52 Lists of Happiness Project
List the movies, books and TV shows that make me feel happy... boy this is a really long list!
I have committed to only posting 5 things off of my written list each week but I am going to deviate a little this week and post 5 from each category so you can get a better feel for what entertains me and if you are looking for something maybe you haven't read or seen yourself to look into.
1. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
I have never read anything that made me laugh out loud consistently while hitting me in all the feels. Read this book, don't get it from the library, buy it. You will want to re-read it. You will want your friends to read it. Buy it for your kindle so you can read it all the time.
2. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Another book that made me laugh and cry. The story is so unique and well written and the characters are perfectly awkward.
3. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
So good I immediately went out and got the graphic novel volumes and re-read it in this form.
4. Tuesday's with Morrie by Mitch Albom
This was a gift by my best friend's step dad. Now, dealing with aging parents, illnesses and deaths this book hits me in the gut in a good way.
5. Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
I loved this book and Doomed probably more than a normal person should. I was hooked from the start when this 13yr old girl walks into Hell, unsure of how she died and why exactly she is in Hell but everything that happens next will keep you turning the pages and wanting more. It made me want to read more of his books but I never did find that I really liked anything else he wrote that much.
1. Stranger Things
I am not a big TV watcher but there are a few shows that I am completely addicted to, or have been in the past. Stranger Things speaks to me on so many levels. I brings me back to my childhood like for real. I was the kids age at the time this show takes place. The show is inspired by events that happened on Long Island where I was living at the time in 83-84. The show is shot where I live now. One of my very good friends does the set dec for the show. Those child actors are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! This is the show that has got my son into watching horror. He is sucked in. Like we binged season 1 and 2 in less than 3 days. He has never binged a show before. Wynona Ryder... my 80's idol and beetlejuice queen. Nuff said.
2. The Walking Dead
Another show shot around where I live and employs several friends. But besides that...it had me at Norman Reedus. I was team Daryl Dixon before anyone thought he was cool. Dude...he is a Boondock Saint...my all time favorite movie and I have been a silly fan girl since 1999! And zombies! Sure, now zombies are kinda old hat, but I had been a zombie fan girl since my big brother forced me to watch the original Dawn of the Dead in 1978 when I was 6! This show isn't all about zombies though, but when it is they have some hella good special effects. The acting is awesome and no one is safe. Now we got Negan...aka you will always be Denny to me... and I love to hate this guy. 2 of my top 5 hotties in one show. Count me in.
3. Game of Thrones
I didn't start this until there were 3 complete seasons finished. I kept hearing about it and Shane and I had all 3 on a flash drive and were like well, let's see what all the hype it about. Spoiler alert! When they kill the main character at the end of the first season on the very last episode we were like WTF!? Then it was on. The characters are so deep, the plots, the evil, man I have never hated anyone in a show as much as I have hated Joffrey and Cersei and of course Ramsey. At least when people die they die very brutally. I have actually cheered and high fived over deaths watching this show. I have also screamed at the TV. All the stress is worth it just to watch Tyrion.
This was the first show that ever sucked me in. I never made plans on a Wednesday night for years. Did I like the way it ended? No but I was so invested I had to watch.
5. Grey's Anatomy
I bet you didn't expect to see that one. That is unless you are one of the girls who used to watch it every Thursday with me for a while (until we drank too much wine and had to stop meeting on week nights). I only stream now so I don't watch like I used to but I still keep up with this show. It is my guilty pleasure. Nothing will ever beat the seasons with George and of course Denny...swoon...I ugly cried when he died and then I stalked him on super natural but he was killed off there too. Now I stalk his movies and I get him on TWD.
1. What We Do in the Shadows.
This movie I can watch over and over. We quote this constantly around my house.