Yes, I watched the Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, and yes, I wrote it on my personal calendar so I wouldn’t forget. And yes, I still have a paper calendar and planner that I use at all times. Screw you and your modern technology! My planner tells me when all the full moons will be, and ALL of the time zones. Can your fancy phone do that?!? That’s what I thought.
- First question – why am I watching the Emmys on a Monday?
- Second question – when will Beyonce come out to prove that she and Jay Z are happy? And why hasn’t it happened yet?
Chapter 1: This Movie Seems Right Up My Alley
As one of my favorite movie characters of all-time, Maria Von Trapp, would say: let’s start at the very beginning. Here is the trailer for Her that changed my life (okay, this trailer didn’t at all change my life, it just made me want to see the movie. I felt like it required an unreasonably large build up, for some reason):
It’s not the most action-packed trailer of all-time, but it still made me pretty excited, and here’s why – first of all, Joaquin Phoenix is confusing and delightful and talented. I would call him, confusingly talented in a delightful manner, in fact. Second, the trailer has a hip indie music soundtrack that made me feel like just by watching it, my Klout score will skyrocket. (I checked my Klout score once, and I think it was at a 3 or something, so you can really only go up from there). Lastly, it’s about being in love with a computer so much that you take it out on dates and spin around in a romantic daze in public. That looks so nice!
Last summer, I started hearing a lot of chatter about some show called Orange Is the New Black, airing on Netflix. Here were my initial thoughts, in this order:
1. Is it about fashion? That sounds fun.
2. If it’s not about fashion, it’s probably a violent drama and I already hate it.
3. But if I like it, it’s on Netflix, which means that I can watch the episodes at any pace that I want, which is so appealing.
4. If so many people like it, it’s probably very good, therefore I will probably not like it. I am quite contrary, and I have questionable taste.
5. I’m hungry. I want a hoagie.
Then I probably went and ate a hoagie. Man, that sounds so good right now. What were we talking about?
Before I jump right into my rant about why I think Louie is insanely brilliant and everyone should watch it, I will quickly fill in those that currently do not. Louie stars stand-up comedian Louis C.K. as a stand-up comedian named Louie. So meta. He is a divorced father of two (just like in real life, you guys!) and he gets into all sorts of precarious situations on a daily basis. He’s like Larry David, but because he is much nicer and not as inappropriate, weird things just happen TO him, rather than him causing awkward situations because he says whatever comes to his head with no filter.
When Mindy Kaling left The Office to pursue her own sitcom, I honestly thought that there was no way that she could create a better character than the one and only Kelly Kapoor. Kelly Kapoor was painfully funny, and had all the best lines. Yeah, yeah, Steve Carrell is a genius and Michael Scott was one of the best characters ever, but he never got to be quite as overly dramatic as Kelly.