Tag: TV

List: Other Titles for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

List: Other Titles for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

I’ve been slowly re-watching Buffy on Netflix. I’m on s05 now, or “The season where Buffy, again, proves she can still be even more awesome.” I really like Buffy.
Some alternate show titles I think are pretty accurate:

  • Giles Getting Knocked Out A Lot
  • Powerful Woman Puts Up With Everyone’s Incompetence
  • Teenage Girls Have Been Changing The World For Centuries
  • Yes, We Know The First Season Is Ridiculously Bad But Trust Us, It Gets Better
  • Don’t Get Too Attached To Angel…
  • If Buffy Is Not Your Favorite, What Are You Doing With Your Life?
  • Men Not Listening To Buffy For No Good Reason
  • Get Ready To Have Complicated Feelings About A Vampire Named Spike
On Watching BoJack Horseman

On Watching BoJack Horseman

I started season three of BoJack Horseman today. With plot points like, “Todd and Mr. Peanut Butter get sprayed by a skunk,” and anthropomorphic animals for main characters, you might not suspect that this is a show about what it means to live a good life, achieve personal happiness, and the fear of never being able to do both. But it is very much about that. (Plus, animals with funny names.)

Sometimes you have to take responsibility for your happiness.

It takes a long time to realize how truly miserable you are,
even longer to see it doesn’t have to be that way.

– Cuddly Whiskers the hamster, BoJack Horseman

Photo Credit: BoJack Horseman, s03ep4
Cristina Yang Truth

Cristina Yang Truth

If you want crappy things to stop happening to you, then stop accepting crap and demand something more.

– Cristina Yang, Grey’s Anatomy

I love Cristina. She’s brilliant, uncompromising, a great friend, and yes, I had heard of Cristina’s greatness over the years, but I just started watching Grey’s Anatomy this month.

I’m 10 years late to this show, but I’m in it now and glad to be here.

Photo Credit: Eric McCandless via Getty/Huffington Post
Real Life Fairy Tale Country

Real Life Fairy Tale Country

Slovenia is beautiful. It’s the kind of deep green and blue place you’d expect to see in children’s books about castles and dragons. It’s also the kind of place I’ve never thought about visiting and might not always find quickly on a map. (Fun fact: A lot of mail meant for Slovenia mistakenly ends up in Slovakia.)

Coincidentally, Slovenia was featured in two documentaries I watched recently. In the Netflix series, Chef’s Table, there’s an episode about a Slovenian Chef named Ana Ros. She cooks amazing food inspired by the sloping hills and clear rivers of her town, nestled in Slovenia’s Soca Valley. In Where to Invade Next, Michael Moore visits Slovenia to highlight their free university system and progressive politics… in addition to the gorgeous mountain landscapes.Now that I know more about Slovenia, it’s on my ever-growing list of places I’d love to visit.

Photo Credits: Joe Parks  & Bernd Thaller