5 Fandom Friday: Fictional TV Spouses I’d Totally Marry

Happy weekend after Valentines Day! I feel that I need at least a week around Valentines to really start getting in the mood for the holiday. I burn slow, what can I say? With all of the well done tv shows out right now, there are some husbands that make me go awwww every week. It is nice to see men on television that treat their wives well, especially after an era where tv husbands were awful to the wife for comedic value.

Here are some spouses that I would so marry:

1. Greg Otto- American Housewife

This show is about as sweet as it gets. Diedrich Bader as Greg is a professor husband married to Katy Mixon, and they have the best chemistry. The Valentines episode had him as the one who goes all out and gets excited. The man gets into the zone for writing papers by drinking port and standing like Wonder Woman, because he’s awesome. And when his family interrupts his writing, he does not get mad. He redoes his ritual, and continues on.

2. Arthur Tack- Difficult People

Artur works for PBS, and his bowties kill me. He is a supportive, cooking, classic movie loving sweet baby angel. Bonus points for being James Urbaniak.

3. Ben Wyatt- Parks and Recreation

I mean, Adam Scott is the cutest in everything, but Ben Wyatt is his peak form. It is helped by how perfectly he complements Leslie’s personality, and they become one beautiful beast.

4. Terry Jeffords- Brooklyn 99

Terry Crews is my everything. On Brooklyn, his husband and father skills are showcased perfectly. Does he lose it sometimes trying to make his babies a princess castle? Yes. But, this just makes him more perfect.

5. Burt Chance- Raising Hope

Burt is a strange and wonderful husband in one unique and badass marriage. Growing up is fine, but being able to be childish and play with your spouse is freaking magical.

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5 Fandom Friday- Galentines Gifts

Happy almost Galentines Day, my ladies of fandom! I love that this weeks prompt celebrates the fact that Parks and Recreation made a legitimately awesome new holiday for us to enjoy.

1. Bling Sting Alarm

Super cute and loud as hell if need be, this is perfect to clip on a purse or belt loop.

2. Hark A Vagrant Print

For $16, you can get a print of any Hark a Vagrant comic. Kate Beaton is hilarious and I can find a print for any of my friends here.

3. My Favorite Murder Pillow

Yes, I am obsessed with this podcast. Yes, I have been drawing as many other people into it with me as possible. Why? Because I must. Karen Killgariff and Georgia Hardstark talk about murders and whatever else catches their fancy. And they happen to be funny as hell, just a couple of straight talking ladies trying as best they can to avoid being killed. “Stay sexy, and Don’t Get Murdered” is their tagline after all. Their merch is adorable, and all profits go to charity.

4. Bee and Puppycat Sword

This totally looks like it belongs in a She-Ra cartoon, and I love it. Puppycat power!

5. Lisa Frank Stationery Set

I know, I’m in a very pink friendly place in my head right now, and it seems I’m not the only one with the Frank resurgence and all. It’s funny because I grew up when Lisa Frank was first popular, and I had zero interest. Now I see it and go “Ohhh the colors and the prettty, give it.”

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5 Fandom Friday: Upcoming TV Shows I Can’t Wait to See!

I am so loving getting back into the 5 Fandom Friday spirit:) There are definitely plenty of tv shows to come that look interesting, but few that truly call to me. Here are my fave picks this year:

1. Great News

Tina Fey is involved, and that is all that I really need to know. That lady rules over my sense of humor. Her Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt had a second season even better than the first; how does she do that?? Featuring Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, John Michael Higgins, and Horatio Sands, Great News is premiering on NBC April 25th and I can not wait.

2. Riverdale

I am watching the premiere tonight, and I am fangirling hard. Archie comics were staples throughout my girlhood, and the Twin Peaks supernatural vibe added to the Riverdale universe just feels right. So, so right.

3. Legion

This looks insane and amazing. I expect to have no idea what is real and what is not, and to have a lot of dry Aubrey Plaza moments. Killer.

4. American Gods

The cast for this already makes it a winner, so I am very hopeful. If anyone has a chance of successfully adapting and bringing American Gods to the screen, it is these people.

5. Santa Clarita Diet

So this was a surprise. One day the promo popped up on my Facebook feed, featuring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant in a funny literal zombie suburbia. Love it.

Honorable Mention:

Golden Girls

All of the seasons will be on Hulu Feb. 13th! Yes. Finally, my Golden Girls needs will be fulfilled, and I will emerge all the classier for it.

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5 Fandom Friday: Films I’m Excited to See in 2017

There are so many movies that I want to see this year, it’s ridiculous. I am sure that there are tons of other movies not on my radar yet that I will soon fangirl over as well. Let us revel together in 5 Fandom Friday land:

In order of release:

Lego Batman

Will Arnett is my favorite Batman right now, and probably for the foreseeable future as well. The trailer played in theaters is so hilarious and cute; it is exactly what I need.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Drax, you are my precious. Can’t wait to play with this gang again.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The first Kingsman was a manic funbundle of a spy movie semi-spoof. It is a glorious Matthew Vaughn, and I have high hopes for the sequel with Channing Tatum. That man has epic comic talents.

Thor: Ragnarok

Mark Ruffalo and Chris Helmsworth buddy movie? Sold.

Star Wars VIII

The next Star Wars will be bittersweet, with the loss of Carrie Fisher. It will not add to my already high expectations of this film, it will just add a bit of emotion and crying. Deserved, deep crying, with my fist in the air screaming “Go, Carrie, you Badass! Jedi mind that asshole!” (We all know General Leia totally has covert Jedi skills)

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5 Fandom Friday: Christmas Movies

My Christmas Movie favorites have been pretty solidified over the years, with a new one sneaking in rarely. These are my top 5, and they are laden with nostalgia that pairs well with a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and holiday treats.

1. Desk Set

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star in my Reference Library Christmas Heaven. This is my favorite for so many reasons, but mostly for how much I want to be Katharine in this movie. #goals

2. Bachelor Mother

Ginger Rogers is a department store holiday worker who comes across a random baby on a doorstep and can convince no one that she is not actually the mother. Since she is unmarried in the 1930s, their reactions of being helpful and doing everything they can to support her with the baby add even more heart to this Christmas Romantic Comedy pick.

3. The Muppet Christmas Carol

This is my favorite Muppet movie, bar none. Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat are the perfect narrators and Michael Caine is THE ultimate scrooge. It’s adorable and scary and is even a freaking musical. Love. It.

P.S. The When Love is Gone song has been removed from newer American versions of this movie, and that is totally unacceptable.

4. Die Hard

It’s funny when every year articles come out defending Die Hard’s status as a Christmas film. I have never seen anyone argue that it is not one, so ya’ll are just arguing with something non-existent. Unless a lot of people have a stuffy grandma that’s like “No, we can’t be having that kind of 80s badass naughtiness as a holiday classic!” If so, please tape that conversation and share cause that would be super adorable. However, I feel that most grandmas are like mine, totally up for wine and Die Hard. Old ladies are awesome.

5. The Night Before

A newer addition to my must list of the season, and almost too hilarious. Like, I tried to re-watch this on a plane and had to stop cause I could not control my laugh volume. The tale is relatively simple, but the characters and their bond are super freaking sweet. My absolute favorite bits are with Seth Rogan and Jillian Bell as husband and pregnant wife. They play them very real and loving, and I would love to see more with those two.

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Fandom 5: Films Critics Hate, but I Absolutely Love

A good deal of the time, critics and I mesh fairly well in our film opinions. Well, my go-to critics at least. However, there are still a number of movies that I adore completely that seem to baffle the critic consensus. (Or at least leave them cold.) The following movies occupy a coveted place in my video library no matter what the naysayers say:

1. Radioland Murders: 24% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Long, long ago, a couple of decades past, George Lucas made the best Murder Mystery Comedy ever. It’s even set in a startup radio station in 1939 complete with live radio play and musical performances. Everything is brilliantly hilarious, from Christopher Lloyd as Zolton the special effects engineer searching for the perfect melon to simulate a head being smashed to Brian Benben hiding from the suspicious police as he tries to finish the final rewrites so that the show can go on! The entire story and cast is a beautiful warm hug of a clever and crazy bygone world. And I love it.

2. The Boss: 22% on Rotten Tomatoes

Based on the reviews, I had super low expectations for this movie. Color me surprised when I laughed my damn ass off! I know it’s not “high-brow”, complicated, or possessed of any subtle humor at all, but it’s such a perfect level of feminine power and naughtiness. The only thing that could elevate my enjoyment of this film is to include it in a double feature with Troop Beverly Hills, and nom on cocktails and girl scout cookies. Heaven. Oh, and Peter Dinklage as the evil Renault is adorable as shit. There’s a flashback to the 90s where he and Michelle (Melissa McCarthy) were co-workers and lovers before she “betrayed him”, and the epic styling and cocaine snorting (full on nineties Die Hard nostalgia style) going on deserves it’s own film. Prequel please?

3. The Watch: 17% on Rotten Tomatoes

So this is a sci-fi comedy set in a suburban town with a crown jewel of a Costco where a band of concerned citizens take on a hostile alien invasion. Everyone is adorable, Vince Vaughn is an amazing father, the cops are useless, and Richard Ayoade is my precious sunshine. I love to watch this while getting my list etc ready to do a Costco run, and I legitimately don’t understand why everyone does not enjoy this movie and do the same.

4. Doom: 19% on Rotten Tomatoes

Karl Urban is so badass, The Rock goes evil, Rosamund Pike introduced herself to me, and Soap from Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a fabulous gatekeeper. I never have played the Doom PC game, but the shooter perspective during part of the film reminded me of Wolfenstien, which I absolutely loved as a kid:) The critics hated on this hard, but I think it’s a solid futuristic action horror flick with a focus on the science of the potential of human genetics.

5. The Decoy Bride: 23% on Rotten Tomatoes

This is a totally cute and worthy Romantic Comedy with David Tennant, Kelly MacDonald, and Alice Eve. They play out a very mature love triangle where no one is the bad guy. All of the characters are genuine and working towards accepting themselves and what truly makes them happy. And David Tennant goes full on native wandering the beautiful Scottish island; it’s amazing.

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5 Fandom Friday: Halloween Movies

1. Cabin in the Woods

All of the tropes of the usual Halloween movies amped up and tossed with some high class humor Whedon style.

2. Young Frankenstein

The classic that does not age and just gets better with time. I love Madeline Khan so much in all that she does, and this is her ultimate swagger role.

3. The Burbs

I spent years not knowing about the bliss that is The Burbs. Ever since I first saw this on Netflix, it has been my new Halloween corn and cheese delight.

4. What We Do in the Shadows

The brilliant New Zealanders behind this pull off a perfectly seasoned Halloween parody. All that crazy vampire lore built up over the years is the base on which these guys float and party.

5. Tremors

Tremors is ridiculous and I love it. It’s a Horror/Western/Comedy and we need more of those. Hopefully with Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward as well.

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