Having re-watched the amazing and one of my favourites The Golden Girls from season 1 to season 7, I mentioned that I was going to have a takeover on Let’s Go To The Movies really celebrating the four golden girls! I thought I would therefore mix it together with a feature I often have on a Monday, Musical Moments you know to cheer everyone up on the worst day of the week! Obviously Bea Arthur had an incredible Broadway career!Read More »
I have always totally loved The Golden Girls and found myself over the years watching it whenever it was on TV. This was on quite a few different channels in the UK and I even bought seasons 1-4 on DVD when they were released. The only issue was they never have released seasons 5-7 on DVD and last year when it was on Channel 5 they only went up to season 4 as well. During trips and living in the US I would always manage to find it on some channels and different episodes.Read More »
Michael Dorsey’s career as an actor has stalled and he has gained a bad reputation to work with. He then comes up with an amazing plan to dress as a woman and audition for a role on a hospital soap, getting the part!
Another reason why I have had lack of film review updates for older films is due to the fact that I decided to watch Sex and the City from start to finish all 6 seasons. Then after that I started watching The Golden Girls, after they eventually released the first 4 seasons on DVD in the UK! Lets face it what better option do you have after watching SATC than jumping straight into SATC in older age . . . being The Golden Girls.
I thought it would be good to have a post about my favorite TV Shows, which I have loved for years now and still watch over and over again. Yes they still make me happy and make me smile (and probably the odd episode makes me cry). There is not many shows that I really love and watch over and over. I can only think of 4 which fit into this category.
Sex and the City
It has been my ultimate favorite for so long now, I used to watch it every night as it was on paramount comedy over and over. From series 1 to 6 and when it was done, it used to start over again. With the addition of the movie and then the second movie which is due to start filming soon, this is just an obsession of mine that will never get old and go away. I appreciate SATC so much, I adore Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda a lot. I see different parts of each of them in myself and I am sure most other women do too. It it obviously is about one of my favorite things . . . sex, haha. But the friendships that is in the movie are just so fantastic as well I love it. I hope the friends I have now are my Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda . . . as believe it or not they are quite similar to them and myself with Carrie, I even have my own version of Mr Big. Yes it is all going to be heartache in that department.
The Golden Girls
“Thank you for being a friend” is the theme song to this show and its just such a nice theme song to have. I think when everyone reaches the stage of there lives which the Golden Girls are in, they will be saying thank you for being a friend to the people who are still around them, as I am assuming that it will more than likely be your friends. A group of retired women living together, who would really have thought it would have been a massive hit? But it really was in the 80’s. Yes I am too young to know it from the first time around, but I love it a lot and used to watch it when ever it was on and even set it to record. I adore how funny it is, and possibly SATC girls when they are older?
The ultimate favorite of the 90’s and it will always be one of my favorites. I still watch it when ever it is on to this day (which is like every day, on some channel, haha). I just do not find myself getting bored of “Friends” like ever. Its still funny no matter how many times you have seen the one where . . . I grew up with the friends guys and it was very sad when they decided to call it a day and the series was over. I think it could have still lasted a few more seasons. I wouldn’t say no to a movie version even if it does not sound the best idea in the world, but who cares it would still be amazing its friends.
Will & Grace
A guy gay and a straight girl who pretty much go on like a married couple, throw in another gay guy who is very camp and a woman with a high pitched squeaky voice and your onto a winner! Karen and Jack are probably the real stars of Will and Grace. They are so hilarious together and just make you laugh so much with the stupid things they say and do throughout the series. They defiantly provide my favorite moments in the show. The guest appearances on this were fantastic as well, Michael Douglas episode is my all time favorite.
So I am currently sitting watching the Tony Awards, and yes I do realise that this is a movie blog. But so many actors and even shows/plays cross over to the movie genre. I attended the Tony Awards in 2008 and cannot believe that a year has now gone by since I was sitting in the audience myself.
The tribute to the performers who died in the last year has just been on, pictures of the actors who were nominated or won Tony Awards, accompanied by people singing “What I Did For Love” from “A Chorus Line” really broke my heart. I adore that song and some really big named actors have died in the past year. The three that really stick in my head are Paul Newman, Bea Arthur and Estelle Getty. While all of the people were applauded, I could hear a lot of cheers for Bea, she really was loved by the Broadway crowd.
I missed the start of the show which I was so disappointed about! Like the first 10 minutes, so basically the opening number. I turned it on in time to see Liza Minnelli on the stage, which made me smile. I was not too impressed with Shrek in musical form, I don’t no it just did not make me want to go and see it right now. I was however very, very happy when Angela Lansbury won yet another Tony Award. She really is just Mrs. Tony !!! I would not want to be nominated against her, haha.
Frank Langella has just been on presenting and very much amused me, kinda complaning in jest that he was not nominated for the play that he was in, and that award seasons bring out the best in him. He also joked about having an Oscar speech in his pocket still. Yes I am easily amused but he really was fantastic in Frost/Nixon.
Susan Sarandon was also on earlier and looking very good may I add. I cannot believe that this women is in her 60s now and still looking so fantastic, she is in such great shape. She has such a distinctive voice which I also love. Yes I do realise that I have just gone all fangirlish for Susan.
Billy Elliott perfromance was just fantastic, Elton John was on the stage to introduce it too which made it even better in my opinion. It was nice to see a different part of it, and not “Electricity” which was always on UK shows when it first hit the West End. Although my favorite song from this show is “Deep into the Ground”. Very good dancing in this part, it has to win best musical!!!
I actually loved the Legally Blonde performance, it just looks like it would be a really fun show. Just like the movie is really fun too. Harvey Fierstein then came on to present and OMG his voice is just so incredible. He has won 4 tony awards, but I knew him first in Mrs Doubtfire, love it.
Nice to see Angela Lansbury back on the stage to present the life time achievement award good times. I think she is just fabulous, still going strong at her age is incredible. OMG YAY a clip from La Cage aux Folles . . . “I Am What I Am . . . ” with George Hearn talking YAY I totally love him. Ok so the La Cage aux Folles now makes sense as it was for the writer or creator of that show. Whos name I cannot remember.
Anne Hathaway is there too, as she is going to be in Twelfth Night. She was introducing the performance from “Hair”. Hmmm I am not really too sure about Hair either, its not something I would rush out to see. Although it was amusing to see the cast jumping around the audience on some A List celebrities, haha.
Kristin Chenowith is a favorite with the Tony’s. She presented the best musical revival which went to Hair. I enjoyed the clip of Stockard Channing. What would a Tony Awards be without David Hyde Pierce ?!?!?! who was introduced by coming out for the second time tonight, hahahahaha.
YAY Billy Elliott won best actor(s) for all three of the Billy’s. Fantastic! Its Tony history as well, for 3 actors to be winning the Tony Award. Awwww they were all so cute as well, so shocked and overwhelmed and one of them was almost crying. They really had no idea what to say.
Liza is also Mrs.Tony she is presenting the best musical award for the second year in a row . . . possibly even more times than that ?!?! I am guessing anyway. YAY of course Billy Elliott just had to win it, its incredible and from my neck of the woods in the North East England. LOVE IT LOVE IT. Geordie accents all round, haha. The kids just totally loved it.