An Active Lifestyle Blog by Holly A. Phillips
Watching: ’13 Reasons Why’.
Please note, the following content may contain emotional triggers. Early last year, I read Jay Asher’s popular YA novel, “13 Reasons Why” – you can read my full review here – around the same time it debuted as a TV series on Netflix. I heard about how controversial it was, how difficult it was to […]More
Celebrating 20 years of ‘Sex and the City’!
This week, fans of “Sex and the City” have been celebrating its 20th anniversary – can you believe it? HBO’s iconic series debuted in 1998, when I was in 8th grade. We didn’t have HBO at my house growing up, so I didn’t come across the series until I was a junior in high school, […]More
Yep, I saw ‘Baywatch’.
My original plans for Memorial Day Weekend included going to the pool and getting my tan on… and that’s about it. But, leave it to Austin, Texas to RAIN the entire weekend, so I made a list of alternative, indoor plans, which included seeing “Baywatch”. I skipped over to the Drafthouse Friday night, ordered a […]More
‘Mariah’s World’: We Belong Together.
I am feeling so refreshed after a nice long-feeling weekend, although I did spend a lot of time on Twitter when I probably shouldn’t have. But, at last! We’ve reached it to the finale of “Mariah’s World”, a day I never thought would come, as it has been a long, fake journey that we’ve followed […]More
Thoughts on ‘La La Land’.
Last week, my mom and I ventured to the Drafthouse to see “La La Land”! We were both pretty excited to see this movie, having both been fans of musicals since forever, and well, who doesn’t love Emma Stone? Sorry, I’m not huge on Mr. Gosling (and this is when everyone stops reading). But anyway, […]More
Blanche’s Book Club: ‘Orange is the New Black’.
It should come as NO surprise that I haven’t watched “Orange is the New Black” yet, because 1. I am always behind on the cool stuff, and 2. I don’t have Netflix. And yes, I know it’s cheap – it’s not even about that, so spare me. I really wanted to read the book before […]More
Episodes 5: ‘Divorce’ & ‘Insecure’.
Good morning! I definitely stayed up writing this entire post last night, and scheduled it to publish, and when I woke up, I see that it published with no words or phots… so there’s the wonder of technology on this Monday morning! I spent most of my weekend at dance rehearsal, as I performed in […]More
Espisodes 4: ‘Divorce’ & ‘Insecure’.
Hola! Here we are, back at it again! This weekend was exactly what I needed: beautiful weather, semi-productive activities, and lots of back porch relaxin’ and couch potato sittin’ – watching loads of TV. And that includes my Sunday night faves: “Divorce” and “Insecure” on HBO. I usually talk “Divorce” first, simply because it comes […]More
‘Chesapeake Shores’ finale & ‘Divorce’ premier!
I can’t believe it’s already the season finale of “Chesapeake Shores”! After last week’s episode (starring Abby and Trace’s hot little date), I was curious to see how things were going to wrap up. And the episode started right off with a kiss between the two of them – yeeee! Abby’s dad made his flight […]More
Chesapeake Shores: Episodes 5 & 6.
Helllooo! I’m not sure if any of my readers are keeping up with “Chesapeake Shores”, but I’m really enjoying this series. I wasn’t able to watch last Sunday’s episode on time (I had my toes in the sand), but don’t worry, I’ve got the recap right here! Episode 5 Remember, we left off with two […]More
Chesapeake Shores: episode 4.
The previews from this week’s episode looked emotional, and within the first few minutes of it, the family gets a call from their son, Kevin, who is deployed, and he tells them it’s going to be his last deployment. His phone cuts out when he tries to explain why, although the family is relieved. Abby […]More
Finally finished ‘Newsroom’, season 1.
Okay, I finally finished watching season one of “The Newsroom” – and per usual, I’m about four years behind on the game. But hey, better late than never, right? The first time I’d ever heard about the show, I was on a first date with a guy from Match.com. We were at a coffee shop, […]More
‘Famously Single’: It’s date night…
Wahoo, episode 4 of “Famously Single”! I was honestly so freaking excited when I finally got it thru my thick skull yesterday that it was indeed Tuesday, which meant a fresh episode of “Famously Single”. After last week’s steam-session with the cast members, I was ready to see how things were going to progress. The […]More
Overdose: Paging ‘Nurse Jackie’.
Over the long-weekend, one of the things I’d promised to myself was some quality time in front of the TV. I know that probably sounds like a giant waste of time, but I’m a TV-junkie, and I have a stack of DVDs that I bought months ago during a massive sale at FYE, and have […]More
‘Famously Single’: Heatin’ things up!
Between episodes of “Below Deck” and “Famously Single”, Tuesday nights are starting to become pretty awesome! So, episode three of “Famously Single” aired last night, and shit is starting to get good. Dr. Darcy kicks off the show by inviting the cast into the living room together to talk about sex. Particularly, she asks the […]More
38 years later, I’m watching ‘Taxi’.
For the last few months, I’ve been recording episodes of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” on my DVR. There’s only one episode that comes on each week (on Sundays), but I started noticing that, at the end of the show was the beginning few minutes of “Taxi”. I’ve never thought twice about this show in […]More
Things I’ve Learned from watching ‘Girls’
I don’t have HBO (not yet, at least), but I kept hearing about how awesome “Girls” was… I had to see it for myself. So, I asked for it for Christmas, and I got the first two seasons on DVD. I started watching it immediately, and I finished both seasons in probably three days. And […]More
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