In her first work of nonfiction, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls – the first and second times – and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. This collection of essays is written in the intimate, hilarious, and down-to-earth voice that made her novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, a New York Times best seller. “This book contains some stories from my life: the awkward growing up years, the confusing dating years, the fulfilling working years, and what it was like to be asked to play one of my favorite characters again. You probably think I’m talking about my incredible achievement as Dolly in Hello, Dolly! as a Langley High School junior, a performance my dad called ‘you’re so much taller than the other kids.’ But no! I’m talking about Lorelai Gilmore, who, back in 2008, I wasn’t sure I’d ever see again. Also included: tales of living on a houseboat, meeting guys at awards shows, and that time I was asked to be a butt model. A hint: all three made me seasick.”
Alright, you know I have a thing for autobiographies. I think it’s like…you’re getting to know the person behind the media? I don’t know, but it’s bloody fantastic. I love Gilmore Girls, though I’ll admit, I only got into it last May? It’s amazing, and I want to binge it all again soon. Of course then there was the revival series, which was kinda…brilliant but short. Too short.
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Lauren Graham is the best; so funny, so wise and just…well, great. I read her book in two days? Pretty short for me, and not a surprise since this was a short book and still seemed to go on forever…in a good way? I don’t know, it’s complicated. Come back another day.
There was so much I didn’t know about her and when you think of how she got to where she is now it’s incredible. I’d never have the strength, to be honest. There’s a chapter where she gives advice about how to get more writing done which I think I’ll cherish forever, and another where she pretends to be ‘Old Lady Jackson’ which is just hilarious; it’s a character she made up so she could be all ‘oldy worldy’ to young folk and still be all “but I’m cool with it, really”. Honestly, the things “Old Lady Jackson’ says is SPOT ON. And I urge you all to read it and dare you not to agree. Maybe I’m just getting old in my head, but I couldn’t help but want to hold this book up like Simba and claim it as the new King (er..Queen?).
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The way this book ended, after a diary of her on set for the Gilmore Girls revival, was kinda abrupt but also completely right. I wish they’d do another series, because I miss Rory and Lorelai and Logan and, pretty much everyone (even the ones I’m not keen on!). This book will give you ALL the GG feels and so much more. I must make an effort to read Lauren’s other books which are fictional.
Hey everyone. It’s nearly Christmas! OH MY GOD. Can you believe the year is almost over? I don’t want 2017 to arrive yet. I don’t wannaaaaaa!
Lately I’ve been getting into some pretty awesome tv shows, either on regular TV or Netflix, and also Amazon Prime (for a short time). I was going to do a video for this, but I felt that my blog could use some content for a change. So now I’m going to pimp the hell out of some of the shows I love*.
*I’m not at all sponsored. I wish!
Shall we get started? In no particular order, here we GO!
This show first grabbed my attention from the get go, though it certainly took me a while to get into it. I believe my mum finished season 1 before me. I remember once being at a restaurant with my mum and brother and they were discussing the season finale, and I was like NO. SPOILERS! It was a damn shame UK tv took the show off the air after season 2, because it’s brilliant. THANKFULLY, good ole Netflix got their grubby little hands on it and now I don’t have to watch it illegally. YAY. haha. Though I do have to wait a few days after the U.S which is annoying, but I tend to leave it a few weeks so I can binge. You shouldn’t pass this show up. It’s full of fantasy, action, romance, even some funny bits in there. My favourite characters are Captain Hook and Emma Swan (CAPTAIN SWAN FOR LIFEEEE!) though I sideline love Rumple. I mean…he’s evil as fuck, but he’s a cool dude. 😛
MY BABIES! *clears throat* Okay, enough fangirling. At least for now. I will say this, if you haven’t heard of this show…WHERE THE ACTUAL HELL HAVE YOU BEEN FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS? Honestly, this show is on it’s 12th season now, and I can never get enough. I’ve been watching from the start recently, for the second time around, to pass the time before S12 starts in the UK (currently the US is midway through). Sam and Dean will rob you of all your morals and you won’t know what to do with your life. You’ll be siding with heaven and hell and battling demons and wishing Lucifer was real. (That’s a thing.) I hope it never ends. I don’t regret the decision to plunge head first into the SPN fandom. Not at all.
Speaking of Lucifer…
I recently, and I mean, really recently, decided to try this show out. I thought originally it was mainly a crime drama. And…while it IS one, it’s also SO MUCH MORE! Tom Ellis who plays Lucifer, does SUCH a tremendous job at it. Portraying such devilish charm and charisma, it’s impossible not to fall for him. I mean…wow. I loved Tom since he was in Doctor Who for a short cameo, then he was in Miranda (a BBC comedy show) and he’s been in other stuff too, but still…Lucifer, for me, has to be his defining role. Ever. I couldn’t believe how I was getting so attached. You’d find me squealing “NO NO, DON’T HURT MY BABY!” even though logically he couldn’t be hurt. It doesn’t stop the FEELS! Full of fantasy/supernatural stuff with demons and angels, with crime on the side, this show will have you hooked. I’m not the biggest fan of crime drama, so this has the balance just right.
Now this programme needs to film quicker! I binged seasons 1 and 2 in about a week and afterwards I had the worse hangover, withdrawal symptoms coming out of me ears! lol
Jamie and Claire are everything. This show is full of time travel, romance – more like full on porn at some points, to be honest – and drama, lots of drama. Fighting. Blood. Just so much blood. I remember trying to watch it months ago, and didn’t like it. 20mins in I was bored. But I forced my way through the second time around and it was bliss. I couldn’t believe it. Now I badly need season 3! I admittedly haven’t read the books, though I started to. They’re long and hard to get through (haha there’s a joke there somewhere…) but apparently well worth it!
Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy is this show ending?! Probably has something to do with 2 of the main and best characters having LEFT! But…besides the obvious departure we’re soon to experience at the end of season 4, this show will always have a place in my heart. Adelaide Kane is adorable and gorgeous as Mary Queen of Scots, and I’ll admit I’ve got a bit of a girl crush on her. *___* But then the drama that goes on in this show is hypnotising. There’s never a dull moment. Romance, murder, espionage, and just plain deviousness will make you want more, trust me. I’ll be forever sad when it’s over but there’s always the chance to rewatch it. 🙂
Does this show really need an introduction? No, I guess not. Based on the life of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd, this magnificent piece of art is just MIND BLOWINGLY EPIC. I had no idea I was going to become so obsessed but first episode in I was like “NEED…MORE” I think I finished it all in under a week. And the reason why I bothered? MATT. SMITH. Yeah, you heard me. My little fluffy bunny of a beautiful man. He he. I was going to put Doctor Who on this list of shows, but since MOST of you know I love the show anyway (or at least I did up until Capaldi started), you don’t need a reminder that Matt was and will always be my favourite Doctor, and therefore my favourite in everything he’s in. And we have to wait until next October for series 2. *cries*
Ah, Gilmore Girls. You made my year. Sort of. I mean, I binged the seasons in the summer and loved it. The painful wait until the revival was just…ugh. Then the revival was EVERYTHING AND MORE, but dammit that ending was just eck! Anyway, I’m sure by now you’ve heard of this show. What’s that? You haven’t? Um…*side eyes* Okay. I’ll try and explain. It’s about these two girls, mother and daughter, Lorelai and Rory. The dramas, romance, trials and tribulations throughout their years and basically it’s the best bit of television ever. Haha.
Guyyyss….I’ve found my long lost love of my life. You know how much I love time travel, right? Well what do you know, this show involves…yeah you guessed it. TIME. TRAVEL. This was a golden gem that I found and I’m never letting it go. I hope to god it isn’t cancelled before a next season because it’s brilliant. Great characters, fantastic stories in each episode where they have to chase this guy and they get to go back in time and fix things and there’s an over-arching (is that the right word?) plot that just…wow. I can’t express enough how I love this show and you guys should DEFINITELY WATCH IT!