Tag Archives: TV shows

My Half Priced Book Find…

GUESS what I found at Half Priced Books today. Here is a clue: it wasn’t a book. 

Ready for this?

I found none other than…

YES! YOU SAW THAT RIGHT. SEASONS 4 and 5! I haven’t been able to find this set used anywhere. I think this now means I own every season. I’m so excited. 

My little brother just saw it on the table and went, “WHAT IS THIS AWESOMENESS!” I think someone is as excited as I am! Time to binge watch!

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Bethany’s Miraculous Ladybug Artwork

As I have stated before, I love the TV show Miraculous Ladybug. My sister Bethany did a really cool piece of fan art! Check it out:

Remember when she did the awesome Miraculous Ladybug Nails


The Nanny

So it started when I noticed these really funny scenes on Pinterest…

Community Post: 10 Times Niles From "The Nanny" Threw The Best Shade:

The Nanny- quote - Another burn from Niles:

My favorite part of this shows was how mean Niles always was.:

Finally, I was giggling so hard I decided to look it up and discovered they were all scenes from The Nanny, a TV show from the ’90s. I mentioned it to a friend and my Mom and turns out…EVERYONE KNEW ABOUT THIS SHOW BUT ME. AND IT IS SO FUNNY! 

Like seriously, I have been laughing so hard. It is 85% of the reason I haven’t been social for the past 3 days. Well, that and Netflix and the snow. 


Leverage

Have I posted about the TV show Leverage before? Nope? Cool. 

We watch a lot of Leverage at this house. Ion Television plays reruns of the show all day on Sundays. The show follows 5 con-men (a mastermind, a grifter, a thief, a hitter, and a hacker) who help victims by taking on individual cases against the wealthy and powerful. 

This is a fun show, and one of the few American ones I will watch for hours. Seriously, Eliot/Parker/Harrison? The best. 

Technically it is a reaction! | Hardison & Parker | Leverage:

Leverage - I'm in love with this entire cast of characters:

Hardison | Leverage:

Leverage. Eliot Spencer, the Hitter.  Hated that he cut his gorgeous hair towards the end of season 5.:

Occasional Randomness: We provide.... Leverage.


EXO Next Door

My sisters have recently started watching (or rather, re-watching, for the third time) EXO Next Door.

Lost siblings ㅋㅋ ㅋ.. Chanyeol ♥:

EXO Next Door, for those of you who don’t know, is a Korean drama featuring the members of EXO, a Korean boy band. In the story, EXO K ends up moving next door to Ji Yeon Hee, an oddball EXO fangirl who becomes their housekeeper.

It is a mini-drama so all episodes are under 15 minutes and the entire story is told in 16 episodes. The EXO members play themselves, but otherwise this is an entirely fictitious story line. 

EXO NEXT DOOR | behind the scenes preview photos~:

This show is one of the most brilliant marketing pieces I have ever seen. It is a fangirl’s dream come true. It has all the merits of a regular drama, with the added benefit of “real people.” It is quite a decent, fun, little drama in its own right. However, from an EXO PR/marketing standpoint, it is genius. 

Fans of EXO will love the plot because they already know the band members. It provides plenty of cheesy, funny inside moments that members of EXO-L (EXO’s fan club) will love. 

EXO to put their acting skills to the test through mini series 'EXO NEXT DOOR' in April | allkpop.com

However, the real merit is in how it presents EXO to people who know nothing/or very little about the band. It humanizes them. It manages their image and presents them, quite literally, as the boys next door. It is great brand management and a clever way to increase fame. Chances are, if you enjoy the show you will listen to their music. Even if you don’t like their music, the band and the singers are now familiar to you.  

Exotics (fans of the incredibly popular K-pop group EXO) will not be at all surprised to hear that the new web series EXO Next door, starring Chanyeol, D.O., Baekhyun, and Sehun, has officially broken records for web drama views!:

I knew nothing about EXO going into the show but quickly grew to appreciate them. I am not a fangirl. However, I now know who Park Chan Yeol, Do Kyung Soo, Byun Baek Hyun, and Oh Se Hun are, and I take a lively interest when I hear they are coming to the U.S. or come out with a new album. They gained a new “fan.”

The show was really a brilliant way to get fans. I wonder if American bands could pull it off with the same merit. The closest equivalent I can think of that Western artists do are documentaries about themselves – like Bieber’s “Never Say Never” and “Believe” or 1D’s “This Is Us.” (Which rarely attract new fans, IMHO, and seem to be aimed at current ones.)

Another gif showing this boys undervalued talent. I do wish to see more of Oh Sehun's acting skills.

(My sister just pointed out that Nickelodeon’s “Big Time Rush” might classify as a somewhat similar real band/TV show.) 

I don’t know that American culture is quite ready for the fangirl humor of something like EXO Next Door. However, I still think EXO is genius for doing it. I hope we see more like it coming out of Korea, at least! 

If you’re looking something tongue in cheek and decidedly quirky but fun, the drama is available at DramaFever – https://www.dramafever.com/drama/4712/EXO_Next_Door/

I wonder... I thought it was Lay because everyone in the LMR M/V everyone was wearing a shirt except for him...: