2019 VMA REALNESS

It’s the hottest part of the summer so you know what that means!!! It’s Video Music Awards TIME and you know what that also means!!!! It’s LIVE TWEET SZN!!!

 

First of all, I think it necessary to inform you all that i have absolutely no idea who the host is. His name is allegedly Sebastian Maniscalo and apparently he is a comedian……so, ……we’ll see. We all know nothing will top Miley’s 2015 hosting  , tho.

FIRST OF ALL, THE PERFORMERS

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Missy Elliott VIDEO VANGUARD HONOREE

Missy Elliott is the 2019 MTV VMA Video Vanguard Honoree so she’ll get to do a mashup of her greatest hits and honestly, we are all here for that so hard. The other performers are as follows:

Shall we take bets on whether or not Shawn will find it necessary to make out with Camila on stage during “Senorita”????

Second of all, NOMINEES: 

So, to be so honest, I was kind of out of the loop on a LOT of the music videos this year. However, I did do the due diligence of watching all of these so that I can come to an informed conclusion on my picks for the year which are in italics, bolded, starred, AND I’ve included the video so you can watch easily!!

SIDE NOTE: I AM SO PISSED that Miley and Mark Ronson’s masterpiece “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” is suspiciously not ANYWHERE on any OF THESE LISTS.

brb calling MTV’s management. 

Okay anyway, here we go!!!!!

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
-21 Savage ft. J. Cole –  “a lot”
-Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”
-Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”**********

-Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
-Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
-A Snake – “You Need to Calm Down”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
-Cardi B
-Billie Eilish ******
-Ariana Grande
-Halsey
-Jonas Brothers
-Shawn Mendes

SONG OF THE YEAR
-Drake – “In My Feelings”
-Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”*************
-Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
-Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
-Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
-A Snake – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST NEW ARTIST
-Ava Max
-Billie Eilish********
-H.E.R.***********
-Lil Nas X
-Lizzo

BEST COLLABORATION
-Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”******* (SIDE NOTE: i watched this video and listened to this song all the way through for the very first time whilst doing research for this post. It’s not my favorite but it’s a pop culture phenomenon and I’m a fan of anything that bucks the norm and involves a Cyrus so fuqq it)

-Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
-Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
-A Snake ft. Brendon Urie – “ME!”
-Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
-BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”

PUSH (BREAKTHROUGH) ARTIST OF THE YEAR
-Bazzi
-CNCO
-Billie Eilish
-H.E.R.
-Lauv
-Lizzo******** (note: I chose LIZZO for this because 2019 was the year she broke through. She’s no new artist; she’s been in the game for a while now ok)

BEST POP
-5 Seconds of Summer – “Easier”
-Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me”
-Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”***************

-Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
-Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
-A Snake – “You Need to Calm Down”
-Khalid- “Talk”

BEST HIP HOP
-2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande – “Rule the World”
-21 Savage ft. J. Cole –  “a lot”
-Cardi B – “Money”***********

-DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
-Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
-Travis Scott ft. Drake – “SICKO MODE”

BEST R&B
-Anderson .Paak ft. Smokey Robinson – “Make It Better”
-Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer”*************

-H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller – “Could’ve Been”
-Alicia Keys – “Raise A Man”
-Ella Mai – “Trip”
-Normani ft. 6lack – “Waves”

BEST K-POP
-BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”
-BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love”*************************

-Monsta X ft. French Montana – “Who Do You Love”
-TOMORROW X TOGETHER – “Cat & Dog”
-NCT 127 – “Regular”
-EXO – “Tempo”

BEST LATIN
-Anuel AA, Karol G – “Secreto”
-Bad Bunny ft. Drake – “MIA”
-benny blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez, J Balvin – “I Can’t Get Enough”
-Daddy Yankee ft. Snow – “Con Calma”
-Maluma – “Mala Mía”
-ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura”************

BEST DANCE
-The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine”
-Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato – “Solo”
-DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki”
-David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin – “Say My Name”
-Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
-Silk City & Dua Lipa – “Electricity”****************

BEST ROCK
-The 1975 – “Love It If We Made It”******************

-Fall Out Boy – “Bishops Knife Trick”
-Imagine Dragons – “Natural”
-Lenny Kravitz – “Low”
-Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes”
-twenty one pilots – “My Blood”

VIDEO FOR GOOD
-Halsey – “Nightmare”
-The Killers – “Land of the Free”
-Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey ft. Gallant – “Runaway Train”
-John Legend – “Preach”
-Lil Dicky – “Earth”****************************************************

(possibly my favorite music video of the year)

-A Snake – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST DIRECTION
-Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” (Directed by Dave Meyers)
-FKA twigs – “Cellophane” (Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang)
-Ariana Grande – “thank you, next” (Directed by Hannah Lux Davis)*********

-Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” (Directed by Calmatic)
-LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” (Directed by Dano Cerny)
-A Snake – “You Need to Calm Down” (Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
-Billie Eilish – “when the party’s over” (Visual Effects by Ryan Ross, Andres Jaramillo)
-FKA twigs – “Cellophane” (Visual Effects by Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog)
-Ariana Grande – “God is a Woman” (Visual Effects by Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina -Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic)
-DJ Khaled ft. SZA – “Just Us” (Visual Effects by Sergii Mashevskyi)
-LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” (Visual Effects by Ethan Chancer)**

**I’ll vote for anything with Maddie in it…but also this srs visual effect territory so it was a no-brainer in both ways.*******
-A Snakeft. Brendon Urie – “ME!” (Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX)

BEST EDITING
-Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints” (Editing by Elias Talbot)
-Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” (Editing by Calmatic)
-Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” (Editing by Billie Eilish)
-Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” (Editing by Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh)
-Solange – “Almeda” (Editing by Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor)*

-A Snake– “You Need to Calm Down” (Editing by Jarrett Fijal)

BEST ART DIRECTION
-BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” (Art Direction by JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E))
-Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” (Art Direction by John Richoux)
-Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” (Art Direction by Itaru Dela Vegas)**************
-Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” (Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter)
-A Snake – “You Need to Calm Down” (Art Direction by Brittany Porter)
-Kanye West and Lil’ Pump ft. Adele Givens – “I Love It” (Art Direction by Tino Schaedler)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
-FKA twigs – “Cellophane” (Choreography by Kelly Yvonne)*************

-ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura” (Choreography by Charm La’Donna)
-LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” (Choreography by Ryan Heffington)
-Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” (Choreography by Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv)
-Solange – “Almeda”(Choreography by Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles)
-BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” (Choreography by Rie Hata)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
-Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints” (Cinematography by Elias Talbot)

-Billie Eilish – “hostage” (Cinematography by Pau Castejon) {{Honestly this should be nominated for best direction, best choreography… and I’m kind of mad it isn’t?}}
-Ariana Grande – “thank you, next” (Cinematography by Christopher Probst)
-Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” (Cinematography by Scott Cunningham)
-Solange – “Almeda” (Cinematography by Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton)
-A Snake ft. Brendon Urie – “ME!” (Cinematography by Starr Whitesides)

BUT THE REAL AND RIGHTFUL WINNER OF ALL THE 2019 VMAs:

Tune in to the 2019 VMAs Monday, August 26th @ 7:00 CST!!

—OR–

Tune into my twitter for LiVE TWEETING through the entirety of the show. See you there, ok?!

 

 

-chasertheprince

 

 

*****I do not own the above images or videos or songs and dude i am chill about it****

LIZZO x SISTER ACT 2 & HOW THEY KILLED ME

FIRST OF ALL, WATCH THIS:

Was that not one of the greatest award show performances you’ve ever watched ever in the entirety your life?

Let me tell you something, when the producer came through and said “Lizzo says take off your robes” my wig consequently flew off as well. I was like “gO OFF bitch!!”

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Now, I’m a relatively brand new Lizzo fan…like within the last month. This is the first video I’ve ever watched of her performing live and the fact that she perfectly referenced my most favorite movie of all time throughout “Juice”…Like I have no words, are you serious?!?!

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AND she did it so well. It was subtle enough that it wasn’t overkill (though if she literally reenacted the entire movie on stage I probably wouldn’t think that was overkill either). She got the “La”s! She got the dancers! She got the chorus! She got the Holi Spirit!

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To be honest, I’m not a big movie fan in general and since I a) don’t have cable and b) forgot my parent’s AT&T Uverse password so I couldn’t tune in live on the app and c) didn’t explore another option bc I wasn’t that concerned, I wasn’t planning on tuning in. Then, this random girl I met once named Raina texted me about it bc she knows my undying love for Sister Act 2 and award shows, so I went to Twitter, found the video and all I could literally do was smile so hard from ear to ear.

That’s my favorite part about live award show performances–they have a chance like no other to get viewers to have an experience through the screen, to connect with not only the song but also the artist.

Praise Lizzo. Praise Whoopi.

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This one goes into the archives along with Florence + The Machine’s 2010 VMA “Dog Days Are Over” performance, Lady Gaga’s 2009 “Paparazzi” performance, Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 (?) Grammys performance, and so many more.

Whoopi approves, I heard.

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-chasertheprince, Lizzo fan, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit stan

“The Seahorse Song”

So, when I was in school at ACM, we had a songwriting assignment to write a song with the word “seahorse” in it.

my head immediately went to that part of Miley’s “Pablow the Blowfish” when she sings

“I heard of a seahorse named Sadie

I heard she was quite the Lady

Maybe you’ll find her and you can make babies

That’d be, kinda crazy”

And i knew i needed to tell the backstory of Sadie and those she left behind. My songwriting partner, Santiago Ramones, was kind enough to help me flush out the idea and later the incomparable Ciara Brooke helped me turn it into a song for the masses!

Check it out!!

-chasertheprince

****i DO own the above content, so fuqq yeah!****

MONEY MONEY MONEY–(a cover by chase & ciara)

It’s honesty hour for a second::

On any given day I jam out to at least 3 ABBA tunessometimes on repeat.

So of course it’s a no brainer that I’m ecstatic for the sequel to one of the greatest stories ever told, “Mamma Mia”.

(still haven’t seen it tho, lol…i really am not a fan of movie theatres?)

In honor of this, the classic Ciara and I decided to cover one of the Swedish world changer’s most famous hits, “Money, Money, Money”!!

It pretty much sums up the vibe of 2018. So, without further ado, i present: “Money, Money, Monéy.” ENJOY, OK

 

 

-CHASERTHEPRINCE

 

***i don’t own the above song ok***

you won’t believe these wild seahorse factz

So, in honor of THE SEAHORSE SONG (dropping July 31), I thought it would be interesting to take a closer look @ the subject of the diddy, the seahorse.

They are actually some of the most interesting creatures on earth to me and I know you’re dying to know some seahorse trivia so without further ado, I give you 11 wild factz about these serene underwater equines!!

GET THIS:

  • Seahorses hold a Guinness world record for slowest swimmers in the sea. the dwarf seahorse moves 5 ft/hr. been there lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdQIykGWpG4&t=1s

  • They have little fins, you guys. OF COURSE SWIMMING IS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT.
  • Like humans, some are monogamous for life and some are just down for breedin’ season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M_3uWQYKKY

  • Seahorses engage in an eight-hour courtship dance which includes spinning around, swimming side by side and changing colours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYf9MJFsgYg

  • Female seahorses drop their eggs into the male’s pouch for fertilization and then is like byeeee
  • The male seahorse can carry up to 2,000 lil seahorse babies at a time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsHCqrrU-Gk

  • Seahorse bbs are called fries
  • They look exactly like their parents
  • They may be small but their appetites are mighty. they can consume up to 3000 brine shrimp per day largely because they have no teeth and no stomach and food just kind of passes through them like very fast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCFqrojIcC0

  • they prefer to swim in pairs with their tails linked together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqzY-hnf79k

AND PERHAPS THE MOZT EXCITING FACT OF ALL::

the exciting backstory of Sadie the Lady Seahorse is told exclusively though song!

“The Seahorse Song”, drops the 31st on all platforms!!!

Click here  to follow me on Spotify so you can hear the story of Sadie, the lady seahorse as soon as it’s out!

-chasertheprince

***Seahorse facts were compiled using the following totally rad websites:: http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/seahorse_facts/133/ https://onekindplanet.org/animal/seahorse/

*******I do not own any of the images or videos above!!*********

In Honor of the 2018 Emmy’s Noms, Here Are The shows You NEED to Binge ASAP

Since the 70th annual Primetime Emmy nominations were recently announced, I thought it would be appropriate and necessary to tell the world of my favorite tv shows.

(You can see the full list of Emmy Noms here)

Plus, one day as I was staring at the screen, my numb arm outstretched with my hand gently closed around the Apple TV remote, I thought about how great it would be if someone with a similar sense of humor and passion for drama just told me what to watch and put a silver bullet through the brain of this never-ending, blood-displacing search.

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So, I decided to put together a running list of my favorite streamable, binge-able shows on the internet in hopes that you could avoid that same fate and have a show readily in mind when you pick up the remote to retire from reality to binge.

~what you’ll need~

  • access to one or all of the following: Netflix, Hulu, HBOGo/Now, ShowtimeAnytime, Amazon Prime, FXX,
  • a comfy ass place to recline–a posh lazy boy or a quintessential queen, perhaps?
  • your favorite beverage and light snack
  • if you live in one of the more advanced states in the Union, some weed and your favorite piece for consumption.

Thus, my favorite binge-able shows:

veepVEEP–HBO: The funniest fucking show ever conceived, written, shot, aired, etc. I always recommend it to everyone. Selena Meyer is the person I aspire to be. Julia Louis-Dryfus is a comic genius. I look up to her a great deal–I mean her skill is ridic. and has won multiple deserved Emmys for the role which sadly concludes this summer.

thecrownTHE CROWN–Netflix: Let’s talk about how much better season 2 is than season 1–so much better. I’m 100% heartbroken that Claire Foy and Matt Smith won’t be continuing on for the rest of the series because i think they truly nail their characters, but I’m excitedly awaiting szn 3 regardless.

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THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD–Netflix: On my last day in Park City this past January, I had a late flight out of Salt Lake, and my work at Sundance had concluded with the festival two days before, so I was just chilling all day and needed something to watch. I was instantly hooked. The episodes are short, so it was super easy to binge in one day. The shots are all really great and apparently it’s based off of a comic, so that’s kind of different.  

ja'mieJA’MIE–HBO:Chris Lilley is iconic as Ja’mie: Private School Girl. She is horrible yet the most ideal. Constant laughs, I’m srs. One of the funniest shows I’ve ever seen. Worth a binge, a rebinge, and even a re-rebinge.

684_1024x411HIGH MAINTENANCE– HBO: easily one of the best shows that I didn’t really expect much from when I first sat down to watch it. Every episode is strangely poignant and they capture the essence of smoking weed in a way that i’ve never seen before. Truly a work of art.

santa-clarita-dietTHE SANTA CLARITA DIET–Netflix: The first episode had me slightly skeptical, but once I got used to Drew Barrymore’s method of acting and the sometimes less-than-stellar writing and suddenly i was entranced by this show. Very entertaining and a super easy binge. Plus I have serious Drew Barrymore hair goals now. AND it just gets better with age, people! Season 2 is amazing, I’ve watched it three times now.

Bigmouth-analisis-e1510531071181BIG MOUTH–Netflix: Holy shit. I’m not going to say much about this one because I want you to be able to experience it in all of its glory, so go ahead and binge it NOW. It’s a hormone charged roller coaster ride and it is very….horny.

grace and frankieGRACE & FRANKIE–Netflix: One of the absolute best shows of the decade, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomilson form a hilarious duo to navigate post-divorced life. If you haven’t seen it, idk what you’re doing with your life.

shameless.jpgSHAMELESS–Showtime / Netflix: It took me a second to get passed the disgusting manner in which they live and then I was hooked. Each character is so well constructed, developed, and portrayed. Plus, I saw Deb at the Melrose Trading Post one time…she taught me that glycerin makes you cry.

nurse jackieNURSE JACKIE–Showtime / Netflix: Absolutely one of my most favorite shows of all time. It’s the perfect amount of heart warming and soul  crushing, and that’s not an easy feat. Edie Falco is incredible as Nurse Jackie, a high functioning drug addict and the best nurse around. At least, the one I’d want by my hospital bed (after she’s snorted a couple lines, of course). The show is set up around one particular St. Augustine quote I may or may not be living: “Make me good, God; but not yet.” Seriously, if you’ve never watched it–go, right now. It’s a ride but omg it’s worth it.

cuckoo-netflix-originalCUCKOO-Netflix: Hilarious. Andy Samberg tees up the witty British comedy and Taylor Lautner…shit i’m not up on my golf references–what do you say after tees up? not ‘knock it out of the park’ bc that’s baseball, right? Fuqq it. Anyway–every character is really funny and it’s a fun show to binge for a light-hearted night.

633_1024x411WHITE FAMOUS–Showtime: I just finished binging this like last week actually, and i really enjoyed it. Funny as fuqq, it’s a satire about being black in Hollywood and really all I can say is–white people are annoying and i’m sorry haha

maxresdefaultAMERICAN VANDALNetflix: I absolutely love the way this show is shot to be such a serious crime show but really it’s about a bunch of dicks spray painted on cars in the parking lot of a high school. The great part about it is that it stays pretty light-hearted the entire time, just a fun entertaining show. We need more of these.

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THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL–Amazon: So the creators of ‘Gilmore Girls’ are back with this quick-witted and explicit (a dream come true; the faster-than-lightening high brow, quick-witted dialogue unconfined by the rules of cable) dramedy about a female comic busting through the rigid seams of the life of Upper West Side housewives.

81jv5kL-e7L._RI_EKATERINA: THE RISE OF CATHERINE THE GREAT–Amazon: If you’re brave enough, this Russian drama follows the rise of the badass empress–and does so in three languages, so get ready for some serious subtitle reading and….really it’s an opportunity to sharpen your prowess for context clues.

downloadGLOW-Netflix: I dug the vintage neon girl power vibe of this Netflix original. Season 2 promises to be just as fun (I’ve only watched the first episode, but I’m down!) The eighties aesthetics are almost as entertaining as the dialogue or anything else really (if not more).

joel-mchale-show-slice-600x200  THE JOEL McHALE SHOW WITH JOEL McHALE —Netflix:  People, The Soup is back and this time without bleeping!! I’ve always enjoyed McHale’s humor, even if it’s kind of…only slightly amusing? The show has a very similar feel to his old E! gig, so it kind of feels like I’m back in my parents house catching reruns on my like 18-inch TV before going to sleep. (plus, I know one of the Associate Producers through my dope a$$ roommates so that’s always exciting–s/o Allison Miller!)

71dfx1n3lwl-_ri_-e1520539168114.jpgEMPIRE OF THE TSARS: ROMANOV RUSSA WITH LUCY WOLSEY–Netflix: the lady reminded me of Kitty from That 70’s Show but with an annoying British accent and incredibly ridiculous interjections in the dialogue. Her guidance through the dark and twisty yet posh and glorious Romanov dynasty is rather enjoyable.

sumheighhighSUMMER HEIGHTS HIGHHBO: Ja’mie’s precursor, the hilarious as fuqq Summer Heights High. The ever talented Chris Lilley plays three over the top but somehow spot on characters and will literally have you lolling every 30 seconds.

episodesEPISODES–Netlfix: Love it, it’s a funny example of a writer’s vision being twisted and turned for American audiences. And like holy shit does it seem like Matt LeBlanc is literally all over Netflix rn?

queer-as-folk-facebook-coverQUEER AS FOLK-Netflix / Showtime: Brian Kinney is the role model of all role models. Gay friends fuqq up Pittsburg night life and survive the trials of being openly gay in the early 2000’s. It’s a good series to get in to, kind of slow at times but an overall solid watch.

5198ce1e7866cf7c69222c748d951967093570e9.jpgCRASHING–Netflix: Six twenty-somethings act as property guardians to this old hospital. Property guarding sounds kind dope as shit, to be honest…you just pay like way less than normal rent and you just have to keep an abandoned building in shape. All kinds of shenanigans are gotten into so it’s an easily enjoyable, quickly bingable show, good for a day at home or some shit.

enlightenedENLIGHTENED–HBO: I stumbled upon this show years ago and it’s been one of my favorite binges so far. It’s a complicated series, but Laura Dern depicts self destruction-ist Amy Jellicoe in a post-self destruction world, and she does it so well. The journey of rebuilding her life kind of seems like she’s walking the wrong way on a moving sidewalk, but that’s why she’s so easy to identify with. Plus, she doesn’t let the bullshit get her down and works to take down the corporate giant she helped expand. I’ll be honest…season 2 didn’t captivate me like season 1…but I’ll let you be the judge as to why.

biglittleliesBIG LITTLE LIES–HBO: seriously, you’ve been living under a rock if you haven’t at least watched a clip of this iconic mini-series. I’m anxiously awaiting season two and I CAN’T EVEN BELIEVE THE FACT THAT MERYL IS JOINING THE CAST. Also, a slight side note, but when I first started the show, i lowkey thought that Shailene Woodley’s character was actually just a grown up Amy or whatever her name was in ‘Secret Life of the American Teenager’ and she had just gone through some shit so they had to move and change their names. SPOILER–that’s definitely not the case.

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SIX FEET UNDER--HBO:One of my most recent watches, this series is rather heartbreaking. It takes place in early 2000s Los Angeles and centers around a family of funeral directors. Each episode begins with a new client’s death. Most of the time these expirations are so ridiculously arbitrary it makes you kind of feel lucky you’ve survived this long. Anyway, the writing is brilliant. The characters are amazing because they are all so fucking lost and don’t realize it an aspect of their world implodes–how very true to life. Also, the last 10 minutes of the series finale ended it all so well but had me in a fit of tears and a somber attitude for like 3 hours, so be warned.

lookingLOOKING–HBO: Sort of like HBO’s version Queer As Folk but west coast, and fast forward a few years. An interesting and comedically dramatic look at life for the not-so-young but not-really-old-at-all gays. There’s a movie and a short series and both are streamable now.

Archer_605_HD_Clean_R1_AUTH_movie_1464340174711_4528000_1280x720_694347331843ARCHER–FXNow/Netflixabsolutely one of the best animated shows out there…actually probably THE best animated show out there. It’s absolutely hilarious. Archer is the type of all talent, no responsibility awesome asshole i aspire to be a little bit, you know? The characters are all very well-developed actually and have incredibly interesting and ridiculously strange backstories that make each just as funny and important as the other.

cq5dam.web.1200.675SILICON VALLEY–HBO: I was late to the party for the Valley, but I showed up with gusto and finished the available episodes rather quickly. It’s a fun show in general but it’s a super interesting look into the world of the techno-giants. No matter how dramatized it is, you know those companies and figures are based loosely off of real world oligarchs of tech.

90sTHE NINETIES–CNNGo: First of all, i like all of their decade series, but this is by far my most favorite. It’s so interesting to see what was going on in the world when I was young and had like no real concept of anything.

romeROME–HBO: This exciting and dramatic look into the lives of Rome’s most scandalous patricians will leave you chanting “Atia of the Julii, I call for justice!” over and over again…but not because you really have anything against Atia, but because Brutus’s mother (who’s insufferable, by the way) repeats it loudly for days.

Schitts-CreekSCHITT’S CREEK–Netflix: A rich family loses everything but the town they bought as a joke and are forced to live there until they can figure out their next move. I’m down with it although I will say that i wasn’t extremely convinced by the characters until like midway through the first season. But i definitely enjoyed it overall so that’s cool.

23170CASUAL–Hulu: I enjoyed this show because it was a total ‘have everything and you’re still not happy’ kind of story but it was like…somehow more honest and somehow not trite… like it’s a refreshing spin on the age-old archetype and i’m always down for that kind of shit. Plus it has like an actually good

the comebackTHE COMEBACK–HBO: To be honest, you kind of have to hold on and power through with this one until you’re hooked. It’ll happen but it may take a minute. For me, the hardest part is seeing Lisa Kudrow as anyone but Phoebe, but when you lose that, draw some parallels between the characters and accept she’s a different version of herself now, the show becomes pretty entertaining. So, if you’re up for a challenge–The Comeback is your binge situation.

lovesick.jpgLOVESICK–Netflix: Everyone’s most awkward nightmare comes true when you contract an STD and call everyone you’ve slept with in the last little while to tell them about your…condition. this British comedy follows three friends as they alert nearly every girl in Dylan’s black book of his syphilis. An entertaining watch, for sure.

comcarcofCOMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE–Netflix: One of the sexiest sounds in the world is the sound of coffee being poured. And this show has plenty of coffee pouring b-roll. It’s super interesting to watch these comedians interact and discuss life, their career, and the cars (which break down more often than not)

we can be heroesWE CAN BE HEROES–HBO: You seriously can’t go wrong when Chris Lilley is involved okay. In this brilliant short series, he brings back Ja’mie and introduces us to 5 additional, equally hilarious characters vying for the coveted title, Australian of the Year.

35IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA–Hulu: Hilarious and like just low brow enough for me to enjoy without absolutely hating every minute of it. I’m still in the beginning of the series but every episode delivers. They’ve perfected the art of characters screaming over each other and no matter who you listen to, its funny as fuqq. It’s also super satirical of everything and they just go in hard about everything. So basically if your sense of humor is handicapped by political correctness, this one (and honestly many others on this list) are not for you.

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SHARP OBJECTS–HBO: Currently airing, this show is actually pretty badass. I am not one for crime shows, but this follows Amy Adams as a troubled vodka-chugging, cigarette smoking journalist back to her rural Missouri hometown as she investigates what’s probably turning out to be a serial situation. I’m digging it so far and I’ve only tuned in for one episode so that’s a good sign, ppl.

ill_behaviourILL BEHAVIOR–Showtime: So the guy standing gets a divorce from his wealthy wife and is left with a sizeable sum of money. The guy in the chair gets cancer and refuses treatment. Standing guy isn’t about to let that happen, so he finds Lizzy Caplan is the kind of chemo doctor i’d want pumping poison into my veins.

viceVICE PRINCIPALS–HBO: I loved it but all of a sudden it takes a rather unexpected turn and becomes something very different. It’s worth the binge, though.

youngTHE YOUNG POPE-HBO: I’m just here for the aesthetics and the sacrilege. The show is kind of so-so, but the concept is iconic and daring. It’s kind of like what I think would happen if I was elected pope, but way less pizzazz.

zZ: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING–Amazon: F. Scott Fitzgerald is sort of like my literary spirit animal, so it’s cool to see this side of him and learn more about his beloved, the first American ‘flapper’, Zelda. She’s a v interesting character in her own right. tbh, i found the show a lil slow at times but it’s soooo much better than Amazon’s stab at “The Last Tycoon”, so, you know…

kennAMERICAN DYNASTIES: THE KENNEDYS–CNN: As an American catholic, the Kennedys are basically our secular royalty, and their dark side is delicious. Narrated by journalists and some of the Kennedys themselves, it’s an extremely interesting watch. CNN’s miniseries are notoriously well done, and this doesn’t disappoint in the slightest.

patty hearstTHE RADICAL STORY OF PATTY HEARST–CNN: A totally captivating story–pun fully intended. Patty is a v v interesting character and everything about this is just so bizarre. A very intriguing watch.

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TRUST: THE GETTY FAMILY SAGA–FXNOW:Continuing with the theme of kidnapping a plutocrat’s grandchild, ‘Trust’ follows the notorious Getty family as John Paul Getty III is kidnapped in Italy. But was he really kidnapped? did it start as a joke and end as a life altering, oh shit what have i done situation? is it kind of like the ‘Fargo’ of real life? Tune in, bitches.

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CLAWS–TNT: I just started watching this show, which is exciting because season 2 is currently airing on TNT. You can really only catch some of the episodes on the app, but i recommend taking a gander at this girl-power packed money laundering meets acrylic nail wonderland.

 

The ones that go without saying:

weedsWEEDS–Netflix / Showtime

the-office-usTHE OFFICE–Netflix

parksPARKS AND RECREATION–Netflix

thegilmoregirls.0.0GILMORE GIRLS–Netflix

friends FRIENDS–Netflix

Arrested-DevelopmentARRESTED DEVELOPMENT–Netflix

That-70s-show-800x400THAT 70S SHOW–Netflix

I know this list helped solve your streaming anxiety so…you’re welcome.

And of course, don’t forget to tune in to the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Monday, September 17!

Also, **disclaimer** i own ~none~ of these images, and i’m secure enough to admit that.

-chasertheprince

From avocado toast and beyond, these will become your 8 favorite ways to eat the superfood of superfoods

I’m obsessed with a good alligator pear & I’m constantly looking for new ways dress them up a bit to keep my eating habits more ~exotic~ and ~diverse~ and overall ~healthier~ than before. So I’ve compiled a few of my favorite ways to consume an avocado–and they are sure to become your favorite as well!

ok without further ado, my 8 (+) ways to eat avocados:

  1. the classic avocado toast

    1. Ezekiel seseame toast, butter it & sprinkle some cheese ((microwave that shit so its ~meltayyy~))
    2. Really any other kind of toast (NOT brioche bc fuck brioche)
    3. using your Pampered Chef Avocado peeler (pictured below) ((it’s sharp enough to pierce the skin but dull enough to avoid a stigmata wound–and angled perfectly to pop out the pit with ease))  slice that shit up, plop it all onto the toast. avocado-peeler
    4. Season and enjoy!!
  2. avocado on a plate

    1. slice up an avocado and put it on a plate
    2. use my favorite seasoning, ‘Slap ‘Ya Mama’ cajun seasoning generously seasoning-family_385df23c-f1f5-4425-84d4-06286e4b905b_grande.jpg
    3. enjoy with your fave chip of tortilla, pita, or potato origin. (bonus points for flaming hot cheetos tho)
  3. avocado Mediterranean chicken salad-

    1. mashed avocado, shredded chicken, chopped up hard-boiled egg, & diced tomatoes, feta perhapz
    2. mix all of that shit together add a lil dash of some seasoning and literally whatever else, serve it up next to some toast or something and go for it!!!
  4. avocado tabouli

    1. i really like tabouli like a lot but I’m not the type to like actually make it (so much chopping omg), so I just grab it from Trader Joe’s and then add it as sort of like a lil garnish for a sliced avocado. delish, man. trader-joes-logo.png
  5. quick guac-

    1. again with the chopping :/ so to save my time and sanity, I start with like a good pico de gallo and then mix in some avocado and a lil more lime!
    2. for bonus points eat with tostito’s with a hint of lime and holi shit
    3. also, for a super quick but high yielding situation, use a reed avocado–THEY ARE FUQQING HUGE. I found them at Whole Foods…it’s the only place i’ve seen them in my life thus far one is pictured in the video below::                          –prepare yourselves people–
  6. bacon~spinach~guacamole salad

    1. No surprise here, it’s literally a spinach salad made with guac and bacon.
    2. Toss it all together so that the avocado kind of like coats the spinach and acts as a bit of a dressing (i fuqqing hate real dressings so this works the best for me)
    3. Sometimes I get a lil fancy and throw like some candied pecans in or pieces of crispy cheese or some shit. V good.images
  7. avocado, tomato, cucumber, & cottage cheese medley

    1. Dice the vegetables, mix ’em all up in a bowl
    2. add cottage cheese
    3. dust a lil salt n’ pepper on there, some Lawry’s seasoning perhaps, or Slap ‘Ya Mama once again
    4. Mix it and enjoy, bitch!
  8. on literally everything:

    1. leftover/brand new pizza
    2. leftover/brand new pasta
    3. hamburger patties
    4. with eggs
    5. hamburgers in general
    6. tacos obviously
    7. nachos
    8. get creative, go wild!!Avocado-Puns-Memes

And so there you have it! A lil more than 8 suggestions on how to eat the most famous superfood of our generation every day without getting bored of it!!

and of course, don’t forget the perfect soundtrack to your avocado consuming experience:::::: “The Avocado Song”!

find it here::

watch it here::

 

Enjoy those ‘vocadooos, people!

 

-chasertheprince