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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BRN #15: Bookish Turn-Offs

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As I’ve been sorting through my very overstuffed bookshelves I’ve stacked piles of books to part with. I don’t have the space and these are all books I doubt I’ll read again anyway. But then it got me thinking…what makes these different from the books I could never fathom letting go? So, I decided it might be fun to figure out what I don’t like to read in books. So I’ve put together a list of about 10 things that are bookish turn-offs for me (in no particular order).

As I made this list I realized a) it included things that I also don’t enjoy in movies/TV and b) that I’m very judgmental towards books. Lol  Continue reading

The 100 | Book/TV Blitz!

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THE 100 returns to TV tonight! And to help celebrate the show’s return Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Rockstar Book Tours are giving away 5 Boxed Sets of the Complete series! So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. Below you can also check out the official trailer for Season Four of The 100!!  Continue reading

Grease: Live!

Grease: Live! by Fox TV (TV Movie-Concert, 2016)

Grease-Live-2016Musical | Comedy
Rated TV-PG
2 Stars

Lead Cast: Juliann Hough (Sandy), Aaron Tveit (Danny), Vanessa Hudgens (Rizzo)

Plot Summary:

“After enjoying a summer romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High. There Sandy must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies in attempt to win Danny’s heart again.” -IMDB  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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Hjørdis

Hjørdis (TV Mini-Series, 2015)

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Comedy | International
Rated TV-PG
4 Stars

Lead Cast: Lise Baastrup (Hjørdis), Martin Brygmann (Gert), Ellen Hillingsø (Helle)

This is a Danish television mini-series about a school teacher named Hjørdis who, for the end of the school’s anti-bullying week, is putting together a performance with the students but then when the crown Princess Mary suddenly pops up on the guest list her plans go awry.  Continue reading