I have stated before that I have never really been a fan of mysteries. Recently, I began exploring a little more of this genre, and I have found a couple of good books. I just finished my first Agatha Christie novel and enjoyed it quite a bit. I was also delighted with theNo.
Several months ago, I heard that a movie I have been waiting years for is finally being released in theaters this month (March 14th). Veronica Mars was a teen drama that aired from 2004 to 2007. While it only got three seasons before it was cancelled (for whatever ridiculous reasons), it was a very popular show about a teen detective who solves the mystery of her best friends murder, as well as a variety of other cases along the way. The opening song was We Used to Be Friends by the Dandy Warhols.
Do you realize how many of your favorite TV shows started life as books? Shows like Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, True Blood, Pretty Little Liars, Under the Dome, The Walking Dead, and the upcoming Outlander all got their start on the printed page. This concept fascinates me. Why adapt a book into a relatively measly two-hour movie when you can really stretch your storytelling muscles in an ongoing series?
Familiar with the term “star-struck”? I believe it can refer to a few different feelings, but I mostly hear it these days in regard to people who have a fascination with celebrities – especially film, television, and music performers. A person is considered star-struck if their behavior changes around famous people, like they get all giggly or can’t speak or their foreheads sweat and their palms turn cold. It happens to most of us regular people. There is just something about meeting someone who we’ve only seen on a screen or heard on a music player that seems surreal.