I’ve noticed dinner parties/rooftop gatherings/patio meet-ups are quickly becoming more favorable than heading to nights out at bars for drinks and cocktails among friends. So naturally, we have to be nearing adulthood right?? Adulthood or not, I will say the conversation topics have shifted. Talk that surrounding pop culture and trips of nostalgia, has now become “Guess what I learned this week?” and “You’ll never believe this, but …” Maybe chalk it up to Buzzfeed with the endless lists of things you never knew about your favorite films, bands, TV shows, etc. Whatever it is, I walk away from these nights with new facts for trivia nights, perfect since that season is right around the corner.
During my daily blog run down, I came across Fill the Silence. It’s a fun Tumblr with random facts sure to spice up conversation at the next dinner table. There are only a few pages, so feel free to go back through the archives, you won’t get lost in a never-ending hole for the next 2 hours (like most Tumblrs). Two of my favorite findings below from the site.
Via A Cup of Jo
I appreciate great TV dramas. From Mad Men (back April 6!) and Downton Abbey to The Good Wife and Homeland, I cannot get enough. Which is why I found myself wondering what was next when I finished The Newsroom series (note, I love everything about that series). After perusing on HBO OnDemand, I figured it was time to see this Game of Thrones business.
I’ve been fighting the GOT lifestyle for a while. After seeing a few clips, I thought there’s absolutely no way I can get in to this show. I had no idea who was who, who was related to whom and what storyline each character carried until probably the seventh episode. But I’m hooked. I cannot stop. While I’ve never really been a fan of medieval period pieces, I cannot turn away. The storylines are deep and rich and frankly, completely unpredictable. While I have yet to find a character that truly “gets” me, I still constantly think about what’s going on in the Seven Kingdoms. Though I think that’s because I’m so drawn to Peter Dinklage‘s character:
After successfully powering through the first two seasons, I find myself eagerly awaiting season 3’s return. Thankfully, a trailer leaked today. Just have a month and a week to hang tight.
I wish I could formulate words on what I think about this. But I just can’t. Europe does it again with another game-changing experiential.
Every winter season in Chicago, I find a TV show and series to carry me through the winter blues. It helps keep me sane. Last year, it was Friday Night Lights. The year before, Modern Family. And this year, while Dexter appeared to be my new favorite show keeping me trapped in my room dressed in sweats, it isn’t.
After hearing much about Downton Abbey on all of the blogs I read, I decided to look into this show, which I’ll admit, I thought was Downtown Abbey. This miniseries airs on PBS Masterpiece and follows the lives of one aristocratic family and their servants–a bit a rather enjoy. I’ve now found myself unable to stop thinking about the show and wondering when I’ll get to watch it again. And despite appearances, it has nothing to do with the accents. It’s all about the music and that library!
I’m sure my dreams appreciate going to sleep after watching an episode about the Crawley family instead of the serial killer ways of Dexter Morgan.