Watching: VH1’s Hindsight

Η Becca, στα 40 κάτι της, αισθάνεται πολύ απογοητευμένη απ’τη ζωή της και τις επιλογές που έχει κάνει. Η δουλειά της είναι υπερβολικά απαιτητική και για έναν εργοδότη που δεν την εκτιμάει καθόλου, ενώ, μετά από έναν αποτυχημένο γάμο, έχει κολλήσει σε μια βαρετή σχέση με τον Andy, που ενώ την λατρεύει, δεν μπορεί να συγκριθεί με τον πρώτο της σύζυγο. Το κερασάκι στην τούρτα; Αισθάνεται πραγματικά μόνη, αφού έχει χρόνια να μιλήσει με την κάποτε κολλητή της, Lolly. Τι θα γίνει όμως όταν ξαφνικά, μετά από μια περίεργη λιποθυμία σ’ένα ασανσέρ, ξυπνάει και είναι ξανά 1995, ένα πρωινό πριν τον πρώτο της γάμο;

Σίγουρα το ταξίδι στο χρόνο δεν είναι κάτι ιδιαίτερα πρωτότυπο ως τέχνασμα, όμως το Hindsight το χρησιμοποιεί με έναν πολύ φρέσκο και ανάλαφρο τρόπο, χωρίς να το παίρνει και πολύ στα σοβαρά. Βάλε και το flashback στην αγαπημένη δεκαετία του ’90 με την αντίστοιχη μουσική (η απόλυτη συγκίνηση όταν απ’το ξυπνητήρι της Becca ακούγεται το The Sign των Ace of Base), τα ρούχα και όλα τα fads της εποχής και σίγουρα έχεις ένα πολλά υποσχόμενο ξεκίνημα. Έχοντας δει μόλις τα τρία πρώτα επεισόδια, μπορώ να πω με βεβαιότητα ότι έχω ήδη κολλήσει με τους what if προβληματισμούς και τις περιπέτειες της Becca και ελπίζω η συνέχεια να είναι το ίδιο καλή!

Music Update 201014

Allo Darlin’ – We Come From the Same Place

It’s been quite some time since I last got that hooked on a record and I’m more than happy it was Allo Darlin’ who managed to do that. Musically in the tradition of the Belle & Sebastian or Camera Obscura, the band’s third album brims with beautiful twee pop melodies and warm heartfelt lyrics, and I particularly love this intimate, often nostalgic feel that Elizabeth Morris’ songwriting has, especially in songs like History Lessons and Crickets in the Rain. This is a record that really warms my heart and I’m pretty sure it’ll be on my playlist on repeat for a very long time.

Reading Bingo!

Hey guys! I’ve recently found this fun reading bingo poster and I thought I’d share it with you. I’m playing this along with my Goodreads 2014 challenge (25 books a year – thankfully on track for the time being) and I think I’m doing pretty well so far – crossed out three squares already and on my way to the fourth! Care to join me?🙂

Oh, I also wanted to tell you that I’m on Bloglovin’ now, so I’m gonna be seeing you there, too….it seems like a great way to find cool blogs! Do check it out!

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Post-Oscars Frenzy Mode : On!

Here’s a quickie post to show you, guys, this video of Karen O and Ezra Koenig singing “The Moon Song” from the movie Her at this year’s Academy Awards. God knows how I loved this film. Such a sweet story and a clever commentary on modern day alienation. I was also very excited to see that La Grande Bellezza won the the award of the Best Foreign Film category. Do watch it if you haven’t already! It really is a special movie and Toni Servillo, who plays the protagonist, is delightful!

I’m really intrigued to watch 12 Years a Slave and Dallas Buyers Club and see if all the hype is justified. Have you seen them? Any thoughts?

Music Update 010314

The truth is that it took me inexcusably too long to write a post about the stuff I’m listening to lately. So far 2014 has been pretty awesome musically! So here are a few picks of my favourite tunes the last couple of months. Enjoy!


I just love the energy of this song! Ms Annie Clarke has kindly provided me with the perfect way to start the day! Make sure you check out the whole record…it’s a total blast!


What’s not to like about this? Dreamy synths, beautiful lyrics and, as always, amazing vocals. So overwhelmingly good!


A fuzzy, laid-back tune with eerie, hypnotic vocals by EMA and a videoclip shot in Venice Beach offer the ideal way to get yourself a spring, feel-good mood!

So, what’s in your playlists lately? Oh and happy March, everyone!🙂

Feline Love at First Sight

Exactly two months ago I got an adorable new flatmate…Loki! Named after the god of mischief, according to Norse mythology, and, of course, Tom Hiddleston’s (you gotta love him) character in Thor and the Avengers, my little feline pal was found all shaky and starving in the streets on World Animal Day. We couldn’t help but keep him at home and, I must say, having him around has made me an extremely happy cat lady!

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Feeling Literary: Beautiful Ruins

It’s a typical lazy (and rainy) Sunday afternoon and I suddenly remembered my long neglected blog. Truth is the whole idea of blogging didn’t start as passionately as it should have, but I’m determined to keep up with it more from now on…something like a December the 1st, pre-New Year’s resolution! (One thing’s for sure, I love coming up with resolutions tee hee hee!)

Anyway, I’ve recently read that there’s going to be a film adaptation of a book I’ve recently read and really enjoyed – Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter – and I thought I’d write a bit about it.

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It was one of those completely random purchases you make when you enter a bookstore and you simply can’t leave empty handed. I hadn’t heard of either the title or the author before, but the comments and the blurb on the cover were quite promising and I was easily sold.

The novel starts by taking us back in 1962. In a sleepy seaside village in the area of Cinque Terre in Italy Pasquale, a young hotel owner, is surprised to welcome a new visitor: Dee Moray, an American starlet. Decades later, in Hollywood, Shane, an aspiring film scriptwriter and Claire, the assistant of Michael Deane, a famous film producer, set out to help an old, Italian gentleman looking for an American actress he met years ago at his inn.

Beautiful Ruins turned out to be a real page turner. I loved how Walter presents and intertwines the lives and the desires of such different characters. His narration is inventive, funny at times, but, also, heartfelt and deeply touching. This was definitely one of the best novels I read in a while.

Even though the village of Porto Vergogna in the book is fictional, I thought I’d end this post in a wanderlust mood and a photo (unfortunately not mine) of the picturesque Cinque Terre – one of my dream destinations!