Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New TV Show: State of Affairs

I love watching all sorts of TV shows and movies, ranging from comedy to action, but I especially love watching anything with a strong, main female protagonist. NBC's new show, State of Affairs, is so refreshing and different. 
State of Affairs is a political, espionage thriller starring Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston Tucker, whose duty is to assemble and present the President’s Daily Briefing on the most vital security issues facing the country, and Alfre Woodard as first black female President Constance Payton. The first episode starts off with Tucker (Heigl’s character) trying to get to the bottom of a deadly terrorist attack that killed her fiancĂ©.
The show is believable and not overly dramatic. While I didn’t think the pilot was amazing, the second episode that aired yesterday was fantastic. I don’t want to spoil anyone, but I will say that I did finish watching the episode with tears on my face. (And looking on Twitter, I see that many people had the similar reactions:P) New characters were introduced, pieces of Tucker’s past were thrown in the mix; overall, the second episode was entertaining and intriguing. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this show will continue. 
Those are all my thoughts for now and I will talk to you all very soon!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Insurgent Teaser Trailer! :D

I've been waiting for this day for so long and it's finally here. The Insurgent teaser movie trailer (second movie after Divergent) was released this morning and I thought it was pretty cool. I wanted to quickly share some of my thoughts with you guys.
If you haven't watched it yet, you can watch the teaser here.

While everything in the trailer did not happen in the actual book, it was still cool to see Shailene Woodley (as Tris) doing cool stunts. It was pretty obvious that they used a green screen to film, but I have high hopes that the graphics for the actual movie will be really realistic and nice like the first movie. Also, Theo James (Four) was nowhere in the trailer and he really should have been. Tris and Four are a power couple together! haha Nonetheless, I still liked the teaser and I cannot wait till the official trailer is released.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

My Current Music Favorites!

Hello everyone, I’ve recently discovered and have been listening to a wide variety of songs. I thought I’d share them with you guys so if you feel like listening to something new, you can check out these songs! Btw I have linked the songs, so that if you click the song names in this post, you will be brought to a new Youtube page!


First up, the holiday season is slowly creeping up and I am so EXCITED. It would only be reasonable to listen to Michael Buble’sChristmas Album on repeat. My favorite songs in the album are White Christmas, All I Want for Christmas is You, Baby Please Come Home, Feliz Navidad, and Winter Wonderland, but let’s be honest, ALL the songs are amazing! I just cannot wait for the holidays!

In addition to that album, Pentatonix’s WinterWonderland/Don’t Worry Be Happy collaboration with Tori Kelly is the perfect holiday song mashup.

Next, Taylor Swift released her new album, 1989, and I really like the song, Blank Space. The other songs have not grown on me yet, but we’ll see. If you’re looking for a upbeat, pop song, definitely listen to Blank Space! Also, if you haven’t watched the music video yet, you should. It’s pretty intense, but very entertaining haha I especially love the gazillion outfits that Taylor had on.

I love to listen to Someday by Nina while doing homework. This song is such a classic, so soothing and beautiful. To go along with that, another love song that I’ve been obsessed with is Say You Love Me by Jessie Ware. A song that was recently released two months ago, Say You Love Me has got me lip singing every single time it comes up on my music playlist. Jessie Ware has such a powerful and beautiful voice. A great song to write essays to. 

Another great slow song to do homework to is The Leaves will Change by Take Cover. This song was in the background of a Vampire Diaries episode and the mix of piano and vocals is wonderful! I also like A Drop in the Ocean by Ron Pope, a song also featured in Vampire Diaries.

Recently introduced to Glee by my friend (I’ve known what it was before but I just hadn’t taken much interest in it), I really like Glee’s take on Singing In the Rain/Umbrella. It’s upbeat and makes me want to dance with the cast.

Next is Rather Be by Clean Bandit feat Jess Glynne. This song is just so unique and catchy. I can’t explain how addicted I am to this song! Another great song is Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey. This was in The Great Gatsby movie, and while I didn’t like the movie, this song made a lasting impression.

Well that’s about it for now. I hope you guys found this useful and got some music recommendations! If you have any songs you’ve been loving, please share them with me:) I’m always up for listening to new music.
~Catherine