she liked Imaginary Men best of all


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“Magic Mike” – oh you know I’m going!

I have no interest in actual male strippers, and I didn’t even care too much about Channing Tatum until I was charmed by him in 21 Jump Street – but if you think I’m not going to see a movie that is over an hour of Hot Shirtless Pretty Boys – then obviously we’ve never met: Hi, I’m Amy and I like Hot Shirtless Pretty Boys 😉

And OH YES, there will be a “A Girl’s Review” of this one!


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“Battleship”: A Girl’s Review

Not enough Shirtless Kitsch. Shirtless Skarsgard has his torso blocked for most of the scene. Landry is awesome. Rhianna sucks.

Once again movie people – don’t you want to make money off of straight women with eyes, libidos and disposable income??? Then LOSE THE DAMN SHIRTS! God, this isn’t rocket science you know!!

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(honestly, the movie isn’t that bad in fact it was better than I expected for that type of summer-testerone-let’s-blow-shit-up type of Boy Flick. But I bet it would be making a lot more money off of women who want to see shirtless Tim Riggins. GIVE THE LADIES WHAT THEY WANT!!)


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COACH!!!!!!!!!!!

Like scoring two touchdowns in the final minutes of the State Championship, Friday Night Lights showed some of that Texas spirit and didn’t go down without a fight last night at the Emmys!:

Best Actor in a Drama!!!!!!!

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AND Best Writing Drama Series!!!! Goddamn y’all!! It’s ABOUT FRICKIN’ TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like basically anyone who ever watched and loved this show, I was screaming and cheering last night at these wins as if it was Friday night in Dillon Texas. Never in the history of EVER (and that’s not hyperbole people) has there been a show more deserving of accolades and official recognition as this beautiful little heart of a show. The love and attention that went into every character, every story arc, every episode for five seasons was like a gift.

I said this previously about FNL:

This is what this show does so well – it makes these characters real. It makes them dimensional, believable people that you care about – you root for them, you pray that they don’t make bad decisions or get caught in circumstances beyond their control and when they do – you weep for them (at least my mom and I do. I don’t think there was one episode this season that didn’t make me cry like a baby at some point.) Yes I know that they are not real – but the fact that it seems like they could be is what makes this show so emotionally resonant.

And that still stands today. I’m as proud and excited for these wins as I was of Smash and Tyra getting into college, of Jason getting a job to support his family in New York, of Vince surviving his dad and his neighborhood, of Tim Riggins for buying that piece of land to build his dreams on. They may not be real people, but these two Emmys ARE real as hell!!

It was also thrilling to see Dillon Alum Scott “Six” Porter tweeting his congrats:

That just proves that the Man behind the Coach is as decent, honorable, kind, loving and tough as we hoped he would be. I would have loved a second one-two punch of Best Actress for Connie Britton (where is Coach with out Tami Taylor y’all??) and Best Drama, but you know what? This is still as sweet as victory over Arnett-Meade 😉

So if I haven’t convinced you (and why not? I’ve convinced at least three people stateside and two internationally to watch!) then please listen to the Academy of Arts and Sciences whose entire JOB is to decide what is The Best!

P.S. If you’re a “Dillon Superteam” fan than you also were screeching, “LANDRY!! MATTY!! VINCE!!” at Jane Lynch’s opening number!!


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Get Your Riggins-on-a-thon!!

A few months ago I “met” Cherie – a lovely lass from Australia who was following my and Blogging Pal Julie’s blogs. She seemed to like all the same things we did (sexy vampires, shirtless men) and was incredibly funny and snarky and fit right in with our obsessive fangirl posse.

I was commenting on a post of Julie’s about Damon Salvatore being all broody and brokenhearted and compared him to a “Vampire Tim Riggins” which got Cherie’s attention. I directed her here to my Friday Night Lights Lovefests and she was immediately captivated by the Trademark Riggins “Brood and Smolder.”

Not a week later she had bought the first three seasons of FNL that are available in Australia and spent a long weekend with girlfriends which she named the Get Your Riggins-On-a-Thon! And they didn’t just watch the whole thing – oh – no. These girls made pom poms and wore their own team shirts and then went out during some Oz football finals in the streets with their faces painted the Dillon Panthers COLORS!!

Cherie's actual jersey worn in observance of Get-Your-Riggins-on-a-thon weekend!

I could not have been more proud 🙂

She kept my mom and I updated the entire weekend with their antics and we were rolling on the floor. We just sit and watch FNL and cry and wish it was a real place we could go to. These girls made it an event!! (I highly recommend checking out her hilarious updates in the comments section of this post.)

So as if THAT didn’t all make Cherie cool enough – she’s started a fantastic blog called My Spidey Sense is Tingling where she covers all sorts of exciting topics (sexy vampires, shirtless men) and this week made me adore her further by proclaiming that because of me she now loves The Killers (in a Damon-centric post no less!) Hey I don’t make money on this blog – but you know what I do get? People like Cherie listening to my crazy ravings about boys I love in TV and music and going out to see/hear for themselves what the hell I’m on about.

I mean, I have international influence dammit! So go support Cherie and her blog so she can write something that will make someone go “I gotta go check that out!” and fall in love with a fantastic show or a great band or a cute boy.

The Man, the Myth, the Riggins Brood and Smolder


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My MamaObsessive CMU!

So recently my mom has gotten into watching The Vampire Diaries. You may be surprised to know that I did not even make her watch it! She took it upon herself to see what all my hysteria was about and caught the S2 premiere, and now our entire Thursday night viewing schedule has been recalibrated to accommodate her growing fangirliness.

What got her invested? A little snarky, sexy, vampire bad boy with a wounded heart named Damon Salvatore, but of course 😛 Sadly my mom does not love Stefan Salvatore and spends most of the episode bratting about him, demanding more Damon, giggling at everything Damon says, and carrying on about Ian Somerhalder’s dreamy eyes.

This is why my new on-line pal Cherie calls my mom a “Fangirl Incubator”!

In fact mom’s DamonLove has grown so exponentially that this weekend she went on to me in a rather detailed manner, about a movie that should be made starring Taylor Kitsch (her very beloved Tim Riggins) and Ian Somerhalder. In this movie they would be “trapped on on a island” (which should be no problem for the Man Formerly Known as Boone and the one about to sink your battleship), and have to “take off their shirts in the hot sun” and, “go into the ocean to catch their dinner to survive” then emerge from said dinner expedition, “all glistening and wet.”

My mother, ladies and gentleman! Clap clap clap!!

Frankly – what straight woman or gay man with eyesight and a pulse DOESN’T want to see this movie!?! Get my mother a three-picture deal stat!!

So to aid in her pitch – here’s what we’d be looking at for two hours. Oh and a plot? Really? Does it really need some plot stinking up the WetShirtlessSexiness?:

THIS guy:

 

+ THIS guy

=

MOMMY LIKE!!

(tm Blogging Pal Julie for “This guy” AND “Mommy Like” – gotta give fangirl credit where credit is due!)


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Cute Boy Alert!!: Taylor Kitsch – Get your Riggins on!

If you aren’t watching Friday Night Lights – you are missing an incredible hour of TV every week. You are also missing this:

Taylor Kitsch is Tim Riggins. Tim Riggins is a bad boy, bad boyfriend, bad friend, bad brother – but with a good heart just not always in the right place.

Yes he’s beautiful – in fact when paired with Minka Kelly’s Lyla Garrity – they were so pretty you nearly had to avert your eyes. But this boy can act. Riggins is a fuck-up but you love him because he means well, he’s funny, he’s charming, he tries his best even if he doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing (which is almost always.)

This season in particular Tim has really started to grow up a bit and make some good decisions (befriending a lonely teenage girl and giving her the friendship and guidance she was desperate for) and more bad ones (getting involved with his brother Billy on a chop shop which you just know isn’t going to end well for either of them.) But Taylor has shown real range both dramatic and comedic – and you can’t help but care about this kid – want him to figure it all out, get it right for once.

And people are seeing beyond The Pretty and he’s getting some nice accolades – TV Guide recently had a full page spread on Riggins (in this video you can just see how much HE cares about “Riggs” – how much he wants to do right by this character) and he made Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Greatest Characters List. I so love when a really good looking guy proves he’s actually got talent.

Keep your eye on Kitsch. I mean, look at him!!:

Friday Night Lights, Fridays 8PM on NBC


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Who will sink your Battleship?

So here’s an idea for a movie I don’t want to see, nor probably any other woman I know: A live action version of the game of Battleship. Remember Battleship? You each have that little laptop-looking-game “board” and you issue coordinates to try and sink your opponent’s battleship. Yeah I had it when I was a kid, yeah I liked playing it. Would I want to see it as a movie? Um, no.

Wait, what’s that you say? You’ve cast who in the movie?

Taylor Kitsch you say? a.k.a. The Man, The Myth, The Tim Riggins of the beloved and perfect Friday Night Lights? Hmm…well yes, that does change things a bit.

I’m sorry, what? Alexander Skarsgard will be playing Taylor’s brother? a.k.a The Vampire, The Viking, The Eric Northman of the beloved Vampire Porn True Blood?

Way to rope in the female demographic movie studio!!! Well played indeed.