Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Suburgatory: A TV Pilot Review + An Advance Viewing

Last week I received a bag of goodies in the mail. At first I was confused, what were they for and then I read the note from Dallas Royce and saw the card about an advance screening of Suburgatory which is a new fall tv show from ABC I was excited for!

Oddly enough I was really into some of the things in the bag, what does that say about me, yeah I'm from the suburbs. :)

 Because I was already so excited to see this new sitcom I sat right down and watched the pilot episode and let me tell you, it did not disappoint, I actually liked it even more than I thought I would.

The show features Tessa (I love her look of disgust) and her father George (Jeremy Sisto as a father?! It's crazy, when I think of him I think of Clueless and Six Feet Under, definitely not a father but it somehow works) who move from NYC to the suburbs. 
I found it to be a wonderful fish out of water story filled with sarcastic dialogue and narration, perfect suburban imagery and a whole bunch of laughs. If you like Mean Girls you'll love this!

One of my favorite characters is Dahlia (in the leopard print skirt) who has some of the funniest lines and deadpans them perfectly. Basically this show was awesome and if the creators can keep it going full steam ahead they are going to have a great show on their hands!

Are you interested? Here's the trailer:


While the show doesn't premiere until tomorrow (This Wednesday at 8:30/7:30 Central on ABC) I am able to share a code that allows you to watch the episode right now! If you can't tell I'd definitely recommend it!

Enter Code: pWNlhSSKa

If you check out the show, now or when it premieres stop back and let me know what you think! This Fall TV season is turning out to be something great!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

This Week In Books

Young Artists Draw Manga by Christopher Hart (Just showed up review copy)
Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found by Sophie Blackall (Accepted review copy-already read this, and boy I loved it!)
Embrace by Jessica Shirvington (Just showed up review copy)

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

Earlier this summer when I found out the Lying Game was being made into a ABC Family show jut like the author's other series, Pretty Little Liars, I squealed with glee. And while I didn't finish the book before the show started it got me going on it.

For anyone else that has read the first 8 books in the Pretty Little Liars series there is a sort of funny connection (I think) between this series and that one, anyone else notice that? Anyhow onto the story... this is another mystery that involves a set of twins, one living and one dead (?) whom both narrate. The living twin, Emma ends up taking over her sister's life and tries to figure out what happened to her sister Sutton, who is basically a ghost who has no memory of what happened to her.

This first book in the series is very much a set up for the whole series (Just like the first PLL book) so not a ton is revealed or really happens for that matter but I'm really excited to see where it goes. I love the whole concept of the Lying Game, which is actually a game and I hope we get to learn more about that in the upcoming books.

And if you are interested I would definitely suggest the tv show, right now I think I might like that a little more than the book but of course everything happens faster on tv! ;P As it stands now the show is a little different than the book but we'll see how it plays out!

The Lying Game was released on December 7th 2010
Genre: Young Adult
3.5/5 Stars
Got copies from several places!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

This Year In Movies: July & August

The last two months I watched a lot of stuff, in July 12 movies and 4 tv shows and in August  5 movies and 6 tv shows. A lot of it was just ok so I'm just going to talk about the ones I have something to say about.


Due Date

It's Kind of a Funny Story-I remember this one being kind of interesting.

Country Strong

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist-Rewatch!

Monk Season 7-I got back into my Monk kick from a few months ago!

Napolean Dynamite-Rewatch

Monk Season 8

Just Go With It-This was sort of fun.

The Other Woman

Scott Pilgrim-Rewatch

Hall Pass

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallow Part 2-Definitely not my favorite of the series but it did what it had to just like the book did.

Red Riding Hood-A lot of smoke and mirrors and not enough meat.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules-I love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies, I think this is my new favorite book to movie series!

Life Unexpected Season 1-The people on this show fight so much I'm sort of glad they canceled it, it was stressful!

Life Unexpected Season 2


The Hard Times of RJ Berger Season 1-I wanted to try out an MTV show, now that they don't really play music anymore, it was better than I thought it would be but still weird.


My Future Boyfriend- I finally tried Netflix Instant View on my iPad and sort of fell in love with it!

Revenge of the Bridesmaids

Rio-  This was a cute movie!

The Hard Times of RJ Berger Season 2

Jersey Shore Season 1- I cannot believe I even watched this. I've been curious for years and once I started I couldn't stop!


Jersey Shore Season 2

Jersey Shore Season 3

10 Things I Hate About You Season 1- When I heard about this show I decided I would never watch it, why mess with a classic right? But then I saw it on Netflix Instant View and gave it a try, and actually it was really good and different enough. Too bad it got canceled!

Monday, September 05, 2011

This Week in Books

All purchased at Borders, apparently it is closing in 10 days. :(

29 by Adena Halpern
The Book of Even More Awesome by Neil Pasricha
The English American by Alison Larkin
You Dropped a Blonde on Me by Dakota Cassidy
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