5×5 for Friday: Random Media Edition

Happy Friday, friends! I’m pretty sure that karma is paying my back for bragging about how warm it was here for the last week. It’s freezing now! I’m talking negative temperatures freezing. The funny thing is- when you stand in the sun it doesn’t feel that bad. But, as soon as that sun goes down… watch out! People keep telling me that Colorado has some crazy weather. It could easily be back in the 60s next week (last January had several days that were in the 70s!). I guess I’ll never get “bored” by the weather around here!

While I’m stuck inside a little more than usual I find myself watching a little more television than usual and listening to a lot of music. Therefore, the theme for today’s 5×5 is just that: a little bit about tv, movies and music. Enjoy!

5×5 for Friday: Random Media Edition

5 current shows on TV that I love (that further prove how uncool I am):

1. Watch What Happens Live



I seriously think that Andy Cohen is the most underrated tv personality there is. He is SO GREAT! Andy does a live show nearly every night of the week and rarely stumbles over a word or misses a beat. He (almost) always has great guests and plays all kinds of silly, fun games. Plus, he’s adorable, funny and seems like he’s the nicest guy in the world. I’m a fan.

2. Chopped



This is one of Greg’s and my favorite shows to watch together. I can’t ever watch the same episode twice, but love when new ones come on!

3. The Millionaire Matchmaker

The Millionaire Matchmaker - Season 6


I’m sure that you are already aware of my love for Patti and all of her antics. The new season premiered last night (and you would’ve thought it was Christmas Eve in my house!).

4. The Goldbergs



I never, ever hear anyone talk about this show- but I really like it! It takes place in the 80s and the references are pretty spot-on (without being cheesy or overdoing it). The actors are really great and the story lines are always hilarious (which are based on the creator Adam Goldberg’s childhood).

5. Shahs of Sunset

Shahs of Sunset - Season 2


Does any of you readers watch this show? I’d love to know your thoughts if so! It’s SO ridiculous but I just can’t turn it off. And Reza totally makes the show.


5 tv shows that I miss:

1. Freaks & Geeks I’ve started to catch old episodes of this on FX. If you didn’t watch Freaks & Geeks when it was new, be sure to check it out on Netflix! You’ll recognize a lot of the cast!

2. Lipstick Jungle Anyone remember this? I loved this show when it was on. Sure, it was totally cheesy, but it was very entertaining! That being said, I’m not really surprised that it got canceled.

3. Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23 I know that this show was canceled last year but don’t know why! It was so funny – and it had Dawson as a cast member!

4. Happy Endings This used to come on either before or after the show mentioned above and was also canceled. Boo!

5. What About Brian Okay, I’m digging deep here. This show was on around 2006 or so and my old roommate and I used to love watching it together. Anyone remember it?

(I could’ve added my favorite shows of all time to the list: Six Feet Under, My So-Called Life, Felicity and The Wonder Years, but they deserve their own, separate category. Well… Freaks & Geeks is good enough to be listed with them…)
5 (upcoming) movies that I want to see:

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug



I am a HUGE fan of the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit films. The LOTR movies came out when I was in college and I think I saw each one about 5 times in the theater (it helped that I had a friend work there and we got in for free!).

2. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues



This will probably be the movie that Greg & I see on Christmas Day.

3. The Hunger Games Catching Fire



I know, I know. I should read the books. And maybe I will someday- but for now, I just enjoy the movies. I finally saw the first Hunger Games a few weeks ago and loved it (even though I think the plot is really messed up!). I’ve heard such great things about the second movie!

4. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty



I love every single thing about this movie (and I’ll be so disappointed if it sucks!).

5. Dallas Buyers Club



Not only does this movie look incredible, it stars three actors that I am a big fan of! I’m really curious to see such different roles for Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey.


5 bands/artists that I’ve loved for a long time and have never seen live (and would still love to!):

1. Pearl Jam

2. Sting

3. Smashing Pumpkins

4. Pink

5. U2


The last five songs I downloaded on iTunes:

1. Band of Horses No One’s Gonna Love You (swoon)

2. Blondie Atomic (which was stuck in my head last week for some odd reason)

3. Ke$ha C’mon (to play while teaching Spinning class)

4. Bruno Mars Treasure (also for Spinning class!)

5. Morrissey Suedehead (man, I used to LOVE me some Morrissey back in the day! This makes me want to listen to Depeche Mode, The Cure and New Order all day long)


That’s it for today- have a fantastic weekend!

Do you have any thoughts to share about any of the “things” listed above?


  1. forgot to say this yesterday, but happy bday to the pups!!

    love that band of horses song.

  2. Dallas Buyers Club was really good. I wouldn’t be surprised if Matthew Mc…however you spell it, is nominated for an Oscar.

    Jason is obsessed with Morrissey, by the way. And we had a Depeche Mode song as our first wedding dance. (Major bonus points if you can guess what it was.)

  3. I’m happy you clarified those songs are for spinning… ;)
    I really want to see Saving Mr Banks…that looks really good to me!

  4. The weather is the best part! (Ha, and I just heard on the news that it will be 50 by Wednesday!)

  5. Ok, because I’m such a TV and movie junkie, I have so much to respond to in this post. First, yes! I definitely miss Don’t Trust The B…..it was so funny! And Dawson totally made the show. Also, it made me so happy that you mentioned The Wonder Years. I love that show, and I was recently rewatching some episodes on Netflix.

    Catching Fire was really, really good, and you absolutely have to read the books. Trust me-in this case, it will just enhance your movie watching experience!!

  6. We woke up to -12 yesterday! I lived here for 10 years before, but this is taking some time to get used to. And YES, read the books!!! But the second movie is miles and miles above the first one quality-wise.

  7. We just netflixed all of Freaks & Geeks – sooooo funny! If you haven’t watched Undeclared, check that out, it was the follow-up show with many of the same cast members.

    • I’ve seen every episode of F&G but Greg has only seen a few. I’ll have to go back to the beginning and watch them with him. And thanks for the tip on Undeclared- I’ll check it out!

  8. Eeep! Your most-loved shows are similar to mine. Add to that list: Roseanne. If you haven’t seen it, there was a show called “Undeclared” that was on about the same time as Freaks and Geeks, and features a lot of the same people. It doesn’t quite capture the magic that Freaks and Geeks did, and I think it ends weird and abruptly as well.

    I just discovered Don’t trust the B … dang! I admit, it was really terrible, BUT, VDB made it worth watching. All the washed-up actor jokes were hilarious.

    Pumpkins … still good live! I wish I would have seen them back when they were ACTUALLY the pumpkins, and not the Billy Corgan show (but, let’s be honest, it’s always been the billy corgan show).

    Happy friday!

    • Since you and Kate both mentioned Undeclared I definitely have to check it out! And I agree about Roseanne. That was one of my favorite shows growing up!

  9. How did I not know about Millionaire Matchmaker premiering? I’m obsessed. In fact, I just scheduled the replay this afternoon to record while I’m at work so I can watch it when I get home! Thanks for the update!

  10. The Goldbergs is very funny! I was a loyal fan of Lipstick Jungle.
    I wish SMASH would’ve made it another season.
    Catching Fire was sooo good.

  11. I want to see Pink and U2 live toooooo!!!! Lets go!! :)

    I also want to see catching fire like whoa.

  12. I can’t wait for Anchorman 2!! I just hope it lives up to all the hype!

  13. I love Andy Cohen too! And Shahs and Millionaire matchmaker, pretty much everything on Bravo haha! I’m glad we share a love of amazing television :)

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