So I'm pretty judgy when it comes to popular media. I tend to resent things that EEEEEVERYONE else knows and just fawns over continually. Often because this fawning happens completely out of left field when HELLO we were totally co-enjoying this other thing like 5 minutes ago! And I'm kind of an attention whore. And things I know nothing about totally steal my spotlight of knowing stuff.
But whining and jealousy aside, here are the series that I'm really curious about. I think I'm finally grown-up enough to be able to admit to my adoration of most lame things. I think. We'll see.
Ugh shut up. I don't even want to hear it. I've been such a douche about Twilight, but UGH. That's primarily because I was so the loser kid who was alllll about vampires in my tween years. And that sh*t got me MOCKED. But all of a sudden, Stephenie Meyer comes out of the woodwork, with her misspelled name, and vampires are cool? SERIOUSLY?
Ever since this ish got big, I've been wallowing in resentment. Oh, sure, modern teenagers. Live it up. You will never know the pain of wanting to read the Anne Rice books so badddddd in the school library, but choosing something mundane and impossible to ridicule instead. I hope you're enjoying your freedom. Also, if there's something you love now, that's considered uber-lame? Turn it into a set of novels and strike it RICH in 15 years. Heads up: Shelly Duvall and Renaissance everything are about to come back in a BIG way. Probably. If this trend of being wayyyy accidentally ahead of the curve continues in my life.
So I want to read all the books AND THEN see the movies. And then if anyone hosts a Twiparty, I am SO THERE because I lurve parties and I'll be able to comment on current events, like Jacob's partially open shirt on page 279.
2. True Blood
Pretty much the same as that last one. Except southern accents kind of really annoy me. But LORD those people are attractive, so I can probably get over it.
3. Harry Potter
The Foliage and I are watching all the movies this week so we can see the finale in theatres, because it looks crazy epic. I gave my sisters a really hard time about this series, but come on. It's really hard to NOT mock your siblings when you all live at home and they're crazy about something, no? Especially when it's more than one of them. I can't be the only one who's experienced this...
Anyway, the movies are pretty brilliant, and I'd like to read the books to get more of the detail and nuances.
4. Spartacus: Blood and Sand
My betrothed is telling me I wanted to watch this miniseries. I have no recollection of saying any such thing, but my memory kind of sucks, and I wouldn't be surprised if he'd FINALLY figured out that he could easily manipulate that to his advantage. Maybe tomorrow he'll tell me that I reeeeeeally wanted to watch the Fast and the Furious movies. Spoiler alert: I didn't. Ever.
I didn't watch this when it was on because initially it just didn't look that interesting, and then later when it DID look interesting, all I ever heard from people was that it was super addictive. And I didn't want to start watching and have to deal with the WAITING. Once I'm into something, I'm in, and I need to finish it. So I've purposefully waited until it was off the air. And now it's been off the air for a year or so I guess, and I still haven't watched it. But I've gotten surprisingly few details about the show. Hopefully this coming winter will be a snowy one and we'll be able to hole up and watch it all at once. INTENSE. Loves.
I'm sure there are others, but that's all I can remember for now. I've already got the first book of The Hunger Games so at least I won't be left behind on that one. Finally, a win!