Hooray for Friday! In this week’s weekend ready post I am talking about what I have been listening to and watching lately.
What’s on my mind:
Listen to this…
I need to give a shoutout to my friend Paul. First off, he has been editing videos for me and taking my least favorite task off my hands. And secondly, he let me know about Jamie Cullum’s album The Song Society Playlist which is 100% worth a listen. He’s a British musician who does jazzy covers of pop songs by singers like Justin Bieber and The Weeknd.
So I watched You…
You might have noticed this because I mentioned it on Instagram stories and several of you messaged me to suggest that it isn’t the best thing to watch when I am home alone. Can we talk about the casting? The casting of Penn Badgley from Gossip Girl and Shay Mitchell from Pretty Little Liars is perfect because the show is a combination of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars in so many ways.
I saw Isn’t It Romantic with my friend Jenn, and I really liked it. Look, any movie with a Hemsworth is a hit to me. I love Rebel Wilson and she is so funny in this movie about someone who gets trapped in a romcom.
Charles and I went to a launch party for Orbium, a new gin by Hendrick’s. The party was wild, and based on the theme of a parallel dimension and involved circus acts, crystal ball readers, costumed actors, and dance performances. Charles and I love Hendrick’s and Orbium encompasses some of the same flavor profiles we are familiar with, while also being out of the ordinary. It has quinine, wormwood, and lotus blossom extracts and is delicious on the rocks (bold statement, I know) or in a cocktail.
What to watch this weekend:
This week’s theme is tv shows that you will want to binge watch!
You – This show is just 10 episodes so you could watch it all over the long weekend. It’s a creepy tale of an obsessive boyfriend/stalker.
Gossip Girl – The wealthy young adults of the Upper East Side lead lives full of drama, and they wear amazing designer outfits. When the Boston Herald called the show “Every Parent’s Nightmare” it launched an advertising campaign with billboards featuring the text over a sexy still from a scene in the show. Watch it for delicious drama and to see lots of real-life NYC hotspots.
Pretty Little Liars – When a high school student goes missing her four best friends start receiving mysterious messages. It’s part high school drama and part mystery. It’s seven seasons long, so there are plenty of episodes to watch.
Grace and Frankie – The cast is amazing. The series stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, and Martin Sheen. Waterston and Sheen are partners at a law firm who announce to their wives that they are in love and ask for divorces. Fonda and Tomlin’s characters – who couldn’t be more different – have little choice but to become roommates. Oh and then they go into business selling vibrators. It’s off the wall, in a good way.
Riverdale – This show is very VERY loosely based on the Archie comic books, and is very dark. The high school relationships aren’t nearly as dramatic as the drugs, murders, corruption, gangs, and cults in their hometown.
Nashville – Soapy drama meets country music. This show is such a guilty pleasure. It stars Connie Britton as the queen of country music and Hayden Panettiere as the next big thing. I’ve watched the whole thing, twice.
Friday Night Lights – Also starring Connie Britton, this show about a football team in Texas is better than I had expected.
The League – Once you get over the fact that they show uses the exterior of Gibson’s steakhouse and depicts it as being a dive bar, this show about a fantasy football league is so funny. This is a show that Charles and I like to watch together.
The Mindy Project – This show is lighthearted and fun, and I love Mindy’s determination and sense of style.
Being Erica – You probably have not heard of this Canadian show, but it’s great. Erica is down on her luck when she encounters a therapist with the power to send her into her own past. It’s a fun premise and it is well executed.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Set in NYC in the 1950s, this series follows a housewife who discovers she has a talent for stand up comedy. It’s loosely based on the life of Joan Rivers.
Jack Ryan – A mini-series based on a Tom Clancy book starring John Krasinski, it has suspense, mystery, and drama. And some bloody violence.
Catastrophe – An American goes on a work trip to London, meets a teacher, they spend a week together, and she gets pregnant. The show follows the aftermath and is so funny.
Lauren’s Instant Pot Risotto with Garlic Shrimp looks so good!
I love how chic Jenn’s jumpsuit is!
Maya rounded up the Coziest Winter Sweatshirts, which is perfect considering that spring is still too far away.
Audra’s Lemon and Greek Yogurt Pound Cake looks like the perfect weekend baking project.
That’s it! Have a relaxing weekend!