Thursday, August 13, 2020

Vote For Your Favorite Song Off Fine Line, a Harry Styles Album

Wanted to make sure this poll doesn't fall off the radar. Vote for your favorite song off of Fine Line! I'll keep this poll up until a month after I finish analyzing the last song. Then I'll reveal which song wins.

Click here to see which song won for the poll for Harry Styles' first album.


What is your favorite song off of Fine Line - Harry Styles' new album?

Golden
Watermelon Sugar
Adore You
Lights Up
Cherry
Falling
To Be So Lonely
She
Sunflower, Vol. 6
Canyon Moon
Treat People With Kindness
Fine Line

    Thanks for voting! Check out my analyses of these songs and more in the following blog posts:

    Adore You, a lyrical analysis from Fine Line, a Harry Styles album


    Adore You, Song Meaning and Lyrical Interpretation




    Adore You is such a sweet song - and it is what we'll be discussing today. Before I begin, I wanted to shout out Harry Styles for getting his first number one hit with Watermelon Sugar! This has been a summer of watermelon and sugar - mostly because of quarantine and there isn't much to do xD.
    Walk in your rainbow paradise (paradise)
    Strawberry lipstick state of mind (state of mind)
    I get so lost inside your eyes
    Would you believe it?
    Adore You is, simply, a love song. I think it's a really good one that should go down in history (but I don't think it charted too high). It's got classic rock elements that give it an old-schooled solid love song vibe. "I get so lost inside your eyes," could be considered a cliche in love songs but it's a good one! I'm a sucker for people in love getting lost in each others eyes.

    "Strawberry lipstick," is a call back to Harry's love of fruits that is seen throughout this album with Watermelon Sugar and Cherry.
    You don't have to say you love me
    You don't have to say nothing
    You don't have to say you're mine
    This verse shows that Harry loves unconditionally. It is very sweet because he doesn't expect anything back from this other person. Harry is willing to give love freely - there are no expectations. What can be more self-less and romantic?
    Honey
    I'd walk through fire for you
    Just let me adore you
    Oh, honey
    I'd walk through fire for you
    Just let me adore you
    Like it's the only thing I'll ever do
    It looks like Harry's love interest isn't reciprocating, but Harry doesn't mind. He is asking her to accept his love, because he'll protect and adore her, always. "Like it's the only thing I'll ever do," is Harry's dramatic way of saying that he's fine with his life even if the only thing he accomplishes during it is to love her.
    Your wonder under summer skies (summer skies)
    Brown skin and lemon over ice
    Would you believe it?
    I've said this before, and I will say it again, Fine Line is a summer album!! "Brown skin," could be saying that his lover has a tan due to the sun (though, of course, she could always just be not-white). "Lemon over ice," is talking about lemonade which is a summer staple! Lemonade quenches the thirst built up by the heat of summer.

    Maybe Harry is having a summer romance. But I wouldn't be quick to say so - this song talks about serious love. A love that is all-encompassing, unconditional, and sweet.

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


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    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!

    Please sign this petition: https://www.change.org/p/abc-bless-this-mess-deserves-another-season/psf/promote_or_share



    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!!



    Please sign these petitions if you agree with me:




    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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    Let me know if you have any interesting thoughts on this show you'd like to share! Or any thoughts about my thoughts lmao.