Show Me a Hero

show-me-a-hero-tv-reviewAre you watching Show Me A Hero on HBO? It’s only six episodes — and I am doing my best to savor each one (seriously, I would watch season after season of this show). Here’s why:

1. It’s New York-specific. The plot follows the true story of Nick Wasicsko, the mayor of Yonkers, New York in the 1980s, who has to take a stand on the public housing desegregation battle that divided the city during this time. (Watch the show’s trailer here.)


2. It stars Oscar Isaac. The man is crazy talented. And passionate. And cute. And now I want to watch every film he’s ever made before this (especially this one, which I meant to see, but missed!).


3. It also stars Catherine Keener and Winona Ryder. Both super badass women (especially CK, who appears in sorta major disguise).


4. It’s brilliantly written. Seriously, David Simon — who’s the man behind The Wire — deserves an Emmy, a Golden Globe, all of the above. In six episodes, I care so deeply about each character…even the ones that probably get less than five minutes of screen time a show. The script is so honest and raw and makes me want a second season, like whoa.

Are you watching the show? More TV talk later this week — we need to discuss Olive Kitteredge!

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I’m back!


You guys: I am so sorry for the blogging interruption. This fall has been on overdrive with work and wedding planning and travel and fun friends in town. But it’s no excuse! I said I’d be back in October…and technically, it’s still October, right? 😉

I figured I’d share a quick peek at what I’ve been up to before returning to regularly scheduled blog programming. If you’re interested, read on…


The weekend is here!

Processed with VSCOcam with a5 presetHappy Friday, my darling readers — and omg, happy Labor Day, too! I cannot believe that another summer has come and gone. Matt and I are beach-bound this weekend to make sure we end the season of warm weather on a sandy shore. What do you have planned? Here, to get your weekend started right, a few happy posts from around the web:

A recipe for berry crisp.

Sesame Street spoofs When Harry Met Sally.

The coolest iPhone cases (are you getting the iPhone 6S?).

Love these sneakers.

Made me laugh.

The Tour Guide sweatshirt.

A fall road trip guide.

My go-to drink this summer.

Will you watch this movie?

Long weekend dance party with this catchy tune.

PS: I’m taking September off from blogging, but will be back in October!

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I’m on a Cary Grant kick


Over the past week, I’ve watched two Cary Grant films that I had never seen before: To Catch a Thief and Arsenic and Old Lace. I didn’t intend to have such a Cary Grant-themed week — but after watching one (and remembering how much I loved North by Northwest and Charade and Vertigo), it got me researching…and off to the video store I went.

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I actually watched To Catch a Thief at the Rubin Museum. (If you haven’t checked out their film series, you should. It’s super cool to sip cocktails and eat popcorn while you’re surrounded by Tibetan art.) Sure, Cary Grant can be hard to focus on when he’s standing beside Grace Kelly and her beautiful clothes, but he is equally gorgeous and funny and suave. I totally get the George Clooney comparisons after seeing this film.


Next up, Arsenic and Old Lace. This one I rented at the video store — it is quirky and bizarre and black and white, but pretty hilarious in it’s absurdity. Totally worth a watch to see a disheveled, but still dashing Grant as he tries to work his way out of a jam. (Also of note: The geographic layout of Brooklyn re-imagined on a sound stage is crazy.)

Truthfully, a Cary Grant marathon with all five films doesn’t sound like a bad idea.

Do you have a favorite Cary Grant movie?

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