Hope you all survived the storms this week. After they rolled through Wednesday night, we were left with ridiculously cold and windy weather. Not a fan. Looking forward to warmer, sunnier weather this weekend: can’t wait to walk and grill (and drink a few beers on the patio…)
I don’t watch a ton of television, especially now that basketball is over. I do watch Friends every morning while I get ready, but, we have very few things we watch at night. And for as long as I can remember, most shows focused on male leads – think Mad Men, The Sopranos, etc.. But my favorites are all about the ladies:
Feud: I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s SO GOOD. While both Joan Crawford and Bette Davis were catty as hell (especially in this portrayal), the sexism and ageism they endured makes it a bit more understandable. It’s a nice reminder that while some things have changed, some things remain the same. We’re still fighting the good fight, aren’t we? The dynamic between the two is really something.
Current mood. Photo found here.
Girls: I know how many people feel about Lena Dunham, and I understand, but the past couple of seasons of Girls have been exceptional. This final season is brilliant. Friendships fall apart as we get older. People lose their way. Life looks different than we imagined. If you can identify with those themes and get past the ridiculousness and narcissistic behavior at times, this show is for you.
The Mindy Project: Loved Mindy when it was on Fox, but it’s even better on Hulu – she has much more freedom and it’s hilarious. I think my one complaint with this show is the fat jokes: Mindy Kaling is a beautiful, successful, intelligent woman, but it’s almost as if she’s afraid if she doesn’t laugh at herself, everyone will be laughing AT her. Being able to laugh at yourself can be an endearing quality, but those jokes always fall flat for me. The supporting cast is phenomenal.
Jane the Virgin: Jane is a show that I thought I’d hate – the concept seemed so ridiculous – but I fell in love from minute one. The relationship between Jane and her mother and grandmother is so special, and Gina Rodriguez is amazing. Don’t let the telenovela aspect scare you away. I have cried on numerous occasions while watching… it really tugs at the heartstrings, but not in a cheesy way.
Big Little Lies: I didn’t read the book and wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but I enjoyed the element of surprise. Women have to go through some shit, don’t we? And we ALWAYS try to make it seem like we have it together. I loved that the show addressed that. It was visually stunning and harsh and violent. The end scenes were everything. Don’t even get me started on Zoe Kravitz and Laura Dern.
Have you watched these shows? What are your favorites? Hope you have a great weekend!