Crazy Ex-Girlfriend centers on the protagonist Rebecca Bunch; a Harvard educated lawyer who quits her role as a lawyer in a top New York firm, to follow her high school infatuation, Josh Chan back to his hometown of West Covina, California. Rachel Bloom is brilliant as Bunch, who is also the shows co-creator. The show is generously peppered with outlandish and dramatic musical interludes, which sees Bloom and her supporting cast sings an array of ludicrous and comical songs. Bloom’s portrayal of a ‘crazy ex-girlfriend’ is borderline brilliant, being both creepy and endearing at the same time. The choices her character makes in the show seem foolish, however the viewer is left with a deep seeded yearning for her to ‘get the guy’, even though she needs to obliterate a relationship to get there. The sub-plot of the man the show suggests she ‘should’ be with, but is far too boring for her, keeps the shows momentum racing right until the end of the second season. Blooms character seems to draw inspiration from Tina Fey’s ‘Liz Lemon’ and Amy Poelher’s ‘Leslie Knope’, whilst also forging a unique approach to the traditional comedy television series. The show has received positive reviews, with a rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes for the second season. Being a Netflix binge-o-holic, I devoured both seasons in a very short amount of time, and I cannot wait for the third season to arrive.
'The best of Adam Sharp’ is the third book by Melbourne author Graeme Simsion, whose debut novel ‘The Rosie Project’ has gone on to be a best seller in countless countries worldwide, as in currently in the works to become a film. ‘The best of Adam Sharp’ follows a story of the protagonist, Adam, a British IT specialist who falls in love with Angelina, an Australian soap opera actress, while playing piano and singing in a bar in Fitzroy, Melbourne in the late 1980s. The novel's complication revolves around a rekindling of this relationship twenty-two years later, even though both Adam and Angelina are married. As the story progresses, an ulterior motive for their reunion is revealed, and Simsion’s ability to weave a complex and highly entertaining story is unfurled. ‘The best of Adam Sharp’ is a lot darker than Simsion’s first two novels, but nevertheless, is yet again, a ferocious page turner.
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Bill Paxton was an iconic actor, who featured in many of our childhood favourite films. For almost the entirety of his acting career he played smaller parts in an array of iconic films, such as playing a ‘solider’ in Stripes, a short-lived punk in The Terminator, an officer in Commando, and an older brother in Weird Science. However, as time progressed, these smaller roles themselves became iconic and legendary in their own right, where Bill’s performances and lines of dialogue were sometimes more fondly remembered than those of the main characters. His iconic line ‘game over man, game over’ from Aliens has been used or referenced in countless films, television shows and in advertising. His role of the slimy and cringe-worthy car salesman who convinces women he is a secret spy in order to sleep with them in the film True Lies was outstanding. However, he will most likely be remembered for his acting prowess in films such as Apollo 13, Titanic and his lead role in the 1996 blockbuster film Twister.
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