TV & Film

Epic Meal Empire Premiere at YouTube Space LA (Weekly Vlog 7.29.14)

Last week I got to see the premiere of Epic Meal Empire (brought to you by the dudes at Epic Meal Time) – it was great! These guys are hilarious, and they have a pretty awesome show. They started everything on YouTube four years ago, and now they have a deal with a network – pretty amazing to see what’s can happen all through YouTube!

The premiere was at YouTube Space LA, and it was my first time going there. It’s a really rad space and I can’t wait to go back for more events!

Oh, we also did tons of wedding planning…or rather, venue scouting. I’d say it was pretty successful. We didn’t settle on a space just yet, but we have quite a few good options to think about.

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Orange Is The New Black Season 2! (#JUNEBLOGADAY Post #6)

OITNB SEASON TWO, Y’ALL.

Orange Is The New Black cast photo.

Took me just shy of three days to watch the whole second season in its entirety (please see my previous post on my excellent binge-watching skills, thank you very much). And it was good, like really good. I especially loved the last episode — no spoilers, don’t worry — how they tied it all together so well. The ending was coincidental, yet perfectly serendipitous (you KNOW what I’m talking about if you’ve watched).

One of the things that I really like about the show, seasons one and two, is that they do such a good job with their characters! The plot, the writing, the casting, it’s all really good, but the characters and the ongoing character development is just excellent. (I found this to be true with Weeds, too, which was also created by Jenji Kohan). Just when you think you can’t stand a certain character, they show you something about their life in the next episode that makes you really feel for them (well, except for maybe Pornstache). And even the ones you love, sometimes things get thrown in there that leave a bad taste in your mouth. Bottom line, these writers, and then the actors, do a damn good job of creating and bringing to life complex and multi-faceted characters. It’s fascinating and keeps you coming back.

Can’t wait for season three.

BINGE-WATCHING (#JUNEBLOGADAY Post #5)

Alright, it’s pretty clear this is technically becoming “June Blog Every Other Day,” but WHATEVER. This is already way more than I blogged in May, so we’re winning. The whole point in this challenge is to cultivate more consistent habits when it comes to blogging, which I think we’re achieving. (Plus, EVERY DAY is a bit ambitious…)

ANYHOW.

I have always had an impressive ability to multi-task…and to do it productively and successfully. One of the ways that this “gift” manifests itself is in the way I am able to INHALE TV shows. Hardcore binge-watching. (…that sounds dirty). It’s sometimes embarrassing, and once exposed, I feel like I have to really defend the fact that I’m a highly productive person and not some sloth who sits on the couch all the time.

We’ve all got those background TV shows or movies that we watch when we’re getting other things done to have something to distract us or “keep us company” in a matter of speaking. Making dinner, doing laundry, cleaning the house, have a bit of work you need to get done in the evening — you name it — pop on some Netflix and let that autoplay ROLL…

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For my fiancé, Charlie, he usually watches really, really cheesy horror flicks or things he’s already seen a thousand times when he needs something on in the background. That kind of drives me crazy. If I’m going to half-watch a TV show or movie, I don’t want it to suck…huuuuge waste of time, right? He, on the other hand, doesn’t mind so much, because if we pick something good, he feels like he has to pay full attention to it. Maybe I’m being disrespectful to the “good” shows/movies by not paying full attention to them, or maybe I just have more acutely developed senses and can take it all in better than his small, male brain, I don’t know. (I’m probably also setting myself up for Alzheimer’s or ADD or something like that and should be doing Sudoku or crosswords on a daily basis, but let’s not go there.)

The point is I can power through TV shows at an impressive speed, all the while continuing to be a fully-functioning member of society. Most recent TV show in question…Season Two of Orange Is The New Black. Started Sunday night, finished tonight (Wednesday). Thirteen episodes, three days (NOT weekend days). TELL ME YOU’RE NOT IMPRESSED.