Saturday, April 30, 2022

I Like the Island Manhattan

When I was a little girl there was a movie that would periodically show up on my grandmother's black and white television. Mama never got cable so I would happily catch it whenever it would magically show up on her screen. I didn't know the name of the movie, I just knew it was my favorite and that it was both joyous and sad. Mama eventually got a colored set (remember when we called tv's that?) and I learned that movie was called West Side Story. And of course it was magical, it was a retelling of the ever so romantic Romeo and Juliet. Bestill my heart. The movie is packed with great musical numbers, but my absolute favorite has always been America, ironically the one that has nothing to do with Tony and Maria. But who can deny the amazing chemistry shared by Bernardo and Anita? The original number is fantastic but so too is the newest version. Do yourself a favor, watch it and fall in love with Anita, Bernardo and America, warts and all.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Dear Reader, I Loved Bridgerton

If you haven't, Dear Reader, you must watch season two of Bridgerton. Kate Sharma and Anthony Bridgerton have great chemistry and light up the screen together. Normally I'm not a fan of enemies to lovers storylines but I so enjoyed their romp through the Regency ballrooms, green fields and of course bedrooms. To be fair, Anthony is so fine he can bring the heat to any situation. While I would have wanted to see more of him without clothing, the glimpse of his naked backside was quite satisfying. And that wet shirt scene was sublime. I can't wait to see if Anthony gets to spar (lovingly) with Kate in season three while we watch another of his siblings find their love match. And if we're really lucky, maybe we'll get to see him with his shirt off. Wishfully thinking, Dear Reader, I know.