Wes Anderson.

In honour of my favourite director Wes Anderson’s announcement of his new feature length, I thought I’d dedicate this post to him and his amazing work. He has directed some of my favourite films such as Moonrise Kingdom and The Darjeeling Limited and I could list research about his work for days seen as I’ve been studying him in depth for 6 months now for my media coursework. Here are some screenshots from his work:

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The Importance Of Music.

Is there anything better than having a jam out to your favourite songs? As I was sat struggling to decide what to blog about today I realised that I was procrastinating so that I could listen to my playlists on Spotify. Music brings me so much happiness, music has helped me in the past and is still currently helping me through the tough times in my life, whether I’m listening to the deepest/ darkest tunes or the happiest songs in existence, it makes me feel something that only music can make you feel. The fact that music can do this to so many people around the world is truly amazing, it can form communities and build relationships. Honestly when was the last time that you felt a bit down in the dumps and so you put on some of your favourite songs, no matter what the genre, I bet it lifted your spirits by the time the first chorus played.

I use music all day everyday. I’m not sure if that’s healthy or not but its how I cope with life. I listen when I’m a little nervous on the buses, when I’m bored during the day, to relax me when I’m stressed, when I need to focus during revision and to send me off to sleep at night. My whole routine revolves around music and the great feelings it gives me. A great song will stick with me for the rest of my life, discovering a new band is like Christmas morning. I’m one of those people who doesn’t have a specific favourite genre, my everyday playlists consist of pop, rock, R & B, rap, 80’s tunes and God knows what else. If a song or band can make me dance like an idiot then its for me, I like most songs, its very rare for me to dislike a song but I’m not saying that it doesn’t happen (won’t mention specifics as I don’t want to offend).

Music can heal, music can do things to people that nothing else can. Have you ever been to a really great concert? Where everyone just forgets about the world for a few hours and just lets loose, its the most magical environment to be in, I need to go to more concerts in 2017, I didn’t go to a proper music concert this year.

I’ve been listening to a lot recently and I just thought that I’d share how important it is to me and so many other people from around the world. Props to all of the amazing artists out there who supply this magic. That’s all for today. Till tomorrow,

Abby x

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Brittany Murphy.

Today, November 10th 2016 , would’ve marked the 39th birthday of my favourite actress and true inspiration Brittany Murphy.

She is a beautiful soul, a little ray of light and a graceful angel who had a tragic ending. I can’t put in to words how much she means to me and to think of her passing hurts my heart so much. I wish I had a chance to tell her this in person, but until then she’ll stay in my best thought, wishes, dreams and prayers. I love you Brittany x

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My top 8 TV shows on Netflix

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Monday 28th March 2016

Dear diary,

What’s better on a rainy day than a Netflix marathon? Not a lot.

Since the weather here has definitely not been great, I thought that I’d share my top 8Β go to TV shows that are currently available on UK Netflix. I’ve watched these shows for years and could probably recite the majority of them in my sleep so enjoy, and I hope I manage to inspire you to watch them yourself. If I do then, you’re welcome.

1.SHERLOCK

Holy smoke this one’s a goodin’. It’s revolves around the detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner John Watson as they conquer and solve each crime they are presented with. The characters are adorable and if you don’t fall in love with Benedict Cumberbatch by the end of the show then I honestly don’t know how your brain works. 10/10

2. BATES MOTEL

This is a show that I’ve been watching for probably just under three years now and it just keeps getting better and better with each season. It is a prequal TV show to Hitchcock’s famous Psycho. It shows Norman Bates and documents his decent into a psychotic state and development of his obsession with his mother. I would describe it as a mild horror because I’m awful with horrors and I can stand it. It’s brilliant and Freddie Highmore pulls off Norman amazingly. The on-screen relationship between Freddie and Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates) is incredible, 8/10

3. ORPHAN BLACK

AHHHH my favourite show of all time, only trouble is that it is almost impossible to describe. It’s basically about a set of clones who become self aware of their situations and find each other. They work together to fight off scientists and institutes who are trying to control them. It will blow your minds. I’ll be the first to admit that the first episode is confusing as hell but when you get into the season you’ll be hooked trust me. This is honestly the best show going, Tatiana Maslany, who plays the clones, gets no where near as much credit as she deserves. 10/10 without a doubt. Bring on season 4!!

4. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

This one’s still new to me, I started watching in January but that doesn’t change the fact that I love it. It’s about a criminal defence team who are trying to win their cases whilst attempting to hide the fact that they actually murdered someone who was a vital part of one of their cases. The drama is intense but there is a perfect mix of comedy and romance in there too. The acting is amazing and the chemistry between the protagonists will keep you coming back for more. Ps. The final episode of season 1 will send you CRAZY!!!! In the best way possible. 7/10 but only because it took me a while to get into it.

5.LOVE

This is a new Netflix series that follows Mickey as she goes from an old relationship to a new one, with two guys who could not be more different. The episodes are short which make this show a perfect, chill time distraction from everyday life and stress. Season 2 is on its way and I can’t wait to watch it. The characters are super lovable and you will be tempted to watch the whole series in one day (which I did woops). 6/10

6. PRETTY LITTLE LIARS

OK. I know I’m late to the party on this one but I really do love this series. Even if it does manage to get on every nerve in my body. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters from the first episode. The series follows 4 girls and their friends/family as they take an investigation into their own lives to find out who is tormenting them. You don’t find out until season 6 but I guarantee you’ll watch it all. In my opinion it is good and I wasn’t too disappointed as to who ‘A’ was, even though we all saw it coming. 6/10

7. MAKING A MURDERER

OH MY GOD. This show will rip you to shreads, I HATE thinking about it. It follows the case of Steven Avery as he is jailed for varies crimes that he did not commit. It just seems to take years to win the case to get him out of prison. I really don’t know who committed the murder but I’m just going to say that the womans brother looked real shady. If you need to spice up your life with some drama, or just needa programme that you can let your anger out to, this one’s your guy. 8/10 but only because it makes me really angry.

8. JESSICA JONES

Last but certainly not least. I usually don’t go for the typical super human, Marvel films or TV shows and I’m not going to lie I only watched it because I found out David Tennant was in it. Who doesn’t love a bit of Danvid Tennant. I was actually surprised at how much I loved the show. Jessica isn’t a nice person but she uses how power for good which makes you love her so much. David’s a dick but we can look past that because it’s David. His character actually makes the show so much more interesting and I was devastated at the end of season 1. This has a really good story though and you’ll be left wanting more. 8/10

 

So, that’s it. There’s obviously more that I love but these are the best (in my opinion of course). As you can see, most of these, if fact all bar one of these shows link to the crime genre. I think that might be my favourite genre you know. These are genuinely great shows and it annoys !e that some of them *orphan black* are so under appreciated. That’s all for today, till next time

Abby x