Character to Music Tag!

So after participating in yesterday’s tag, What Would That Villain Read?, I’ve decided to create a tag of my own. I can’t say for sure though that no one has ever done a tag like this before since I’ve seen a lot of them and know that there are a lot out there. Anyway, here are the rules:

The Rules:

1.) Choose 5 or more characters from a book, show, or movie

2.) For each character, pick at least one song you think they’d listen to and try to explain your reason for picking that song

3.) Tag whoever you want

4.) HAVE FUN!

My Characters:

1.) Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl….All American Girl by Train

Blair from Gossip Girl (and many other characters from the show, such as Serena) think that they’re ‘all that and a bag of chips’ and just wake up looking perfect. This song definitely relates to them and I can see them liking it for that reason. It is a great song, by the way!

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2.) Crowley from Supernatural…Aint No Rest for the Wicked by Cage the Elephant

Aint No Rest for the Wicked is a great song and I think Crowley would LOVE it! Think about it: he lives on fear and deception and finds it super fun!

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3.) Dean Winchester from Supernatural…American Pie by Don Mclean

I definitely think Dean would love this song. It talks about serious issues, drinking, and cars! Dean loves his Impala!

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4.) Marty Mcfly from Back to the Future…I Want a New Drug by Huey Lewis and the News

Maybe it’s because a couple of his songs are already in the movie, but I think Huey Lewis and the News’s I Want a New Drug would be a song Marty from Back to the Future would like. It just seems like his kind of music!

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5.) Willa from The Finder…Pirate on the Run by Pat Monahan

I really liked Willa from The Finder. All she wants to be is independent and free, though she also wants to be respected. She’s tough and strong. I think she would like the song Pirate on the Run because of her love of independence and her gypsy ways.

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6.) Maya from the book Fool Me Once…Bitch by Meredith Brooks

Maybe she wouldn’t like to admit it, but I think Bitch by Meredith Brooks describes Maya from Harlan Coben’s Fool Me Once in many ways. There’s a lot to Maya’s character.

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I Tag…

Bookmark Chronicles

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The Bookish Underdog

Read, Think, PonderRead, Think, Ponder

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Life Lessons Around the Dinner Table

Hot Shot Headlines

By Hook or by Book

Anyone who wants to participate!

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What’s Up With…

great shows going off the air too early?

Today I decided to write a fun and opinionated post about TV shows and how it seems (to me) that so many amazing shows don’t last as long as they should. Heck, I find that many shows that are cancelled early on are much better than some that last for many seasons. While there are some shows that I’ve loved (and love) that have lasted many years, there are some that I feel have had a lifespan that was cut far too short. Let me give you some examples! These are in no specific order.

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Early Edition: A great show starring the talented Kyle Chandler. The show was about Gary Hobson (Chandler) who received tomorrow’s newspaper today. With the paper, he went about his life helping others in need. While the show lasted four years, it didn’t get an official ending. What’s up with that?!

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Sirens: I discovered Sirens on Netflix so maybe I’m just as much to blame (though in my defense, I don’t have cable) and let me tell you, I found it hilarious. It has wonderful characters and is just really fun to watch. You know how many seasons it lasted? TWO! I’m sorry but a comedy that good should have had a longer shelf life.

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The Finder: I just started watching The Finder on Netflix and man am I hooked! The show is super creative and once again, has talented and memorable characters. This show only lasted one year and for the life of me, I can’t understand why. I think that networks need to give shows more time to prove themselves.

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Thieves: Another show I loved watching that only lasted a year! I remember thinking this show was SO good. Plus, it had Melissa George and John Stamos in it – two great actors!

These are just a few examples (trust me, there are A LOT more) of shows that have gone off the air, in my opinion, far too quickly. Meanwhile shows like Greys Anatomy, The Simpsons, and many others are still going on! I know that there is a huge fan base for some of these shows (not sure why, but that’s a different story altogether), but I think that there must be something wrong with the system. It’s not that shows I’m not interested in last so long – I understand that people have different tastes than me and plus, I like some shows that have been on a while (Supernatural, for one).

However, what I don’t understand how a good show like The Finder, for example was only on for one season. Perhaps the network didn’t advertise it well or perhaps they should have timed it differently? All I know is that many great shows have been deprived a long, good run. Can someone explain this to me?

What shows have you loved that ended way too soon?

Gilmore Girls : A Year In The Life – Review

Okay guys, I didn’t plan on it but I finished Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life in two days! While it’s still fresh in my mind, I’ve decided to write a review. Warning: Spoilers Ahead…


What I Didn’t Like:

The scene with the musical: The town of  Stars Hollow is throwing a musical – fine. The problem? The scene lasted way too long in my opinion. While I loved Lorelai’s reaction to the whole thing (the looks from side to side saying, ‘Are you serious?’), I thought the whole thing in general was a little obnoxious. Plus, the part when Lorelai walks out and the actress gets all over her – it just didn’t seem to fit with the show.

How some of the scenes seemed forced: I know how they were trying to include everyone, but some of the scenes seemed a little too forced. For example, I loved that Suki was in the show, but waiting until the last minute seemed a little too much. I can’t totally explain it, but some of the show seemed a little pushed.

Rory and Logan’s ongoing affair: I know that Rory’s character isn’t meant to be perfect and that’s fine. However, when we last left Rory before the continuation of the show, she and Logan seemed to split after she said no to his proposal. However, when we returned, they’re carrying on a secret affair?! Can you say, annoying? Not to mention, I think Logan (especially by the end of the show), is an ass. Plain and simple.

Lorelai and Luke’s ‘baby issue’ – I didn’t hate this, but it didn’t totally seemed solved by the end of the show. Sometimes it seemed like Lorelai wanted a baby and at others, it didn’t. I was a little confused.

What I Did Like:

Carol King playing ‘I Hear The Earth Move’ – This was great and it cracked me up! I love the song and love how Taylor didn’t find it catchy! Just a really funny scene!

The Dancing Scene with Logan and Friends – I loved this whole scene including the great music! It was amazing!

Lorelai and her Mother: I liked how they kept the relationship between Lorelai and Emily tense, but at the same time, loving at times. Emily still isn’t a saint after Richard dies, but she still has moments when you can tell that she loves her daughter.

How the Characters Were Put to Good Use – I liked how Jess was put in the show (though I could practically hear the audience clapping as he walked in – it’s just how he randomly showed up). He came in to help out Luke with his mom and he visited Rory and the paper. I also like how they had Lane in the show. I also enjoyed seeing Dean! Seeing Michelle again was great as well. I liked seeing Suki but felt that her not showing up until the end was awkward.

Lorelai and Rory’s Relationship – While maybe not as strong as before, you can tell that the mother and daughter still have an incredible bond. I loved that the creators of the show kept that.

Rory writing a book about her relationship with her mother – I thought this concept was fantastic. So much so, that Lorelai not liking the idea at first pissed me off!

Spoiler Alert: Major spoilers ahead…….

Lorelai and Luke Getting Married – I’m so happy this finally happened! I think they did a great job with it.

‘The last four words’ – I guess everyone is referring the last words as ‘the last four words’, so I’ll do the same. At first I was like, “That’s all we get?”, but after a while, I kind of liked how it ended. It leaves us wanting more, but at the same time, we feel satisfied with the ending (I did anyway). The baby is most definitely Logan’s (it didn’t seem like Rory had seen Paul very recently) and she’ll most likely raise it by herself. Perhaps she’ll end up with Jess in the end since he obviously still has feelings for her. Though, personally, I don’t think she likes him like that anymore. Who knows.

Overall Rating: 8/10

October Photo Challenge – October 31st

Once again, I’d like to wish everyone who celebrates, a Happy Halloween! Have a great, safe holiday! To all of you who don’t celebrate, have a great last day of October! Stay safe and enjoy the day!

For today’s challenge, it’s scariest monster time!

I’m going to have to go with Sirens from Supernatural! WARNING: Scary images ahead!

 

 

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October Photo Challenge – October 30th

So I know that this is more of a scary movie parody, but my favorite scary movie that’s in black in white is Young Frankenstein! The movie is so…freakin’…funny! I love it!

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October Photo Challenge – October 28th

For favorite alien movie, I’m going to choose Starman. I don’t really think of him as an ‘alien’, but I guess he is since he comes from another planet! The movie has great actors (Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen) and is such a sweet movie! It also shows how typical humans are when it comes to treating others who we don’t know poorly. I love the relationship though between Jenny and Starman! I won’t give any details away, but I love the scene with the deer!

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October Photo Challenge – October 27th

Today’s challenge is favorite scream queen. To be honest, I don’t really have one. However, I do like a few actresses that are considered scream queens (I just haven’t seen the movies that they’re considered scream queens for, if that makes sense). Here are some actresses that I like that have been called scream queens.

1.) Kate Beckinsale I did see Kate Beckinsale in Van Helsing, but didn’t see her in Underworld. I’ve also seen her in non-horror/horror based movies like Serendipity and really like her!

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2.) Katie Cassidy – I’ve seen Katie Cassidy as Ruby in Supernatural, Laurel Lance in Arrow (along with Laurel Lance in The Flash in a couple of episodes and Legends of Tomorrow in an episode) and really liked her. I especially loved her as Ruby in Supernatural! She was actually pretty freakin’ awesome!

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October Photo Challenge – October 26th

For favorite funny – scary TV show, I’m picking a show that’s not really scary at all, but just plain hilarious. It’s a spoof on scary stuff though, so I think it counts! And the winner is…The Munsters!

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Okay, maybe he doesn't drive a DeLorean in the show but he wanted to try it out!
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October Photo Challenge – October 25th

I’m not 100% sure this counts, but I’m going to pick the legend of Hellhounds! As many of you know, I watch and love the show Supernatural and think the concept of Hellhounds (while scary) is pretty cool!

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October Photo Challenge – October 24th

I had a favorite monster in mind, but then I realized it’s more of the scariest monster which is a prompt for later on in the challenge. Therefore, since I’m not quite sure what my favorite monster is, I’m going to go with a monster that I thought looked really cool! Djinns from Supernatural!

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