February Favorites

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Starting my monthly favorites post with the sentence “I can’t believe this month is over” seems such a clichΓ© but it is the only way I can express my feelings today. This was THE month for me, I turned 25 and I have kept a great schedule with posting, gone to the movies, worked a lot and been overall busy. The pressure of school is still upon me, now higher than ever but I don’t want to think about it at the moment, this is the post to revisit the things I loved this month!

philomena

Yes, I saw The Wolf of Wall Street in February but it’s been loved all around so I decided to go with the more quieter movie that also won my heart. So the movie favorite of the month was Philomena, its surprisingly heartwarming plot and the amazing performances by Steve Coogan and Judi Dench. There was a certain ease to Philomena and yet, the topic itself has very powerful idea which is balanced with the British humor that seems to make everything better.

my mad fat diary

Talking about the Brits, My Mad Fat Diary is back for its second series and I’m absolutely hooked! There’s something amazing about this teen comedy with just the right about of drama and serious issues mixed in with all that sarcasm Rae puts out there in the world. Also,Β  I can’t not mention Nico Mirallegro as Finn.. there, I mentioned him, and now I’m going to think about Finn having a shower in episode 1.

stiles stilinski

Teen Wolf’s second half of season 3 is picking up the speed and I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m loving where its heading. It’s dark, it’s dangerous and it centers my favorite character Stiles Stilinski. He has been the best from the start but Dylan O’Brien’s constantly improving performance and his plot line this season is allowing Stiles to grow and evolve towards a level of perfection. I just keep wishing the writers will utilize his intelligence more because it has clearly been hinted here and there but we’ve yet to see the genius side of Stiles because the sarcastic, athletic and emotional side have all been dominating.

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NOEL FISHER

And since I seem to be addicted to TV lately, let’s not forget Noel Fisher as Mickey Milkovich on Shameless – he is phenomenal! Being completely honest, it has nothing to do with his character’s sexual preferences, though it is somewhat more TV appealing to me than regular relationships, but more with the fact that Mickey has gone from bad boy to sad puppy! The fact that Fisher managed to portray a dangerous character in the beginning of the series and then gradually show more of his soft side is just great actor material. I know I mentioned Shameless in my last favorites post but I really wanted to point out a single actor/character that just makes my Shameless watching experience so much better.

coriolanus

Time to share some Tom Hiddleston love because it’s Tom Hiddleston. I saw Coriolanus thanks to National Theater Live that streams plays in my local cinema and when I heard I could have a chance to see Hiddleston live, I didn’t doubt my answer for a second. It was my first Shakespeare’s play and since I hadn’t heard anything about it, it was interesting and surprising throughout. Hiddleston’s performance was great, the play itself was even funny at times and I got to see Tom covered in blood washing topless in the middle of the stage……. *flashbacks*

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miguel

Despite my dislike towards Lena Dunham and her overly exposed character on Girls, I do enjoy some of the story lines in the show because I do relate to some of the life situation these girls go through. Therefore, I watch it and two things happened in the latest episode that surprised me: Dunham actually wore something nice for a change (though she could have picked a nicer pair of shoes to go with that dress) and Miguel – Simple Things was playing during the ending credits.

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  • Reply
    Brittani
    February 28, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    I’ve been hearing so many good things about My Mad Fat Diary lately, and I had never heard of it before. I’m glad things are going good for you!

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      mettelray
      February 28, 2014 at 3:50 PM

      I have no idea how I stumbled upon it but I have watched it since episode one aired and well, I think it is the best teen series out there at the moment.

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    elina
    February 28, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    I’m really sad I’m not in Estonia to catch Coriolanus now! Really want to start Shameless too, I think I’ll get to that after the Oscars. πŸ˜€ Good luck with school stuff!!

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      mettelray
      February 28, 2014 at 5:38 PM

      Shameless is AMAZING! And don’t miss My Mad Fat Diary either.. it doesn’t have so many episodes so it’s easy to catch up. πŸ˜‰

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        elina
        February 28, 2014 at 8:16 PM

        Oh, I’ve seen most of the first season but I found the main character so arrogant and annoying and the show so uncompelling that I stopped watching… πŸ˜€

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          mettelray
          February 28, 2014 at 8:41 PM

          Arrogant? Woah, that’s probably the last word I’d use to describe Rae… maybe it’s just that I relate to weight problems…

          • elina
            February 28, 2014 at 8:59 PM

            I really love the idea of the show, but much more than Rae’s appearance/weight, I noticed her attitude towards the world — but I’ve also grown to really detest sarcasm and as you said, too, she’s got plenty of it. I do get why people like it, but I’m just too much of a wuss to see past the sarcasm… πŸ˜€

          • mettelray
            February 28, 2014 at 9:17 PM

            Sarcasm is a form of protection.. I know it too well, it’s better to be sarcastic than just plain miserable and most of British humor is sarcastic so.. you should get used to it. πŸ˜€

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    Katy
    February 28, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    I’m pretty sure Coriolanus is going to break my brain if I attempt to find it online. πŸ™‚
    Philomena is one of my years favorites – might be the favorite of 2014 for me, if nothing else turns out so well. It was such a beautiful breezy simple and emotional movie – loved it. <3

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      mettelray
      February 28, 2014 at 10:24 PM

      Nah, it does have some English words that I haven’t even considered using nor have heard of, but otherwise it’s pretty watchable for anyone.
      Philomena head so much heart.. I loved it! I’ve yet to review it, I definitely will, it was a good one!

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    sati
    March 1, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    I still didn’t find time to check Coriolanus, I would be in more hurry but I’m not a big fan of deciphering Shakespearean dialogue. Loved Philomena too, it was such a touching film.

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    snapcracklewatch
    March 12, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    I love this idea of Feb Faves sort of like how people do on youtube… I totally wanna steal your idea!

    Where do you watch Mad Fat Diary, Netflix, channel, etc? I want to see that !

    You are right Noel is good on Shameless, he doesn’t get much recognition for that, but you are right he does a great job.

    Are you liking Girls right now? I am not impressed as other seasons..

    Dylan O’Brien… I just sent my sister a screenshot of your site to go check it out. She’s obsessed!

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      mettelray
      March 12, 2014 at 11:22 PM

      I kind of took the idea from the Youtube community myself.. but yeah, that’s where I saw Mad Fat Diary season 1 and the second one I saw on Channel 4 itself, I just had to have an app or something to show that I was in the UK.

      Dylan O’Brien is just.. mm.

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        snapcracklewatch
        March 13, 2014 at 12:27 AM

        Very cool ! I am going to look it up. Yes I agree he is a cutie!

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