Monday, October 29, 2018

Catherine Versus The Delightful Spy Show: 3 Reasons to Love NBC's Chuck

image via Shuttershock 

"What makes you special is that you're not like every other spy. You're a good guy and you want to help people."
-Sarah Walker to Chuck Bartowski ("Chuck Versus the Gravitron" season 2, ep 8, quote via imdb)

When we think of a spy, we think of someone like James Bond: suave, a bit dangerous, with a lot of gadgets.  Or maybe the empowered Sydney Bristow with her varying disguises from Alias. Don't get me wrong, I am a huge 007 fan, and Alias was a fun show, but I also love a dorky, earnest, ordinary hero. This is part of what drew me to a TV show that aired in the mid 2000s called Chuck.  
**As always, a note before I move on: This post does contain spoilers for the first two seasons of the show. So if you want to remain entirely spoiler-free, watch the show and then come back and read** (The show is available to stream on Amazon Prime, FYI).

Thursday, October 11, 2018

#Relatable: To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Raise your hand if:

You've ever had a crush on anyone.

(via: giphy)

And if you've never had the courage to tell said person you like them.

(via: giphy )

**Note: This post contains spoilers for the movie To All the Boys I've Loved Before** If you want to be totally and completely surprised, watch the movie then come back and read.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A Show With Brains: Three Reasons I am Loving iZombie

(photo: PactoVisual at Pixaby)

I take my show-watching fairly seriously. In fact, I think investing in a show is like investing in a relationship: it requires time and commitment. And you hope it keeps things interesting. Otherwise, it's just a TV fling that leaves you with thoughts of  'what could have been...'

**A note before I move on. This post will contain some mild spoilers. So if you don't want to know anything about the show and be totally surprised, go watch then come back to this post.**

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hello Dear Reader!

"You have too many thoughts"
-Xander Harris to Willow Rosenberg,  Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Lie to Me"
Much like Willow, I have too many thoughts. A lot them about what I currently watch, read, or listen to. Oftentimes, I say to myself "you should write about this". And then I never do because the dishes need to be done, there's a new Instagram story by *insert celebrity's name here,* or it's almost 11pm and I really should go to bed, or I've been sucked into The Great British Baking Show and I just have to know what the next challenge is...

Well, I've finally decided to create the time and space to reflect and comment on various works in popular culture. (I used to blog a long time ago, but I wanted to start over). One of my goals is to create an ongoing commentary on works I'm currently engaged with (such as what show(s) I'm currently watching on Netflix or the new Taylor Swift album I just listened to) and hopefully create fun but thoughtful conversations about them.  My other goal is that I also want to write about what makes the show, album, or movie relatable to my own life. What can I learn from it? Have I been in a similar situation as the singer or character? Pop culture life parallels if you will.  There may also be an occasional post on a current pop culture topic that isn't related to something I am currently watching, etc. (I have opinions on who should be the next 007...stay tuned for a future post on that).
So that's the blog. Me? I'm Catherine (or Cat, for short) a thirty-something gal living in the midwest. I have loved writing since I was a child. I loved it so much that I grew up to major in English in college and then got my Master's degree in English. I've taught English at the college-level. I write poetry when the inspiration strikes.  And I'm a pop culture aficionado. If it's entertainment or book news, I'm probably reading it. 
Alright, so that's my first post! Whew. Thank you for reading and take care-