Outlander

Outlander (TV Show, 2014- )

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Adult Romance | Historical Fiction
Rated TV-MA
4 Stars

Starring: Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Tobias Menzies (Jack Randall/Frank Randall)

Blurb: “After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in Scotland with husband Frank, an MI6 officer looking forward to a new career as an Oxford historian. Suddenly, Claire is transported to 1743 and into a mysterious world where her freedom and life are threatened. To survive, she marries Jamie Fraser, a strapping Scots warrior with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humor. A passionate relationship ensues, and Claire is caught between two vastly different men in two inharmonious lives. “Outlander” is adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon.”
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The 100

The 100 (The 100, book #1) by Kass Morgan (2013)

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YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Post-Apocalypse
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

No one has set foot on Earth in centuries — until now.

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents — considered expendable by society — are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life…or it could be a suicide mission.  Continue reading

BRN #12: Places, everyone!

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Some of you may know that I have participated in the NaNoWriMo challenge for two years now (2015 & 2016). I took up the challenge last year because I needed something to give my mind a project with a deadline and participating brought me some sanity. I decided to accept the challenge again this year because it seems it makes an excellent motivator for me and my writing. Anyway, I was sitting here musing about my book and thought I’d share a few thoughts with you.  Continue reading

Kurios

Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities
Cirque du Soleil

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ATLANTA, GA – April 30, 2016

For the first time in my whole life I got to finally see a Cirque du Soleil show. My brother bought us tickets as a gift for my 22nd birthday and he couldn’t have chosen a better gift. I’ve been highly anticipating this show since my birthday in March! I’m actually amazed he thought of it really. I mean, I love Cirque du Soleil but I’m also a Theatre major and so my brother and I operate on slightly different planes (he’s not into musicals, theatre, overly arty stuff, etc.). Actually he did admit to me that he had no idea what to expect because Cirque du Soleil just isn’t his scene. But he bought us tickets and took me to see them anyway.

I’m really glad I got to go with my brother, and him knowing nothing about it made it even better. It was mind-blowingly fantastic for me, but for my brother, well, his world was shattered, in a good way.  Continue reading

Taxi Brooklyn

Taxi Brooklyn (TV Show, 2014)

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Dramedy | Crime & Police
Rated TV-14
3.5 Stars

Lead Cast: Chyler Leigh (Cat), Jacky Ido (Leo)

Synopsis:Taxi Brooklyn is a French-American action-comedy” police television show. “Caitlin “Cat” Sullivan is an NYPD detective working in Brooklyn. After her driving privileges are suspended, she relies on Leo Romba, a Brooklyn cab driver from France. Leo becomes Cat’s driver and a de facto consultant on her cases. While solving crimes with Leo, Cat is also running her own unauthorized investigation into the death of her father, an NYPD detective thought to have been executed by the Capella crime family. In doing so, she clashes with her boss, Captain Baker, and her ex-husband Gregg, who has picked up the case for the FBI.” -Wikipedia 

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Life

Life (TV Show, 2007-2009)

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Dramedy | Crime & Police
Rated TV-14
4.5 stars

Lead Cast: Damian Lewis (Crews), Sarah Shahi (Reese)

The NBC television show Life is pretty good! I’ve only just finished the first season but I look forward to finishing the whole show (after which I’ll hopefully remember to come back and add to this post).

Synopsis:

IMDB gives a very brief description: “A former police officer [Charlie Crews] returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years.” Albeit brief ’tis accurate.

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