Marvelous Geeks Podcast 1×06 “The Man from U.N.C.L.E., A Cinematic Masterpiece”

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E., A Cinematic Masterpiece

Surprise! I bet you thought you heard the last from me re. this movie. On this episode of Marvelous Geeks, I’m here to talk about the greatest film in existence, a true cinematic masterpiece, Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Ugh. It’s the best, fellow geeks. It really truly is. There’s something for everyone, guaranteed.

Intro Music: Derek Murrell (http://instagram.com/derekhmurrell)

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Marvelous Geeks Podcast 1×05 “The World of Jane Austen”

The World of Jane Austen

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On this episode of Marvelous Geeks, I sat down with my amazing cover artist and good friend, Jenna Guidi to talk about our favorite aspects of Jane Austen’s world. She caught up on the stories so quickly, I had to get her on to discuss it all. Listen in to see who are favorite ladies are, our favorite ships, places, books, shows, movies, and more.

Intro Music: Derek Murrell (http://instagram.com/derekhmurrell)

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Marvelous Geeks Podcast 1×04 “The Fandom Realm”

The Fandom Realm

On this episode of Marvelous Geeks, I not only break down my experiences in fandom, but I talk about the things we need to change in order to create a healthier environment. To semi quote the theme, basically, if what we’re doing is hurting another person, then it’s time to look within.

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(Here’s a picture of me sitting in front of the one fandom I’ll always be a part of. Steve Rogers’s.)

Intro Music: Derek Murrell (http://instagram.com/derekhmurrell)
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Marvelous Geeks Podcast 1×03 “Best of Disneyland and Walt Disney World”

Best of Disneyland and Walt Disney World

On this episode of Marvelous Geeks, I get to sit down with my friends Amanda and Alex in order to talk all things Disney parks within the US. Our favorites and least favorites plus a few tips and tricks. (Excuse my voice, I was recovering from a cold when this was recorded.)

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Check out Amanda’s YouTube Channel (http://youtube.com/c/BestDisneyDayEver )
Intro Music: Derek Murrell (http://instagram.com/derekhmurrell)

Marvelous Geeks Podcast 1×02 “Infinity War Review | Freakout!”

Infinity War 

On this episode of our Marvelous Geeks podcast, my friend Morgan and I discuss all things infinity war. The theories. The heartaches. The darkness. The happiness. It’s all just a bunch of overflowing heart wrenching emotions. Join us.

 

Babysitter Series: Dress Like Stranger Things’ Steve Harrington

When you first started watching Netflix’s Stranger Things, did you ever think we’d be here today? I surely didn’t, but man oh man, am I thankful. At some point in my life after October 27, 2018, I found myself ridiculously inspired by Steve Harrington’s not so thought through fashion. At some point, I then evolved it further into what I like to call, the Babysitter Series, if Steve Harrington was a girl. It makes all the sense, ssh.

So yes, I’ve put together some outfits that I most certainly feel would be approved by Babysitter/Mom of the year Steve Harrington.

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Jeans: Levi’s 501 Skinny
Crop Top: Forever 21 Ribbed Stripe-Trim Cami
Glasses: Ray Ban Wayfarer (A must have, timeless classic style from the 80’s.)
Shoes: Madewell “Alice Sandal” in Siberian Red
Bag: Kate Spade
Watch: Michael Kors
Eye Shadow: Colour Pop’s  “Cute AF” Palette
Lips: NYX “Morocco” and Milani “Best Red
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Shirt: Babysitter Steve Shirt (This is by the Original Artist, so if you’re buying any, make sure it’s this one! All others copied this original, incredible work, and that’s not cool.)

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Jeans: Madewell “Perfect Summer Jean
Shirts:

Striped: Madewell “Whisper Cotton Crew Neck”  (Similar)
Yellow:  Madewell “Ringer Tee in Stripe” (Exact)
Tank Top: Target “Embroidered Graphic Tank Top

Shoes: Madewell “Alice Sandal” True Black
Jacket: Madewell Fleet Jacket

That’s all for now folks, it’s so simple to dress as cute and casual as Steve Harrington. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for more similar posts. And stay tuned because a super fun, Steve Harrington inspired giveaway is coming your way. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for when we announce it.

Timeless 2×09 “The General” and 2×10 “Chinatown” Review

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Who lives. Who dies. Who tells your story?

Episode Summary | Time in History: Where didn’t we go is the question? What didn’t we do? Who didn’t we meet? Timeless’ explosive, remarkably bold two-hour finale did a number on our hearts and there are no words. (Seriously though, there are no words. I’ve been staring at this article for an hour now.) Both “The General” and “Chinatown” carried the weight of sincerity in an encompassing finale that explored raw human emotions beautifully. Timeless and its characters are a representation of its viewers, they’re terrorized, broken, privileged, hurting, loving, fearful, strong, and so much more. And if this two-part finale reminded us of anything, it’s that the world we live in is not only far more vast than we can imagine, but it was an acute ode to the fact that every human being’s story matters. We are made up of our beliefs, our fights, our journeys, our heartaches, and sometimes, our quiet solitude. It’s been one heck of a season with none of our characters in the same place as they begun and if that’s not superb character development through intricate storytelling, then I don’t know what is.

There’s a fight in all of us. There’s a fight in all of them. And to find that fight is to find ourselves, only we must be cautious that through every little change, we choose each other over and over again. The human race is dependent on kindness. It’s dependent on adoration. And it’s dependent on stories. As much as this is a homage to season two, a review of these episodes that aired, it’s also a plea for a renewal — it’s the choice to dissect why these stories matter. And no matter what this show’s future holds, this two-part finale left us with an extraordinary message — find your fight and run towards it. Don’t stop until you have it.

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Trader Joe’s Favorites | The Essentials

Today on Marvelous Geeks, I’m discussing (most) of my favorite Trader Joe’s finds. There’s a few things that aren’t pictured because I already had them opened, but all of these are a must try. Listen to our Podcast for all the details!

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Timeless 2×08 “The Day Reagan Was Shot” Review

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Be you.

Episode Summary | Time in History:  1981! Sometimes, we save historical figures but other times, we save one of our own, and this week on Timeless, that’s exactly what we did. When the time team follows the mothership to the 80s, they quickly come to find that the Rittenhouse sleeper agent’s objective is to wipe out Denise Christopher from existence. Jiya accompanies them in the fourth seat because Flynn’s alive at the time so he can’t do so. Rufus is still extremely anxious over his forthcoming “death” (let’s be real, that’s not happening, or at least, it better not.) Jessica drops a massive bombshell on Wyatt. Flynn and Lucy discuss the journal. And once again, conversation saves the day. Also, Denise Christopher for President.

Timeless continues to shine for its authenticity — consistently being the series that chooses to have significant conversations through a groundbreaking, organic approach. While there’s a great amount of progress that’s taken place in our world today, there’s still a lot of hesitation, cultural and religious approaches that play a massive role in the lack of acceptance. But the importance of conversation is the key to achieving that all-inclusive love that I presume all Holy books discuss. While I can personally only vow with the Christian perspective as The Bible is the only one I’ve read, I imagine that every religion’s foundation is love. There’s no holy book out there that teaches the world to hate, and to deny this fact is an insult to the God who’s served. That said, incorporating both Indian culture and Hinduism into the episode in order to tell us Denise Christopher’s story was a remarkable way of illuminating something that’s a rarity in the television realm. It was a bold, beautifully raw form of representation that easily left me, and presumably many others, speechless. It’s not often that we see an Indian woman in charge of a prodigious operation, and it’s even rarer when they’re a part of LGBTQ+ community, which is where Timeless excels at giving us diversity at its supreme.

This is a show that chooses to tell the stories that aren’t often told because there’s a great understanding of diversity, the celebration of all sorts of human beings and its importance for future generations. “The Day Reagan Was Shot” had very little to do with President Reagan himself but everything to do with our Time Team and the choices they’ve made to be where they are today. And it’s the choices they’ve made to engage in honest conversations that has led to impeccably life altering moments, all while saving their lives.

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Timeless 2×07 “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes” Review

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Be loud. Be proud. “It was we the people, not we the white male citizens, but we the whole who formed this Union.”

Episode Summary | Time in History: 1919, New York City and a lot’s at stake for women when Suffragette Alice Paul is arrested then killed by a sleeper agent before she makes her noteworthy speech meant for President Woodrow Wilson. The team, now accompanied by fourth member, Flynn attempt to save the day by seeking the help of detective Grace Humiston, our very own Mrs. Sherlock Holmes. A surprising ally however manages to help the team save women’s rights as we know it and while rummaging through the products they’ve collected from the Rittenhouse raid, Mason and Agent Christopher make a discovery about one of their bunker mates.

I keep thinking that perhaps Timeless is done surprising us, but the reality is each episode will probably feel like a punch in the guts when we look back at how far we’ve come and how far we could still go. And as a woman writing this, “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes” was as evocative as an hour of television can be, managing to stun me so often that live-tweeting became challenging. (Sorry, show, but you’re just too good.) There was a great deal to appreciate about this episode and there’s a great deal to discuss, but the choice to remind us of the fact that our voices matter was bravery at its finest. Credit where it’s due is always something that I’m a fan of, which is why it’s so important to acknowledge that Timeless show runners are men because so often, writing of this caliber is done by women, and it’s amazing to see that on this show, it’s men, showcasing as proof of the fact that we can be equal in gender stereotypes without the hidden misogyny that’s unfortunately present in fiction when men attempt to tell stories through the eyes of women. So, hats off, gentlemen – this show’s certainly a special one. And hats off to episode writer David Hoffman for the astounding screenplay.

“Mrs. Sherlock Holmes” gave us a glimpse into a darkness that isn’t often revealed and it did so by reminding us of the fact that our characters are all so multifaceted, so exceptionally complex it’s the ultimate treat to have the thematic elements of the show be brought to life through their eyes.

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