Daniels hit series Empire earlier on in the series.
Quincy Brown is also turning up the heat, boy he is CUTE!
I am really enjoying this show and like a star I hope Star has a bright future!
Star is back next week, heaven!