My pal Alex sent me a text about the show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend a couple weeks ago. I didn’t pay too much attention to it at the time (see previous post about kind of nuts November). Needing a break from Falalala Lifetime and all the holiday movies, I pulled it up on hulu earlier this week.
I am almost embarrassed to admit that I think it’s so funny because I can totes see myself in some of the crazy things the lead character does. The main character is played by Rachel Bloom who I want to be best friends with. Her cute short hair also makes me consider cutting mine again. There are one or two songs in each episode and they are hilarious. Here’s one where she is trying to impress the parents of the boy she likes and knows just how to manipulate the parents into loving her. I’ve always liked shows that break into song (Pushing Daisies and Smash to name a few). If you’re not watching, give it a try.
It’s also Holiday movie season when so many Oscar Buzz movies are released. I saw Spotlight this past weekend and loved it. It’s the front runner for Best Picture right now, is what I understand from Entertainment Weekly, and I thought Mark Ruffalo was a dynamite supporting character. He did so well. I am late to The Martian party, finally seeing it last night. Rex told me that the book is much more suspenseful, you felt more scared for this character who is alone on Mars and could very possibly not make it. In the movie, you kind of always know he’s going to be fine. I thought the movie was great, the character Matt Damon plays is fantastic. I laughed more than I thought I would at some of the quips he dishes up. I liked it so much more than last year’s Gravity – a similar story about someone being alone in space. It’s hard for me to fathom that anything takes 400 days. They were talking about that being the length of time to get back to Mars to save the astronaut left behind. 400 days. The universe is so big.
TV, Movies and Music! How lovely is Adele? She is so gorgeous and so talented. I can’t even take it. I’ve been enjoying her and all the PR she’s doing for the new album right now. I didn’t love Hello the first listen, but now I find myself belting it out and will probably join the bajillion others who have bought her new album “25”.
Looking forward to catching movies Trumbo, Room and Brooklyn this weekend or early next week. I saw a preview for the new Leo D. movie The Revenant last night before The Martian. I can’t say that I understand at all what the movie is about based on that preview, but I know it’s getting a lot of early Oscar Buzz as well. I came across this article that explained the plot some. I can’t say I’m excited to see this movie.