Currently Obsessed With…

I should probably start by saying that if I find something I like I get obsessed with it. I have been known to listen to the same band non stop for 6 months and watch the same film twice in one day. I can’t help it, it must be how I’m wired. So, I go in and out of phases of being obsessed with certain things and I thought I would share what’s currently got my undivided attention.

 

1. The Gilmore Guys podcast.

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As you probably already know Gilmore Girls is one of my many obsessions (I’ve seen every episode at least 7 times). But, recently I found of a way of revisiting the whole series without having to commit to another complete run through of all 7 seasons. I stumbled upon The Gilmore Guys podcast a few months ago and it has become the soundtrack to my 2 hour commute to work and back everyday. Demi and Kevin are hilarious and its really made me think a little deeper about a show I have loved for so long. I am a little late to the party (it started 2 years ago) but I am so loving the journey so far and can’t wait to make it all the way through, I’m on season 3 so only 4 left to go.

 

2. The River by Bruce Springsteen.

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A young Bruce Springsteen may just be my idea of the perfect man, he is bae! But this album in particular has been my soundtrack to the last couple of months, when I haven’t been listening to podcasts. Its perfect blend of upbeat dance alongs like ‘Hungry Heart’ and more thought provoking slow songs like ‘Independence Day’ and songs I must have at my wedding like ‘I Wanna Marry You’ work together to create an album that has everything you could ever need on it. Bruce fan or not, this album is everything.

 

3. Films starring a young Tom Cruise.

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Recently I have watched; A Few Good Men (pictured above), Rain Man, Top Gun, Risky Business, Jerry Maguire and Cocktail. Not only was a young Tom Cruise just the most handsome man in all the land, but this is also when he did some of his best acting work. Cocktail will forever be in my top 10 movies of all time and A Few Good Men is just sublime. Cruise’s early work was phenomenal, he was funny and charming and powerful and sexy and had gravitas. Do yourself a favour, and if you haven’t watched any of the films mentioned watch them, and if you have rediscover them. He’s allowed to jump on couches like a loon with a filmography like that.

 

That is basically it for the time being, but believe me it takes up a lot of my time. Let me know if you get obsessed with things too and what you’re currently in to. Now if you’ll excuse me I feel like I’m about to go deep into a young Robert De Niro phase, if anyone needs me I’ll be watching The Deer Hunter.

 

Thanks for reading. Speak soon – Sally 🙂

What I’m Watching: The West Wing.

Let’s start with I love Netflix. And after discovering how to get onto the American Netflix I love it even more.

I’ve always been aware of The West Wing as a prestigious show from the amazing mind of Aaron Sorkin (basically a writing God). I’d been umming and arrring as to whether to watch and it had taken a back seat to some other greats (Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy etc) but eventually my curiosity won out and I am so happy it did.

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Set in the West Wing of the White House (where the President works) and centred around the his staff. After powering through the first breathtaking season I have completely fallen in love with the characters and the fast, quippy pace that comes with Aaron Sorkin projects.

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The above picture is of my boys Sam Seaborn (right) played by Rob Lowe and Josh Lyman (left) played by Bradley Whitford. These two have taken a firm grasp of my heart and if you watch The West Wing you will soon find out why. As well as these two beauties there are some absolutely captivating strong and well rounded female characters. From C.J. Cregg the press secretary played by Allison Janney to the First Lady played by Stockard Channing these women are beyond interesting and compelling and a thrill to watch.

Let me know if you’ve ever watched The West Wing or if you have any suggestion on what to watch next.

Thanks for reading. Speak soon – Sally 🙂