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Season 7 was a big one. So many things happened to set us up for what’s to come…

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Television

  • I’ve been seeing some of my favorite people talk about HBO’s The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. I know absolutely nothing about it but seeing a ton of people I really trust enjoying it makes me wanna watch it as soon as spring break starts (t-minus 30 hours!) –Amanda
  • Speaking of tv, Netflix is going to get seriously amazing very soon – between House of Cards coming back and the release of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt… let’s just say I’m glad that I only have class twice a week. –Amanda
  • Finally, Catfish is back tonight!! I am completely, utterly and unabashedly obsessed with Catfish. That show brings me to new highs and new lows. Nev and Max are just…so…beautiful…and sweet. Even though it pains me that MTV thinks we as an audience might believe that these preposterous situations may be true, I don’t care because I love this show. (I just wrote two film midterms and I’m sort of burnt out – can you tell I’m having a tv moment?) Let us relish in what is to come… –Amanda

The Internet

  • I made my own cookie butter thanks to this recipe. It’s not exactly the same, but it’s kind of cool how I made it all on my own! -Vanessa

Podcasts

  • I gave lots of podcasts this week a try. I wanted to try to get into some new ones that are not the typical ones I listen to. I tried ones such as Slate’s Political Gabfest and NYT Mag’s The Ethicists, but my favorite this week was the StoryCorps podcast from NPR. This one specifically touched me. It’s about the first single gay man in California to adopt a child. Man, it will tug at your heart. -Vanessa

Music

  • Let me introduce you to my new favorite song, “Talking Body,” which I discovered after finally giving Queen of the Clouds a good listen. “Talking Body” is the next single after Tove Lo’s highly successful “Habits (Stay High)” and I’m just warning you that it will be all over the radio very, very soon because it’s incredibly infectious. I loved Queen of the Clouds so much that I’m thinking about doing a full review/analysis of it soon. But for now, enjoy this masterpiece. -Vanessa 

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The Bachelor is an entertaining fixture in my life that I’m not ashamed to say I watch as soon as possible. But, the past couple of episodes of The Bachelor have been underwhelming and predictable. After Week 7, the show has, sadly, focused on “finding love” and all that mumbo jumbo we know is statistically likely to fall flat in a few months. So, instead of focusing on the funny and the dramatic, we’re left with the serious women who want to get married and have Chris’s babies. We’ve gone from 30 women to the final few and thus, we’ve had our laughter compromised for Chris’s unrealistic love story. Thanks a lot, Chris!

Let’s take a better look at exactly what I’m talking about.

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Music

  • I’m totally obsessed with this cover Jesse Lacey and his wife did of John Prine’s “In Spite of Ourselves.” I guess it’s not too much of a change considering all I ever do is listen to Jesse sing but still, I’m digging it. –Amanda
  • Marina and the Diamonds’ upcoming album, FROOT, leaked early. I love the change in the overall mood of the album, although Electra Heart will forever be special to me. I’m hoping I get to see her when she tours for FROOT. You can pre-order the album here. -Vanessa

The Internet

  • I read this long-ish article from the New York Times about public shaming on social media that I really liked. Justine Sacco’s first interviews on-the-record can give us insight into how people react to their social media mishaps. The author’s take on it is interesting because he tries to look at how we’re using social media to blast people on Twitter without knowing any context whatsoever. Plus, it allows us to humanize those who make mistakes on the Internet (something we are all guilty of). -Vanessa

Film

  • I’m writing my midterm papers this week. As my last semester of college is already half way over, I’ve been thinking a lot about my favorite things I’ve learned over the past few years and my favorite papers I’ve written. Definitely in my top 5 is the paper I wrote on Ballet Mechanique when I was taking a class on Avant-Garde films. If you haven’t seen the film, you definitely have to! It opened up an entire world for me and is probably now my 3rd favorite film of all time. –Amanda

love Saturday Night Live. I haven’t been watching it my whole life but I have been watching it rather religiously for the past few years. If I don’t watch it on Saturday, I’m always sure to catch up on Hulu during the next week. I even watched the first 3 seasons during my freshman year of college. I’m not an SNL expert but I suppose that I’m fairly well versed for someone who is only about half as old as the show itself.

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