Monday, February 11, 2013
My Newest Obsessions
Newest Obsession #1: The Carrie Diaries
I've made it no secret that I am a die-hard Sex and the City fan over the years. I own the series on DVD and I could probably detail every episode in chronological order if asked. So when Candace Bushnell came out with the new YA series of books a couple of years ago, The Carrie Diaries, which is a based on Carrie Bradshaw as a teen, it was no surprise that I was already a fan by association to it's namesake.
But wait, it gets better (or worse, in my fan-girldom case) because now, NOW, The Carrie Diaries has become a TV series.... And I am not ashamed at all to say that I'm in love (even though it is airing in place of Gossip Girl, which I also loved. Chuck Bass is dearly missed). It's like getting a second chance to watch Carrie again. AnnaSophia Robb is the perfect Carrie, in my opinion. Her mannerisms, hair, clothes everything screams Carrie Bradshaw! It doesn't hurt that she's just so freakin' cute too! I seriously hate her--in a friendly way, of course. Ha!
I often try to hold out on watching new series because it never fails that I watch them, LOVE them, and then they are promptly cancelled (al la Emily Owens, MD. No comment). I couldn't resist with this one though, so here's to hoping (and praying to the Carrie gods) that it will not be cancelled!
Newest Obsession #2: The Walking Dead
I adamantly refused to watch this one for the longest time. Yeah, I had heard awesome things about it, and even tried to watch it once before, got a good look at the zombie child that kicks off the first episode, and promptly turned it off--because I'm a wimp and it was dark and I was by myself. Don't judge, those are all logical and rational reasons.
Per the usual though, a couple of weekends ago, I gave in. It took me two days to watch seasons 1 through the first half of season 3, and it's no surprise that I'm not hooked. This is the way it always goes with me. I refuse, relent, and then I just. can't. stop. watching!
The only upside to holding out for so long is that I got to binge on all of the zombie goodness, which is sometimes nice. AND I didn't have to wait but a few weeks for the second half of season three to start up again. So really, who's the smart one here? Hmmm?? That's what I thought. There usually is a method to my madness, or at least that's what I like to tell myself, anyway.
So, what are you guys watching these days? Is there anything else I need to add to my binge TV pile? Does anyone love Daryl (from The Walking Dead) as much as I do??