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.
Super cute and loud as hell if need be, this is perfect to clip on a purse or belt loop.
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.
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.
This totally looks like it belongs in a She-Ra cartoon, and I love it. Puppycat power!
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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)
This time I can not resist one of the most classic of the classics to dreamcast. The dream director would be Joss Whedon since his version of Much Ado About Nothing was so fabulous.
Katherine Minola- Ruth Negga
Ruth is the most luminous talent that I have seen in a while. My love of her take on Tulip in AMC’s Preacher is well documented, and I look forward to her movie Loving as well as anything else she appears in.
Petruchio- Jason Statham
Jason is the perfect match for Ruth. He has a brilliance with comedy and a very Petruchio earthiness. It would be an intense connection, and I love it.
Bianca Minola- Imogen Poots
Imogen and Ruth would play off each other so well, I can’t even. Plus, Boyega and her would be a very interesting pair.
Lucentio- John Boyega
Another actor I want to see in everything, including hosting Saturday Night Live. Still hopeful that they add him this season:) Boyega is so the man to play a gallant romantic lead in the Shakespeare universe.
Tranio- Ray Santiago
Ray has been killing it in Ash vs Evil Dead, and he has proven to be the best back up that you can have.
Baptisa Minola- John Hannah
Hilarious, Scotsman, and actor of Badassness. The father of Kate and Bianca is sometimes the ineffective ringleader, and sometimes a part of the chaos.
Hortensio– Paul Rudd
Because why not?
Gremio- Dylan Moran
Because I want him to play and plot with Paul Rudd. I want it bad.
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.