Archive for the ‘tv’ Category

pretty little spencer

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

my favorite Liar, Spencer/Troian Bellasario, is the star of Rachel Antonoff’s new lookbook.

Related, at my cousin’s Passover Seder this year, I was VERY excited to find out one of my tablemates, Mike Murphy, is the film editor for (the total awesome tv show) Pretty Little Liars…and he may or may not have given me some tiny hints about the show that I can absolutely not share with you. But, as much as I pressed for some real spoilers: I got nothing. Nor did I finagle a spot as an extra.

full disclosure

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

I watch a fair amount of TV. Fullest disclosure, I am usually working on the computer while watching, like, happy hour time is me and my computer and hulu plus. And, I admit, I’ve watched The Carrie Diaries. It’s the prequel to Sex in the City, by about 20 years.

It’s pretty innocuous, but I can’t help think that if the character Carrie Bradshaw was 16, interning at Interview magazine in NYC in the 80s…she’d be in totally different situation than Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie in the aughts. As in, you’d think she’d have her shit way more together than just having a column and a lot of shoes. And, one would hope her emotional intelligence and maturity would mean not being attracted to jerks. But, oh well: I guess I’ll just watch Deception, Revenge or Nashville, or any one of the more realistic shows I watch.

House of Style

Friday, February 1st, 2013

I’ve never had cable, something (due to my love of Hulu Plus) I’ve realized is a very good thing.

But, whenever I’d go to friends’ houses growing up, I’d want to watch MTV. Then i could have cared less about House of Style and was mostly hoping to catch a Breeders video or something. But I was currently excited to see that MTV has a House of Style blog with pictures and video snippets and enthusiatic blog post recaps of each original series episode.

 

Amaze.

television.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

this is the show I want to watch:

Violet Crawley and Ron Swanson, meeting cute.

Or meeting horribly uncute.

Or, not meeting at all but, I want to watch them, with their horrible, horrible, wonderful, wonderful comments, without all the bother of the other people in their shows.

head over laced up heels

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

for Downton Abbey

blossom

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Mayim Bialik’s Blossom was a major part of my style inspiration when I was younger…and I think that character is a much better one for pre-teens than anyone on TV today other than maybe Leslie Knope or Liz Lemon: and let’s be honest, no one should dress like either of them.

Refinery 29 has an interview with Blossom’s costume designer, Sherry Thompson, today, complete with pictures that take me back to the Bat Mitzvah years.

ummmmm….

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I’ll be the first to admit that I unsecret-ly love a lot of different tv shows. A lot of this can be attributed to the fact that i really mutlitask/bore easily/have some super productive form of ADD: and when I’m drawing or databasing or doing work that doesn’t take full brain power that I like the rest of my brain to be entertained: but because most of my brain is busy i can’t do anything hibrow at that minute you know what mean? Like, the 400 Blows plus quickbooks is really, really not going to work out for anyone.

HOWEVER: i still won’t be found watching any situational comedies. That having been said: I’m pulling for Zooey Deschanel and Liz Meriwether (star and creator, respectively) of The New Girl, primarily because of this article in New York Mag.

Most of the shows I like feature strong female characters. Wait, scratch that. All of the shows I like feature strong female characters, other than Entourage but I just watched that for the Ari character.

Let’s get more women and girls on TV, and behind TV: and lets have them be the stars of their shows, and creators of their shows, and let’s let them be whoever they want to be.

 

oh betty!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

We are catching up on Mad Men, and last night watched the “Souvenir” episode where the Drapers actually enjoy eachother’s company and Betty surprises us with her “very good” Italian. But then again, it is vacation.

Upon their return, Betty wears a seriously lovely Pucci-ish geometric maxi dress. Love!

Picture via.

josie packard

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

tv

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

so when i work on the computer and I’m home alone: I like a little tv with my work.

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sorry for the grainy-ness but i wanted to find a picture of Veronica wearing one of the shirts i did for Free People because she wore them pretty much throughout 2nd season. this one is called ‘tropical thermal’ and i drew lots of geckos and turtles to replace the business from my amazing toucan and banana’s print the season before. I’m serious.  then in third season the other blonde that lives with Mac started wearing my stuff, but that was whatever because i had already quit working there:)

I’ve been catching up on my Veronica Mars because I think I had the audacity to have a social life when it was actually on, and before there was TV on the internet but then i started thinking about how all the shows I like have strong female characters who ultimately get cancelled.

This is a part of the human TV condition. and, while it’s great to visit characters we come to care about for a while, one could argue that ultimately it’s our relationship to them that comes to matter the most. So, we should fill in the details, perhaps.

punkybrewster

But, unfortunately, a really good show grabs me because it’s not my imagination, it’s someone else’s, and it keeps me by staying ahead of me. I don’t want to make up my tidy little stories about what happens to these characters, because life isn’t tidy, and most of it happens after you are 20, unlike the main characters of these shows.

Jordan and Angela

so: in that respect: maybe it’s best we leave these players before we know their resolution…how boring would it be to watch Lindsey Weir find out that she can simply be herself in college, that Punky probably would do better with two parents, that Angela shouldn’t be with either Jordan or Brian and that Veronica should seriously drop out of school already and run for sheriff.

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However, I can’t wait for the the high school reunion special of Freaks and Geeks, and Veronica Mars 2.0 the action adventure series would be pretty great.

here’s hoping.