Photo of the Week: Must-Watch TV Show?

I have to say, I genuinely enjoyed the first (and only) season of the Fox show, Ghosted.  The concept was really cool: a sit-com style show with supernatural/sci-fi elements.  The casting was good and the concept was unique, unfortunately, the writing left something to be desired.  There were some story lines that felt as though they were not resolved, but hastily balled up and shoved in a drawer, leaving the reader asking questions.  These unresolved questions didn’t feel like cliffhangers, but as though the conclusion was scribbled out at the last minute.

All-in-all, I can’t say I’m surprised the show was canceled.  I’m disappointed, as I certainly would have watched a second season, if for nothing else to see if they resolved some of my unanswered questions.  Perhaps it will be picked up again by a different team of writers, only time will tell.

Have you seen Ghosted?  What did you think?  Would you recommend it?  I am being to hard on the writing team?  Give it a watch and let me know what you think!  Season 1 is streaming on Hulu.

Photo of the Week: Cute Elephants and City Views

Please enjoy the first of many photos from my recent travels in Europe.  The photo above was taken in Malmö, Sweden last month.  I can’t wait to share with you a post about our adventures in Malmö trying to find ice cream; hopefully I will share that within the week.  Follow me here to see it first!

Photo of the Week: Must-Watch TV Show

Fresh Off the Boat is a family comedy based on the book of the same title by Eddie Huang.  The show centers around the Huang family as they move from DC to Orlando.  While the first episode loosely follows Huang’s memoir, the rest of the show is fictional.  The show is light-hearted, but still manages to address some of the real issues the Huangs faced as Asian-Americans in a largely Caucasian neighborhood of Orlando.

Seasons 1-4 are available for streaming on Hulu.

Photo of the Week: Throwback to Toronto

I’m celebrating this Throwback Thursday by reflecting on my August 2014 visit to Toronto, Ontario. The CN Tower is a classic part of the Toronto skyline, as the 9th tallest tower in the world, and tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere.

Photo of the Week: Happy Birthday, Stephanie Kwolek!

Today, July 31st would have been inventor Stephanie Kwolek’s 95th birthday.  Kwolek was a chemist at DuPont, where she invented Kevlar, the first synthetic material of exceptional strength, which is used in bullet-proof vests.  She has won multiple awards and is featured in the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame.

Photo of the Week: National Cousins Day!

Today is National Cousins Day! (Cousin’s Day?  I’m not sure.)  I’m celebrating my smart, amazing, beautiful, unstoppable cousins, Ava and Holly!  They both also recently had birthdays, so happy belated birthday, summer babies.  The three of us have maintained a group chat for a couple of years now and I have to say I love Facebook for keeping us together (we don’t all live in the same state). We always have amazing adventures, so it took me absolutely forever to pick just one photo!  Love love love.


Photo of the Week: Must-Watch TV Show

In case you missed it, Neil Patrick Harris’ most recent project is starring in the TV series adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. For those of you who grew up on these books and were dissatisfied by the 2004 movie starring Jim Carrey (which, let’s be honest, is all of us) you will find the TV adaptation to be more satisfying.  While the movie crammed three books into 107 minutes and was aimed at somewhat younger children, the TV series gives each book its own two episodes, and maintains more of the books’ dark humor.  There are some moments that may be scary or simply over the heads of young kids, so I would recommend this show for middle school age youngsters and the 20-somethings who grew up on the book series.

All-in-all, I would highly recommend the TV show to anyone who loves the books and appreciates a good live-action adaptation.  Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming now on Netflix.

Photo of the Week: Feminism is Freedom

Female doctors can be feminists and female homemakers can be feminists.  Women are (huge shocker here…) not all the same!  Different women are fulfilled and empowered by different things.  Some women prioritize their children and home life.  She’s a feminist!  Some women prioritize their career and personal goals.  She’s a feminist!  What’s not feminist is judging other women for the way the live their lives and feel the most fulfilled, satisfied, and empowered.  Keep on supporting one another and what we can achieve is endless!