Obsession of the Week | Dating Rules From My Future Self

Anyone who knows me (or reads my blog regularly) knows how much I absolutely love The Vampire Diaries. Well, the actress who plays Caroline (Candice Accola) is this season’s main character on a new show called “Dating Rules from My Future Self.”

Dating Rules is a web series created by Alloy Entertainment (the same creators of great things like Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, etc…).  There are two “seasons” of the show, which is comprised of 10-ish minute episodes. I’ve officially watched all of them and am quite anxious for new ones to come out.

The premise is pretty funny — the main character of each season communicates via text and FaceTime with an older version of herself. Grown up versions of the characters provide advice about how to navigate the crazy world of dating.

The first season, the main character was actress Shiri Appleby, who a few people may recognize from the CW show Life Unexpected (another show I loved, that unfortunately met its demise after only 2 seasons).

So far, season 2 has been pretty funny with Candice as the main character.  From her “margarita maker” (a blender) named José, to her problematic addiction to Cheetos, Candice’s character Chloe is simply hilarious.

Overall, Dating Rules from My Future Self definitely has some great humor written into it, particularly because they include some of the comical aspects of living life in the modern age where having “The Jimmy Song” posted on your Facebook wall is thought to be the most humiliating thing that could happen to a 20-something!

To watch Dating Rules from My Future Self go to Hulu http://www.hulu.com/dating-rules-from-my-future-self

Obsession of the Week | Ho Hey

2012 is a great year for Internet-related commericals apparently.  First we had the IE9 commercial with Alex Clare’s Too Close (which I already blogged about) and now we have a Bing commercial with an awesome song by The Lumineers.

 

Ho Hey” is definitely a feel good kind of song.  The lyrics for this song almost act as background to the melody, so I’ve yet to really listen to them — I have absolutely no idea what this song is about — time for a little Googling later this afternoon.

The marketing team at Bing did a great job timing the song within the commercial, not to mention including all those wonderful pictures of Hawaii. I mean who doesn’t like Hawaii?! :)

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In other news… I’m in the midst of packing like a wild-woman. This was how I caught up on some TV shows this morning over coffee.

Hulu. On top of a box.

Yep, that’s my life.

Movie Review | 21 Jump Street

“I really thought that was going to explode.”

Do you like funny movies? Of course you do! :)

So…you need to see 21 Jump Street. I could not stop laughing the entire movie (nor could anyone in the theater).  If you need proof, just look at the ratings.  It was the top grossing movie this weekend, and if you’ve seen it, you know why!

If you’ve been hiding under a rock lately, and have yet to even see the preview, check it out (click the picture).

Click on the image to go to the trailer.

 

Who would have known that Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum would make a great duo?! Personally  love all things Channing Tatum… just ask my friends, I’ve been obsessed with every movie he’s been in for years (i.e. Dear John, The Vow, Step Up, She’s the Man, Stop Loss, just to name a few).

Until this point, I hadn’t really enjoyed Jonah Hill as an actor, but I was really impressed — he’s definitely moved passed his Superbad days.

Having been a mere infant when the original 21 Jump Street ended, I obviously have no comparison to what 80’s TV-aholics believe to be one of the best shows ever created, but as a stand-alone movie the 2012 version was amazing.

The basic plot line, for those of you who don’t know, is two somewhat pathetic cops (Hill and Tatum) are put undercover and thrown back into high school, in order to find the supplier of a new drug.  Tatum’s character was a high school jock in his day, and expects to be right back in that BMOC (big man on-campus) position.  Little does he know, the new cool kids are the environmentally-friendly, smart kids who are getting into Berkeley and saving the planet, one Prius at a time.  Hill’s character, the once “not-so-slim-Shady” is now realizing what it was like to have the adoration of high school pupils.

The whole movie will have you bursting at the seams laughing.  The timing is right, the characters were well cast, and there are definitely a few surprises lurking around corners that audience members, like myself, definitely don’t see coming!

A small warning to those of you who may be a bit sensitive, it is definitely an R-rated movie for a reason.  Throughout the film, there is a lot of profanity, but unlike the aforementioned Superbad (which I couldn’t sit through due to the horrible sophomoric humor), it didn’t hit you in the face quite so obnoxiously.

Overall, I absolutely loved this movie, and would suggest it to anyone who just needs a really gut-busting laugh.

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