From Downton Abbey to Happy Valley: UK TV Show Filming Locations

Let's face it. The UK has some of the best TV programs. Like me. you love Downton Abbey, Poldark, Sherlock, Happy Valley and most recently, The Night Manager.  We can't get enough of them. Between Masterpiece Theater, Netflix and a few handsome gentlemen (Idris Elba, Aidan Turner, and Tom Hiddleston) I have fallen in love with several TV shows from the UK. So much so, that … [Read more...]

All About Aidan Turner

You may not have noticed, but I have become completely Poldark obsessed.  Could it be that I missed Mad Men and Don Draper? Maybe it has something to do with the gorgeous Irish actor, Aidan Turner who plays the lead role of Ross Poldark. … [Read more...]

McKinney Classic Film Festival: 5 Courtroom Themed Movies

McKinney Classic Film Festival debuts in historic downtown with courtroom-themed lineup with Mary Badham,  who portrayed Scout in the 1962 film TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to appear. Some of Hollywood's all-time favorite courtroom classics will be screened at the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) as part of its inaugural McKinney Classic Film Festival. Experience the glamour … [Read more...]

Emma Stone and Colin Firth Make Magic in the Moonlight

Let me start by saying how much I LOVE Emma Stone! Ever since I saw her in Easy A and The Help I have enjoyed watching her on screen. Not only is she a talented actress, Emma Stone is smart, perky, funny, and cute.  It's like Steve Carrell says in Crazy, Stupid Love, "she's the perfect combination of sexy and cute". … [Read more...]

7 Reasons You Should Watch Poldark

There are some television shows that just seem to gather a legend of loyal fans. They blog about them, tweet about and talk about them to anyone who will listen. Shows such as: Breaking Bad Games of Thrones Downton Abbey [And you know how I feel about Mad Men!] In the throes of my Mad Men withdrawals, I found a new TV obsession... Poldark This PBS Masterpiece Theatre … [Read more...]

Poldark Rides Again on PBS

Are you already missing the romantic adventures of Outlander's Claire and Jamie Frasier?  If the answer is yes, PBS and Masterpiece have a treat for you. Poldark, an all-new version of the vintage Masterpiece series Sundays, June 21 - August 2, 2015 at 9pm ET on PBS. The handsome Irish actor, Aidan Turner (Mitchell on Being Human and Killi in The Hobbit) stars as Captain … [Read more...]

4 Female Animation Movie Characters You Will Love

Heroines with a Difference Gone are the days when female characters in animated movies served purely decorative purposes and were little more than damsels in distress perpetually waiting to be rescued by Prince Charming. Today’s animated movies feature strong female characters who are as intrepid and fierce as their male counterparts. Here are four animated movie … [Read more...]

Mad Men Season 7: The Beginning of the End

For the past seven years, I have spent my Sunday evenings with a brilliant ad man, Don Draper. Now it is all coming to an end. The drinking, the smoking, the cheating and the witty one-liners from Roger Sterling... soon they will be gone. This is the final season for AMC's Mad Men. It is no secret that I am a big fan of Mad Men. It is one of the best shows on television (if … [Read more...]

Dysfunctional Family Reunions

This is the time of year when families gather together for good food, beautifully wrapped gifts and to bask in the glow of familial love. At least that is what you hope for. But not everyone one gets to enjoy family reunions that look like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Some of us may understand the sentiment from  Into the Woods: "The closer to the family, the … [Read more...]

5 Great Chicks Flicks to Watch with Your Guy

So you’ve met someone cool, have progressed past the first few dates and now it’s freezing outside, you have decided to forgo the pub/cinema/gig and hole up at home with a film and a glass of wine. Sadly for your man, this means watching a chick flick, or you giving into one of their action crazy movie demands. Have you reached a film stalemate? Fret not, here … [Read more...]