I don’t always go for bad boys, but when I do, I prefer them to look like this…
If you’ve been living in an abandoned mine shaft then you might not be aware that Wednesday was the season finale of USA’s Suits. And if for some unfathomable reason you are not a cave-dweller and have still yet to watch this show, you are missing out on a cast with more collective sex-appeal than the entire Winchester Family. Headlining that cast is Gabriel Macht, whose character Harvey Spector took a real hit in this week’s finale. I shall say no more. What I will say is that Pearson Spector Litt’s resident bad boy coming to terms with his abandonment issues made for one of the best performances on TV this year. Not many working actors today can make panic attacks look cool, and for that we salute you Gabriel Macht. Then of course, there’s the fact that you’re absurdly hot. Don’t think we forgot about that.
There are many relationships on TV but only few are chosen… by me to someday emulate. Many are fraught with drama and while those are fun to watch, I hope to someday have one that is more like the following:
10. Monica and Chandler (Friends) – These two were my first OTP (internet speak for “One True Pairing”). Shmoss and Shmachel, I only cared about Monica and Chanandler Bong. I like that his amount of dorky is the perfect match to her amount of crazy.
9. Bob and Linda Belcher (Bob’s Burgers) – The Belchers are not only a relationship goal but a family goal. Someday I hope to raise a similar band of weirdos. Bob and Linda stick together and accept each other’s eccentricities amidst all the chaos.
8. Jim Halpert and Pam Beasley (The Office) – Speaking of chaos, in a different bunch of weirdos, these two found each other. They might have had a few (infuriating) bumps along the way to find each other but they did it. I always loved that their relationship felt real. They initially bonded over shared jokes and stayed together through hard work. Continue reading
Litigation. Corporate buyouts. Company bylaws. If these three words do not turn you on just a little bit, there’s a chance you aren’t watching Suits on USA. If that’s the case, you have my sincere condolences. Not only have you been missing out on the greatest legal drama to grace the airwaves since JAG, but for the last five years you have been living without this unfairly lofty expectation for how a man should look in a suit.
You also didn’t get to witness Meghan Markle demonstrating how to get it done in heels and a pencil skirt.
You completely missed Gina Torres obliterate the competition for Ultimate Corporate Mamma Jamma.
Nor seen the raw, cringe-inducing power of Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt, the stoolie we all hate to love.
And been denied this bromantic buffoonery.
You’ve gone all this time without salivating every time you hear Ima Robot’s “Greenback Boogie”.
Starting to feel a little sorry for yourself? Well, that’s only to be expected. So take a minute, have a good cry. Then you need to dust yourself off and prepare for the binge of your life, because you’ve only got a few hours before the Suits season 5 finale airs on USA tomorrow night. Last one there is a Harold Gunderson!
During the course of my Summer Binge I caught up on the Amazon/British series Catastrophe. The show focuses on a couple who find out they are expecting a baby after a brief fling they had while Rob, played by Delaney, visited the UK on business. The show is a really great contribution to the romantic comedy genre, while also being more than just a rom com. It is a very funny, sweet, and authentic look at something that feels like a realistic relationship.
Okay, we got all that out of the way. Now onto the swoony Rob Delaney. Would 12-year old Ellen have appreciated Rob? No, probably not. While I may have admired his sense of humor, I was not yet mature and sophisticated enough to appreciate his swarthy manliness, nor his metro lumberjack fashion sense. But guess who does appreciate all of that in a big way? This girl.
In summary, I dare you to watch the show and fall for Rob the Character and I dare you to read the following Twitter conversation and not fall in love with Rob the Man. Such a man. Ooh, boy.
Lately, I have been re-watching 30 Rock, just because. It’s like one of those times when you meet up with an old friend and it is as if no time has passed. If anything, you just remember how awesome that friend is and how much you miss them.
While I have always identified with Liz Lemon, I am realizing that age is only bringing me further into my Liz Lemonhood. Let’s explore.
1. Post work evenings are more like this:
2. Whenever I put on makeup and my contacts I feel like this:
3. If ever I have a conversation with a crush without wanting to cringe:
4. Never knowing how to comfort people going through a hard time:
5. Anytime I go to a sporting event: Continue reading
Hey. Hey you!
Yes you. I want you to knock it off.
Is that a yes or a no? How about you talk with your mouth, not your piercing blue eyes.
Hey, don’t look at the red monster, look at me!
What, you think you’re cool because you have a bunch of Muppet friends? LOOK AT ME!
Better. Now can you please KNOCK IT OFF?
Buddy, you are swiftly approaching my very last nerve.
Is this FUNNY TO YOU?!
Oh yeah, it’s like that.
This has been Fangirly Presents Knock it off, Henry Cavill.
We’ve gotten to know each other pretty well by now, right? Ellen and I have publicized most of our pop-culture proclivities (ALLITERATION!), and we’ve held very little back. Here’s another confession for the books: we go bananas for 60’s spy thrillers. James Bond, Funeral in Berlin, Notorious. The hairier the chest, the shorter the swim trunks, the happier we are. So when we heard about Guy Ritchie’s new spy thriller The Man from U.N.C.L.E, starring Henry Cavill (he of the chin that cuts glass) and Armie Hammer (he of cartoon eyelashes) we had difficulty keeping our trademark cool (joke).
And believe me guys, this movie did not disappoint. Guy Ritchie understands that a spy movie is only as interesting as it’s
spies, so he gave us three of the most watchable spooks since… ever.
Henry Cavill plays Napoleon Solo, a Bond-type company man who is carrying out a sentence of indentured servitude to the CIA. In an effort to avert a nuclear apocalypse (as per ushe) he teams up with (gasp!) KGB Special Agent Illya (Armie Hammer) and East Berlin refugee Gaby (Alicia Vikander). World saving ensues.
I’ll be the first to admit that the story here is a little light. But the movie is so stylish and fun to watch, I found myself not caring. The dynamic between Nalopeon and Illya is hysterical (you know, typical American-Russian tom-foolery), and Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander have some of the best on-screen chemistry I’ve seen in a while. My only complaint? Resident super-villain Victoria (Elizabeth Debicki) didn’t really strike fear into my heart as I’m sure was intended. More Femme Fatigue than Femme Fatale, if you feel me. Also, Jared Harris should be legally prohibited from doing an American accent. Ever.
I know this movie has snatched some pretty mixed reviews, but I’m begging you to go see it. I promise it will be the most fun you’ll have at the movies this summer.