Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Why am I fascinated?

I pride myself on being one of the few people who do not enjoy reality shows nor talk shows such as Jerry Springer. Why? Because I don't enjoy seeing other people making mistakes just for the limelight. I don't like seeing people dumber than I ruin their lives so that they can get a reaction from an audience. I feel sorry for people who all they have going for them is that their spouse/sibling/parent has cheated on them or abused them, therefore they can become famous. So why am I so fascinated with the show Weeds?!

It's the same thing!! The main protagonist, Nancy Botwin keeps making the same mistakes over and over and getting deeper and deeper into the drug world. Her first mistake was selling pot to begin with in order to keep the lifestyle. I mean from what I can gather she went to college. I'm sure an entry level job wouldn't have kept her and her boys in her new home in the valley, but still. Her fight for survival was what brought me into the show. Now she is just sad.

Long story short, she is involved with the Mexican drug cartel/mafia and can't get out because she is carrying the "jefe's" baby. I don't know about you, but this has just turned into a "telenovela". After the season premier yesterday, I think I'm out. There is nowhere for her to go but down. Especially now that her kids are getting into the family business as well. The show had potential because she was trying to survive and the whole premise was that she started doing it to keep her children in the lifestyle they were accustomed to when their father was alive. But now? Forget it. She has lost me as a fan.

Weeds on Monday nights @ 10pm on Showtime.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Lust, Loathing a little lipgloss, by Kyra Davis

Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss (Sophie Katz, Book 4) Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss by Kyra Davis

My review

This newest Sophie Katz mystery was great. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and how Sophie's character has changed. Her character has evolved from a needy woman, to a leading protagonist that takes control. In this edition, Sophie isn't obsessed with her on again off again relationship with Anatoly, but concentrates more on her life, in addition to solving a murder.

This time around Sophie is purchasing a home and ends up running into her ex-husband who she adamantly hates. He tries to weasel his way into her life and at the same time be her Realtor. Bodies are found. New people in her social group are involved and her whole family is involved in this mystery. I was glad to see that her friends Marcus and Dena make an appearance, they are fun characters. Sophie's relationship with Anatoly is so cute, I'm glad he is permanently (hopefully) back in her life.

I really recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a good murder mystery and laughing at the same time.

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