SAG Awards’ Fashion Winners Among a Sea of Bad Looks

The SAG Awards were last night. I easily found a great red carpet slideshow at Gossip Cop, but it really wasn’t so easy to find some looks I like. I know it’s January, and I admire that a lot of the women didn’t rush out to tanning beds to get a nice glow. However, that doesn’t excuse too dark lipstick and fabric colors that made their porcelain skin look a little more pukish.

Sheer florals were still big on the red carpet. Some looked better than others. A couple women decided to wear ankle length dresses. The result was more stumpy than classic. The other thing I really noticed were improperly fitted dresses. Some busts were squeezed while others’ stomachs were squeezed. I think a few tailors might have lost clients after these dresses.

Well, that’s enough for criticism; here are my favorites from the night:

Rocsi&Zuleikha Rose&Ellie Amanda&Jenna

More detailed images can be found at Gossip Cop.

Do you like my best dressed? What did you think of the dresses?


Golden Globes Fashion!

I really love these posts! They are so easy; yet, the topic is something that does have a large impact on the United States (whether we like it or not). Fashion is, was and will always be important at least in it’s ability to somewhat reflect the current state of our culture.

Before I actually get to my favorites, I wanted to talk about one thing: boobs! They were everywhere. The fashion tape industry must be making bank after the Golden Globes.

So, here they are, my favorite looks from the Golden Globes:

J.Lo_Zuhair Murad

J. Lo

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Claire Danes_Versace

Claire Danes

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba
(minus the furry pet)

Julianna Marulies

Julianna Margulies

Johnny Galecki

Johnny Galecki

Kunal Nayyar

Kunal Nayyar

Isla Fisher

Isla Fisher

What do you think of my list? Would you add or subtract anyone?

Fall TV Reviews

The fall portion of this year’s TV season wrapped up in the weeks leading up to Christmas, so I wanted to take some time to review the entire fall season. You can read my reviews of the premiers here and here.



The New Girl


This season of Glee has been pretty weak. Ryan Murphy must have realized that getting rid of the original cast would have been the death of this show because without Kurt and Rachel’s New York story line, this show would be canceled. The new cast members are just not that good, and the story lines are always missing the clever or insightful points they’ve had in the past.

The New Girl

The New Girl has been good so far this season. I like where the story lines are going. I don’t really have anything to complain about.

The Mindy Project

While I was sad about the turn the show took in the Christmas episode, overall I’ve been very pleased with this show. My sadness, though, says more about me than it does about the show. I admit that I’m a huge romantic sap, so anything that threatens that, even though being better for the show in the long run, will make me sad.


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Parks and Recreation

Saturday Night Live

The highlight of the season so far has been Louis C.K. as host. The other hosts have been promising, but they have fallen short. One or two sketches might be good, but the bad in the episodes definitely outweighed the good. Joseph Gordon Levitt, Daniel Craig and Jamie Foxx were all pretty good.


Oh, this show is so terrible. The acting and writing are just bad. The story line is interesting, so Nick and I have continued to watch it.

The Office

The final season of The Office has been really entertaining. I am disappointed in the new cast members. They aren’t bad; I’d just prefer to have all of the remaining characters’ story lines finished up without the distraction of new characters and their story lines.

Parks and Recreation

I adore P & R. My favorite episodes so far this season were Halloween Surprise and Ben’s Parents. They were both funny and warm and made me feel happy.

30 Rock

This is the final season of 30 Rock, and it’s been pretty entertaining. I’m going to miss Liz Lemon at the end of this season.




Modern Family

This has proven to be another strong season. The show will probably receive a lot of Golden Globe nominations again next year.


I love this show so much. I’m, of course, curious where things are going to go with Emily’s revenge plot, and I want her to stay together with Aiden, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.


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The Good Wife

The Big Bang Theory

I have mixed feelings about this show. I feel like the Leonard and Penny relationship has pretty much run its course, which I do find annoying. However, the rest of the show is still killing it.

How I Met Your Mother

The fall finale seemed to be back to what this show used to be, but for the most part, this season and last have just been filler to get us to the episode when Ted meets his future wife/mother of his children. The filler episodes have not been very good and are not doing anything to help the perception of this show.

The Good Wife

The Good Wife is like fine wine: it’s better with age. OK that age is only, what, like four-years-old? This show has continued to get better episode after episode. I’m so excited to find out where it continues to go.

What I’ve Watched

in which I share the fun, notable and not-so-notable things I’ve watched in the last month.

 what I’ve watched appears the first friday of the month. 

21 Jump Street

I’m not going to lie or exaggerate, I freaking loved this movie! I thought it was funny and smart. The nods to the oddities of the typical high school comedy were gold.


This was just not good.

Practical Magic

I love, love, love this movie. I’m not sure what it is, but whenever I see it on, I have to watch it.

The Campaign

Ugh, well it seems that Will Ferrel is rubbing off on Zach Galifinakis. There was a time where I found Will Ferrel’s movies hilarious, and then they just stopped being funny. I was hoping that Galifinakis would save this movie, but he just didn’t. I truly hate comedies that share all the good jokes in the previews.

Harry Potter and the Sorcer’s Stone
& Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

I just love these movies so much. Last year for Christmas, Nick got me the entire series on DVD. I’m working my way through them again.

True Blood, Seasons 3 & 4

I’ve just now realized that Season 5 is already out on DVD. I’m going to need to get that now. That’s really all I think I need to say about this.

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What I’ve Watched

in which I share the fun, notable and not-so-notable things I’ve watched in the last month

Ink Master

Nick and I really like to watch this show with a mixture of horror and fascination. I, personally, love watching the tattooists at work but the horror comes in as I watch a human canvas receive a horrible tattoo for the sake of the contestants chances in the show.

True Blood, Seasons 1 & 2

This show is so addictive and sexy. One of the advantages and disadvantages of watching an entire season on DVD is that it is VERY hard, almost impossible to stop after just one episode. Add in the tricky way the director decided to cut the episode and three hours have passed before I realize I’ve been pulled in again.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

I have always really enjoyed this movie, so when I saw it pop up on Comedy Central, I had to watch it. Steve Martin and John Candy are wonderful together. I also was very intrigued by how stylish Steve Martin’s wardrobe is by today’s standards. with his tweed suits, fedoras and pop of color ties, he could time travel to 2012 and we wouldn’t know the difference.


Oh, Looper, what a terrible choice for a date night movie. Unless you or your special somebody is a sociopath, this is a terrible date night movie. Despite having the lovely Joseph Gordon-Levitt, this was not a good movie. We really should have seen Pitch Perfect.

Young Frankenstein

I believe Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder to be geniuses. This movie is always entertaining no matter how many times I watch it. The faux drama gets me every time.

September Premier Reviews: Part II

see part I of my reviews here
From laugh-out-loud comedies to edge-of-the-seat dramas, the second part of the fall premiers didn’t disappoint.
Modern Family

As always, funny and refreshing. I don’t love all of the story lines, but the characters are still sympathetic and lovable.

The Big Bang Theory

The premier was funny, but I’m a little bored with the Penny/Leonard back and forth relationship. I really want the writers to decide what storyline to use and go with it.

The Good Wife

I’m not sure this show will ever disappoint. I love the strong female characters (Julianna Margulies as Alicia, Christine Beranski as Diane and Archie Panjabi as Kalinda) they are all flawed and unsure about their romantic lives, but the camera doesn’t focus too heavily on those aspects like other shows would. Rather, we see their strengths, their convictions, and their ability to deal with their flaws in a real way.


Such a good soap opera. I’m proud to say I’m a fan of this show. They laid a lot of their cards on the table for the premier, but I feel like there’s more in store for us. This show is very well organized. The writers are so far doing a good job of keeping the storyline flowing smoothly.

666 Park Avenue

I watched the premier of this show, but I’m not sure if I’ll continue to watch. I really don’t think it’s good for my blood pressure. The show hasn’t been very scary, but the suspense has been a bit too much for me.

September Premier Reviews: Part I

With the turning of the month I wanted to share my thoughts on the fall premiers I’ve seen so far. I’ll share Part II next week.


As I mentioned here, I wasn’t impressed with the premier of Glee. The subsequent episodes have been better. I’m interested to see which direction they go.

Saturday Night Live

As much as I like host Seth MacFarlane this wasn’t a strong premier. With the loss of some key cast members, this will be an interesting season.


The story and setting are interesting. The writing and acting are not interesting or good. I’m still watching, though.

The Office

This was a good premier. Seeing Roy again was interesting, but the continuing story of Pam and Jim knowing everything about each other was cheesy. I don’t like the new customer service guys. In the last season, I just want resolution for the existing characters.

Parks and Recreation

Loved this political-star studded premier.

New Girl

The premier was delightful and cute, just like it should be.

The Mindy Project

The premier didn’t quite hit the right notes. It was funny and interesting, though, so I continued to watch it. By the second episode it seemed to have hit its stride.

See Part II of this post here.

Fall Shows on Fox

Somehow I missed adding Fox shows to my fall lineup. Oops!

I’m only looking forward to three shows: Glee (Thursdays at 8:00), New Girl (Tuesdays at 7:00) and The Mindy Project (Tuesdays at 8:30).

I’ve watched the first two episodes of Glee, and I’m not terribly impressed by the story line and dialogue. I know it’s odd to criticize a show for teenagers, but it’s definitely been better in the past. Now it seems tired and trite. If it doesn’t get better, I’ll remove it from the DVR.

New Girl is so cute and funny. I love Zoe, and I also love Mindy Kaling, so I have high hopes for her.

Winning Looks at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremony

I find the Emmys more fascinating than the Oscars. Whereas, the Oscars are dry and feature movies I have yet to see (Seriously, my Black Swan the The King’s Speech DVDs are still wrapped in cellophane),  the Emmys are slightly humorous and feature shows I actually watch (or have watched prior to the airing of the awards show). Still, my favorite part is the Red Carpet.

Some notable trends appeared on the Red Carpet. It seemed like Angelina Jolie’s leg made multiple appearances on the Red Carpet this year. Everyone from Heidi Klum to Giuliana Rancic to Maria Menounos were channeling Jolie’s much-talked about Oscar pose. Both nude and colored sheer dresses were popular. Elisabeth Moss and Ariel Winter rocked some gorgeous floral frocks.

Another trend I noticed that I didn’t really like were odd criss-cross bodices. January Jones and Emily Vancamp wore it in different variations. After a few looks, I found January’s dress quite stunning and very sculptural. As an art piece, it’s amazing, but I can’t imagine it’s very comfortable to sit in.

Without further ado, here are my favorite looks:

Zachary Quinto
Archie Punjabi
Kate Mara
Elisabeth Moss
Giuliana Rancic
Aaron Paul
January Jones
Jeannie Mai

What I’ve Watched: Summer Movie Edition

It’s officially fall tomorrow, so it’s a great time to tell you what I watched this summer.

Project X

I can’t believe I allowed Nick to talk me into watching thiswith my momthe unrated version.

The Lorax

I loved this movie, but I’m a sucker for D. Seuss. We bought the 3D movie but watched it in 2D because 3D isn’t good for developing toddler eyes. I can’t wait to watch it in 3D.


Yeah, I just wrote Troy, the Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana one. Plenty of eye candy, and I love mythology but it was just OK.

The Hatfields & McCoys

I LOVED this. Of course, I really like Kevin Costner. While technically a miniseries, I’m putting it here due to length. Plus, it’s nominated for an Emmy.

We bought The Hurt Locker recently. We really like this movie. It’s amazing and is well directed. It’s gritty and so real it felt like I was there. I’m very pleased that such a typically masculine movie was directed by a woman, the lovely Kathryn Bige