Underrated Love 

Welcome! As we close Valentine’s Day Month, I wanted to talk about romantic comedies…again. I have talked about romantic comedies a lot in the past. What I have never talked about are the romantic comedies that are completely underrated. Some were only in a few theaters or only made it to Netflix. Either way, I love to put these movies in when I need to see something light and fun. Nothing truly serious here.

So, without further ado, here are my top three underrated romantic comedies.

The Matchmaker (1997)

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This film starring Janeane Garofalo, David O’Hara, Milo O’Shea and Dennis Leary (this cast is full of ‘hey I know that guy’ people) is one of my top favorite romantic comedies. Sadly, whenever I mention it to people, they have no clue what I am talking about at all. I first saw this film when the WE channel had the  Cinema Therapy show. I became addicted and when I got older I got my hands on a DVD.

The plot is as follows. Marcy, who works for Senator McGlory in Boston, has to go to Ballinagra, Ireland to find his ancestors. She gets there and finds herself in the middle of a matchmaking festival. Let us just say while trying to do her job she keeps getting caught up with two rival matchmakers and a bartender named Sean. I am not going to ruin the ending but it is sweet and so incredibly funny at the same time.

What makes this movie great? The characters, the plot and the setting for one. Ok…for all. This film uses Ireland and its residents to set a very charming tone.  Not only do you love the main characters (Marcy and Sean) but you love all the townspeople. It has all these dynamics going on that work so well. The matchmakers (Dermont and Millie) are hilarious has they try to match Marcy. It is one of those movies where you wish they made more because you didn’t want to leave this small Irish town or its people. That is what is great. No character you come across is useless. They are all different and add a lot to the plot of the film. Every character has chemistry. Especially the leads.

Speaking of the plot, it’s not entirely focused on romance. It has a mystery (where and who are the ancestors of Senator McGlory?) and makes the lead finally stand up her herself and what she wants.

I believe you can find the film on YouTube, but it is available on DVD as well. Seriously, a great watch that is small, sweet and utterly charming. You will be quoting certain lines long after the film is over.

The Decoy Bride (2011)

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The Decoy Bride is a movie I found on Netflix. I let it sit on my list for a while until I found out it was written by Sally Phillips, a comedian I really enjoy. So, I took a deep breath and hit play. This movie stars David Tennant, Alice Eve and Kelly Macdonald and follows a famous trope.

An actress named Lara Tyler keeps trying to marry her fiancé James Arber but the paparazzi keeps ruining the wedding. So, they have a plan to marry at the place her fiancé wrote about in his book, Hegg. Too bad he faked the whole thing. While her staff try to fix up a place for them to marry there, Lara goes missing. To make sure the wedding goes as planned her team hire a local girl Katie to fill in without James knowing. Chaos ensues.

I left a ton out of the summary but it follows the fake/stand in fiancés falling in love trope. This film is light and funny. The main selling point is the chemistry between the lead characters, James and Katie. Once they go off on their journey the film picks up. You cannot help but want them to be happy so you are on their side even when things get weird. What the film also gets right is not demonizing the other woman, Lara. She is sweet but lost in the romance of this whole situation. She is fighting a different fight too. The paparazzi. I won’t ruin her end but it is kind of cute.

I read on IMBD that the filming budget was small so a good amount had to be cut out. Which explains why certain things happen in the film without explanation. I would love to get my hands on the full script to read what I missed.

With or without the full script this film is worth a watch. The leads are charming, and the film didn’t degrade the other woman.

One Small Hitch (2012)  

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This movie was another one that sat on my Netflix list.  I was sick one day and decided to give it a watch. What I got was a formulaic film, but it had a lot of heart.

It stars Shane McRae as Josh and Aubrey Dollar as Molly. They are two friends who are faking an engagement to please their families. They come up against many obstacles like religion, ex-girlfriends, siblings and their issues but ultimately find they are in love.

Yes, this is as formulaic as it gets. The trope of the fake engagement has been done to death. Does not mean it is not enjoyable to watch. What makes this movie shine is the acting of the leads.  They flirt through a tired premise with ease. The chemistry is off the charts and makes you want to root for them. Their families are not bad either. They help the leads find their way to each other in funny ways. This movie also has an ex-girlfriend that is not made to be a bitch (to put it lately).  She is the one who help Josh and Molly get their act together at the end of the film. The leads are on fire and the supporting characters are fun. Yes, the premise is tired but it is a fun movie for a rainy Sunday.

These three films are a lot of fun and are worth the watch for any romantic comedy fan. They may not have the fan base but they deserve to have more than me as a fan! I also need more people to talk to about my love for The Matchmaker. Please, I need to bounce theories off people. So, get to watching!

Until next time, the randomness has ended. I hope you have enjoyed.

 

 

 

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Why Guilty Pleasure Songs are the Secret Ingredient

Welcome back! I’m the type of person that loves music. I love old music, new music, music that annoys me (you get the point). I like to listen to music. Even the music that a lot of people ‘side-eye’ you for. That ‘side-eye’ music is something called guilty pleasures. We all have guilty pleasures in life and when it comes to music.

Only You (Yazoo/Kylie Minogue)

I’m convinced a lot of people don’t know this song. Apparently, online it is known as the song that plays when Dawn and Tim finally get together on The Office (UK). I do not know the song for that reason.  I know it from the movie “Can’t Hardly Wait” starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ethan Embrey. The song plays at the end when he finally admits he likes her. Let’s just say that the song stayed with me. The movie? Not so much.

This song can be interrupted as a breakup song or a song about unrequited love. I believe in the latter of the two. It has this longing in the singers voice that sounds like he has been watching this person for a long time and they just can’t get their relationship together. The song is unapologetically 80’s and that synth beat puts me in a very dreamy mood. It has been covered many times, but the Kylie Minogue and James Corden version is my favorite cover.

Why is it a guilty pleasure? It isn’t a favorite song. Most people look at me confused. It is like a secret little song just meant for me to hear. So, yeah…embarrassing.

Favorite lyrics?

This is going to take a long time and I wonder what’s mine
Can’t take no more
Wonder if you’ll understand it’s just the touch of your hand
Behind a closed door

It is like the singer has finally hit a wall and wants to know where they stand out behind that closed door. I love it. Listen to it below and come up with your interruption.

 

How Can We Be Lovers (Michael Bolton)

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Just the thought of Michael Bolton equals guilty pleasure. He was extremely popular in the 80’s and 90’s but had become a side thought as time went on. He still pop’s up in Lonely Planet videos and Toyota commercials. However, I consider his whole career a guilty pleasure.

Much like the song “How Can We Be Lovers”. I first heard this song on an old VH1 show Pop Up Video (remember that. Good times).  Beanie Babies and Pogs are falling out of my ear it is such a 90’s song. It has a fun beat that you cannot help but enjoy. Michael Bolton is singing so passionately about the situation in the song you cannot help but care if they will be ok.

The song is about someone wondering if they can be together without being friends. They just keep arguing. I always assumed everything turned out ok. They just have that lovely trope of a relationship! Love and Hate of course.

Favorite Lyrics?

Baby, love is tough, but we can make it
Baby, times are rough, but we can make it
We can work it out

It is the best part of the song where the beat slows down, the music falls away, and they want us to listen carefully. It is the best part to sing as dramatically as he does. Believe me. I have been caught singing to this song more times than I can count. Listen below for this romantic couple trying to work it out.

 

Stuck with You (Huey Lewis and the News)

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I first heard this song on VH1 through Pop Up Video. Let me just say that I might have to write something about Pop Up Video. It apparently had a profound effect on me. This song is a guilty pleasure because not too many people remember this song. It was a hit back in the 80’s, but it came out around the time Power of Love came out. People gravitated to that song. It’s great, but it isn’t as impressive as Stuck with You.

It is about this couple who is talking about where they stand and realize they have put too much into their relationship to go back. They are stuck together by all the good and the bad. The beat is poppy and makes you want to snap your fingers and tap your toes (it is one of those songs).

I truly love the lyrics. It is about a couple who share a house, phone number, and friends. They went through the worst and the best together. They are in it for the long haul. They are in this relationship for the win. They are joking about being ‘stuck together’ because they want to be stuck together. It warms the cold cockles of my heart.

Favorite Lyrics?

We’ve had our doubts, but we never took them seriously
And we’ve had our ins and outs, but that’s the way it’s supposed to be

They thought about moving on but realized they want to be together even through the ins and outs. I guess I believe that is what a great relationship is made of. It cannot be all honeymoon. Real challenges will appear, and you will have to weather them together. I want to be stuck with someone someday. Listen below to get stuck with someone too!

So, there you have it. My guilty pleasure romantic songs. I can already tell some of you will be confused by a few my choices. Considering they don’t sound utterly romantic but all music is subjective, right? What are your favorite guilty pleasure romance songs? Tell me below in the comments!

Until next time, the randomness has ended. I hope you enjoyed!

International Love 

Welcome back! Now that you have a primer on what a k-drama is, it is time to check out some of my favorite Korean drama romances. There are many shows to pick from. I bet if you went to DramaFever or Viki you felt overwhelmed by the number of shows to pick from. Thank god, you found this blog post. Not only are these starter dramas but they are some of the best out there.

So, here are my top three favorite romantic k-drama shows.

Coffee Prince (2007)

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Coffee Prince was the first k-drama I remember watching. It has a very firm place in my heart. It is dated now (even for American standards) but still has a funny and romantic premise that still resonates today.

It is about women posing as a man to get work at an all-male coffee house. She ends up falling for the boss, a young mogul. He starts to have feelings too that make him question his sexuality. While they figure out where they stand the other members of the coffee house deal with their issues.

This show is a classic because of the cast chemistry. If you have not figured it out now. If you have chemistry, it will work out. At least for me. This drama talks about different lifestyles without talking down to the audience. The characters work well as a group and even have a winning squad going by the end of the drama. What is even better about this drama? Every character gets to grow and changes to become a better person.  I’m a huge fan of character growth. A lot of media tends to let that go to fit a storyline. This drama doesn’t.

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The Master’s Sun (2013)

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This is a Hong Sisters drama. What that means to you is, check out their work, they are fabulous writers. They understand how romantic comedies work and why audiences continuously go back to the genre. Anyway, this drama will always be the top of my list for the leads chemistry (I was seriously expecting them to announce they were dating in real life) and the original story. It is worth the watch.

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It is about Joo Joong-won, who is a CEO with issues reading and Tae Gong-shil who can see ghosts after her coma. For some reason whenever she touches Joong-won the ghosts go away. Now she is won’t leave him alone. They end up trying to figure out why they are connected and deal with all the ghosts (good and bad) along the way.  There is a lot more to this story, but I don’t want to ruin it.

This is a great romantic story because the two characters are bound to each other. They are soulmates. Sure, they both fight each other on that fact and have other people to get past, but they are soulmates. They start in one dark place to end up in the light. The two leads have insane chemistry with each other. It is almost like they have known each other for years. When they are apart in the drama, you feel the loss. That is good acting.

The plot is fun. A different ghost each episode with a few that stick around (Coffee Teen Ghost for the win!).  It makes you wonder what you would do with this particular skill. If you could talk to ghosts, would you?

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My Love From Another Star (2013-2014)

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This drama was a huge international hit. It is even being remade for ABC7.  So, you better watch the original before us American’s ruin the story. This show is incredible. The story is original. The actors are believable. The characters are well written. You are going to marathon this show. This is one drama I will go back and watch multiple times; it is that good.

The plot follows Do Min-joon, an alien who gets left behind by accident in the Joseon Dynasty. 400 years later he runs into a seemingly vapid actress named Cheon Song-yi. They have a connection that changes how he feels about possibly going home.

That plot description is so general. A lot happens in this drama. It covers how far the world has come in 400 years. It forces the audience to look past labels and see the person for who they are. The leads, who have worked together before, have a natural chemistry together (ah..that word again…chemistry).  Since the show has a strong cast and story, it sucks you in. It is like being on a rollercoaster you never want to get off of. You care so much about these characters you never want to leave them. Let’s just say, when these characters kiss you just fall in love.

Even better? The villain in this drama is an actual villain. Not an, ‘I’m just going to leave things out to confuse the main characters’ type of villain. Oh no. He is a murderous villain. Not just to be murderous either. It relates to the plot. That is exciting since a lot of shows (American included) only do that for shock value. NO, it relates to the plot. High fives all around!

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There are so many great Korean dramasout there. You have just to discover them yourselves. However, you can start with these three and wet your k-drama whistle.

Until next time, the randomness has ended. I hope you enjoyed!

Korean Dramas and Me: An Introduction

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Welcome back to the Valentine’s Day Month. I understand that sounds weird and Valentine’s Day is over but just go with it. I am trying something out.

 

Let us move on.

When I was in college, I was bored with what was on television. I found myself looking back on older television, but that did not keep my attention for long. I started looking for other types of television. Something I have not seen before. That was when I noticed people talking about this television show on this forum.

Coffee Shop Prince. I have never heard of it before. I started investigating. Easier than thinking about classes.  That is when I came into the world of Korean drama. I have never seen anything like it before. The shows had many of the same premises. Mostly because no matter what or where you write, the tropes are the same.

What was different was where things were set. What social values were upheld? What the norms of this society were. That was fascinating. Learning about another culture was interesting to me. So began my foray into Korean television shows.

These television shows are getting more and more popular, but there was a time when I had to take other measures to feed my addiction. I will not go into it but the kids today got it easy. Everything (generally) is on Hulu now.

Let me stop here. Korean dramas or k-dramas are made by South Korea (obviously) and broadcasted on their networks. Like American television, most television shows started out as radio before jumping to the television screen and developing from there.

What is different about the k-drama process is how their television shows are made. There is one writer. One director. There are 16 to 20 (depending on popularity), and that is it. Unless it is a colossal hit, you are only going to see the characters in this story for 16 to 20 episodes.  I will not lie. I kind of like that idea. It has to be rough on the writer, the director well, everyone involved in the production but, at least, things will have a good flow. Everything is controlled, and the style of the show and the words will not change.

There is a distinct style. Sort of like how you know when Aaron Sorkin or Carmon Crowe are writing a movie. You know a particular style, and that is what Korean dramas have. A distinct style.

Since that day, I went looking for that drama I always make sure I keep up with the recent shows.

With each new technology advancement and more people my age and younger willing to look beyond what is offered to us as entertainment, I can see Korean dramas getting bigger and bigger. Especially since American television is starting to take notice and adapting a bunch of my favorite shows so I must not be off the mark.

Korean dramas are an interesting world. I do not always understand it, but I try.

Where am I going with this little story time? I mostly watch their romantic dramedies.  They are so much fun, and they have a much different style than the American dramedies that I hold dear.

Tomorrow I will go over the starter kit to Korean romantic comedies.  Why they are worth the look and the respect, I think these dramas deserve.

Until then, the randomness and story time has ended. I hope you enjoyed.

In Defense of Sex and the City

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Welcome back to Valentine’s Day Month. As I wrote yesterday, I wanted to focus on Sex and the City. Lately, I have seen many people suddenly turn on this show. They have every right to their opinion, but the things they hate are what made the show so great. They hate on the friendships, the relationships and the characters themselves.

I felt I needed to defend these elements of the show because I feel like they are what made the show so good and reachable after all these years.

So, in defense of Sex and the City: I present my case!

1) The Friendships

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What I love most about Sex and the City is the friendship shared between the four main characters. Even better, even when they argue, they still find their way back to each other. I noticed a lot of hate concerning their relationships. One of the main complaints? No four women would ever be friends like that. Yes, I read that on a few Tumblr posts and IMDB.

It makes perfect sense that these four would be friends. Why? They balance themselves out. They even had an episode about how they balance themselves out. When Sexual Samantha and Prim and Proper Charlotte have a huge argument and don’t want to be friends anymore. They go and find friends that are just like their personalities. Let’s just say they come back together in the end because they needed each other.

The reason they are friends is because they balance and support each other. They call each other out on their bull. Sounds like friendship to me. I don’t understand why people would want them to be constantly fighting. We have enough women bringing other women down. I enjoyed seeing women support each other for once.

2) The Relationships

I have read reviews of this show calling the characters sluts. First of all, I hate that word. I do not think a woman who has a lot of relationships is a slut. She is just trying to figure out what she wants. She isn’t going to settle for anyone.  That could go for the characters on this show. They have so many relationships (in a collectors book I got they list every single guy they dated on the show. It is a lot).  Is that a bad thing?

Nope. Not even close. When this show was on the air, women on television were still using coded language to talk about guys and relationships. Many women didn’t have multiple relationships. They talked about what they wanted, but shows made them settle. Sex and the City had the nerve to say that love does not come that easily. Sometimes people don’t want to settle. They will not until they find someone that fits.

All the characters ultimately do settle down but it is with people who they didn’t think would work. Which shows that sometimes what you want isn’t what you need. Completely relatable.

3) The Real Characters

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These characters are real. They have individual strengths and weaknesses that don’t magically go away because the episode is over. The show had the nerve to make the lead character be a cheater. Carrie cheats on Aidan, who is a complete sweetheart of a human being. Most shows would not let their main character do that. Most writers and showrunners would be afraid of marring the image of their lead. The character that is meant to be the voice of the show. That is not real life, though. Good people do terrible things all the time.

That is what I love about this show. Miranda is cold and can treat people like crap. Samantha has a prejudice against people who settle down and have children. Charlotte is about being proper and following societies rules even when it doesn’t benefit her needs. There are times when you want to punch all of these characters in the face. Then there are moments you want to hug them or make them feel better. The characters are well rounded. Since they are well rounded, they don’t fit the typical comedy show tropes.

I love that, and it makes me appreciate the characters more. Damaged but they keep moving and growing while they figure out what they want. What else do you want in a character?

There are a lot of reasons to hate Sex and the City. I understand a lot of the complaints. However, to complain that you don’t like that a character did a bad thing or that a character is a slut on this show annoys me to no end. I feel like Sex and the City has a lot to offer in terms of being a woman, dating, men and your female friendships.

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Until next time, the randomness has ended. I hope you enjoyed!

The Warm Love of the Television Screen

Welcome back to Valentines Day month! Go with it people. This week I will be talking about those romantic television shows. I swear they exist. Among all the murder porn, raunchy comedies and social commentary show romantic shows do exist. My expert romantic comedy nose always finds them, and nothing is better than watching some lovely romance on television. So, here is a list of my top three favorite romantic television shows.

Mad About You

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Mad About You isn’t a show a lot of people talk about anymore. When they do bring it up, it is made fun of and used as a ‘wink wink nudge nudge’ joke. I take offense to that sometimes. Mad About You is one of my favorite television shows (well, the first four seasons. I will get into that later). Mad About You’s premise is pretty straightforward. It is about Jamie and Paul Buchman, a couple living in New York City, trying to navigate the common pitfalls marriage brings while handling their expectations as well as their families.

Many people wouldn’t consider this a romantic television show. It is a comedy, yes, but romance was the heart that kept this show going. Jamie and Paul didn’t fall in love instantly. Jamie was completely scarred by love. Paul is a hopeless romantic. Jamie usually has a guard up while Paul is a little bit more open with his life. These people are complete opposites, but yet they work. To watch these characters be individual people dealing with their issues while constantly supporting each other is so much fun and romantic. To me at least.

Yeah, it is a mainly a comedic series, some of the situations are silly and would never happen. I get that. There are a lot that do happen, though. They handle in-laws, their cousins, best friends, work obligations, life crisis and handling their changing relationship, as they get older.

These two characters are on two different spectrums and have their issues, but they complete each other in the best ways. The later seasons things change. I think the actors wanted to move on. The writers changed. It is not good. Stick to the first three (a little bit of four) seasons and you will be golden.

That brings me to scene that I love. Jamie’s ex-boyfriend wrote/drew a comic book making her into this man hating/killing super being. She starts to believe that is her personality until Paul brings her back to earth. They bring out their best selves in each other. That is why I love watching this show and this couple every year.

Coupling

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Coupling came into my life at a very scary time. I was in a spiral of self-pity, and the show made me laugh at a time where I didn’t think laughter would be possible. Yes, heavy handed but it needed to be said.

Coupling is Britain’s answer to Friends. Coupling was about a group of friends centered around Susan and Steve. They try to navigate their new relationship as their friends (Jeff, Sally, Patrick, and Jane) interrupt and go through their adventures as well. I call it the raunchy version of Friends. The show spends a lot of time on sex, but it is incredibly funny and witty that it doesn’t offend. The series was created and written by Steven Moffat. Yes, that Steven Moffat.

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This show, while a comedy, spends a lot of time on how different romance can be. No road to finding someone to love starts or ends the same. Susan and Steve are the traditional romance (well as traditional as they can get). Patrick and Sally are the opposites attract (my favorite because their story develops so naturally). Jeff and Jane are the singles going through life being their awesome selves while looking for fun rather than a future.

It is a fun show that naturally shows how couples operate in the real world. Sometimes it is messy and doesn’t always work. Sometimes the order is wrong (watch the show and you will understand) and sometimes it is ok to look for fun rather than ‘the one.’

My favorite couple is Patrick and Sally. I am a sucker for the ones who argue and kiss. My favorite moment between them is when Patrick admits he loves Sally. Spiderman is included. Check out the series. It is the best thing to happen to the BBC.

Sex and the City

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This one is tricky. When I bring up, Sex and the City and people have mixed reactions. Some adore it for what it was while others hate it for the effect it had on television. I am one of the people who love it for what it was to television. It is a time capsule of a time where women were allowed to speak frankly about relationships and sex without euphemisms. They did not have to be politically correct about anything in this show.

That is why I love it so. Every relationship that appeared on this show had a reason for happening. It was meant to show what some women go through while trying to fit into society and what is expected of them in adulthood.

That is how far I will go with that. Since, tomorrow, I will go into full detail on why Sex and the City are not that bad of a show.

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These are my favorite romantic television shows. Whenever I’m truly feeling down about romance or the idea of romance I watch a few episodes of this show, and my faith is renewed. Not everything in life is easy or simple. Nor will you fulfill that social construct of romance in adulthood. We all go about finding romance our own way, and that is ok. Do you agree with my list or do you have other shows you want to add. Tell me below in the comments!

Stick around because tomorrow I tackle and defend Sex and the City.

Until then, the randomness has ended. I hope you enjoyed!

Rebel Yell: The Anti-Valentine’s Day Blog

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Welcome back! It is officially Valentine’s Day month (just let it happen). I see Hallmark is starting their Valentine’s romantic movie marathons. Romantic comedies are playing everywhere. The hearts, candy, and cards are showing up everywhere.  What am I feeling?

Eh. Not much.

That is what usually happens with me. I start to roll my eyes. I grumble about love being based on Hallmark card sales. I mumble that the Hallmark movies suck. I begin to get louder and make faces at the hearts on my Starbucks cup. I start to make rude noises at the hearts populating the local diner table at lunch.

You see where I am going with this. I have started out excited about Valentine’s Day but slowly become more disinterested to downright irritated by the prospect of Valentine’s Day. The real question is why does this holiday bring these thoughts into my head?

Some might say that it is because I do not have a significant other. True. I do not. However, I never let that that define me as a person. Stop rolling your eyes and telling me I sound like a bad chick lit novel. It is true. I saw my friends, family and acquaintances hate Valentine’s Day as much as me. Mostly because of the responsibility, Valentine’s Day comes with. You are ‘required’ to get the cards, the chocolates, the flowers, the romantic date, the exciting activity, the ring and the proposal.  There are a lot of expectations that come with Valentine’s Day (In my opinion? Valentines Day seems like the worst day to propose. Not special at all).

Some might say that the older I get, the more cynical I get. Some truth to that. The older I get, the more I question those commonly held feelings society has towards love. What is expected of us as we get older? It is anticipated that we find someone. Get married. Buy a house. Have children. All done before we hit our 30’s. I have found that a lot of that is complete BS. Some people do follow that schedule, and that is great. Going to quote the great Amy Poehler, “Good for you but not for me”. I have found that following that preconceived schedule is complete BS. Too bad this time of year everyone is talking about following that plan. It annoys me mostly because what works for one does not work for another.

There are many reasons why I could hate Valentine’s Day.  Do you want to know why I get anti valentine’s day?

Oversaturation. Yes. I’m sick of the oversaturation of Valentine’s Day in the media, retail and my general life. Some of you might be thinking I am a hypocrite. I’m spending a whole month on Valentine’s Day. Aren’t I adding to the oversaturation? No. I am not. This month is going to be based around my ideas of romance and even an international look at love (excited for that week!).  What drives me insane is how every year the same crap shows up in stores and on television. Hearts and candy hearts are everywhere. Nickolas Sparks makes his money this time of year (someone needs to stop him).  All the television movies are the same. Everyone must find their soulmate during this time of year. Why? Every year that is what Hallmark tells me. OH, they should be cowboys or business moguls.

What is wrong with just giving someone you appreciate and adore something nice and leave it at that. I have nothing against romance. I love the idea of having someone to talk to or share your life with. That is not a problem. It is all the pressure society puts on us to follow that simple guide that does not apply in real life. Why on that day do you shower your loved ones with gifts? Why not do that on a random day in July? Why has a specific day to give these flowers out? Why do schools have to push valentine’s day onto its students whos ideas on romance aren’t fully developed yet?

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Obviously, I have a lot of issues with this holiday. What do you think? Are you ok with the holiday or do you share a few of my uh, concerns, with Valentine’s Day?

Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time, the randomness has ended. I hope you enjoyed!

Hearts! Everywhere Hearts!

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Welcome back to the randomness!  Do you feel that tingle? Whether it be in your heart or wallet, we are officially in February!

Do you know what that means? Hearts. Candy. Romance. Large dinners. Engagements. We are full blown Valentines. Yes, Valentine’s Day is on the 14th and things usually go back to normal after that, I am not normal. This whole month will be about romance.

Yes. Romance. Like I do not talk about that enough. Let us dedicate a whole month to me talking about it. I can assure all of you that I will not be talking about romantic comedy movies. No. I have done that too many times before (psst…check them out here and here).

So, stick around this month. It is going to get lovey dovey up in this blog or is it?

You will have to wait to see!

Until next week, the randomness has ended. I hope you enjoyed!