Only one more day to go before the much anticipated season 2 premiere of Person of Interest. We got to view the first episode at the exclusive screening with the cast in New York City this week and we can’t wait for you guys to see it. It is absolutely fantastic. The first season was great but this episode was like a breath of fresh air. It was amazing. Perhaps we were just going through withdrawal but we really loved it. And we know you will too!
In case you missed it, watch a sneak peek and the first minute of the premiere, The Contingency, here:
“The fun of looking backward. The fear of looking forward. And the frantic, dreaded horror of looking down at the scale.” The Very First Bite by Cynthia Langston follows Lanie Albers, who makes a promise to herself to get into better physical and emotional shape before her dreaded high school reunion. What follows can only be described as a funny and touching journey that any woman can relate to.
I’ll just get right down to it. I really loved this book. Even more than Cynthia Langston’s first, Bicoastal Babe. I could really relate to the main character and everything she was going through. So much so that it really tugged at my heartstrings while reading it.
If you’ve ever had a friendship end and wonder how and why it went wrong, and if you were the only one who was still holding on to the memories, you’ll love this book. In the forefront, we have Lanie’s struggle to lose weight before her high school reunion before she reunites with her first love and former friends, and a curious backstory that leaves the reader wondering.
One of the things I loved about this book is that it was almost a mystery. The questions surrounding what was going on with Lanie’s friend Candace kept me glued to the pages. I couldn’t wait for them to finally meet again. I’m also proud to say that I called a few revelations early on.
I also enjoyed how the book focused on all the different trendy and fad diets that so many women try nowadays with some of them being unsafe and not worth the money. I myself had wondered about some of them and it could really help anyone who was contemplating trying them out. It definitely helps shed some light and inspiration for anyone struggling with the scale.
All in all, the book was a wonderful read. I highly recommend it to anyone. I think everyone would be able to find something to relate to through Lanie’s journey through her insecurity. I related so much to the main character that I was able to see myself in the pages.
Bicoastal Babe by Cynthia Langston has been picked up as a series for The CW! Katherine Heigl read the book and loved it so much, she partnered up with the network to create the new series Trending.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I received my copy. I worried it would be hard to get through and boring. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I finished the entire book in two days and just couldn’t put it down. I actually got mad at myself for finishing it before I went to the beach.
Bicoastal Babe focuses on Lindsey Miller, a down on her luck girl struggling with relationships, her career, and just life in general. The lead character’s struggle is something so many of us can relate to.
The stars align for the twenty-something as she lands a dream job that has her jet-setting between New York and L.A. She’s in charge of tracking what’s trendy before it becomes the next big thing. Everything from fashion, makeup, music, movies, and pop culture. Kind of like what PopCityLife focuses on. A little bit of everything!
While struggling at first to find her stride in her new job, she’s thrown for a loop when she falls for not one, but two guys in each city. .
The ending actually didn’t feel complete to me and almost seemed like a sequel could be a possibility. If Trending is a hit, a part 2 of Lindsey Miller’s life would be a welcome surprise.
It was extremely entertaining and I found myself spending hours at a time totally immersed in it. The book was a fun, witty, and energetic breath of fresh air and a real page turner. I really enjoyed it and I think you guys will too.
Cynthia Langston just released another book as well called The Very First Bite. Be sure to check that out!
When we heard that ABC Family was developing a new sitcom for their comedy Wednesday lineup, we weren’t entirely thrilled. They haven’t had much luck in the past. Yes, they struck gold with Melissa and Joey because of the amazing chemistry between Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence but they also had some duds like State of Georgia and Ruby and the Rockits.
Once the cast was announced, my hopes immediately began to rise. Jean-Luc Bilodeau was fantastic on Kyle Xy and we couldn’t wait to see how he would fare in a comedic atmosphere. Plus, do you see how he grew up? He’s beautiful. Tahj Mowry was on one of our favorite shows of the 90’s: Smart Guy, so we couldn’t wait to see him back on our screens. Chelsea Kane is also another fantastic actress. Fans may recognize her from The Disney Channel or Dancing With The Stars.
We eagerly switched our channel over for the premiere of Baby Daddy and we were not disappointed.
The cast worked extremely well together and I surprised myself a ton by actually laughing out loud on more than one occasion. The show makes a fantastic addition to ABC Family’s Comedy Wednesdays and we’re more than happy to recommend it to anyone who wonders if they should watch.
Here’s hoping this is just the start of the sitcom comeback.
ABC Family advertised the premiere of Bunheads as the “Most Anticipated” new show on the network. I wasn’t impressed by the previews and I can’t take their opinion seriously when they also have numerous positive things to say about The Secret Life. That being said, Bunheads was not at all what I expected.
The show centers on a frustrated Vegas showgirl named Michelle (Sutton Foster) who desperately wants to dance and use the skills she’s learned over the years. Unable to land any auditions, she’s completely fed up with her life and the fact that Cameron from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Alan Ruck) is stalking her with beautiful jewelry and flowers. Of all the problems you could have, that isn’t a bad one.
Hubbell is a lonely guy with a crush who would love nothing more than to take her away from all her problems and take care of her. Can a rich guy who lives on the ocean propose to me out of nowhere? I’m serious. I’ll take applications.
In the real world, this guy would probably be a serial killer who would love to chop her up and put her in his trunk. But this is ABC Family. He actually loves her. Despite actually telling him she doesn’t love him, she marries him and moves with him to his small, quiet town.
It’s here that I’ve mentally created a drinking game. Take a shot every time you notice a Gilmore Girls parallel. I’ve noticed quite a bunch so far.
There’s the harp player from season 1 (Alex Borstein), Gypsy, the small, eclectic town, the Lorelai-esque one liners, and of course Hubbell’s mother, Fanny, played by Emily Bishop. And if I’m not mistaken, the song that plays as Michelle walks through town is the exact same guitar strum and lalas we heard on Gilmore Girls. Or at the very least, the same singer. It’s like they’re not even trying to hide the similarities. But Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite shows so I’m not at all complaining.
Also, in the corner of my eye I notice the piano player. Is that the random piano guy from Glee? Every time someone says Hubbell I think of The Way We Were.
Michelle struggles with the whole town thinking she’s a stripper and Hubbell’s mother hating her. She walks in on Fanny’s group of girls from her ballet class. They’re made up of a handful of girls that lack confidence. There’s one who hates her body type, there’s another who hates her boobs, and then there’s the token bitchy girl. Michelle dances with them for awhile and inspires them and it’s all lovely. Then she bonds with Fanny and they too go dancing in a bar.
Then a townie walks in with a cop to announce that Hubbell died in a car crash. Well. That came out of nowhere. I was actually really enjoying the episode up until that moment. I thought Alan Ruck was great as his character. Now I’m just depressed.
What did you think of the premiere? Will you be tuning in next week?
Watch the preview promo for next week’s new episode, “For Fanny” here