WEEKLY FAVORITE: TV Guilty Pleasures

I am a recent Netflix addict.

I installed Netflix onto my ipad mini, and little did I know it would take over my life.

So, since I spend far too much time marathoning shows lately, I figured this TV-centric post was in order!

Here are my top five favorite TV shows right now.

5. DA VINCI’S DEMONS

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This is set in Florence, and I got hooked on it on the tails of my trip to Italy. It has a great cast, and the plot is great. It’s all about old world Italy- the Medici’s in power, Da Vinci the genius, and the mystery of Florence’s brilliant population for centuries. There is a lot of gratuitous sex- to the point where I want more plot and less sex! But overall, this is a show I love to sink my teeth into.

4. NASHVILLE

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I know. It’s just ridiculous. It is pure eye candy, entertaining, soap opera awesome. Why I love it? Sit down with your bowl of ice cream (either some almond milk low-fat vanilla for a good day, or Ben & Jerry’s Americone dream when you’re going all out) and turn on Nashville and enjoy your Wednesday night. I even know some of the songs at this point!

3. SCANDAL

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Intense. Crazy story, but somehow hangs together. Good job Shondra Rhimes, the writer, for always keeping it going. I always wonder, Could this really happen? It’s about a secret, intriguing world that has me fascinated. And hey, my mom watches it, too!

2. THE GOOD WIFE

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It’s topical, and they really make use of what is going on. I’ve been watching for years now, and I absolutely love Julianna Margulies. Although I hate Christopher Noth as Peter- even though I adored him as Mr. Big! Man, he is not an easy man to like. If you’re a woman who’s ever been married, especially to a man like that, you really understand The Good Wife’s point of view. It’s funny and poignant, and a total must-watch!

…AND MY NUMBER ONE:

1. HOMELAND

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I watch this on Showtime that night, or ASAP so there are no spoilers for me out in the real world. There is moral ambiguity, politics, mystery, and GREAT acting. I love the cast, love the writing, and it keeps me both entertained and in suspense. It’s just so flippin good. Nobody is all good or all bad, and I love that complexity.

What are your favorite shows? Do share!

I loved House of Cards, too- don’t ask how quickly I watched the first season!

Happy watching.

-Rose

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Daily Life: My iPad Mini

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I have an iPad mini, and I absolutely LOVE IT!

Why I Bought It:

I needed something to take with me when I travel. I have a PC laptop, and the iPad mini is the perfect complement to that. This is SO perfect for traveling! I write, stay connected, and don’t miss anything with this device.¬†I use the iPad in my car to send quick emails, and since it uses both cellular and wifi, it works everywhere.¬†Honestly, I bought the mini because it fits in my purse!

Why I Recommend It:

I crank out tons of work on this baby, and it is so much better for my aging eyes! I don’t want to be squinting all day long, trying to reply on an iPhone, and you shouldn’t either! I can even text message other iPhone users from it.

Plus, I watch Netflix on here at night! The iPad mini is so cute, it’s aesthetically pleasing, and the interface is so easy to use. I highly recommend the Logitech Keyboard I bought with it for under $100- plus it doubles as a stand.

Check the stand and the mini out here.

As a woman who travels a lot, I love my iPad mini for business and entertainment. You don’t even need to take it out of your bag in the airport, unlike a laptop! I always have it with me, just in case.

What are your most essential business tools? I’m debating switching over to Google Drive, as well.

Have a good Thanksgiving week!

-Rose