Random Thoughts I’ve Had During Pretty Little Liars

Finishing a tv series might not seem like a significant achievement to some, but after battling with Pretty Little Liars for years now, and being very late to the game in the first place, I AM FINALLY FINISHED.

Not unlike many other viewers, I still have a lot of questions, but I’m not one for sharing spoilers for anyone who hasn’t yet finished, or anyone who might want to get into it, so instead I’m going to pick apart some of the silly little things that I’ve never understood..

  • Why are the girls parents NEVER around?
  • And what kind of setting spray are these girls using for their makeup?
  • It was a victory if I put on a dress for high school, why does everyone look like they’ve just stepped out of a fashion shoot?
  • And why has there never been a repeated outfit?!
  • For a small town, a hell of a lot of stuff goes down
  • But also, a hell of a lot of people go unnoticed, which isn’t very small town
  • How do these girls afford everything when they never seem to be going to work
  • And seriously, WHERE ARE THEIR PARENTS?
  • I’m all for being stubborn and trying to fix my own problems, but why would you not involve the police in some of these situations
  • How on earth can they go from a murder one night to totally fine the next day?
  • And how on earth did Aria’s parents just accept the fact that she was dating her teacher without too much of a fuss?
  • Why do some characters just suddenly disappear from the programme? And not because its part of the plot..
  • How do they have access to all this ridiculous technology?
  • And is it even possible to text from a blocked number?
  • Who even builds these crazy hidden rooms and lairs etc?
  • The only real difference in the last series is that they sit around drinking wine rather than coffee
  • I know this is just a story, but how could anything be so twisted and far-fetched?

Have you made it to the end of Pretty Little Liars?

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Series I Still Haven’t Finished

In an age of Netflix and on demand, does anyone actually wait to watch shows once a week for however long a series lasts anymore? Technology has spoiled us, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t as guilty as the next person for ending up 3 series deep in a programme without remembering exactly how I got there.

I do, however, have a bit of a commitment problem with some programmes; I get so far and then suddenly I can’t bring myself to go any further. This can be in the middle of a series, or while waiting for a new series to begin, it just happens randomly and suddenly – even the series that the rest of the world watch obsessively, I just lose all interest.

Game of Thrones

I didn’t have any interest in Game of Thrones when it first hit the scene, but my ex insisted I watch it and although I was confused the whole time, I smashed through the first 3 series so we could watch the 4th series when it came out. I was pretty addicted at the time, but post-breakup I didn’t have access to Sky and I couldn’t be bothered to try and remember all the characters names anymore.

Pretty Little Liars

I was late to the PLL party and left early too. I made it as far as the first few episodes of season 5 before I had to stop watching it for reasons best explained in this post. Last week I have gone back in an attempt to make it to the end, given that it all over now.

Teen Wolf

Twice I’ve got into Teen Wolf and then dropped the ball and given up. This one I can’t really explain, it just loses its appeal every now and then.

Once Upon A Time

For a series that I fell in love with so quickly, I just can’t bring myself to go any further than the point I’m at now. Maybe because I’m worried about it getting even more convoluted than it is, maybe its because I don’t want it to be over..

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

I watched the whole of season 1 in a day, but the newest series has just held zero appeal to me..

Aside from a few, I genuinely can commit to a good series, so if you have any recommendations then drop me a comment!

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My Love of Gilmore Girls

My Love of Gilmore Girls

With its recent release on Netflix, and the upcoming re-visit to Stars Hollow coming to our screens soon, the world has suddenly become obsessed with Gilmore Girls. I couldn’t be more happy about this for two reasons. Firstly, I can now binge-watch one of my all time favourite tv programmes – yay! – but more importantly, because now the internet is full of people I can talk to about it.

I first started watching Gilmore Girls when I was 14. It used to be on E4 during weekdays and I stumbled across it during a school holiday once, and quickly became hooked, needing to record two episodes a day, 5 days a week once I was back at school. I joined the programme midway through an early season; somewhere between Rory and Dean and Rory and Jess, so some of the history and earlier references were a little lost on me, but after months and months of ticking through to the end of season 7, the rotation started again, and I could finally fill in the missing pieces of the story.

Through the years since then, I’ve caught various snippets of the show as it made appearances on other tv channels, and it never got old. It goes without saying the Lorelai and Rory are two of the funniest, most relateable characters to have graced our screens, and their lives having provided endless entertainment for me, and as the Twittersphere is finally getting in on this brilliant thing, I thought I’d share a few of my thoughts from throughout the show.

I always rooted for Rory and Jess

I remember one time Jess made an appearance in a later series, and I actually squealed with excitement when Milo Ventimiglia popped up in the opening credits. Even when Logan was on the scene, and I did like him, there will always be a little part of me wishing that things with Jess had worked out.

There are no characters that I hate

You know how in every series on tv, there’s that one character where you’re like ‘ugh, get off my screen’? I DON’T HAVE ONE.

I identify with Rory more than Lorelai

I know some people feel very Lorelai, but I’m Rory all over.

I felt a little let down when Lorelai and Christopher got married

Its not uncommon opinion that Chris was never really the guy for Lorelai, but when they actually got married I kinda lost a little faith in her. I mean why..?

Paul Anka is the best

I mean, everyone who’s had a dog knows that they all have weird little quirks, and while they may not be a fear of key lime pie, they can be super strange and we all pander to them. Even the dog is relateable!

I just love this show..

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Friday Favourite Five – Subscription Packages

Another Friday, and who doesn’t love a good subscription?!

You can subscribe to anything from magazines to movies to speedy delivery these days, and here are my top five:

1. Asos Premier

I umm-ed and ahh-ed over becoming an Asos Premier member for a few days before taking the plunge, trying to decide if it was worth the £9.95 for a year. Long story short, I have no regrets! Premier members get free Next Day or Selected Day delivery, normally £4.95, as well as exclusive and early access to sales, and free collection for returns. My wardrobe is almost entirely comprised of Asos clothes, so for me, this was totally worth the money!

2. Fabletics VIP

If you haven’t read other posts where I talk about my love of Fabletics, here it is again! At the start of each month, I get personalised outfit choices sent to me, and I can choose from the huge range, or skip the month if nothing grabs me. Spoiler, something pretty much always grabs me. Purchases also gain you points, points mean free outfits, and I recently got my first free outfit from my points balance! VIP members get outfits (and individual items) at a reduced price, and free delivery on all outfits. Oh, did I mention the clothes are amazing?!

3. Amazon Prime

Just get it, like now. I can’t live without Prime. Free next day delivery on eligible items, Prime Instant Video, Prime Music, exclusive sales.. Your favourite online retailer just got even better. What you want, when you want it, and then some. Boom.

4. Netflix

I have the Netflix account, and the whole family uses it. I can watch it on my tv, my laptop, my ipad, and so can everyone else; setting up individual profiles within my account means the girls have unlimited access to kids programming, while Dad and I share a ‘grown-up’ profile that’s separate from my aunt and uncle’s. For £5.99 a month, seven of us have access to the huge selection of movies, documentaries and tv shows Netflix has to offer, and sometimes I lose entire days to catching up!

5. Graze

While I don’t currently have a subscription, I really like Graze boxes, and I think its a great idea; healthy snacks dropped right at your door or office, from nut mixes and popcorn to flapjacks and brownies, yum!