HBO’s ‘Girls’: It’s Like an Indie Version of Sex and the City

GIRLS

I may not have ever really watched every single episode of Sex and the City, but I sure did love both of the movies! Even though I’m this quirky, sometimes awkward, geeky female gamer & artist, I still love being fabulous. Trust me, if I had the money I surely would indulge in the finer things of life and go on eclectic shopping sprees, but as a college student and freelance writer, I’m living on a budget…super budget.

Sex and the City is one of those shows with glamorous lifestyles that I could probably relate to as I get farther in my career, but for now I’m surely able to relate better to HBO’s new series, Girls. It’s kind of like Sex and the City, except for girls in my generation who are trying to navigate being in their twenties and dealing with bills, sex, love, and finding some level of happiness in a world filled with constant drama.

I first heard about the show a few weeks ago when I was surfing the web. The only reason I wanted to watch the show was because a few months ago I had watched Tiny Furniture. It’s a great movie on Netflix about this girl who graduates from college, moves back home to New York, and is trying to figure out her life. The girl, Lena Dunham, who wrote and starred in the moving Tiny Furniture also wrote, directed, and stars in the show, Girls. So I knew that if I was totally in love with Tiny Furniture and the awkward journey of a girl trying to find herself, then I knew that I would love Girls.

And I was right. I love Girls! The show brings back the same British girl (she plays Jess in Girls) who acted in Tiny Furniture and it has some other appearances from actors that were featured in the movie. But the show Girls isn’t about the same characters from Tiny Furniture. It’s a riveting indie story line filled with awkward moments of these girls in New York City trying to navigate through life.

The main character, Hannah Horvah (Lena Dunham,) has just been financially cut off by her parents, she’s lost her non-paid internship, and she is trying to finish her novel. In the midst of the impending circumstances of figuring out how the hell she is going to survive in New York, she also has to deal with the issues of her friends, her awkward relationship with this guy she occasionally has sex with, and the reality that her dreams of becoming a published writer are going to be a tough road to navigate.  Doesn’t really sound like the glamorous life of Sex and the City.

Girls will probably be a show that a lot of young girls across the country can relate to. It’s not easy trying to make it in a big city. Even when you have a college degree, it can still be hard to just make it on your own.

I think I’m also able to relate to the show (even though obviously there isn’t a Black female cast member) since I’m a writer and I’m still trying to make it. I mean, yes, it would be nice to see some more diversity within the cast, but it’s okay, I’ll just watch Scandal for my dosage of a strong Black woman taking charge.

So for now, I look forward to seeing the characters journey as the series progresses. “Living the dream. One mistake at a time.”

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

 

 

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Stupid Dope | Feel Good Lost Films [Music Videos]

Saw this video last night while perusing YouTube. I love the entire vibe of the song, as well as the abstract video. It’s stupid dope.

While I was watching the video, I also took a few moments to check out some more music videos from Feel Good Lost Films. Let’s just say, wow……so much cool stuff! They have a lot of stunning music videos that are just visually awe-inspiring, and the music is also really good. It sucks when you’ve got high quality music videos and terrible music, but that isn’t something you should expect from anything tagged with the name “Feel Good Lost Films.”

Want more stupid dope? Then check out a few other videos below. :) There are so many videos, so I didn’t post them all (even though I wanted to.) So go to the official website of Feel Good Lost Films for more awesomesauce. http://www.feelgoodlost.me/

This one (above) deserves to be watched in HD, so click on HD!

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

It’s Official, Samuel Jackson Has the Art of Playing “Evil” Down to a Science

It amazes me how Samuel Jackson can continuing staying in the acting game, and constantly playing roles that give him the chance to do what he does best; telling people to shut the hell up and basically stressing the importance of how he expects things to go, his way.

I’m a huge fan of Samuel Jackson, and I love how he always has these “seriously, shut up, let me give a speech” moments in his films. Usually he speeches are pretty good, but I’m not going to lie, his speech in Deep Blue Sea, followed by getting eaten by the shark, always cracks me up. He was just so cantankerous! But then again, that’s what Samuel does best, playing a cantankerous bad ass who gets the job done. So when I first saw the trailer for Meeting Evil, I knew it was about to be on like Donkey Kong!!

Prior to seeing the trailer for Meeting Evil, I was only expecting to see Sam Jackson do his thing as Nick Fury in The Avengers. But watching Meeting Evil, a film based off the crime-thriller by Chris Fisher, truly showed off a dark & sinister side of Samuel. The film co-stars Luke Wilson, who is basically known for his roles at that happy go-lucky guy or the boyfriend who just can’t seem to get it right. The funny thing, Luke knows that he is typecast, and in an interview with IFC.com, he explains why he decided to take the role in Meeting Evil. Click here to read that interview, it’s pretty good!

So, let’s get down to what I’ve learned from watching Meeting Evil. Well for starters, Samuel Jackson scares me. After watching Meeting Evil, I realized that he does too good of a job playing evil. Seriously, he’s got it down to a science. I mean I knew he had it in him to be really rough around the edges, but in Meeting Evil he just plays this sick, twisted, and extremely insane evil guy that just decides to terrorize Luke Wilson, yet doesn’t actually try to kill him.

Towards the end of the movie, you sort of see this twist unfold in which we learn the truth upon why Samuel decides to terrorize Luke and essentially f*** up his day. But prior to the revelations at the end of the movie, you have to sit still and go on this rollercoaster ride of Sam Jackson killing people, letting out sinister laughs, and rationalize that he just wants to be Luke’s friend. No harm in that, right? Wrong!!! Samuel’s character, whose name is Richie, idea of friendship is basically murdering people that might potentially upset Luke. And if they haven’t upset Luke or possibly might do harm by saying something rude, then Richie just decides to murder them anyways. He enjoys killing, something he surely leaves off job applications when asked about his hobbies.

From the get-go, the movie brings the thrill. From the sinister close-ups of Sam Jackson to the maniacal rationalizations, the character Richie keeps the momentum of thrill rolling. It’s one of those movies that is quite murderous in it’s overall message, but you can’t help but to watch it and see how the story will end.

The film won’t hit theatres until May 4th, which is the same day The Avengers hits theatres. But if you happen to be a Comcast subscriber, like myself, then you can watch the film On Demand. If you like crime thrillers or seeing Samuel Jackson be the ultimate sinister bad ass, then you should totally watch Meeting Evil.

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

Innovative Décor | The Modern Day Flintstone Home

Sometimes the simple things in life can truly crack me up, especially when it comes to cartoons. As of late, I’ve found myself feeling like such a child (in spite of the fact I turn 21 in 10 days,) and I have been dying from laughter sprung on by The Looney Tunes, Rocko’s Modern Life, and Spongebob Squarepants.

Cartoons always hit a soft spot in me, and I used to remember back in the day cracking up watching The Flintstones. The show was simple in it’s nature, but it still made me laugh on several accounts. The cartoon was pretty good, and to be honest, I enjoyed the live-action movie version as well. The Flintstones are sort of like this pop culture reference that comes and goes, so it wasn’t going to be too long before yet another architect decided to created a Modern Day Flintstone Home.

I’ve seen a few modern day Flintstone inspired homes, but earlier today while reading Freshome.com, I saw game show host’s Dick Clark’s Flintstone inspired Malibu home. Have y’all seen this before? I mean, it’s quite extraordinary. An entire home, including the décor, inspired by The Flintstones. At first you’d think it most be highly uncomfortable living in an entire house made of bedrock and furnished with items composed of bedrock, but this modern day Flintstone home actually looks quite comfy, inviting too.

I’m not quite sure if I’d exactly want to live in a Flintstone inspired home, sense I prefer a more art decor infused with urban sophistication. Yet, I still have no problem admitting that the Flintstone home is pretty chic. I had no idea that you could make rock look so damn sexy. ;)

Pictures are from the original post, which you can read here: Freshome.com

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