Good news, I am 2/3 done with graduate school and will soon be heading to the city of angels for the last stretch! Super awesome but also super stressful. Anyway, in the midst of my final projects a little while ago, I was sought out by Reviews.com and got the chance to check out their carefully compiled list of top picks for live streaming, on-demand streaming, and the best streaming device. Because that’s how we really watch TV these days.
Their list also helps figure out where to watch all of this amazing television that’s now available to us. Seriously, after a lifetime of watching TV and a year studying television, I am just amazed at how this medium has evolved and how the ways in which we access our favorite shows have evolved. Beautiful.
Anyway, check out the Reviews.com list if you have a moment and want to narrow down how you’re watching your favorite programs! Keep yourself entertained!
Long time no write – I know. My main excuse is grad school but also I’m just fatigued. Trying to sort out a good schedule to fit in more time for the blog. I’m still watching lots of TV and film though so I have a lot of ideas! Speaking of – have you all watched Black Panther yet because I’m definitely going to do a post!
I hope you all are ready to take on the new year and relish in checking off some of the things on your daily, monthly, and annual to-do lists. I’m not going to lie, this is a pretty big year for me in that I should be finished with grad school by December and then it’s off to start my life and career by this time next year. So yeah, no big deal at all. With that said, I have a few personal goals that I want to meet. In terms of the blog, I tried listing them out last year and I severely did not meet them. I started school and all of my blogs just got pushed to the side. Also, I just wasn’t motivated to keep writing with all of the personal things happening to me and the sexual misconduct news from Hollywood and around the world in many other professional settings. It was just a lot. Some of my favorite shows were tainted like Mad Men and One Tree Hill as their creators were apart of the scandals. Also, one of my favorite films was produced by the Weinstein Company – SuiteSuite Française. I guess you can say I was heartbroken.
I’m still trying to come to a consensus if I can actually separate the art from the creator. Can I really admire a work of art knowing that the person(s) who created it have done despicable things? Do they leave a stain on the art and should I walk away from it forever? The answer is that I don’t know. I do know that I would hate to stop watching the series and films just because the creators are pieces of sh*t. What about how the films and series made me feel? What about the characters that moved and inspired me? Do I blame them? How about when one of the actors portraying the characters is also a piece of sh*t? Kevin Spacey for example? It’s hard and I’m struggling with it as I would like to someday be instrumental in the TV biz. I would hate for someone to misconstrue my support of a series as support of the people who are a part of the series and have committed sexual misconduct. Because that’s absolutely not the case.
In short, it’s been tough as a woman and lover of film and TV. The recent Golden Globes was inspiring to watch and seeing talents like Oprah stand up and lead the tide. I wish this year to be the stepping stone for women to rise up and take on the industry without any hindrance from men who would otherwise hold them back. Times up!
Just letting you all know that I’m still here and writing. I’m just trying to survive grad school. Many of you are wondering about the Mad Men post…it’s still coming. I don’t want to post trash or half-ass my ‘analysis’ of one of the greatest shows…ever.
I’m also working on a few other posts on favorite films and songs. I apologize for the long wait…but hang in there! Thanks to everyone who has been reading my posts. You all are amazing.
Hey guys, I love that you all liked this post and that you could relate to me in some fashion or form. Just so I’m not fooling anyone, that spark that I mentioned fluttered and blew out! It’s a little sad, but at least I know that I need to continue to focus on myself and get my life together. Not going to lie, it was nice to be a little distracted and feel something like this. The way I’ve been navigating my life is by taking signs very seriously. In terms of this situation, I recently ran into a big flashing sign that told me to turn around, because I was going the wrong way. And there are no hard feelings. I still adore my friend and wish him all the best. I’m a little hurt, but I assume that comes with the territory of opening yourself up and allowing those type of feelings in. For a second, I felt like I was living in some sort of alternate reality.
But I’m hanging in there. Just so many big changes happening at once and I’m trying to figure it all out! I’m an optimistic person by nature, so I’m rooting that it all turns out well. I should probably stick to focusing on the fictional world for now on though. 🙂