The Best Shows on Netflix

Sense 8

From the creators of  The Matrix comes this tense series in which eight people can telepathically experience each other’s lives.

I was honestly blown away by this series. It’s like nothing else. It goes all out, in every way, delivering beautiful scenes done by beautiful characters. It’s weird and wonderful, and I cannot wait for the next season (which should release soon!)

Pretty Little Liars

A group of friends (the gorgeous Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson & Shay Mitchell) wake up to find one of their friends missing and, later, dead. After her murder and disappearance, the group is contacted by a mysterious figure who claims to be their deceased friend.

This show is my guilty pleasure. It may have started out being aimed at preteens, but the murders, kidnappings, love stories, cliffhangers and fact that I’m the same age as these actresses mean that I will continue watching until the end (which is coming this spring!).


After their plane crashes on a deserted island, a diverse group of people must adapt to their new home and contend with the island’s enigmatic forces.

If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with this show. The description doesn’t do it justice. My family and I started watching it as soon as it aired on ABC (on Wednesday night’s, after church, with burgers from the Woodson Inn), and then my husband and I followed it through college, even watching the series finale at the Alamo Drafthouse. I can’t say enough about this show, so I won’t say any more!

Gossip Girl

The series is narrated by the omniscient blogger “Gossip Girl” and is voiced by Kristen Bell. The plot revolves around the lives of privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York, and they can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who’s always watching. Rounding out the main cast in the series are Blake Lively (as Serena van der Woodsen), Leighton Meester (as Blair Waldorf), Penn Badgley (as Dan Humphrey), Chace Crawford (as Nate Archibald), Ed Westwick (as Chuck Bass), Kelly Rutherford (as Lily van der Woodsen) and Matthew Settle (as Rufus Humphrey).

I’m not traditional, in any sense, so I didn’t watch Gossip Girl when it was cool to watch it; I watched it, like, last year – which was perfect, since my family took a Christmas trip to NYC, so I got to walk where Chuck and Blair got married, only a couple of days after watching it.

Stranger Things

A lost boy. A government lab steeped in terrible secrets. A mother who won’t rest until her son is found. The great Winona Ryder. The lovable Millie Bobby Brown. And Natalia Dyer and Finn Wolfhard as the Wheeler children.



This was an instant hit, and most people (Me!) finished the eight episodes in one day, being drawn in by the unique story and 80’s vibe.

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Narcissistic friends Charlie, Mac, Dennis and Dennis’s sister, Dee, run Paddy’s Pub, a downtown Philadelphia Irish bar, where everyone’s judgmental (and juvenile) behavior usually brings situations from uncomfortable to hysterically horrible.



What a great description for a great show. My now-husband and his old roommate got me hooked on this show, and we.are.them. My husband, Tommy, is Mac, obsessed with working out. I’m Dee, born to be a star yet ridiculed, at times, for being so tall and bird-like. Bonus points for the fact that these two are married in real life! My brother (Dennis on the show and Tanner in real life) is a tall, self-proclaimed god-like creature, perfect in every way. And finally, there’s Charlie, the wild card (We’ll give this honor to our friend Robin;). If you like to laugh and are okay with ridiculous/crass situations, I highly recommend Always Sunny (Season 12 coming 1/4/17!).

It Takes Two To Make A Thing Go Right

And it takes two to make it outta sight.

Therefore, the best mashups, ever, in all categories…

  1. Salvador Dali & Vogue – In April 1944, the great Dali created this fashionable masterpiece. images
  2. Jackie O. & Diana Vreeland – These two stylish icons worked on a few different projects together.
  3. Troian Bellisario & The Olsen Twins – The Pretty Little Liars star grew up next to Mary-Kate & Ashley, earning her a small part in Billboard Dad.
  4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s & In Cold Blood – Who would ever believe two of my faves have the same author?
  5. Salvador Dali & Disney – Together, they created Destino. 79pp_a
  6. Stephen King & The Sox (& JFK) – If you’ve read his thrillers, you know he loves the Red Sox (and read 11/22/63!).
  7. Tim Burton & Alice in Wonderland – As if the story wasn’t crazy enough, they added this genius into the mix.
  8. Ashley Benson & Hilary Duff – I don’t know when, and I don’t know why, but gaze at this beauty. images (1)
  9. Kim Kardashian & Project Runway – She was a judge on the show during season nine, so yay.
  10. Barbie & Harry Potter – These are just my other two loves, and there are HP Barbie dolls.

Note: This post was titled a few week’s back, but now, with the sad news this week, I’m glad it is what it is, to honor  DJ EZ Rock. RIP


fashion friday: the two girls i’m admiring are…

Ashlee Holmes and Ashley Benson

The one with two e’s was introduced to the world through The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but now she blogs for Buzznet and is paving her own fun and stylish road in LA.

She’s often seen in this adorbs hat (and with Jonathon  Cheban?!)…


She loves jewelry and tats maybe even more than I do (the latter fosho;)…


And she also has this grungy yet sophisticated thing going on (which is in/something I strive towards!)…


However, probably no one rocks classy-grunge better than our other Ash, who is mostly know for her lead role in Pretty Little Liars. If you’re Facebook friends with me, you’ll notice that she has also had some minor movie roles we forget about – like as a Six Chick in 13 Going on 30 – and some we want to forget about – such as this year’s Spring Breakers.

Anyway, look at the greatness…


She’s always rockin’ just a beanie and a tee yet looking so put together and cool…


She’s just effortless and…her (as is co-star Shay Mitchell;)!


Plus, a tutu and overalls…They’ve always been fashionable;)

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