A New Kind of Fangirl Friday

Alright, so I kind of suck at updating this website that I pay actual money for and I'd like to make up for it. I think the biggest problem has been that there is no set format for it. I've been flying by the seat of my pants, sort of just choosing things that caught my fancy at the time. Because there was no format or schedule, this entire website often gets left by the wayside. 

NO MORE, I SAY! 

For Fangirl Fridays, I will list one movie, one show, one music related thing and one random thing that I am digging for the week. We're nearing the end of the year and I may as well start my resolutions early.

movie of the week

Love at the Christmas Table

I honestly haven't seen too many movies lately, mostly because I'm currently working two jobs and by the time I get home, all I want to do is sleep. I did catch a Lifetime Christmas movie called Love at the Christmas Table, which delivered on exactly what I expected of it: cheese, ridiculousness and lots of crying on my part. The movie itself is completely silly, revolving around a guy and a girl meeting up every year for Christmas at a family friend's and the evolution of their relationship. It's saccharine, clichéd and I kind of loved it.

webseries of the week

This week's Fangirl show comes in the form of the webseries Carmilla. It's based on a novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and plays out very much like The Lizzie Bennett Diaries. It stars Laura, a university student who has just landed the worst roommate ever: Carmilla. Weird things start to happen as soon as Carmilla shows up and before you know it, you will be completely hooked. The show has an amazing mostly female cast, is incredibly feminist (they often use terms like "Girl up!" and "since the dawn of womankind"), is queer-friendly, and the acting is incredible. Most episodes are all done in one take. I highly recommend checking it out.

music of the week

1989 Deluxe Edition - Taylor Swift

I still can't stop listening to this album. It's so catchy, has songs for all occasions and is just thoroughly lovely and adorable (in the best way). For my track-by-track account of this album, go here!

Podcast of the Week

I am completely obsessed with Serial, a weekly true crime spin-off podcast of This American Life. It follows Sarah Koenig, a producer on This American Life as she investigates the fifteen year-old crime of Adnan Syed allegedly killing his girlfriend Hae Min Lee. The story is compelling, the production value is impeccable and Koenig knows exactly how to leave you champing at the bit for the next bit of evidence. Who knows whether Syed is innocent or guilty, or whether we'll ever find out? I'm just happy to go along for the ride.