Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Veronica Mars!

If there is one character on TV that I would want to be, it is Veronica Mars. Because she is just so damn cool!

I remember that before this television season started I felt like there weren't any interesting new shows coming out, but I was definitely wrong. With Lost, Desperate Housewives, and Veronica Mars on, I am a pretty happy camper. Who knows if they'll keep it up, but TV shows are usually best during their first few seasons when things are still fresh.

Anyway, I think Veronica Mars is my sentimental favorite show this year so far. I think some of it is that it's not a guarantee to be renewed and I like to root for the underdog, but mostly it's because of Kristen Bell and Veronica. I admit that since I don't really get along with a lot of girls in real life, I've had trouble liking girl characters on TV too, especially the teenage ones. I mean, I did like Buffy, Willow, Rory (Gilmore Girls), Liz (Roswell), and Joey (Dawson's Creek) at some points during their respective shows, but I was never that big of a fan.

Veronica, though? I support her 100%. She's a detective, which is of course always super cool. She's the smart and tough girl, but she's fueled on emotions: her best friend's murder and her mother's disappearance. She always says the smart things, but she knows when she's made a mistake. And she has a kick-ass wardrobe, which I've mentioned before. Plus it's kind of rare nowadays that a single character carries an entire show...most shows have an ensemble feel, and even Jack Bauer isn't in every scene of 24. But this entire show revolves around Veronica, and you never feel like it should be any other way.

I also love that the show started after all the drama happened in her life and now she's starting over but still trying to pick up the pieces. It keeps the show far from teen soap and even MSCL territory. And the writers do an amazing job of juggling the mystery-of-the-week with the ongoing investigations without sacrificing character development and a good dose of humor.

Did you hear that J.J. Abrams? This is how to make a cool action show without turning your characters into paper cutouts.

Sign the petition to keep Veronica Mars on the air!

Monday, March 28, 2005

kid lit

So since there has been a dearth of posts lately, I thought I'd tackle our neglected category: books. I claim to love reading but the truth is that I haven't really read as much as I'd have liked to since I started college, and I haven't really enjoyed that many books either. But when I was home last weekend, I was reminded of all the children's books that I've read probably dozens of times. So here's a list of some of my all-time favorites:

1. Anything and everything by Madeleine L'Engle, but most notably A Wrinkle in Time, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, A Ring of Endless Light, The Young Unicorns, Dragons in the Waters, and A House Like Lotus. I own 14 Madeleine L'Engle books which means that she is definitely one of my favorite authors of all time. I relate to all of her heroines: Meg, Vicky, and Polly, in different ways, and it's pretty amazing that she's written about them for over 40 years. I also love all the crossovers and links between the books she writes.

2. The first three (maybe four) books of the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery. I think I've always secretly wanted to live in another era. Prince Edward Island seemed so wonderful and idyllic...I even wrote one of my college essays about these books.

3. The Story Girl and The Golden Road also by L.M. Montgomery. More PEI dreaming. I really loved the narrator and the ending of the second book when they all go their separate ways kind of made me cry, especially when Bev says that Cecily won't live to be an adult.

4. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. Still one of the best mysteries I've ever read!

5. Half Magic by Edward Eager. While Madeleine L'Engle wrote more serious fantasy, Half Magic is just pure fun.

6. A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt. I'll admit that I wasn't so into the Tillerman series at first, but it kind of grew on me, and I liked Jeff A LOT.

7. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg. Such a smart book for kids. Hiding out overnight in the Met? How cool is that?

8. The One-Hundreth Thing About Caroline by Lois Lowry. This one isn't too famous but for some reason it has a permanent place on my shelf. It's a mystery-of-sorts, and there's just all sorts of quirky, wonderful stuff in it.

9. The Boys and Girls series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Just a really fun series about a family with three daughters moves next door to a family with four sons. I am STILL trying to catch up with these.

10. The Secret Garden and A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Not too much to say here, just two of the best children's books ever written. Also of note: they've both been adapted into really really good movies as well. The Secret Garden in 1993 and A Little Princess in 1995 (by Alfonso Cuaron!).

Saturday, March 26, 2005

6 weeks behind in Alias..

..but I can still find things about the show amusing.

Check out that page, it talks about a really small connection that J.J. Abrams made between Alias and Lost, both his babies. Plus it shows a really funny connection between the writer's family and Victor Garber.

Jen, can we add this to our links list? poobala, that is.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

the brotherhood of war

Or Tae Guk Gi... It's funny, I tried to watch this movie months ago with my mom. Both of us fell asleep not too far into the movie. Perhaps its because we saw it on my tiny TV, and the coloring made it look like it was black and white. But in any case, we just couldn't get that into it. I got the opportunity to watch it through the end recently and I'm really glad I did.

First off, I felt like the biggest dork cuz I shed quite a few tears while watching it. Let's just say I didn't get to watch it in the privacy of my own apartment but rather was with a bunch of other people.

Second off, this movie was really, really well done. I know that Saving Private Ryan was hailed for so well portraying how war really is in all its goriness. But somehow, to me, this movie not only outdid SPR but it made you just feel terrible towards war. It also made me really sad to see people of the same country fighting each other and killing each other so. I mean all war sucks, and I know that its not uncommon in world history for people of the same country to fight each other, but there was just something so incredibly heartbreaking about watching the Korean men fighting and killing other Korean men. And to know that the result of this war? No one side truly, truly won, they ended up with two Koreas. But yeah there were a lot of graphic war scenes, which were incredibly hard and disgusting to watch at times, but at the same time they were really powerful because it just reminds the viewer of the horribleness of war.

Anyway, if you ever get the chance to watch it, seriously watch it. And try to watch it on the biggest screen you can find. Because the cinematography does the whole shaking of the camera to feel like you're being hit with the grenades and stuff thing, and on a small screen? It just makes you feel confused. It's a lot more effective watching it on a large screen.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

an update!

So Alias has gotten a tad better...Sydney is showing a little bit more compassion and personality, Nadia and Weiss are still cute, and Vaughn is actually getting to do something! There still isn't much of an arc though...I have no idea where the season is going...if it's going anywhere at all.

Okay short post because I've been writing too many novel-length posts lately. And also I will be on spring break for the next week, so don't think that we've already given up on blogging! Most of our shows are on reruns right now so there just isn't too much to talk about. Haha, I like how our subtitle is " and books and movies and music too" but we really haven't posted about those much at all...especially books. Hopefully that will change in the near future?

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

hbo addiction

Since we get a break from Gilmore Girls tonight and thus, I won't be able to write my usual crazy giddy babble about how much I love Lorelai and Luke, I thought I'd write about a different topic. My new addiction to HBO and premium movie channels. It's like, I get home from work, I sit down in front of the computer to check e-mail and chat, and on goes the TV. Then it doesn't get turned off until 11PM when I go to bed. And what is it that I watch exactly? Lotsa movies, and then of course the usual prime-time tv-shows. From Eurotrip to Down with Love to just pretty much any movie that's playing at that moment, I spend my late afternoons, evenings, nights watching TV! Would you believe, I'll even sit and watch movies playing on the channel that I happen to own on DVD? (Yeah, I got super excited cuz Much Ado About Nothing was on.)

6 hours of TV a day, 5 days a week, 30 hours of TV just during the frickin work week!
Sheesh, this will NOT help me with my tv obsession. Or with making friends...

Sunday, March 13, 2005

rewatching My So-Called Life

I'd been dying to watch this show again for years...I kept intending to buy it on DVD but then once I finally decided to get it, it was out of print and used copies were selling for ridiculous amounts of money. Finally this year it occurred to me that the Cornell library might have them, they did! So I borrowed them and have spent the last week watching all 19 incredible episodes.

Buffy is still my favorite show of all time, because I was so invested in it for so many years, but damn, My So-Called Life is now coming in a really really close second.

I don't even know where to start with describing it. It doesn't have some great innovative premise, there aren't any hooks or twists, no formula to was just simply honest and real stories with great acting. Unlike a lot of other teen shows, it never reaches soap opera territory, and most of it actually takes place at school. And the cast isn't just a bunch of pretty actors who are too old to be playing teenagers. A lot of hard issues were brought up, like drugs, alcohol, sex, homosexuality, homelessness...but none of it felt like an afterschool special.

Everyone thought it was such a shame that ABC cancelled it after only one season, even though it was critically acclaimed by pretty much everyone and Claire Danes won a Golden Globe for it, but now I'm kind of glad that's how it worked out. Too many shows wait until they go downhill to end, and the bad seasons always taint the memory of the good ones. With My So-Called Life, it's really just perfect as it is.

Take this quote: "It just seems agree to have a certin personality or something. For no reason. Just to make things easier for everyone. But when you think about it...I mean, how do you know it's even you?" How amazing is that? That's pretty much how I've feeling for like, the past 10 years.

Although I have to say, while I sympathized with Angela a lot, I'm not really that similar to her. I was never that introspective or emotional, I never had a ridiculous obsessive crush, and I never had the guts to get out of my element and hang out with a different crowd. Though maybe I guess I wish that I had. The truth is that I think the character I related to the most was Brian Krakow.

Yeah, he was a dork. He could be insensitive and he was always saying the wrong things and his crush on Angela despite the way she treated him was pretty pathetic. But the one episode where he did the voiceovers? "There's something about my life. It's just automatically true that nothing actually happens." It's just this ridiculous feeling that you know what you could be doing to change your situation, to make your life better, but for some reason you just can't.

A few more comments:
-- The opening credits. I usually never watch opening credits because they're uninteresting, but I just loved these. The music, the scenes all taken from the pilot...haha, I watched them every single time, even if I watched a few episodes in one sitting.
-- The fashion. Early nineties, I guess, but there was SO MUCH PLAID FLANNEL. The strangest outfit I thought was definitely the plaid pj-type shorts over tights that Angela wore every once in awhile.
-- The girl's bathroom. They spent sooo much time in the bathroom at school. There was never anyone hanging out in the bathroom at my high school...
-- Jordan Catalano. Definitely hot, but I didn't feel like he was that crush-worthy. All that leaning and closing his eyes was almost comical and we didn't get to see nearly enough of what he was thinking.
-- The last episode tied things up relatively nicely, except for Rayanne and Angela's friendship. That's the one thing that I'm going to have to fanwank...they got over it and become friends again.

Friday, March 11, 2005


I went to see Closer tonight at Cornell Cinema and actually I don't really know quite what to say about it, because, wow, that was a strange movie.

The beginning starts out almost funny...except it's the kind of funny where you're not sure if you're supposed to laugh or not. Then it quickly spirals off and turns into this really absurd and depressing love rhombus (quoting the OC) with lots of graphic sex talk (but no sex scenes, interestingly). Nothing too much happens, considering the movie covers four years in less than two hours, and you just leave the theater feeling disturbed. Although maybe that was the point of it? I'm not really sure.

Like a lot of the reviews I read said, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen gave much better performances than Jude Law and Julia Roberts, and I have to say that they really did deserve their Golden Globes. Clive Owen especially...I first saw him in those BMW mini-films, and he's really amazing. (And also strangely hot...) Anyway, I think that my biggest problem with the movie was that I didn't understand the motivations behind Jude Law's character, and I thought that Julia Roberts just wasn't that convincing in general. But maybe that was intentional too?

So yeah, a strange movie. And is Natalie Portman really that hot?


I'm surfing to see what their new midseason shows are and I notice Grey's Anatomy, yet another medical show that has basically the same premise as Scrubs but it's a drama. I remember having seen a preview for it and recognizing Sandra Oh from Sideways in it.

Anyway, I look at the cast list, and Katherine Heigl (Isabel from Roswell) is in it. Playing a character named Isobel, "Izzie." And I go look up her IMDB profile, and apparently she played a character named Isabel in that bizarre MTV version of Wuthering Heights. What the heck? Haha I've heard of actors being typecasted, but namecasted? It's not even like Isabel is that common of a name.

Oh, I'm not interested in the show otherwise.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

celebrity "ships"

Jennifer's TV-shipping got me thinking about my favorite tv couples and real-life celebrity couples... My favorite tv couples are similar to Jenn's list with a few exceptions. (ie, I don't care too much about Muldy-Sculler, Muller-Sculdy, Mulder-Scully? Geez, yeah in case you can't tell I never watched the X-Files. And I'd add Jack-Jill from Jack & Jill to the list.) Anywhere, here's my list of my top 10 favorite celebrity couples, regardless of whether or not they're still together. (Meaning I have a lot of couples who are or have been for a long while broken up.)

1. Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman
2. Will Smith & Jada Pinkett
3. Freddy Prinze, Jr. & Sarah Michelle Gellar
4. Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe

5. Scott Foley & Jennifer Garner
6. Chad Michael Murray & Sophia Bush
7. Bruce Willis & Demi Moore
8. Rebecca Romijn & John Stamos
9. Courtney Cox & David Arquette
10. David Beckham & Victoria "Posh Spice"

Simply because it was hard to keep it to a list of 10, here's a list of my top 5 favorite music-celebrity couples:

1. Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale
2. Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake

3. Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
4. Amy Lee (Evanescence) & Shaun Morgan (Seether)
5. Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey

Also, some honorable mentions: Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston (I'm sure people are like *gasp* they're not on the list?!?!); Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas; Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith; Beyonce Knowles & Jay-Z.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005


So the Get Up Kids are breaking up. =(

But they're doing one last tour in June and I've decided that I MUST GO! They're doing 6/23 in Philadelphia and 6/24 in New York...hopefully I'll be able to make one of those shows, depending on when I move.

I'm not sure what it is about their music I love so much...I claim to have gotten over the emo thing but Four Minute Mile is still on heavy rotation on my playlist and I think I'll be kicking myself if I never get to see them live.

Oh, and an update on the Something Corporate-Jimmy Eat World-Ithaca insanity...I am going to both shows! Well, that's the plan anyway. The SoCo show was suspiciously moved up to 5:30, perhaps to make way for people to go to JEW at 8?

Tuesday, March 08, 2005


A true sign of being obsessed with television is when you start to ship couples. Haha, and definitely when you start using the term's short for relationship and can be used as both a noun ("I gave up on the Sydney/Vaughn ship") or as a verb ("I ship Luke/Lorelai" or "I'm a Luke/Lorelai shipper"). Anyway, my television history has been FILLED with ships. From the obvious to the embarrassing to the is a list of my top ten ships thus far (in pseudo-chronological order):

1. Mulder/Scully on the X-files. Probably my first ship ever and probably the most aggravating because there was almost nothing except ridiculous sexual tension for what, nine seasons? At least they ended up together and we got to see a few kisses...

2. Willow/Oz on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I'm still kind of sad that Willow turned out to be a lesbian, even though I really liked Tara, because of OZ. He was so the perfect first boyfriend (except for that werewolf stuff...yeah) and man, I really do hope that they meet in Istanbul someday. Haha, don't you love how I speak of characters as if they're real people with actual continuing lives?

3. Buffy/Angel and Buffy/Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. These are a bit strange. I wasn't really into B/A while it was actually happening, but once Angel was gone, suddenly I felt like they had been meant for eachother. And I didn't really like B/S and their ridiculous sex scenes either, but thinking back, the way Buffy changed Spike? That was pretty hot.

4. Max/Liz and Alex/Isabel on Roswell. This was THE shipper show. It was practically required to ship if you wanted to enjoy the show. And fanfic (fan fiction)? It had to be labeled with ships so that people knew what to expect when reading it. Anyway, I was a typical Roswell shipper, at least to begin with. I was a pretty die-hard M/L shipper first season but my interest kind of faded after that. Although I am happy that the show ended with them getting married. As for A/I...that was pretty futile. And I was totally pissed when they killed off Alex...

5. Joey/Pacey on Dawson's Creek. Yeah, another typical one. I totally claimed to hate this show pretty much the entire time it was on the air, but I must have secretly loved it because I kept watching and I was definitely rooting for Joey and Pacey. Even though I hated Joey. (That hate was real.)

6. Max/Logan on Dark Angel. Another aggravating ship. They spent pretty much the whole first season flirting but then when they were finally ready to be a couple, they give Logan some ridiculous condition where he can't touch Max? And then the show ended prematurely! Sigh.

7. Sydney/Vaughn on Alias. Another sexual tension couple. Maybe the X-files was smart in keeping Mulder and Scully apart for so long, because as soon as Sydney and Vaughn got together? BORING.

8. Luke/Lorelai on Gilmore Girls. Haha I think there's enough said about them on this blog already. All I can say is that we've been waiting for this forever and it is definitely as good as I knew it was going to be.

9. Seth/Summer on the OC. Well, for all of first season, and just recently too. It's been done before, the dorky guy getting his dream girl, but I liked both of their characters so much that I couldn't help shipping them. I do kind of wish they had done the Anna character better though because well, if the hot girls can get both hot guys and dorky guys, then what do the non-hot girls get? A plane ticket back to Pittsburgh, that's what.

10. Tony/Michelle on 24. This was my favorite ship last season, which is kind of bizarre because 24 is obviously a show that doesn't really care about relationships. But I was so rooting for them season 2 and them coming back married on season 3? SO CUTE. Of course then they had to screw it up, but Michelle is now back and there's hope! Yay Tony and Michelle!

Edited to add some honorable mentions (these might be a bit odd...):
Zack/Kelly on Saved the Bell, Rory/Jess on Gilmore Girls, Brandon/Kelly on 90210, Will/Bella on Young Americans, Pacey/Andie on Dawson's Creek, Xander/Cordelia on Buffy. Oh and Shawn/Belle on Days of Our Lives and Sonny/Alexis on General Hospital.

Monday, March 07, 2005

worst show on TV

God, I can't believe I still watch this. I don't even know what the pull is anymore. I don't like ANY of the storylines. But Summerland is absolutely terrible. I am really fed up with Bradin and his attitude and drugs and apparently he's going to hook up with Erica eventually. I'm fed up with Jay and his inability to take action on anything like getting Erica back. I'm fed up with Eva choosing SIMON over Johnny. I'm fed up with Johnny not getting Eva back. I'm fed up with Susannah for existing (I think it's that she was evil Francie for so long that I can't warm up to her characters anymore. Cuz I really liked Francie then she went and had to get killed and be replaced with Evil Francie...). The youngest brother barely exists in this show and has an annoying voice. And Nikki, she's only moderately tolerable.


Sunday, March 06, 2005

Pam Troy!!

There will be a more complete post about my rewatching of My So-Called Life in a week or so, but I was just really amused by this tidbit. Jason Katims, a story editor and writer for My So-Called Life, was also the creator of Roswell. In this one episode of MSCL that he wrote, Ricky mentions a girl named Pam Troy that he asks Rayanne if he should ask to the dance. And in the Roswell pilot, Maria tells Alex how Liz has been acting weird and was talking to Pam Troy, a girl that she hates!

I wonder if there's a real Pam Troy?

guest starring...

I didn't particularly like Jack and Bobby when I watched the pilot at the beginning of this TV season, because I thought it was way too self-important, but for some reason I've gotten a little attached to it. I don't keep up with it that well...I just catch it on EasyView on Sunday while eating dinner every once in awhile. For those of you who haven't seen it (pretty likely since its ratings are crap) it's about a future president of the United States who is growing up in the present day. Each episode also has these little documentary-like segments with people from the future talking about the president (it's Bobby, by the way) and his politics and family and stuff like that. I mean, it's really just your standard family drama, but those flash forward things keep it interesting because they're basically telling you where these characters end up in like forty years.

Anyway, on this show, more than any others I've watched, there seem to have been a ridiculous amount of guest stars recognizable from other TV roles. There's Bradley Cooper, who was Will on Alias. Ed Begley Jr. who was on Six Feet Under and Arrested Development. Tom Cavanagh from Ed. Mike Erwin, who was Amy's coma boyfriend Colin on Everwood. Scott Foley from Felicity. Evan Handler, who was Charlotte's husband Harry on Sex and the City. Neil Patrick Harris, Doogie Howser MD. Danica McKellar, Winnie from the Wonder Years. Haha, is it just me and my built-in IMDB, or is that a lot??

moving around...

So I haven't picked up my slack of blogging in the past week with moving to MD and all. But while I'm super behind in some of my tv shows (4 eps of Alias to catch up on, 3 eps of One Tree Hill -- yes I am lame enough to watch that show), I did watch 2 movies this past week.

Hitch -- I'm kinda astounded that this has been such a box office hit these past few weeks. Like, okay, Will Smith, romantic comedy, it'll make a lot of money guaranteed. But still, it wasn't THAT great. I mean the funny scenes were disappointingly all in the commercials. If I had to count the number of cliched lines that were in this movie with my fingers and toes, I'd have 5 hands and 4 feet. And I mean, could this setup be anymore obvious? The gentleman pursuer is a "love doctor" who goes around making it so people can fall in love. The lady pursued is a gossip columnist for a big New York newspaper that doesn't believe in falling in love? But for what it's worth, it was easy entertainment to watch, and I did enjoy one scene in particular. (This wasn't in the commercials, so if you haven't seen the movie and plan on watching it and want to be surprised with one good scene, stop reading here.) Anywho, the female protagonist is being hit on by a random guy in a club with really bad lines such as "You look exactly like my next girlfriend" and stuff. And she of course very coolly and very politely rejects him in this great way. She acknowledges that she knows it's really difficult to work up the guts to go up and talk to a hot woman, and thus, she is incredibly flattered by the fact that he picked her out of all the other beautiful women in the room, but she is simply not interested. It was just well delivered and made me think, damn I wish i were that cool.

Be Cool -- I didn't realize until the movie started that it was a sequel for Get Shorty, a movie I've never seen. But it was an entertaining movie. There were little things that I simply did not get, like what's a "vig" and what's a "shylock"? But other than that, I laughed a lot. I don't really find anything super clever about the mocking of movies in movies because it's done every once in a while, but other than that it was funny in really random ways. And Vince Vaughn is awesome.

Just one more thing, because I absolutely canNOT post without mentioning Gilmore Girls and how unbelievably happy I am right now. I don't want to do a post on the last episode because Jenn seriously summed it up beautifully in 3 words. But I am SO happy right now and it's sorta sad and pathetic but it seriously has made my day. AHH! Luke and Lorelai! (I think I spelt it right?) Okay, that is all!

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Jon Stewart Live

I've probably never watched the Daily Show the whole way through, but I appreciate famous people coming to the middle of nowhere (aka Cornell) as much as the next person, and well, if a man sells 10,000 tickets, then he's got to be worth seeing, right?

Right! Jon Stewart was every bit as funny as I've heard. He did two shows: the original was so popular that people camped out overnight and waited in line for hours to get tickets, so he agreed to do a second show, which they sold tickets for online. Obviously I went to the second show. I'm not sure how much material was repeated, but I guess that doesn't matter. It was really just an hour of classic stand-up. He started off by taking shots at Cornell (always fun), Ithaca, the Ivy League, and the strange stage set up (two flags and a bunch of potted plants). Then he moved onto politics, race, religion, and sexuality. Then before too many people got offended, he switched to gross-out stuff about his pets, some obligatory sex and relationships talk, and took some questions from the audience. I think my favorite part was where some guy says that this other girl who had asked a question was hot and that he wanted to meet her. After a few minutes of failed date planning, Jon Stewart is like, "what year are you?" And the guy says, "Freshman" and Jon Stewart is like, "Man, go sit down!" Haha, freshmen!

This review is turning out to be kind of uninteresting because I don't remember any specific lines (they're not funny when repeated anyway), but wow, Jon Stewart's funny. And I guess since I'm liberal-leaning, I thought he said a lot of really smart things about Bush and Iraq and gay marriage.

I'll bet most people there were Jon Stewart fans to begin with and were psyched to see him live. And I'm the opposite! Seeing him live converted me into a fan. When is the Daily Show on?

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

three words


Okay maybe some more words. I liked Lane's storyline in this parents were nowhere near as crazy as Mrs. Kim but I grew up in Sunday school and the whole waiting until marriage thing is stuck somewhere in my head too. I like how she didn't automatically try to rebel, like she's done with everything else. Haha loved Zack's reaction though: "I was just trying to be subtle and that's not my thing!"

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

I need a costume design team

So now that February sweeps are coming to a close, a lot of our beloved TV series will be taking breaks over the next two months until May sweeps and season finales, so I'll have to come up with some other topics to post about. And today I am talking about TV fashion.

Even though I really hate shopping and don't really have that great of a sense of style when it comes to myself, I still really like looking at other people's clothes...even on TV. I was always completely perplexed by Felicity's immense collection of sweaters, which she wore for pretty much her entire freshman year, despite the fact that it is usually still summer in New York City in late August and definitely by the end of the school year in May. And I'm always bothered when one character in a scene is wearing a coat while another is just wearing a tank top.

But anyway, so here are my picks for TV's best-dressed characters:

1. Lorelai on Gilmore Girls. Whenever I think about how I would want to be dressing for work, I think of her. She always looks professional but age-appropriate and not stuffy at all. (I'm not so much into Rory's style...she seems to be wearing a lot of skirts and high boots lately which people really do not wear in college.) She does seem to break out really strange T-shirts every once in awhile though...

2. Veronica Mars. I'm not sure how to describe her style...most of her clothes look like stuff you can find at any normal mall and they're not particularly special, but somehow she just always looks really good. I especially like her jackets and coats...I guess Neptune, CA isn't quite as warm as the OC because she has quite a lot of them.

3. Nikki on Summerland. This is probably totally ridiculous, since she's like twelve years old, but I guessed I wish that I was better dressed as a kid (and a kid and a teenager and now...) I mean, yes, all TV characters get costume design teams to pick out their clothes (which I totally need) but there are always those kids who are really well dressed. Her clothes are all very California-beachy. And all of this convinces me that I could never move to southern Cali.

Haha funny how I seem to have represented three different age groups: how I wish I did, do, and will dress apparently (hm, that grammar doesn't really work).