Interstellar trailer

Dear ladies and gents,

I saw Inception on what was the hottest day that summer. Or at least it felt like it. I hobbled home all pukey and sh*t and on a verge of a heat stroke. But you know what? It was worth because the movie was amazing. Even Leonardo diCaprio was hmmm what’s the word… palatable?

Now here ladies and gents we have the trailer for Interstellar.

Ambiguous or what? It can be about bloody anything (although to be honest them wheat fields gave me a nasty flashback to the Happening and them trees. And that was NOT a good movie).

But I will go and see it. Not because I’m ride or die Nolan fan. It is because I have every faith the movie won’t be sh*t. On the plus side – the release date is November 7th and thank heavens for that, don’t fancy another brush with a heat stroke.

On a side note – who would have thought we’d see the day Matthew bleeding McConaughey would be in a Nolan movie? And not taking his shirt off? Fair play to him and his agent.

Broad City

Image: Comedy Central

Dear ladies and gents,

it’s been difficult to find comedy shows that I truly love (obvs I have my tried and tested UK comedies, but sometimes you just want something new, you know?) Last year it was Parks and Recreation, then IT Crowd, but that is about it. It is not that all comedy shows are SO bad, it just that they lack that little bit of extra me thinks? And are too formulaic? Does that make sense? If I get a couple of giggles out of any given show, I consider that success.

Then an article about Broad City popped up in my reader. A couple of days later, it happened again. And again. So I was like okay, let’s see what that is about.

Broad City was created by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer and it was originally produced as a web series. Then Amy Poehler got on board as the executive producer and the series got commissioned by Comedy Central.

Broad City is about two ladies – Illana and Abbi. They are in their 20s, they are best friends and they live in New York. They are kinda broke, they are kinda odd and they are well funny.

Like remember when you were in your twenties and you had a friend who just got you? Like really (REALLY!) got you? And you did silly things just because it seemed like a good idea at the time? Well sorta (hindsight and all that)? Yeah Abbi and Illana are kinda like that. And I love them for it. It took me about two episodes to get into it, but I found myself snorting with laughter episode after episode.

And to get it out of the way – even though the show is about ladies who are friends and who are living and dating and getting by in New York, Sex in the City it ain’t. And it’s all that much better for it. TRUST.

So yes, give Broad City a go, me thinks you will like it. On a side note – second season has already been commissioned.

WTF of the week – The Good Wife (part 2)

Dear ladies and gents,

I was behind with the Good Wife. Like 3 episodes behind (travel gets in the way of good television, but that is one of the BEST reasons to fall behind). On Monday morning though it was difficult to miss the news someone was killed off. Through sheer luck I managed to avoid any major spoilers, but yes I had my suspicions (you’ll have to click to read through, do not want to spoil anyone).

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Veronica Mars – the movie

Dear ladies and gents,

saw Veronica Mars this week. And I hated it. And I loved it. At the same time.

I hated it because I loved it. And I wanted more. Does that make sense?

The movie was not perfect. Had a discussion about this with friends and we all agreed some characters were a bit two dimensional and essentially stayed the same as they were in high school. However I do get it since yes, this a fan financed movie and yeah I’d cram in as many characters as possible. But this is truly a minor thing (refuse to call it a flaw).

But. The movie was fun enough to remind me just how great Veronica Mars was. Yes, television is where it’s at these days, but this was 7 years ago people!

And that made me have a bit of hissy fit. Sometimes I’m 12, what can I say?

What does the future hold? Still unclear.

If you haven’t seen Veronica Mars (the series) a) what the what are you waiting for? and b) I’m green with envy because I’d love (LOVE!) to have it be all shiny, snarky, prickly and new. As it is, am planning to re-watch all three seasons.

So tell me ladies and gents – have you see Veronica Mars? What did you think?