Saturday, May 23, 2020

Save Bless This Mess From Cancellation - please Hulu, Netflix, NBC - anyone!!

I also want to give a shoutout to Bless This Mess! It was also such a wholesome show! Seeing New Yorkers starting a farm? As a New Yorker myself I loved it! I loved all the women making fun of Rio for being a fake feminist because she can't drive!! I loved how both the man and woman changed their last names as a signal for equality. I also loved how Rudy was such a weirdo character but he found love! Sitcoms can sometimes treat the weirdo character as just a nuisance. They can sometimes treat the weirdo character as not being human. Rudy was though! You could see Rudy's emotions, his heart - and that is why his love story was so great!

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I don't want to be too greedy but it would be so great if both Bless This Mess and Single Parents could get saved! Please TV providers! Save these shows.

The cast: I love how everyone on this show has different looks. We see people with different body types, different facial features - and yet everyone is good looking because you see their personality! 

The wholesomeness: Wasn't it heartwarming to see Rio and Mike become friends with Kay and Beau? Wasn't it heartwarming to see Rudy and Constance fall in love! To see Jacob being his teenager self for comic relief. Another heartwarming show cancelled! Why do people not want joy in their lives!

The romance: Rio and Mike, the main characters, are already married which is fresh and unique. Usually the main characters find love on a sitcom. Rio and Mike are already in love and we see them navigate that. It's great! I love to see what happens after a wedding! I wanted to see them have a baby! I've already mentioned how Rudy and Constance are such different people but you still go on their romance journey with them! And of course Key and Beau - I loved seeing them become better people.

#saveBlessThisMess

Save Single Parents From Cancellation - please Hulu, Netflix, NBC - anyone!!

I recently learned that Single Parents, one of my favorite sitcoms, has gotten canceled. It DEVASTATED me as I started watching this show right after the pandemic started. It brought me so much joy and was so wholesome. It was a gut punch to learn that it wasn't coming back. Hulu, Netflix, NBC, if you are listening - please consider saving this show!!



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The Cast: The cast of Single Parents was amazing. Leighton Meester is hilarious as a comedic actress. I saw someone comparing her to Nick Miller and I agree! She is the Nick Miller of this new generation. She's SUCH a delight to see on screen. Secondly, I was charmed by Kimrie Lewis-Davis as Poppy. She is so charismatic and stylish on the series. These two ladies add so much to the cast! Taren Killin is also great as the sweet dad. We need more sweet dads on TV! It's so wholesome to see!! ugh....how can you replicate a better cast?!?! C'mon networks - how? I assure you - if you pick up this series, you'll get some of the best ensemble comedies of all time. The kids are also so cute. Are you telling me I will never see Graham's cute face again? 
 
The Wholesomeness: We need wholesomeness for the whole family. THEY ARE A VILLAGE!! A bunch of friends who love each other? It brings me the same joy New Girl brought me, the same joy Friends brought me.

Romance: Angie and Will have so much potential! I want to see more of their story. They are such a sweet slow-burn couple. The season 2 finale brought me so much job how they both love each other! And how they both found out. so sweet...SO SWEET.

#saveSingleParents

Monday, April 27, 2020

BJ Novak's Lookalike & Crazy Ex Girlfriend Similarity - Netflix's Never Have I Ever

Thoughts on Netflix's Never Have I Ever

Mindy Kaling's new show just came out on Netflix called, "Never Have I Ever" and I LOVED it.  It was funny and touching and made me cry at times. I recommend everyone give it a try and watch it!

Here are some thoughts I wanted to share with the world:

1) I think it is HILARIOUS how Mindy Kaling named the Jewish character with big, blue/green eyes "Ben" after BJ Novak (The B.J stands for Benjamin Joseph). Mindy and B.J. have been linked romantically for quite some times and their characters were a couple in The Office!

bj novak never have i ever Ben
The 2 Bens!!


2) This show reminded me of Crazy Ex Girlfriend. Here is how:

  • Girl is obsessed with boys because she is going through some trauma
  • Girl is self-centered and ditches her friends constantly because she is obsessed with a boy
  • Girl has a therapist who is constantly overwhelmed by her crazy-ness
  • Girl's mother is controlling
  • Love triangles galore!! 
3) The scene where Devi falls into the pool is a call back to the Mindy Project where Mindy also falls into a pool.

4) Team Paxton or Team Ben: I have no idea which team I am on!!

5) Mindy Kaling tends to make her enemies-to-lovers men really mean in the beginning. This was seen in The Mindy Project where Danny was horrid in the first few episodes. I thought Ben was also super mean to Devi in the first episode, but his solo-episode narrated by Andy Samberg humanized him!

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Watermelon Sugar, a lyrical analysis from Fine Line, a Harry Styles album

Watermelon Sugar, Song Meaning and Lyrical Interpretation


Watermelon Sugar is a chill song about comparing the feeling of eating watermelon on a hot day to being infatuated with someone.
Tastes like strawberries on a summer evenin'And it sounds just like a songI want more berries and that summer feelin'It's so wonderful and warm
This is a beautiful verse. You can just imagine it being a hot, summer day and taking a bite out of a really nice fruit and savoring every taste and moment. Summer is a gorgeous season. The sun is in the sky, you can feel the warmth on your skin, you want to feel cool things like ice cream and watermelon. Personally, I LOVE watermelon - it is one of my favorite fruits.

Summer can also be synonymous with abundance. Many fruits have been harvested or many are about to be harvested. Strawberries, berries, watermelon - these are all fruits that quench your thirst in a healthy way on a summer day.

Harry Styles is trying to say this feeling of love or infatuation, feels like chilling with some strawberries on a nice summer day.

Breathe me in, breathe me out
I don't know if I could ever go without
I'm just thinking out loud
I don't know if I could ever go without 
Watermelon sugar high
The "Breathe me in, breathe me out," line reminds me of mindfulness and meditation. Mindfulness is all about savoring the present moment. Harry wants to truly savor the feeling he is feeling right now.

What is "Watermelon sugar high" ? I think it is everything he is describing in this song. It's the joy you feel savoring a beautiful summer evening.
Strawberries on a summer evenin'
Baby, you're the end of June
I want your belly and that summer feelin'
Getting washed away in you
"I want your belly and that summer feelin'," is an interesting and weird line. I like to imagine him and his lover at the beach and he is resting his head in their lap. "Getting washed away in you," also alludes to the waves of a beach.



Other thoughts


  • Many people would say this song is actually about sex. That probably is it LMAO. But thanks for reading my very PG analysis of this song! xD
  • I really like this song! I think I will love it even more in the summer. Interesting how Harry released this album in December but the first two songs both are Summer songs!  Golden is about the sun and Watermelon Sugar is about watermelon - both essential ingredients to a great Summer!!
Harry tweeted this catchy saying! And yeah, I can kindof see it. I love how both songs are about fruits! However, the two songs are very different in their messaging. Kiwi is about a crazy woman and being super excited and feeling intense about love. Kiwi is such a rock anthem. Watermelon Sugar is chill and more wholesome.

Do you agree or do you interpret these lyrics differently? Let me know what you think in the comments below. 


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Friday, April 24, 2020

Golden, a lyrical analysis from Fine Line, a Harry Styles album

Golden, Song Meaning and Lyrical Interpretation


Golden is a nice, mellow song about equating love to hope.
Golden, golden, golden as I open my eyes
Hold it, focus, hoping, take me back to the light
I know you were way too bright for me
I'm hopeless, broken, so you wait for me in the sky
Brown my skin just right
You're so golden
Harry Styles is creatively talking about the sun here. The sun is a symbol for hope. The sun brings warmth and energy that allows all living things to stay alive. The sun peeking out from the sky also represents a new day where things can change and good things can surprise you. 

Harry may have been heart-broken by a love gone wrong. Maybe he thought he would never see love again. "I know you were way too bright for me." He couldn't accept the sun's hope before because of how broken he was. But now he can finally accept the hope the sun has given him - that he will fall in love again. "Brown my skin just right." He is really taking in all the hope the sun can give him - so much so that he is getting a tan. The ending sentence of this verse, "You're so golden," implies that he has found a person who is his sun, his hope, and his love.
You're so golden
I'm out of my head, and I know that you're scared
Because hearts get broken 
I don't want to be alone
I don't want to be alone when it ends
Don't wanna let you know
I don't want to be alone
But I can feel it take a hold (I can feel it take a hold)
I can feel you take control (I can feel you take control)
Of who I am, and all I've ever known
Lovin' you's the antidote
Golden
Harry and his lover are both scared of getting their hearts broken again. But the love, the hope and light are enough for him to dispel these fears. The cure for his fears of loneliness is to love. The antidote is to embrace all that he feels for the object of his affection.

"I know that you're scared because I'm so open." This is one of my favorite lines from the song. When you love someone, you have to be open and vulnerable and show them everything that you are. This can, once again, bring up feelings of being scared that you might be rejected and alone. But Harry is really soaking in the sun. He is really embracing love. So he will give everything that he's got.

Other thoughts


I really love how smooth and effortlessly Harry rhymes golden and broken. At first glance, it doesn't look like it's a rhyme but it works!

This song definitely reminds me of some other songs from my favorite artists. 

Kacey Musgraves: I think Kacey definitely influenced Harry during the time they were on tour together. Firstly, Harry has mentioned that he was on mushrooms when he wrote this song. And this song is supposed to be a smooth, mellow song. What does this remind me of? Slow Burn by Kacey Musgraves. She admits she was doing drugs when she wrote that song AND that song is also a cool, mellow jam.

Secondly, this song reminds me of Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves! (I say this with excitement even though in my track-by-track listing, I ranked Golden hour last lmao). In both songs, the artists compare their love to the sun. They both talk about how they feel hope, warmth, love from the sun and their lover!!

Taylor Swift: Harry Styles released this album 4 months after Taylor's album Lover so I doubt Harry could have copied Taylor - but they were both on the same wavelength! Taylor Swift has a song called, "Daylight" where she says she thought love was "red" but it is really, "golden." Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves agree! Love is golden to all three of these artists!! (At most, Taylor could have copied Kacey?? Also, when I say "copy" I mean it kindly. Maybe I should use the word "inspired"??)

Personally, I think it is super cool how Harry Styles, Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift all see love as Golden.

Do you agree or do you interpret these lyrics differently? Let me know what you think in the comments below. 


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